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03-23-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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OMG - Fisheye score of the year!

Holy crap!

I scored one of these, in minty shape for $50!!!

SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

It's a nice older lady who's selling it just because she doesn't like fisheye-style pictures. Plus, her Pentax DSLR just conked on her.

I NEVER get this lucky...

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Bobbo :-)


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OK, I'll take it off your hands for $75 and I'll pay for shipping!

LOL!

Good luck with it!

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Might as well say you've robbed the old lady.
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LOL LOL LOL She would prob have charged you ten times that if she heard you calling her old lady lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by GibbyTheMole Quote
It's a nice older lady who's selling it just because she doesn't like fisheye-style pictures. Plus, her Pentax DSLR just conked on her.
Who's selling it? And not "Sold It" - don't think I would have posted this until you got it in hand...
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i shall hate you till the day i die. :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by westmill Quote
LOL LOL LOL She would prob have charged you ten times that if she heard you calling her old lady lol
Not old... Just maybe in her early 50s.

QuoteOriginally posted by RickyFromVegas Quote
Might as well say you've robbed the old lady.
She knows what it is. She was into photography & had other equipment which she had bought new.

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Lucky you. Watch your feet and elbows, now.

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You have done well, grasshopper.
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At $250 the 10-17 is a steal. At $50 it's outright grand theft.

Nice score!
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Well now. You better make it worth your money!
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This whole thing is a figment of your imagination unless you start posting some fisheye shots with exif intact.
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Update

As of yesterday, I was told by the seller that it was in the mail to me, packed very securely, with tracking number, and insured for $200. And I sent her a money order for $70 ($50 + $20 shipping.) Should be here Friday.

As for the backstory, it was a gift from her ex-husband, and she just wanted it gone. Before she put it up for sale, a local pawnshop offered her $4 for it.

So... we'll see what happens. I figured it was worth a gamble. She seemed very genuine on the phone, so I'm somewhat hopeful (but still skeptical.) Provided it's not a box with a rock in it or something, I'll post pics, etc. if & when I get it.

I hope it is on the level, because after looking at the reviews & shots others have taken with it, I think I will use it a lot! Looks like a fun lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GibbyTheMole Quote
As of yesterday, I was told by the seller that it was in the mail to me, packed very securely, with tracking number, and insured for $200. And I sent her a money order for $70 ($50 + $20 shipping.) Should be here Friday.

As for the backstory, it was a gift from her ex-husband, and she just wanted it gone. Before she put it up for sale, a local pawnshop offered her $4 for it.

So... we'll see what happens. I figured it was worth a gamble. She seemed very genuine on the phone, so I'm somewhat hopeful (but still skeptical.) Provided it's not a box with a rock in it or something, I'll post pics, etc. if & when I get it.
Heck any pawnshop here would have offered her at least what you paid. $4 really??? clueless twits
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