Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Katherine, 1 Nov 2016.
I am sure they took a cavalier attitude.
I work with a girl named Chelsea by her Chelsea loving father, not even trying to hide the shame.
10 yards to the car, nearly 100 from car park to canteen
Carrying your appetite the whole way.
My appetite doesn't wake up that early
I would like to ask a question about cameras. My Mother has sent me the Receipt/Insurance Valuation for the camera that I "inherited" from my Father. I was very surprised to see the value was £500 for the camera and two lens in 1971.
I am guessing that the average house in 1971 would be about £15,000, so £500 was a huge amount of money. I am also assuming that the camera would not be worth very much now. Am I right in thinking that its sentimental value to me, is far greater than any amount the camera would sell for? Currently my Mother's income with her pension, my father's pension, state pension etc gives her a comfortable lifestyle.
I would sell it and give the money to her if she needed it, and if the camera were worth a lot. Is there an easy way to find out?
Like many such things... it depends! In 1971 it may have had value, today it could be naff-all or a lot.
Like many old things values change over time depending on rarity, provenance, uniqueness at the time and zillions of other factors. I guess I would look on the interwebs for anything similar for sale OR go to a reputable S/h camera dealer. A local camera club (not CAMRA) may also have expertise (bit like old cycling weirdos).
Try a google for the same Camera and see what comes-up.
I've been Chrimbo shopping again today-now I'm rewarding myself for good behaviour.
Office Christmas tree is up
The camera might have been inexpensive in 1971, but might have value now due to rarity or other factors, you need to find out what its worth today.
Snow is falling and about to light the stove.
Snow forcast here - yippeeee
Falling snow lights your stove?
Snow flurries here at the moment.
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