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Protip: if you can wait, ALWAYS WAIT for Lensrental's sales. They're amazing. I got a D3 in $3300 condition for 2500 a long while back.
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That's got to be incredibly boring, though.
depends from person to person. can't be worst then basically any job a 15 year old can get.

it will be similar to any reseller. buy low, markup then resell.
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Just placed an order for my studio lighting kit (well.. it's going to be used on-location since my apartment is small)!

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gee id flip equip if i knew how.. if u have a pretty good idea on how much u could get, pretty good deal.. and u get to play with many lenses xD
 
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One thing I'd been considering doing is an extension of what DMP does -- imagine if you had someone that you could turn to and say 'hey, I want to get my hands on a decent 17-40L, but I really only want to pay ~$575'.

DMP would say - ok, I can find you one. It'll be 6.5% of what you spend, but I'll get you a good working one for your price, so it would come to ~$600, but you have what you're looking for, without spending the time looking for it (higher % if you need it sooner, lower if you want fully functional but less than perfect copies, etc). Essentially, a personal buyer.

Obviously, the fixed % thing wouldn't work out all that well -- the % should go up the cheaper the item (up to 9%) so that the buyer gets theirs (DMP, not the customer) but goes down for higher ticket stuff (fund a 5Dii for someone for 1700, you only get ~6% but still ~$100 for putting together a sale). Hell, you could charge a monthly fee (cheaper for the longer you want the service) or else the % goes up ~5% (lower %s for monthly subscribers).

Plus, it would let me search around all day on sites for deals/used gear and actually make money..
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depends from person to person. can't be worst then basically any job a 15 year old can get.

it will be similar to any reseller. buy low, markup then resell.
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gee id flip equip if i knew how.. if u have a pretty good idea on how much u could get, pretty good deal.. and u get to play with many lenses xD
"Get a job" was more of a suggestion of "get the hell out of the house, it's the end of July." Money is irrelevant, working a crappy low-paying job is awesome when you're 14. It concurrently teaches you how to dick off at work while still maintaining some level of responsibility. Sorta.
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LOL. Well I have colorguard practice Tuesday-Thursday 5-9...
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Just pulled the trigger and ordered a 85L. Now I'm like a squirrel on cocaine : " It is here yet ??!! It is here yet ??!! It is here yet ??!! etc "
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Whats the rest of your gear?
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LOL. Well I have colorguard practice Tuesday-Thursday 5-9...
C...colorguard? Didn't see that one coming.
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