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02-28-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Sigma 50-500mm Bigma Marketplace Listing

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Sigma 50-500mm Bigma

Asking Price
$825 USD firm

Item Description
Up for sale is the Sigma APO 50-500mm f4-6.3 EX DG telephoto lens, the famous and singular Bigma. It must be classified as used, though that word does not adequately describe the condition of this lens. It was purchased for an African safari but the trip was never made. Not only has it not been on the veldt, it has never been out of the house. Literally. I can honestly say it has only been on a camera four or five times, and never outdoors.

At this point in my shooting development I do not need a lens of this length and quality. And, I have finally accepted that I won't be going on that safari in the near future. Hence, it is on the auction block.

The lens has no marks, no signs of use at all. It has spent the past year in its plastic bag inside its case. As I type this, the Bigma retails for $1049 at Amazon. My price is $825 plus $50 for shipping and insurance. Please PM me if you have questions. By the way, I was considering taking some sample pictures with the lens but decided I would rather be able to say that it has never been used. If you would like me to take some sample pics to show the power of this lens, let me know and I'll take it for a spin.

The other lens in the pictures is a SMC-A 50mm f1.7. It is in the picture for reference of scale and is NOT included in this sale. Thanks for looking.

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Quechee, Vermont, USA

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$50 to US, more elsewhere (includes insurance)

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U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

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I am relatively new here but am a long time user of Amazon. You can check me out through my screen name of "willsbuy" on Amazon. If you have any questions please ask them, either through PM or email. Thanks

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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02-28-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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Sweet Jesus a like-new Bigma for $825.

Vermont eh? Bordering Canada eh? I couldn't possibly face tax on this, but.

What am I thinking? What did I just pick up the DA*300 for if I was going to get a Bigma? No, no I can't own both. Damnit.
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Can you ship C.O.D?

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Just a question. If you are not the original owner of the lens, as you state, how do you know how much it has been used?

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A fair question and one I should have addressed in the original post. Two years ago my best friend and I decided that we would realize a mutual dream and go on safari together. We planned and prepared for the trip, and one of his purchases was a photographic kit, including the Bigma. During all the excitement and anticipation, his wife walked out on him. While her departure had nothing (or at least very little) to do with the trip, I felt a moral and financial obligation to him. So, I bought his whole kit.

The one benefit of all this turmoil is that I got back into taking pics. But, as I hinted in the original post, I've accepted that I won't be going on safari. So, I'm selling parts of the kit that I purchased from him. I suppose that I omitted this description initially because I didn't want to put ti down in black and white. At the same time I wanted to be honest with potential buyers and say truthfully that I was not the original owner.

If the story seems melodramatic, well, it is. Nevertheless, it's true; just as it's true this is a practically unused Bigma selling at a steep discount. So, if you're put off by the background behind the lens, I guess I can understand. I'm just trying to be a decent friend and fledgling photographer.

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Sorry but no to COD. And I am limiting the sale to the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Thanks for looking.
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I have a USA address too.

...but, you'd ship to UK but not mainland Europe?
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Darn, if I had that kind of money lying around, I'd drive down and pick it up right now!

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Yes, I do have an eBay feedback rating. The screen name there is willsbuy; the current number of transactions is 69 and the rating is 100%. Thanks for looking.
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