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05-13-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Is this a good deal for the limited primes?

Hey guys, I found a deal on used limited DA primes, 21, 40 and 70.

The guy is selling them for $1300. I already have the 35 2.4 and only really want the 70. The best deal I found on the 70 is $565 brand new, with taxes at Henrys.

Should I go for this guys offer instead and sell the 21 and 40? or just buy the 70 brand new (The guy wont sell just the 70 by itself)

Thanks!

05-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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The rule of thumb is that used lens is priced about 70% - 80% of the new one. So take Prodigital2000 price:

DA 21: $550
DA 40: $420
DA 70: $500
Total: $1,470 + 5% tax (yup I'm from Alberta) = $1,544
So used price should be around $1,080 - $1,235
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I will try and talk him down to $1200 then.
Do you think I will be able to sell the 40 for $350 and the 21 for $450?
05-14-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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The 40 sells for $350 brand new, so only a fool would buy it for that used. The 70 goes on sale at prodigital2000 from time to time, and as recently as last year got down to around $400 for a while. I'd just wait for a better deal than the $565 you are seeing now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by haassaasin Quote
Hey guys, I found a deal on used limited DA primes, 21, 40 and 70.

The guy is selling them for $1300. I already have the 35 2.4 and only really want the 70. The best deal I found on the 70 is $565 brand new, with taxes at Henrys.

Should I go for this guys offer instead and sell the 21 and 40? or just buy the 70 brand new (The guy wont sell just the 70 by itself)

Thanks!
This guy has had this item up for sale forever (I contacted him about it about 6 months ago). It's not a good deal, and he won't budge.
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someone offered me a deal for DA15, DA21, and DA70 all for $1,300. if I didn't love the DA12-24 and Sigma 70 so much, I would had swapped them for small sized primes.
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Thanks guys. I am going to buy just the 70 brand new. Prodigital2000 does not have it on sale right now, I don't know if should wait or not.
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