In my experience, most archives are strapped for cash and are looking for oddball things. I feel much better about giving something to an archive which may be able to use it (or its parts) than I do about selling something on eBay for a few bucks and much more hassle. I sent off about 750 pounds of stuff, mostly through this and the AMIA list, mostly to LoC, free for shipping on the recipients FedEx ground account. No, I wouldn't post a skateboard, but a nice classic 3 MP digicam is a very useful tool for documenting preservation and archiving procedures which are on-topic. I'm spoiled in that I have a Nikon D100 6 MP DSLR with a micro-Nikkor 60 mm f/2.8 lens on it for this purpose, but a friend finds that her Kodak DX4330 which is the same class camera as the one Tom gave away is quite useful--so useful in fact, that we bought her a second one on eBay when the one I gave her broke and the 7-8 MP compact Nikon Coolpix she bought to have something smaller had far worse low-light performance even though being 4-5 years newer. I am fairly sure that Tom made someone happy today. Maybe even that person might use the camera to try and explain an archiving issue (as I have). I see the camera as an important tool in archiving work and, indeed, one of the D100s lives in the studio. (As an aside, my main picture-taking camera is a D200 with other lenses--it's getting long in the tooth, but I've got two kids going to university starting this fall for the first one). Cheers, Richard On 2012-06-20 12:59 PM, Erik Dix wrote: > It doesn't bother me and I hate for things to be thrown out that > others might still have use for. We are throwing away too much as it is. > > Just my thoughts. > > Erik Dix >> On Jun 20, 2012, at 7:21 AM, Cornell, Bryan E wrote: >> >>> The Arsclist is not the appropriate forum to sell digital cameras >>> (or anything else). See the >>> statement of purpose for the list at . >>> http://www.arsc-audio.org/arsclist.html >>> >>> Purpose of the List >>> >>> Topics appropriate for discussion may include discussion about >>> recorded sound research, history, >>> innovations, preservation, archiving, copyrights and access and >>> announcements about ARSC >>> activities and publications. Other lists may be more appropriate >>> forums for subjective discussions >>> of particular recordings or artists, restoration of antique >>> equipment, buying and selling >>> recordings and the collecting of ephemera. All messages posted to >>> the list will be archived >>> permanently. By posting to this list the subscriber agrees to have >>> his or her message become part >>> of the permanent public archive. >>> >>> Thanks >>> >>> Bryan Cornell >>> Arsclist Admin >>> >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List >>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf >>> Of Tom Fine >>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:52 AM >>> To: [log in to unmask] >>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Nikon Coolpix 3500 digital camera -- FREE >>> plus shipping >>> >>> This is now going to a new home. Thanks for the quick response! >>> >>> ----- Original Message ----- >>> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]> >>> To: <[log in to unmask]> >>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:20 AM >>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Nikon Coolpix 3500 digital camera -- FREE plus >>> shipping >>> >>> >>>> This is an older model all-in-one digital camera (do googling for >>>> more info). I used it to take >>>> eBay listing pix for years. It takes CF cards, one 16meg included. >>>> Book and charger included. >>>> Battery will hold a charge long enough to fill up the 16meg card >>>> and probably more. Also a little >>>> USB connector. It can shoot video in a pinch. Not a bad little >>>> camera for its time. And the price >>>> is right! >>>> >>>> Please ping off-list. You pay shipping (Parcel Post - US Addresses >>>> only). >>>> >>>> -- Tom Fine >> . >> > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.