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Miley Cyrus’ Nikon N80 SLR is Currently Bidding at Over $90K on eBay

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We hate to contribute in any small way to the Miley Cyrus hoopla/shenanigans/ruckus (pick your poison) but when an old 35mm SLR that would normally go for about $60 starts bidding at almost $100,000 we can’t help but take notice.

The camera in question is an old 35mm Nikon N80 SLR, and as you might have already guessed, the reason it’s going for so ridiculously much is that … well … Miley is selling it.

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Ironically enough, it seems Cyrus’ original intention was to stay anonymous in this particular case. The camera went up for sale yesterday under the username getit555, which has been active since November of 2007. If it is in fact her, she’s sold 16 other items at regular old, normal-human-beings-can-afford-this prices in the past.

The reason the camera has taken off is because Cyrus tweeted a link to it saying “BUY MY OLD CAMERA!” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the damage (if you can call it that) was done, and fans have been flocking to the page to place their bid on a little piece of Miley memorabilia ever since.

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In short order the bidding reached astronomical proportions as the usually $60 camera’s price reached into the tens of thousands. Given the current trend, we wouldn’t be surprised if bidding exceeds $100,000 before long.

There’s still 6 days left — and we’re half expecting a Cyrus spokesperson to come out and say that the Twitter was hacked or that the whole thing was an ill-conceived prank — but if you have the money and you want an SLR, by all means, head over to the eBay page and place your bid. Keep in mind though… she expects you to cover the $18.35 in shipping too.

(via Fstoppers)


Image credits: Miley Cyrus Wonder World concert at Auburn Hills by Sam Borowski.


 
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  • the_gator

    Anyone who pays or bid over $60 is little crazy.

  • Ivor Wilson

    Bloody hell… If that isn’t her camera, one very, very lucky E-bay seller will doubtless be rubbing their hands with glee.

  • james

    There is no hope for humanity…

  • Renato Murakami

    http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/1851/672580-facepalm.jpg
    Coming up next: celebrities creating eBay accounts to sell people crap at profits of over 1000%.
    Because a fool and his/her money soon parts.

  • Lasse

    So this was her plan all along! HA!

  • http://www.urbanphotola.com/ Chris Tamayo

    Shipping is based on your location. Mine was only $7.45 for shipping, that’s a steal! lol

  • dannybuoy

    Twats. That is all

  • Olivier Lance

    Man, are you out of real photography-related news to post?…

  • Vladimir Oltean

    I refuse to believe that anyone owning $100k even knows who Miley Cyrus is.

  • smoinpour

    This just shows how powerful Miley Cyrus plays into our societies pop culture, and how much influence she has on her fans

  • Gary Sutherland

    And how utterly dumb her fans are.

  • dfg

    <_< has wi fi? if not i would not buy

  • kinchanphotography

    Why is she selling stuff on ebay? Does she need the cash?

    Now if I was the buyer of that Vintage Cowgirl Shirt from Feb 10 then I would assume that they’ve hit the jackpot and will make a mint on ebay very soon…. lol

  • StevenRosas

    Must be a slow day on photo news.

  • sheesh!

    *sigh* 35mm slr – its not a dslr, its an old school camera.

  • gochugogi

    If Miley was selling an Elan 7 instead I might bite, not not for a N80…

  • Caca Milis

    Wow a new way of scamming people by hacking celebrity accounts and pretending to sell their stuff, could be on to something here

  • Samantha

    I’d be able to pay off my student loans, and buy a new camera :(

  • Coop

    Seems like every day’s a slow day at the office at PP. If the articles aren’t about someone suing someone, then they’re about stuff like this that no one cares about. C’mon guys, I’d like to see some inspirational stuff that speaks to me as a photographer, not everything with a camera in it.

  • Coop

    Aye

  • http://www.markhoustonphotography.com/ Mark Houston

    Miley who?

  • Burnin Biomass

    Ewww… if that’s her camera, you just know she licked it.

    Nasty.

  • Mike

    Oh for ****’s sake

  • http://www.bobcooleyphoto.com/ bob cooley

    I have lots of out of date gear to sell – I’d be happy to give her a cut of any proceeds for her tweets :)

  • mnajem

    easy money.

  • hugh crawford

    Looks like there is still a roll of film in it , maybe that’s the attraction?

  • Arealphotog

    Hah…. What do you want to bet it’s a “No Pay”……..!

  • Arealphotog

    I’ve got a N80…in Excellent shape….. any interest????

  • Mark Dub

    ^^ THIS!!

  • AGuest

    “Old school”. Wow. You’re cool now. The word “film” only has 4 letters you know.

  • Mike

    Old school silver halide emulsion 135 film camera.

  • Moshi

    And the rich get richer

  • nikonian

    I paid $45 for my N80 and I love it. Part of my daily shooting bunch. That and 2-3 dslrs. Id love to get an f-6

  • sam

    wow… for the moment its nearly 100k … :O

  • ripley

    This is the best comment to ever be on PetaPixel. You win the internets.

  • setheaster

    Why is she even selling something like this? Quietly donate it to Goodwill and get on with your life!

  • sigh

    sadly their kids would

  • gochugogi

    Pretty sure Miley Cyrus was hacked and some random dude will be smiling all the way to the bank…

  • Cynic

    Oh dear – your lack of intelligence astounds me.

  • John

    She should start selling used underwear….

  • Jason

    Anyone who reads this story is crazy.

  • Cinekpol

    I guess it’s the one on an image? I never seen that face though.

  • vilo

    It doesn’t say anywhere in the listing this is her camera. What a scam!

  • Mantis

    Anybody who comments on this story is crazy.

  • FactChecker

    I was on Twitter when this broke, but early investigations (before all of the social media/search engines got clogged by this pseudo-story) indicated the camera is not actually hers (thus the quick pop-up and delete tweet). It’s actually the old camera of celeb photographer Vijat Mohindra (@vij_photo).

    How the tweet appeared on her account is the mystery, but we do know that Vijat has shot her before, so it’s possible he asked her to do a quick tweet-out, or he somehow got hold of access to her account for a short time.

    In any case, some poor soul is going to be paying a large amount for a 200 dollar camera which is not even hers. Funny how much financial clout lies in a deleted tweet, eh?

  • MichaelD

    You don’t think so? I view this differently: one more fool who doesn’t know what to do with money will soon be relieved of $100,000 of it, leaving the rest of us that much safer from what he might otherwise have done with it. A bit win for humanity in general.

  • MichaelD

    Sorry–a BIG win.

  • clipper

    Who is Miley Cyrus?

  • Ed Rhodes

    Anyone who replies to comments is crazy

  • Zos Xavius

    With no provenance anyone that bids on this is a moron to begin with. I looked at the listing. It said nothing about Miley Cyrus. Hopefully Ebay will be nice and not force someone to pay $100k for something that is nearly worthless.