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Robert's Camera Ebay has a glut of 40mm DA XS
Posted By: konraDarnok, 02-26-2015, 11:37 AM

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They accepted my offer of 95$ USD.
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02-26-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Looks like they have equal number of k-01 too, though prices are not exactly enticing.
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Oh well, I guess I shoulda sold mine back when it was worth something. I use my FA 43 all the time and the DA 40 XS just sits around.

I'll probably just hold onto it at this point. It's a perfectly good lens but the 43 is better.
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Pentax Da 18 135mm F3 5 5 6 SMC Ed Al DC WR Lens 18 135 3 5 5 6 975 002707517376 | eBay

Used 18-135, listed at $285 or best offer. Seems like someone could try making a offer on the same scale as what OP did.

Pentax Da 21mm F3 2 SMC Al Limited Lens 21 3 2 726 | eBay

Similarly, used DA 21 F3.2, $313 or best offer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamron-A16-AF-17-50mm-f2-8-SP-XR-Di-II-IF-Lens-17-50...item20ec2acf50

Used Tamron 17-50, $243 or best offer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-FA-80-200mm-f2-8-ED-IF-Lens-80-200-2-8-068-/2...item2edc3a9f0b

Used FA*80-200 for $1434 or best offer



Will add more as I see..


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This is what I paid brand new for my at Bricks and Mortar London Drugs here in Canada some time back.

Sitll thinks it a good lens made better by the compact size.
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My $130 offer on the B/W K-01 was declined.
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I had looked through their K-01s before - the prices are a little lower on their UsedPhotoPro site... The prices vary a bit $289-299, even on items that seem identical.

$299 for a K-01 with a shot count of 59 is comparable or better than what KEH has been asking. They also have a pile of "mint" K-30s for $387 ($369 at UsedPhotoPro).

Some of the K-01s had such low shot counts that I would think they were demonstrators, except what store ever demonstrated the K-01? Maybe it's a pallet of Amazon returns?

EDIT: also a bushel barrel of 18-55 kit lenses, some $42, some $53. Maybe it depends on which day they came in?

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Might want to read some of the negative feedback on e-bay……...

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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
They also have a pile of "mint" K-30s for $387 ($369 at UsedPhotoPro).
not really any point with new K50s at BH though right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by soycory Quote
not really any point with new K50s at BH though right?
Depends on how much you like / hate the styling on either one...
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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
Might want to read some of the negative feedback on e-bay……...
I've made two purchases from Roberts Camera (directly, not through eBay), and am very happy with both. Important to read their listings carefully. Their "Good" condition can include lens flaws I'd rather not have, so I stick mainly to Excellent and better with them.
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Does anyone have been able to get again for 95$?

My offer has been rejected.
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I have never had the guts to buy off of e-bay. Do you have any protection when buying there? I generally use Amazon, KEH, or B&H as I feel a degree of safety with these companies. Am I just being silly?
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QuoteOriginally posted by AggieDad Quote
I have never had the guts to buy off of e-bay. Do you have any protection when buying there? I generally use Amazon, KEH, or B&H as I feel a degree of safety with these companies. Am I just being silly?
Robert's Camera has two real brick and mortar stores in Indianapolis, Indiana. From the ebay info, it appears they are the same business, and I have been in there many times looking over their used equipment. Unfortunately, they haven't had much in the way of Pentax gear in many years, but maybe that is changing.

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eBay buyer protection is pretty good, from the buyer's point of view. However, it's definitely not as simple as a return to KEH, etc. Buying from a vendor such as Roberts should be no difference whether you buy directly or through eBay, but with private sellers it is very much caveat emptor.
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