I had a nice, tiny Sony DV camcorder for a while, but last summer it mysteriously disappeared. I searched all over, waited for it to rematerialize, and after months of missing the chance to record my cute kids doing cute things, gave up and bought a new one, the Panasonic PV-GS65 Digital Video Camcorder. Two months after it arrived in the mail, I found the first one deep inside an old backpack that I don’t use very much—just one more example of what my wife lovingly refers to as my male-patterned blindness.
So now we’re in the embarrassing position of having two digital camcorders. Sara suggested we sell the new one on eBay, since it’s too late to return it to amazon.com, but eBay is too big and scary and bewildering for me. Instead, I’m going to conduct a little experiment and see if I can sell the camcorder right here.
We’ve only used the Panasonic PV-GS65 two or three times, and we still have the original box and everything that came along with it. It has some fancy features, including a 3-CCD sensor, whatever that means. I bought it from amazon.com on October 26, 2005, for $522.94. There’s only one for sale there now, a refurbished model going for $421. I’d be happy to sell ours for less.
Interested? Name a price. Send me an email (you may use the contact form, if you wish). I’ll keep the offer open for five days. Then the highest bidder will get it. If that bidder flakes out, it’ll go to the next highest, and so on.
If nobody bids, well, then I guess I’ll just have to muster up some courage and head over to eBayland.