i usually don’t like to buy cameras in taiwan as they are often very overpriced(especially second hand ones). it’s not unusual for someone to ask twice the asking price for what it’d cost to have the same camera shipped from the states. i’m not sure if anyone is actually stupid enough to pay so much, but i sure hope not. of course this doesn’t stop me from checking out yahoo auctions from time to time to see what’s up for sale.

this lead me to finding this little 110 gem:

yes, a 110 hello kitty camera from 1976 i believe. kinda cute until i saw that the buyer was asking around 400 u.s. for it. there were no bids and i’m pretty certain it didn’t sell.

minutes after stumbling upon that i found this camera:

apparently the flash model from the same year. except this time the seller was asking around 3,000 u.s. dollars for it. i doubt it sold either. are there actually hello kitty products that fetch these kind of prices?