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Stolen DSLR Camera Replacement

$60 of $550 goal

Raised by 2 people in 11 months
Your Camera Was Stolen??

Back in August my former roommate's daughter was responsible for my brand new Canon T6 being stolen by her friends.  The story is long and sordid and I'll be writing a blog post about it.  At this point I've paid $200 in an attempt to get them to pay me back, but it hasn't worked and I'll have to go to court, which may end up costing me more than the camera itself.  At this point I'd be going to court just for revenge for what they put me through, and not to replace the camera, which is ultimately my goal.

With that in mind, I've opted to do a GoFundMe to replace my camera.  This is the one that was stolen .  Technically the one that was stolen also had a zoom lens, but I'm going to downgrade to a Kit Lens to save money. 

Why $550?  What if it costs less?

The cost of the camera outside of a sale is $550.  At any point that link may reflect a current sale, so if I get it on sale any extra money will go towards helping other's holiday CrowdFunding campaigns.  I'll post a blog entry detailing how much was raised, a screen shot of the email receipt, and details about where excess funding has gone.  My blog is here .

Why do you DESERVE a camera?

Maybe I don't deserve a replacement, but I'm a photographer.  I went to school for film and used that degree to work in still photography for many years.  You can view my work here.  Thinking of all the events coming up without being able to document it is painful.  Photography has been what I wanted to do since I was a child.  It's in my blood. My grandmother was a photographer, even when she went legally blind (fun story, right there!).  My cousin is a photographer, too.

In addition to that, I'm not very rich and I used a bonus check last year to treat myself to this camera,  That $600+ could  have been used for so many things, but I used it to invest in a hobby and attempt to make myself happy.  The argument that perhaps an investment in a hobby isn't necessary and I should take the loss is a fair one.  If that's how you feel, perhaps this isn't a campaign you want to do donate to.  That's understandable.
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$60 of $550 goal

Raised by 2 people in 11 months
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11 months ago
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