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Panasonic Buy Back

We thought you might be interested to know that Panasonic Professional Broadcast and IT Systems Europe is currently running a ‘trade in’ offer giving dealers up to £13,500 back in part-exchange on certain camcorder models when they purchase a new AJ-HPX3700 or AJ-HPX2700. Panasonic is running this offer until 30th September 2009 as a way of encouraging purchases of its high-end P2 camcorders and to help dealers in the turbulent economic climate.

Customers can part-exchange a range of camcorder models from the list below and will be rewarded £13,500 when purchasing the AJ-HPX3700, and £8,000 when purchasing the AJ-HPX2700. All ‘trade-in’ camcorders need to be in good working condition for the offer to be completed.

Cameras accepted in part exchange are:

  • Sony Digital Betacam
  • Sony HDCam
  • Sony XDCam Optical Disc 2/3 inch
  • Ikegami EditCam Hard Disk
  • Thomson/GVG Infinity Digital
  • Panasonic DVCPRO50 & DVCPROHD Tape Base shoulder camcorders
  • Red One

Cameras excluded from the offer are:

  • Sony DVW-700
  • Betacam SX camcorders

I still want to know “WHAT ARE PANASONIC GOING TO DO WITH ALL THESE 2nd HAND CAMCORDERS” Why oh why do they mention the RED ONE who in their right mind is going to flogg a RED ONE costing upwards of £27,ooo (Kit plus lens) and pay an extra £13,500 for an HPX3700 with no lens ???


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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