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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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I love how John Lennon's first car was a French racing blue(?) Ferrari and his last was a homely, olive green Chrysler station wagon. When a Ferrari is your first car I guess there is nowhere to go but down.

Subtle point: The deal isn't a 'buy one get one' deal, but rather 'buy an awesome card, and get a relatively much lesser card for free'.

But the rest of the sale is pretty awesome...

Lennon's Ferrari was withdrawn from the auction after the current owner had second thoughts. Imagine there's no Ferrari.

Anyone have a good guide to the differences between the Canons and the Epsons? I was thinking about one of the Epson 3880 (I think that's the #) but really only need a 13x19 printer and that price is pretty sweet.

However, as one who crawled down the HP B9180 rabbit hole of sadness, I'm very leary of not buying the very best printer...

The SanDisk deal is a free 4GB card when you buy a card... Much less exciting if you're in the market for a 128GB Extreme Pro.

The NYT reported that the owner of the Ferrari , unable to bear parting with it, withdrew it from sale the day before the auction. So, had we been on our toes last January, many of us TOP readers would just have had our hearts broken anyway.
So your not reporting the auction was actually the correct reporting decision. And it saved some of us, sure that we would win the auction, from clearing out that bay of our garage filled with film-related photographic equipment.

lol, jeez.... like we need another online 'how-to' on photography, weddings no less? A day late, and..... Are sales down @ B&H?

I will be buying something through your affiliation though ;)

"... John Lennon's first car was a French racing blue(?) Ferrari and his last was a homely, olive green Chrysler station wagon. When a Ferrari is your first car I guess there is nowhere to go but down"

Going from French racing blue to British racing green is definitely going up not down :)

If you do buy the Ferrari, please make sure to use the Amazon link at top right. Every little bit counts.

"Going from French racing blue to British racing green is definitely going up not down"

I'd be happy to take any unwanted Bugatti, Delahaye, Talbot-Lago, Matra, Ligier, or Delage race cars that you don't want.

But "olive green" is definitely not "British racing green".

@ Paul,

I have had the Epson 3800 since it came out and am very happy with it. The 3880 is the newer version with a different Magenta ink; the rest of the set is the same. The only downside to that series of printers, if it applies to you, is that it only takes cut sheets, not rolls. Because I switch back and forth between two papers (one for color, one for B&W), it's not a problem for me, and it's relatively small footprint was a bonus.

Mike,

Thanks for the heads-up on the card sale. I am finally using the video part of my cameras and I needed to upgrade to faster cards. Typically, the cards I got weren't in the sale group, but you get credit for the ones I did get.

I would have bid on the Ferrari if you got a cut, but they took it down:-(

You aren't too late to buy Sir Paul McCartney’s 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 1.
http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2011/05/19/paul-mccartneys-lamborghini-up-for-auction/

And what is it about those two Beatles buying Ferrari and Lamborghini's ugliest two too many headlight cars ?

George (Aston Martin) and Ringo (Facel Vega) had much better taste in cars.


Oh, and Ringo's Facel Vega is French, which is why the quad headlights aren't goofball looking like the Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati cars in the 60s.

Hi Mike,

That hefty rebate on the Canon printers has been extended (renewed?) through September. Meanwhile, a rebate on the Epson R2880 expires July 2. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/555315-REG/Epson_R2880_Stylus_Photo_R2880_Inkjet.html

I suppose any one of these would do for your "starting out" list?

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