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I Sold My Sony RX100 MkII On eBay For A Decent Price.

by Anura Guruge


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I listed it as a 5-day auction, finishing around 2:30pm on Thursday, February 4, 2016 — Sri Lanka Independence Day.

I offered it to you folks for $320. I listed it on eBay with a start price of $305 & $14.75 for shipping (and shipping with $300 insurance came to $16.60).

Some 120 odd people (and some were very odd indeed) looked at it (per eBay statistics) and by Thursday morning 11 were watching it. But no bids. Then the first bid came in from a first time eBay buyer — with ‘0’ feedback. That scared me. Didn’t like the idea of shipping a $350 camera to a person unknown to eBay. I was even thinking of refusing to ship if that person won. Well all the action was in the last few minutes! I guess this was always the case with eBay. The new buyer tried valiantly but was beaten out much to my relief.

The lady who bought it, from California, paid at once. That is always encouraging. I did the shipping label through PayPal. PayPal likes it — and I am an eBay & PayPal shareholder. So I have to support these companies. I am happy. I would rather have sold it locally. Something else that was nice and PayPal told me this. Camera in its box fits in, with tons of space to spare, in a USPS 2-day, Flat-Rate Medium Size box — and the weight limit is 70 pounds. The camera and the book was less than 2 pounds. So this was easy. I am even sending her the printed manuals though I did not include them in the eBay listing. Might as well.

Now come the ‘fun’ part. Looking for a NEW camera. My 5th in since September 2015! I told you. This is why I avoided cameras for 30 years. I like them too much. REALLY going to try to standardize on Fuji. Fuji and I are very compatible — emphasis on still photography rather than video and LOTS of control wheels/buttons. Stay tuned. 


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by Anura Guruge

Wolfeboro, ‘First Night’ 2014 – 2015: The Schedule And Button Availability.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Portsmouth ‘First Night’ 2015.

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Click to ENLARGE. Use links below to access original and to buy buttons.

To access original of the above programme … click.
To buy Buttons for the event from the
Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce … click.

I am glad to see that they have a Web presence this year and that the event is alive and ‘well’. We are big supporters of this event — the only other real ‘major’ “First Night” in New Hampshire being the bit more gala one in Portsmouth.

I know that management changed, for the first time in decades, last year and that this is still a ‘work in progress’ for the new crew. I also see that our own “Clearlakes Chorale” (for the first time that I am aware of) and our friend Dan Monahan’s “Lakes Region Chordsmen” have star-billing. That is great. Dan had already given me a heads up.

As an adopted Scot who takes Hogmanay very seriously (as one really should) I will just make this one observation. An event that ends by 10 pm on New Year’s Eve is not exactly “First Night” for the diehards and young at heart. Ideally I like fireworks (in the air and other varieties can come later) at Midnight. No Portsmouth does not have fireworks at midnight because of noise ordinances! Wolfeboro used to. 

I wish them all the best. They will fine tune it and refine it with time. 


Portsmouth (N.H.) ‘First Night’ 2014: Discount Ticket (i.e., Button) Pricing Ends In 11 Hours 53 Minutes.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Portsmouth 2014 ‘First Night’ — the latest


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Wolfeboro, First Night 2014. New Website Coming. Old Website Has 2013 Details! Chamber Has Details.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I was right.
Wolfeboro ‘First Night’ has NOTHING on the Web for 2014!

What they have is last year’s events and buttons.

That is official and confirmed.

I just called up the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce.

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They admitted that there will be a NEW ‘Website’ and with 8 days to go it is still NOT UP.

Why folks around here have trouble doing Websites confounds me.
I can do a new Website, from scratch, in a couple of hours
and have done 4 in the last 5 weeks to prove that.

The Chamber says that they have PRINTED stuff and that
they will be mailing it shortly.

How cute! How provincial.

But, main thing. Don’t be duped by the old Website.

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Portsmouth (N.H.) ‘First Night’ 2014 — Combined Map & Events.

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>>Dec. 1, 2013.

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A map and events for Portsmouth 2014 First Night is, of course, available from their Website.

I put them together to give me a better idea of what is happening where … relative to each other.

You might find it useful too.

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Wolfeboro, Indeed, Per Custom, Is Having A Gala ‘First Night’ 2014 — Though There Is Nary Any Details On The Web.

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Portsmouth 2014 ‘First Night’
Dec. 1, 2013.



It is official, it is true and it is as it should be.

There will be a ‘First Night‘ in Wolfeboro for 2014, i.e., December 31, 2013 …

Yes, it is true that their Website, their Facebook or that of the Wolfeboro Chamber doesn’t mention that. They are still carrying 2012 and 2011 content.

But, I have checked.

We probably, breaking our tradition of the last few years, will NOT be going this year. The kids are older. We can venture further afield!

IF I find more details, I sure will post them.

Happy New Year, Wolfeboro.


‘First Night’ 2014 In Portsmouth Looks Very Compelling With Attractively Affordable Pricing.

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Click to access 'First Night Portsmouth' Homepage.

Click to access ‘First Night Portsmouth’ Homepage.


Number of people we know …

The amazing, very personable Roderick Russell.

I kind of feel I need to be there to help him out as I did at Sandwich a couple of years ago.
He is good. Very good. But, he is better when I am on stage with him. What can I say?

Then they have the Beatles’s tribute group “All Together Now” that we saw this Summer at Wolfeboro. They were fun. Wouldn’t mind seeing them again.

World music & FINE folk music! Just music to my years.
We have been going to Wolfeboro ‘First Night’ for the last few years
BUT I doubt whether we will ever get any WORLD MUSIC in
the oldest Summer Resort in the U.S.

Not too keen about Fireworks at 7:30!

I like the Wolfeboro tradition of fireworks at midnight and one earlier at 7:30.


Click to ENLARGE. Go to "http://www.proportsmouth.org/EntertainmentandActivities.cfm" for original or navigate from Homepage (above).

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Pricing is surprisingly friendly. Bravo.

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