can't believe my 5R has lost almost half value in 7 months

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
hyenadog
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Re: Suggestion: Balance your camera purchase with a REAL investment
In reply to Mel Snyder, Sep 2, 2013

Mel Snyder wrote:

A suggestion: When you buy your next camera, buy an ETF of equal value - say, IHE (iShares Dow Jones US Pharmaceutical Company Index). Had you bought seven shares for $90 a share then, you would be up 13% and have $406

If you bought Tesla Motors, you would be up 150%.

Then you can be freed of the phony concept that your camera has any "investment" value, and generate the cash to pay for your cameras.

And if you had the enterprise to use your camera to make some money, all this would be irrelevant. It's not tough. Walk into any business with a professional-quality print of the front of their business and suggest they buy it for their Yelp listing. Offer it digitally on the spot on a cheap thumb drive. You could even market by email with watermarked images. If one out of 10 say yes, you'll no longer worry about what your gear costs.

Another point -  the 5T (like hopefully the Zeiss Price lenses and the ridiculous number of bulky heavy expensive zooms for E-mount) are the last of an old "fanboy" Sony management .. so no longer a new model every year just for the sake of it (which is what the 5T is. We are told  firmware updates instead which makes far more sense)

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