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09-06-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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Well used K-5 value?

Bit of a different question, but I didn't know where else to ask.

Anyone have any idea about the used resale value of a good condition, but 50k actuation K-5, out of warranty? I ask here because I've never seen a K-5 for sale with more than about 20k actuations, and so I really have no idea about how much anyone would be willing to pay for one?

I'm not ready to sell, just looking into the possibility.

Thanks. :-)

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You might check the listings on the marketplace, or sold listings on Ebay.
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Thanks, unfortunately I already have many times, and like I said, haven't found any listings with actuations coming anywhere near 50k. :-\
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50k is I think 50% of rated shutter life. Honest opinion, take an average of sold k-5's and discount by 10-15% from there. You will likely be in the bottom quartile of value, IMHO, assuming all other things are good, cosmetically and operationally.

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Okay, thanks! If you're right, that's a pretty decent selling price, still. I hope I could sell it for just 10-15% below average. :-)
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Okay, thanks! If you're right, that's a pretty decent selling price, still. I hope I could sell it for just 10-15% below average. :-)
You can always go down, you cannot go up. Put a reasonable price on it and see what happens. If it is good shape otherwise it should sell. I sold mine not that long ago with I think 39k on it.
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That's good to hear! Thanks for the help. :-)
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50 K isn't so much. After buying a pair of K5IIs bodies early this year, I sold my K20 backup and one of my K5's on eBay. The K5 had about 105 K exposures. The one with 120 K exposures I kept as a backup, still use it.

I used KEH pricing as a benchmark, knowing I couldn't offer the 6 month warranty KEH does. It sold for $292. Post good photographs of and from the camera and be honest, it's what we all want. And price it right. What would you be willing to pay?

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Good advice, thanks! It's nice to hear you sold yours for that much. I was thinking between $300 and $400, but given that I hadn't seen any this well used for sale, I wondered if the value might drop significantly after a given age.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DK77 Quote
I ask here because I've never seen a K-5 for sale with more than about 20k actuations, and so I really have no idea about how much anyone would be willing to pay for one?


I have not actually bought anything with this pricing philosophy, but I have thought of rated life vs. remaining life, and used straight line pricing to determine what I though I would pay. If one assumes a good K5 has a shutter life of 100K, and used units with 20K are going for, say $400, then I would nominally price a 50K unit at about (50)/(100-20) X $400 = $250 (assuming of course that the unit looks and functions good). I perceive that bidders on ebay, for example, would pay more than that, especially with the K5's great reputation. But $250 would be my limit. My $0.02 worth!
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Well reasoned, Glenn, thanks for the input! :-)
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