I had purchased my first brand new camera. Canon Rebel G. Wonderfully light compact camera. I shot maybe 3 rls of film with it. Went to work, returned home. Police @ my door. Whatz up. Neigbors called the police when they noticed some suspicios people around my place. The first place I went to my hiding spot where I was sure know one would check (WRONG )They they go through your place they really do a number. My other stuff was at my work or in my drkrm. It was behind a room divider which when moved reveals the spot. GONE never found by police or me. I never keep all of my "toys" all in one place.
So I never bought a new one again. Just lots of used ones. Someone would have to steal 2 or 3 to make up the price of 1. (It's worked fine so far)
I have been very satisfied with the quantity of equipment I have now maybe not the quality. So maybe it was one of the good outcomes of the deal.