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  1. #1 The Scalpers are out in Force! 
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    Seeing a good number of P4K's "new in box" up on eBay - average price is $2,350.

    Well...

    It's a seller's market.
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    I bought my first pocket for $1600...young and dumb...but had it before most/many.
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    And hopefully made a whole lot back on that inital few extra hundred.
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    Yea, the overall low cost was pretty much the only reason I did that.

    At that time, I was used to buying $5K prosumer fixed-lens systems or DSLRs, so the extra money wasn't even an afterthought.

    It only is now when looking back because I didn't really need the camera that fast; just was extremely excited for this "new" 'Blackmagic' company.

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    How life changes though as on an excitement scale of 1-10, I was @100 for the BMPCC and about -2 currently for the 4K Pocket, ha. (Although I was excited when they announced the new one.)
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    If you *do* need it ASAP, that price is still cheaper than a GH5S.
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    What I can tell you NorBro is that it's a lot more exciting of a camera than the original Pocket.
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    ha...I'm sure it's exciting, but it's all relative.

    Priorities change and it's not the right camera for some/many.

    It's also easy to say that now as the industry (and world) has changed, but the BMPCC/BMCC were very exciting for their time.
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    Just buy it from a BMD reseller for 1295 and wait wait it. No rush. I wouldn't pay that much for a used one just to be the first to have it. It's not something that a production company will hire you because you have it.
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    remember the days when some of the first BMCC's went on eBay for around 5-6k
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    Some past BMD early cameras has flaws.
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