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    RIP - Denver Camera Trader!

    I stopped by Denver Camera Trader on Hampden yesterday and the place was empty. The sign said they are doing business on the web. As useless as their website has always been, I can't imagine they're going to do much business. I loved that place. My wife wouldn't go in. It may have been a dirty, disorganized dump, but you never knew what you would find there.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    Aw no, really? What a bummer! I used to just love rummaging through all their cluttered stuff - it was like treasure hunting! To be honest though, I didn't visit there very often and when I did I rarely purchased anything. But it was always cool to see what they had.

    This makes me think maybe I should visit Victory Camera in Lafayette and see how they're doing these days. They are a lot closer to me than Camera Trader was anyway.

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    Weird. Just checked their site, and it still says that the store is open 9-5 and gives their address. Guess one less source for me to visit next time I wind up in Colorado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Nikon_F View Post
    Weird. Just checked their site, and it still says that the store is open 9-5 and gives their address. Guess one less source for me to visit next time I wind up in Colorado.

    -J
    See what I mean about the uselessness of their website? I just can't believe they are web-savvy enough to pull off a web-based business.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    I've never been. Shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denverdad View Post
    Aw no, really? What a bummer! I used to just love rummaging through all their cluttered stuff - it was like treasure hunting! To be honest though, I didn't visit there very often and when I did I rarely purchased anything. But it was always cool to see what they had.

    This makes me think maybe I should visit Victory Camera in Lafayette and see how they're doing these days. They are a lot closer to me than Camera Trader was anyway.
    Yes, Victory seems to really have their act together. Their booth at the swap meet just keeps getting bigger. But here I am all the way down in Castle Rock...
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    It's always sad to see a camera shop close.

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    I would stop in every few weeks after my class at ACC. The owners were always friendly and were happy to let me paw through the various items in boxes and on shelves. Unfortunately, I never bought much, but when I did, things were at a bargain price.

    Camera Trader still is selling on *bay under cameratrader. They have over 100 items for sale.

    For Denver Metro area, we still have Englewood Camera and Victory Camera left for used equipment. Let's continue support them.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtheld View Post
    I would stop in every few weeks after my class at ACC. The owners were always friendly and were happy to let me paw through the various items in boxes and on shelves. Unfortunately, I never bought much, but when I did, things were at a bargain price.

    Camera Trader still is selling on *bay under cameratrader. They have over 100 items for sale.

    For Denver Metro area, we still have Englewood Camera and Victory Camera left for used equipment. Let's continue support them.

    Dave
    I search for items from that seller name and get nothing. Any ideas how I should search?
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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