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02-17-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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Auction M42 Lenses all going to Thailand?

Anyone else notice how many auction M42 Takumar lenses - particularly ones like the F1.4 50mm 8 element, go to Thailand after being bid sky-high by a few there?

Whats going on? Are they then resold into some other market? Some kind of arbitrage going on? Or what?

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How can you tell that the buyers are from Thailand?
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I remember this being discussed somewhere else some time ago. I don't think it's limited to Takumars (or Pentax lenses for that matter), and I don't really remember the conclusion. There was a conspiracy theory involved though :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by cahudson42 Quote
Anyone else notice how many auction M42 Takumar lenses - particularly ones like the F1.4 50mm 8 element, go to Thailand after being bid sky-high by a few there?

Whats going on? Are they then resold into some other market? Some kind of arbitrage going on? Or what?
Shill bidding?


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