Ebay prices for used Canon L glass! More than new!

Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by wildbill, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. wildbill

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    I've never figured out why people pay so much for L Lenses on ebay. Sometimes I just want to email the winners and ask them what the hell they're thinking.
     
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    Bill,

    About the only thing I can tell you .....Don't bid, let the goofs do this crap..

    Dave
     
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    lol!
     
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    Yawn,...twas a newbie, is all. Caveat Emptor, as they say.
     
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    Can anything bad happen if you do email them? You probably wouldn't get a response, only the satisfaction of knowing that their head is banging against the wall.
     
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    This isn't an issolated incident with canon glass - I suspect Canon mark it up, and then some shops mark it back down again (or ship grey imports which I'm totally fine with). When I was after the 55mm 1.8 prime every single one (and there were perhaps 3 a day in the UK) was >£60+postage. In then end got one new for £55 all in! (and these were all the MkII version - the MKI does go higher as it's barrel is metal).

    Ian
     
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    canon glass, schneider lenses speed graphics ...
    people often pay more on ebay than buying either new or from a rep. dealer ... i guess they gots ebay-fever!
     
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    I've been trying for ages to get hold of a piece of toast with a picture of the Virgin Mother on it, but those newbie idiots keep running the price up to stupid levels.
     
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    LOL, thanks for my morning chuckle!
     
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    Seems to be normal sometimes, uninformed buyers, of course so many of the stores list that a lens retails for a certain amount, unfortunately the amount they list is not street price, but full manufactures suggested retail price, which is always far more than it really sells for.

    Dave
     
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    He probably started reading this thread :smile: