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08-21-2009, 07:32 AM   #1
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isn't it funny?

Why, when we have a lens or body to sell in the marketplace, we think it is attractive to price it at say 10-15% under the new price or even higher than a KEH EX+ price, AND charge shipping AND a Paypal surcharge, AND the economy bein' what it is? Just ponderin' Besides doesn't everyone have more than enough lenses. I've gotten to where I take more and better photos with my Panasonic TZ5. Ummm, I think I'll get off my soapbox now.

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heh

ya, I kinda know what you mean about the prices, but I always have to remind myself of what people have to pay in EU or Aus. I'm sure you would be shocked at what you could sell your FA35 for, lol.
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Reality Check

I have never ever sold any of my camera stuff, so I can only speculate that I would probably be disappointed between what I think it is worth, and what people are really willing to pay.

It really isn't funny
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QuoteOriginally posted by ustacood Quote
gotten to where I take more and better photos with my Panasonic TZ5.
What do you mean by better?

I came to photography after decades as an audiophile, and I find the price of used lenses quite a shock. In audio, second-hand prices start at 50% and go down from there.

I am not about to pay 10-15% less for a used lens that may or may not be 100%, and lose the warranty period. I bought two inexpensive old lenses, and both had issues. I'm resistant to buying used again.

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If the price is too high, no one will bite and it'll come down.

In general, prices on the marketplace are waaaay better than eBay or KEH, and I hope it stays that way. It's nice to know your gear is going to someone who will appreciate and use it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
What do you mean by better?

I came to photography after decades as an audiophile, and I find the price of used lenses quite a shock. In audio, second-hand prices start at 50% and go down from there.

I am not about to pay 10-15% less for a used lens that may or may not be 100%, and lose the warranty period. I bought two inexpensive old lenses, and both had issues. I'm resistant to buying used again.

It is the one I carry with me the most. Easiest to travel. Takes sharp pics for a P&S. I have spent too much time saying, "Wow, I would like to have photos like the ones posted with that lens." Then I think I really want it, then I buy it. Then it sits in my bag. Maybe I can't use my K10 very well but I try hard to see a difference between the two cameras in terms of color, sharpness. I know about the FF issue and have fixed it. I guess it has gotten me back to my college photo days with my K1000 and M50f2/ B&W film. "It's all about composition."

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