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04-20-2011, 09:42 PM   #16
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thanks for the replies.

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gee, one of these just sold for $ 560.00 on ebay, are they that good? anyway, can't afford that; are there good alternatives to this adapter?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dh4412 Quote
gee, one of these just sold for $ 560.00 on ebay, are they that good? anyway, can't afford that; are there good alternatives to this adapter?
If someone bid the 1.7 AF-A up to $560, either something was fishy with the auction or someone paid way too much (IMO).
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If someone bid the 1.7 AF-A up to $560, either something was fishy with the auction or someone paid way too much (IMO).
This is true. I've seen them quite recently for BIN of less than $400. It's still a high price but $560 is way too high. It isn't the highest price I've seen on one though. Keep an eye on the marketplace. They turn up there quite often.



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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
If someone bid the 1.7 AF-A up to $560, either something was fishy with the auction or someone paid way too much (IMO).
I wouldn't leap to that conclusion. Bidding wars happen, immature bidders start outbidding each other in order to "win" instead of getting a great deal. I've seen it happen to some of my auctions, and it always brings a smile to my face.

Typical selling price on eBay for one of these can easily range from $400 to $500. If it's a new one with all associated packaging and literature, probably the higher end of that scale. If it's a new OLD Made In Japan one from old stock with all packaging and literature, then $500+ is not unheard of.

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I wouldn't leap to that conclusion. Bidding wars happen, immature bidders start outbidding each other in order to "win" instead of getting a great deal. I've seen it happen to some of my auctions, and it always brings a smile to my face.

Typical selling price on eBay for one of these can easily range from $400 to $500. If it's a new one with all associated packaging and literaure, probably the higher end of that scale. If it's a new OLD Made In Japan one from old stock with all packaging and literature, then $500+ is not unheard of.
I wasn't jumping to conclusions, remember, I said it was either fishy or someone paid too much. If it was just a case of people trying to win, and the net result was a $560 1.7x AF-A, then I stand by the second part of my statement that someone paid too much

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Check out the Japanese Amazon site:

Amazon.co.jp: pentax 1.7x - 家電&カメラ: 家電・カメラ

Good luck,

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looks like about $540 from japan before shipping? lotta money .

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looks like about $540 from japan before shipping? lotta money .
Yep, 369 for something I found in a in a local shop, 2nd hand, and paid 25 for.
Nevertheless, a rather unique item these days.

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looks like about $540 from japan before shipping? lotta money .
Well, the weak dollar certainly isn't helping

If you're not in a huge rush, just keep your eyes open as used copies can be found for around $300 if you're patient.
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