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03-22-2008, 07:22 AM   #1
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18-55MM -Fair Price?

I hope this is an appropriate question for this specific forum.

I have a mint 18-55 that I bought with my K100D when I switched from Nikon. I figured this would be an inexpensive way to see if I liked the Pentax system (I'm sold!!) and then build my system.

I am actually impressed with it at F8 or F11 and it is quite good. However I have decided to go with mostly primes (have the 43LTD) and will be getting the 21mm and the 70 or 77, and a 105 Sigma macro.

What would be a fair price for this in the marketplace, and is there decent demand for it?

Thanks!

Bob

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rmpjr7 Quote
What would be a fair price for this in the marketplace, and is there decent demand for it?
Normally I would not publicize this story, but since you asked I can't resist

A person, who shall remain nameless here, advertised this lens in Marketplace for $10. He then asked for $20 shipping to Australia. For inexpensive items I usually suggest $10 first-class mail but with such lens price I'd be a fool to argue, so I agreed & Paypaled over the grand total of $30.

Here comes the most amazing bit . This person then proceeded with shipping it *Priority* and *Registered* as well, which must have blown the full $30 I sent. So not only he gave the lens away he was a few dollars out of pocket for the Paypal fee.

I'm still thankful for his generosity. Here's a sample pic, amazing for a kit lens:

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kguru Quote
Normally I would not publicize this story, but since you asked I can't resist

A person, who shall remain nameless here, advertised this lens in Marketplace for $10. He then asked for $20 shipping to Australia. For inexpensive items I usually suggest $10 first-class mail but with such lens price I'd be a fool to argue, so I agreed & Paypaled over the grand total of $30.

Here comes the most amazing bit . This person then proceeded with shipping it *Priority* and *Registered* as well, which must have blown the full $30 I sent. So not only he gave the lens away he was a few dollars out of pocket for the Paypal fee.

I'm still thankful for his generosity. Here's a sample pic, amazing for a kit lens:

LMAO. Well it's only $30. I guess its fine.
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Typically they are sold in the marketplace for around 60$.

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I just sold my year old 18-55 with a set of 3 filters for 70 bucks ... so you got a great deal.
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just sold mine as well for $60.00
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think anyone would want to swap for tha II lens..?

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Thanks for giving me a realistic price.

I am going to list it in the marketplace and buy the 21MM.

Bob

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