Marilyn, a friend and I went looking at the cameras to see what it would cost to get a new one. They asked me along to make sure, I thought it was a fair deal. The costs of cameras today, really surprised me. They run from about $75.00 up to $500.00. Of course I never purchased one.
Marilyn's friend knows more about cameras than we do. We looked at a lot of cameras.
So to get to the point, the camera we thought was the best for it's price and would do what Marilyn needed it to do would cost $99.95 plus 8 per cent sales tax. Rounding it off, it would be $108.00. Also, she would need recharging batteries ( 2 sets, if she could afford it). Also she could use a new battery recharger as hers is wearing out - it takes a day to charge batteries. She would also need a PNY. We thought it would also be better if she got the warranty with it, too. So for the total we figured the total would be between $175.00 and $200.00.
Marilyn said she could make do without the recharger and use the old one. Maybe her PNY from her old camera would fit her new one, she would have to see. We didn't think to bring that. She could also make do on one set of batteries until she could afford another set, but we thought that wouldn't be a good idea. We definitely want her to have the warranty on the camera.
As I write this, she has $105.00 right now, which almost covers the camera. But, I found, when you buy a new camera there other things you should buy with it. We thank all those that have donated. But, we could still use some more.
Also, please do not forget all the gas that Marilyn uses driving around getting pictures. Any donation that someone could make would be appreciated. I know Marilyn doesn't want to ask, but I feel she deserves some help for all she does on New York State of Mind.
Be With God,