tkbslc wrote in post #11486648
One time someone asked me if I had a dollar, and I said no.
you didn't see that i was filling everyone in on latest pricing comparing brick and mortar to online and the current used pricing. Offering $1000 was a shot in the dark but you never get what you don't ask for.
Addicted2EOS wrote in post #11490134
$1,000 is $943.40 + mandatory state tax.
That's $350 less than B&H (as you mention) who already discounts.
Can you really blame them?
I can't, and wasn't upset, you don't get what you don't ask for. Was really shocked that they had the same lens for $130 more than online retailer, knowing that, who would buy the same product for more money?
Gatorboy wrote in post #11490217
I went to McDonalds and wanted a Big Mac. I only had a dollar, offered that and they said No.
If you come to Orlando the big macs are $13 dollars more than gainsville. Would you eat at mcdonalds or chose another place?
Addicted2EOS wrote in post #11490237
Sorry OP- Looks like there is not too much sympathy for you.
You may have better luck here on the Sell forum.
wasn't looking for sympathy just an update on the 70-200 2.8L lens market. I saw someone selling one for close to $1500 on the sell forum that should have been listed closer to $1100 based on current pricing and other deal that are available. If anyone is shopping for one like i am this info might be helpful.
Ray.T wrote in post #11490254
what exactly was the point of this thread?
you can walk into any store, make them a offer on something, below their costs, 100% of the time, they will say no.
_aravena wrote in post #11490287
Without the name it's hard to say if it's popular or not. Taking your word for it isn't much. Unless it was Colonial which even then, I'm siding with them.
yeah, it was colonial. I'm surprised their so busy with the increased prices. I know they have to stay in business but the online market has to be killing them. I can understand pricing a service so high but not a product you can get some other place.
runninmann wrote in post #11490632
That was my point. The way brick and mortar businesses are dying, maybe "brick and mortal" isn't too far off the mark.
yup! I've seen the online markets kill scuba shops, paintball shops, ritz camera stores have closes up in Orlando in prime locations, and now I see it with hobby shops because of the experience in my OP.