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02-15-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Silver 31mm LTD lenses must carry a premium?

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Sold for $1095, (with shipping). That is $105 more than a new black, made in Japan 31mm LTD at B & H. ($990)

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Hey, its silver
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

Sold for $1095, (with shipping). That is $105 more than a new black, made in Japan 31mm LTD at B & H. ($990)
The new black 31 from B&H is not made in Japan. Not saying one way or another if that matters, but the one for $990 is a black AIV version.
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That one came with the more attractive pouch, and maybe the buyer was from outside the US?

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I don't think they carry a premium in Japan, but both versions used to be available here, and now it's just the black one.

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It seems to me that a few years ago the black ones were more desirable, and the silver ones were like red-headed stepchildren. Now it's the silver ones commanding a premium.
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as far as i remember it used to be vice versa - two years ago when i was looking for MIJ black FA limiteds they all sell for more than silver ones....
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
The new black 31 from B&H is not made in Japan. Not saying one way or another if that matters, but the one for $990 is a black AIV version.

Yes, you are right.

I checked back with BH and it is assembled in Vietnam. They must give out different info depending on who answers the question. Most of my lenses are from Vietnam. I did get one made in Japan from BH. Must have been old stock!


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