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09-29-2008, 11:09 AM   #16
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I think some of the slack in the marketplace can be attributed to the wait to see what was coming out from pentax in the new lens it happens everytime a show is coming up. I for one would like to see the term LBA abolished since when has getting something for a hobby or profession in some cases become equal to an addiction. Yes i know i have x number of lens but if I can afford them and use them what diffrence does it make if I buy and sell till I find what I want? I think we need to stop beating ourselves up over this LBA term we are making the enjoyment of our hobby into a bad thing.

09-29-2008, 11:35 AM   #17
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Having a LBA doesn't mean that I can't afford it nor I don't enjoy doing it. Collection beautiful items, may it be stamps, cars, and lenses has been a way of life. I guess by titling "Cure for LBA?", I have suggested a negative cognitation huh? I guess I am more interested in how our LBE "lens buying experience" may change as a result of today's economic climate.

Anyway, with the defeat of the bailout I do not know what will that do to our forum marketplace. It's not like we have stocks here, but sometimes I wonder if this is the best time to "sell"?!?!? I love the analogy of how our micro-econmics here is a reflection of the macro-econmonics. = )
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QuoteOriginally posted by leeak Quote
... It's not like we have stocks here, but sometimes I wonder if this is the best time to "sell"?!?!? I love the analogy of how our micro-economics here is a reflection of the macro-economics. = )
I wish I could do as well investing in stocks as I did with lenses.
09-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #19
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So if congress doesn't pass the bail out, and Pentax doesn't pass the FF camera... we're looking at a market(place) crash?

Unfortunately, there will be crimps on people's income or at least sense of financial security. How many choose to grab a lens instead of a beer is to be seen. Traditionally isn't it the bars and spirits companies that make out in a downturn, rather than camera companies and used equipment specialists?


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