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would you buy a 10 year old a camcorder?

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peaceandlight Tue 02-Aug-05 19:02:57

This is what ds1 wants for his birthday!
He is very mature for his years but i can't help thinking that a camcorder is a teenagers present and that kids should be kids playing with KIDS stuff for as long as possible iyswim !

RTKangaMummy Tue 02-Aug-05 19:04:20

what does he want to do with it?

does he use yours

if so how successful is his filmaking etc.

KBear Tue 02-Aug-05 19:09:12

I might buy a secondhand one - lots advertised in local paper usually. I don't see why you shouldn't encourage him to be a filmaker - move over Steven Spielberg! I see your point about it being a teenager's present - your call there! Maybe promise him one when he starts secondary school or something.

stitch Tue 02-Aug-05 19:12:58

if i could afford it, and he/she really wanted it, and i knew it wasnt something they would put away after one use, then, yes, i would.

Hulababy Tue 02-Aug-05 19:14:28

I think so. It could turn into a great hobby/interest. I probably wouldn't buy anything too flash or expensive at his age though; and may look at second hand possibly. But it is an interest I would encourage if I could afford to.

Twiglett Tue 02-Aug-05 19:16:40

can't help feeling no .. it sounds like such an adult / coming of age present .. but then I don't know your DS to be fair

MrsDoolittle Tue 02-Aug-05 19:18:03

I don't think you'd have to buy one. At 10 years old soemone must be giving them away!

KBear Tue 02-Aug-05 19:19:08

What do ten year old boys play with anyway? Got a ten year old's birthday coming up!!!

Is he likely to play with something else you buy him more than he would a camcorder?

essbee Tue 02-Aug-05 19:27:49

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essbee Tue 02-Aug-05 19:28:21

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KBear Tue 02-Aug-05 19:32:30

The ten year old I need to buy for is a friend's son not mine!

essbee Tue 02-Aug-05 19:32:56

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vickiyumyum Tue 02-Aug-05 19:37:41

i probably would if it wa something that i knew he really wnated, but probably wouldn't buy a new one, would get one from ebay or the freeads.

essbee Tue 02-Aug-05 19:38:17

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swedishmum Tue 02-Aug-05 22:02:30

We bought a new one before our recent travels specifically so the children could use it, and they all have, particularly dd2 who is 9. I wouldn't have got it for one of them though - it's ours in name even though we rarely use it. I don't like starting out on expensive presents - you can never go back!

Blossomhill Tue 02-Aug-05 22:04:21

I read this as would you but a 10 year old camera lol

Tommy Tue 02-Aug-05 22:16:00

so did I blossomhill! I kep thinking "No - buy a new one..."

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