My New Flip...Was a FLOP!!!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Alliance


I went to a few seminars where the speakers where very excited about the FLIP Mino Video Camera so, as a Realtor who loves techie toys, I asked Santa Clause for one.

Yes, Santa came through with flying colors!  I was very excited and I could not wait to use it to provide virtual tours and video my son's indoor soccer games.

Well, I did tour a house for one of my buyers and I emailed the video to her with an explanation that I was NOT Drinking but it was my first video with my new toy.

Then I was at my son's soccer game...yes I was the rude person with the video camera...while taping the game the flip...flopped!!!  It just stopped working!!! It would not turn off or link to my computer.  I went back to Best Buy (where Santa builds his toys) and I had to wait while the Techie-Gurus tested my flip only to tell me what I already was broke.

I don't know about you but when I have something break that quickly, I don't want another one.  So rather than relying on the toy that kids are using to video themselves breaking bones while skateboarding,  I have decided to upgrade to a JVC Everio Digital Camcorder.  It is really cool! It looks more professional, it has image stabilization (so people do not have to question if I am intoxicated), and it has a built in 30gb Hard Drive for up to 7 hours of video.  So many features for just $140. is worth it!!!

Now let's hope it last more than two uses like the flip!!!




Comments (6)

Larry Story ALC
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC


I have been thinking of getting a Flip also.  My only question is it easy for you to download the other camcorder to sites such as Facebook and Youtube?

Jan 12, 2009 04:47 AM
Steve Schwartz - Charlotte, NC
Charlottenulls Premier Real Estate Videographer and Photographer

Looking forward to your future full motion video tours!

Jan 12, 2009 04:48 AM
Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

Sounds like you made the right choice the second time. I look forward to your new cinematic skills!  Good Luck Kath.

Jan 12, 2009 04:51 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

It's nice that Santa has a return policy of if not satisfied you can upgrade.  Hope you enjoy the new toy!

Jan 12, 2009 04:54 AM
Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent

I'm glad you found a subsitute that works for you.  I bought a FLIP for my 10 year old for Christmas and she absolutely loves it.  Fortunately, hers works well and is extremely easy to use.

Jan 12, 2009 04:57 AM
Kathleen Harron
Century 21 Alliance - Wildwood Crest, NJ

Larry,  it may take a few more steps to upload to youtube. I have not done that yet.  For me...It is more about the quality of the video.  Here is a link to see the commercial for the JVC.  I guess I now think of the Flip as a kid's toy.


Kevin & I just need to get out there and work on my skills.  I hope to be impressing people soon.

Connie...Gotta love that Santa Claus, return policy and all!

Jan 12, 2009 04:58 AM