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09-21-2011, 11:54 AM   #16
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There's a song about a supposed masculine problem-attitude syndrome: IT COMES WITH THE PLUMBING. (Related punchline: "Put the d!ck on the dumb one.") How did I end up with three M50/2's? THEY CAME WITH THE CAMERAS. One with a K1000; two with MV1's; all were in batch-lot auctions. IOW I didn't go out of my way to get them; they just happened along. (And I only kept one MV1.)
Got it, I have had the same happen to me but I disperse the chaff fairly soon after. Since you still have them, are you keeping them until they hit $50-70 to sell or?

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Got it, I have had the same happen to me but I disperse the chaff fairly soon after. Since you still have them, are you keeping them until they hit $50-70 to sell or?
At the moment, they're decorations on K-mount cams displayed on my shelves. Even batched, they still cost a bit; selling them immediately wouldn't help my profit margin any. In my early days of eBay lens madness I bought batches of unusable (by me) lenses, like a pile of Canon FD's that cost about US$9 each. I held onto them for almost 2 years. When I listed them, they sold for about US$60 each. Nice margin! And a similar experience with a bunch of Jupiters -- bought at US$15, sold at US$50.

I have enough storage space that hanging onto stuff for months is no problem. A Promaster or Tokina or Ozunon or Vivitar or Quantaray or Rexatar, those I'll dump fairly quickly. A Jupiter or Takumar or Meyer or Schacht or Petri -- those values just mature with time. When the voices in my head tell me to buy more lenses, I'll sell those stashes. No rush now.
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Preise für gebrauchte Objektive für Pentax DSLR | Prices for used lenses for Pentax DSLR

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For 2008, 2009, 2010, Q1 2011, Q2 2011 and July 2001.

I don't see a reductioon of prices but have a look at the data yourself. I only made a very superficial check.
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I have not noticed a reduction in prices on ebay, but lately I have not seen as much variety. And I don't count the "buy it nows" trying to sell at prices higher than retail. I think the market is over-saturated with 50/2s and FA28-80s. I've bought quite a few lenses at Shopgoodwill, but it's getting much harder to find a deal there now, many of the lenses there are selling way over the ebay prices.

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Price increased for lens less than $400ish. The other way around for more expensive lenses.
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Nice link....with price charts. Good resource.

I have notice that the 645 lenses (A) have gone for less than they did 6 months ago. Also I am trying to sell a 80-400 Tokina on eBay which i bought over a year ago for $500 and I listed for $450 with no takers (twice). It is in very good shape so it is not a condition issue.

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