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#1 Victor M Macias

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 01:31 AM

So i got a situation on my hands. My soon to be exwife feels that I owe her $40,000.00 for my steadicam that i bought while we werestill married. Im trying to find out what would be a fair market value price for it now. It came with six batteries one wich isnt holding a charge at all and two that can use some recelling. I have an old 3A vest and the sled with monitor and an isoelastic arm wich has a crack in the elbow. It also came with 5 cables, a docking bracket, docking ring and two dove tails one short and one long and a j bracket. I need to get a couple of diffrent prices so i can take this to my attorney and let him figure this out. I opaid $33,000.00 for it but for some reason she thinks its worth more. I would appreciate all the help I can get to sort this one out.


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#2 Afton Grant

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 06:21 AM

Victor,

Sorry to hear that, dude. The way you describe it, $40k is way off. Even $33k sounds a bit high. You might want to contact Derrick Whitehouse (http://www.whitehouseav.com). He deals a lot of used rigs and could probably give you a good estimate.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:48 AM

Victor,

If she is going to play that game, have her take the damn thing AND pay you half of her inflated price! Then go buy yourself another rig.

When a friend of mine and his wife split, she wanted half the value of his camera package. He put it on the table and gave her the batteries, the mags and began to split the package in half for her. She ended up saying never mind and he never heard about it again.
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#4 Victor M Macias

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:11 PM

Victor,

Sorry to hear that, dude. The way you describe it, $40k is way off. Even $33k sounds a bit high. You might want to contact Derrick Whitehouse (http://www.whitehouseav.com). He deals a lot of used rigs and could probably give you a good estimate.

Best of luck,
Afton

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Afton,
Thanks I took your advice and am working with Derrick on the quote.


Thanks once again

Victor M. Macias
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 07:27 PM

definately use current market value -- if she wants half of what it was worth X years ago, then that would apply to the house also (when the $750k fixer-upper was going for $250k). Literally splitting the package up is also a fun idea -- the mediator will help with this. I hope it doesn't get to court or the lawyers will get the $$ and both of you will be bitter and broke instead of just bitter.

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#6 Victor M Macias

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:26 PM

definately use current market value -- if she wants half of what it was worth X years ago, then that would apply to the house also (when the $750k fixer-upper was going for $250k). Literally splitting the package up is also a fun idea -- the mediator will help with this. I hope it doesn't get to court or the lawyers will get the $$ and both of you will be bitter and broke instead of just bitter.

RB

Hi Ron,
I will find out this monday 06/19 what happens I'll let you know
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#7 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 07:03 PM

Victor, it was nice to hear from you.
By the way, your lawyer never called.
Sorry I couldn't of been more helpful.

By the way, what came of it?
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