In the latest efforts to make you buy their new cameras, GoPro has started a new trade-in program. The new program lets you trade in any digital camera in any condition for a GoPro. This is different from the previous time, when you could only trade in one of their older models.
As a creative, I’m sure you have friends asking for your services – but they’d like to get a massive discount. Josh Enobakhare (aka Olufemii Tutorials) discusses this problem and offers some tips how to deal with this without offending anyone or undermining the value of your work.
Josh says his video is aimed mainly at those who offer expensive and large-scale services. However, from my experience, people will often ask for a discount no matter what you charge – so this video can be useful to everyone, really.
If you’ve been considering switching to a Sony mirrorless camera, this could be the right time. Sony has announced an offer that allows you to trade in your old (but working) DSLR or mirrorless for some of their models, including the new Sony Alpha a9.
If you decide to engage in the “trade up,” you’ll get the value of your old camera, plus up to $500 bonus offer. The offer doesn’t only include the cameras, but also a variety of full-frame lenses and accessories. And depending on the Sony camera you’d like to buy, you can trade in any camera model you currently own.
Sony’s online store probably received a record-breaking amount of visits yesterday after word broke out that several cameras and lenses were listed for as low as $200.
Expecting the orders to be cancelled, many people placed them anyway in hope that the company will honor the listed prices and absorb the price difference.
In a rare incident were a camera company actually met its customers’ expectations, Sony has started cancelling orders.
It seems like PayPal orders have not been cancelled so far.
A deeper look, however, reveals that several other products, including the a77II were listed for ridiculously low prices.
With so many product prices being slashed, it seems increasingly likely that a (very) disgruntled worker or a hacker attack is behind this.
The largest price reduction was on the 500mm f/4 telephoto lens which was advertised for just under $1,300 – a full $11,700 off its regular price!
Most of the prices have been corrected, while others are busy being fixed, but will Sony fulfill the orders that have already been placed? [Read More…]