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  • dory_breaux
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    Well, it has been a long, hard 3.5 months since I started out on this journey toward a DVX100. First off, the plan was to buy a brand new 100b from B&H Photo using te Bill me Later thing, but that turned into just buying a used one. First attempt failed as the tape drive was completely shot. Luckily, I got my money back, and I was off again, looking for a camera. I finally broke down and posted an add in the Classifieds board, and in about a day a guy came forward to me with an offer. It took almost three weeks just to get payment sent, but finally it went through and he asurred me that I would receive it in about two weeks time. Two weeks later, I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of my barley used DVX100A with some goodies, when I decided to look at some old classifieds posts. Oh, ****. I found out that this guy is a scammer. So, I get in contact with Jason and some of the other poor souls he had ripped off, and after a long wait of ten days, I got my money back on Christmas day. You can immagine how much of a relife that was. about 4 or 5 days after that, I was visiting my godmother in the town I used to live in, and we were discussing the events of the past few months for me. What went down was this: She asked how much a new camera would cost me, I told her "realisticly, the one I would be getting is around 2500 brand new." She said "well jeez thats not all that much... howbout if I just gave you the money and you can pay me back.... way later*winks*." I honistly thought I was loosing my marbles. Anyway, about thirty minutes later, she had decided that she would give me 3grand to spend on a camera and a few accessories. So, here I sit, waiting, once again, for UPS to come knocking at my door. But this time, no half ass bubblewrapped half broken DVX100 orrigional, no non existant DVX100A with a bunch of goodies, a good, solid, legit DVX100B from el la B&H, along with a decent set of sticks and a good fluid head. I'd say you can imagine how stoked and pumped up I am, but, you cant. third time is almost always the charm, wish me luck!

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  • AlNerd
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    Hi, I'm new to the site, although i have been searching through posts for the better part of 2 years. I bought my DVX100B (PAL) in the UK about a year ago. I went for the lazy option and simply took out a loan from the bank. It was enough to buy DVX100B, UV filter and a Refurbished Dell Precision 390 for Video Editing. I figured i would get the essentials first and then when finances permit, i will increase the inventory. Right now i have purchased a Libec LS-38 (2A) tripod, a Manfrotto 560B monopod, Rode NTG-2 Mic, Boom Pole and a Budget Track and Dolly.. All and all, they were all great purchases and cant wait to fully utilise in my latest shoot.. peace

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  • dory_breaux
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    Originally posted by BMFM FILMS View Post
    I worked for about 4-5 months just to make about $1800 (shi*ty job ain't it)

    With that money I bought a Panasonic AG-DVC30.

    This past summer I sold it to buy a DVX100a.

    I got scammed, and I've been left with nothing for 5 months. Everything may be getting resolved, I hope.
    Amen breh. AMEN!

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  • BMFM FILMS
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    I worked for about 4-5 months just to make about $1800 (****ty job ain't it)

    With that money I bought a Panasonic AG-DVC30.

    This past summer I sold it to buy a DVX100a.

    I got scammed, and I've been left with nothing for 5 months. Everything may be getting resolved, I hope.

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  • theKMD
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    sold my Canon GL-1, saved up some money on the side from work and dug a lil into my savings account. Panny's worth every penny

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  • KyleProhaska
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    Well I don't own a DVX, but I think the same ideas apply for me.

    I bought a GS400 (panny) about 2 years ago for 1200 bucks. I had saved for quite a while just working 30hr weeks and saving Christmas money, birthday money, or w/e. I owned the thing for a while and sold it on Ebay. I ended up getting 1450 for it because at the time the camera was outstanding for its price, features, etc. So I was already on my way. I got a loan a year ago to buy a MacPro, XL2, Final Cut Studio, then I spent the 2k in savings I had also combined with the loan to pay for it all....I felt sick LOL. Only 2 months after getting the XL2 I realized the form factor wasn't for me so I sold it and lost 500 bucks (ouch). I had to save for a bit longer before getting the Canon XHA1 which I got for 300 off. It was from a local cinematographer and it was only 2 days old....pretty sweet.

    Thats my story lol...and the 5000 loan I got has 1200 left on it as of now. (I make 13500 a year..:P)

    - Kyle

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  • kager
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    still paying it off. lol.

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  • shaun1970
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    G'day all, I started with a Panny NV-GS300 which I paid for with a c/card, paid it off and got quickly bored with it. As far as a consumer cam goes, it does take nice interlaced video. Well i'm lucky enough now to be able to buy a DVX102B as my wife suffered an accident 3 years ago and she has just been awared a damages payout. My DVX will be arriving soon along with a new Libec LS382a Tripod.

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  • j_l
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    This is my first post on the forums...great place, awesome information...

    I've been dabbling in movie making through high school (currently a senior) and have learned a lot through entering small, one day film festivals and just making movies with friends with low-budget cameras.

    I've had my eye on the DVX100 for quite a while, and since I am choosing to major in film in college, my parents bought my DVX100B as an early Christmas/graduation present. It came yesterday and I'm loving it so far

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  • spooky138
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    I deployed to Iraq and saved my wages (which are tax-free in a combat zone) and bought my baby as soon as I returned home. After my next deployment, I'm going to upgrade to the HVX

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  • Moojangles
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    i got a sweet job in Japan and saved the cash from that. Luckily there is one small camera place around here that sells the DVX otherwise i'd have ended up with an XL2 or something...

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  • tb9
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    I know... Its kind of funny, because I am looking on here, and everyone is buying theirs for at least 1.5k, while he feels bad for selling it to me for so much, and I feel bad for ripping him off.
    But hes a nice guy, and he probably inherently feels that way.( I wish there were more!)

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  • Max R. Wilson
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    I worked for a year saving and combined bday money to get mine, After i got mine i convinced my boss to start a video department witch he did and now i have twice as many toys to play with.

    I have slowly pieced my gear together, i finally have a light kit and every other basic i could think of.

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  • dory_breaux
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    hah... you ripped him off :-P!

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  • tb9
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    I worked the summer of my freshman year (in high school) at a camera shop (I originally am into photography) and bought it at the end of the summer from a guy from my church that I had just met. It was a DVX100 with 170 hours in mint condition for $900. Now he feels bad for selling it to me for so much so he (I havent had any problems with it) bought me an extra battery, shotgun mike, and lets me use his mac laptop on weekends when he is not using it. THe only hitch is he gets to use it once a year around january at some conference.

    But other than that its awesome, the best purchase I have made!

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