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I've heard of markups, but this is ridiculous!
Posted By: pathdoc, 08-21-2015, 05:25 AM

NEW Pentax SMC FA 77mm F1 8 Limited Lens 1 Year Warranty Black | eBay

NEW Sigma 18 250mm F 3 5 6 3 DC OS HSM Lens FOR Pentax 1 Year Warranty 085126883614 | eBay

Each will set you back over six thousand US dollars. They must really have knocked over the pixie-dust jar on those two.

I wonder what sort of fools will be parted from their money for this.

This next one is probably more worth the price for rarity if nothing else:

NEW Pentax LX 2000 KIT Body A 50mm F 1 2 Lens Year 2000 Limited 175 | eBay

I WANT THIS SO BADLY. But not at that price.
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At least now you know what not to buy!

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
It probably means it is not in stock.
Is it the lazy way of running an estore: instead of removing the item and having to enter it again when back in stock, just make the price ridiculous so it can be just changed back again later.
I have seen unbelievably high prices before and that's my take on it.
I once contacted a seller on an item I liked but priced strangely and was told exactly this.

In other cases, some sellers have automated price tracking scripts. They adjust prices based on what people pay/others are selling for. Sometimes there's just two of them and they increase prices by 10 cents for small profit. The two keep increasing prices and without anyone else selling to give a new target, they spiral out of control and reach insane levels.
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In some cases, dramatically overpriced merchandise can be used to launder money. The buyer and seller can be the same person, or partners in some way. Not saying that's the case here.
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When they get it back in stock they can claim "amazing 90% off".

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QuoteOriginally posted by Simen1 Quote
When they get it back in stock they can claim "amazing 90% off".
Shades of Star Trek's Mr Scott.

Scott: "By the book it'll take four hours, but I can have it for ye in two."

Kirk: "Mr Scott, do you always multiply your repair estimates by two?"

Scott: "Aye, Captain; how else do you think I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?"

The difference is that Scotty actually was that good. That said, his one and only failure to be able to fix stuff was when he didn't have his engineering crew to help him (Star Trek III), and it cost Kirk his ship.
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