Tough call. I have read everybody else's posting and pretty much agree with all of them - this, despite them representing both sides of the issue.

I've bought and sold, lost or broken more cameras than I care to remember...

alas, I can offer no advice - only sympathy/empathy.


OTOH....you might try this: Sell the gear to a trusted friend, cheap. Your friend will invariably let you borrow the camera anytime you need / want to. You get the cash, and still get to use it once in a while.....