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I bought the 70-200II and put $311 in the bank...

 
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Feb 16, 2011 22:58 |  #1

I just looked at the new lens prices.
I bought the 70-200II about 6 weeks ago, and paid $311 less than the price it is now selling for.
I also looked at some of the other lenses I purchased this year, and have almost $900 more in the bank. I guess my timing was pretty good. :cool:

Hehehe... I guess that means I have $1200 more to spend. My wife will love that reasoning.:lol::lol:


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Feb 16, 2011 23:04 |  #2

I think of it from another perspective: you have a bunch of L lenses in the bank, in that those are denominated in yen. That 1200USD was a depreciating asset.


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Feb 16, 2011 23:07 as a reply to  @ acornsarebitter's post |  #3

Hey Cleve, don't rain on my parade so soon...:lol:

If you want to speak about banks, I see it as the lenses are like "jems" being kept for future value. ;)


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Feb 16, 2011 23:14 as a reply to  @ pbelarge's post |  #4

I think we're saying the same thing: stock up on Japanese durable goods while you can still afford them. :D


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Feb 16, 2011 23:16 |  #5

pbelarge wrote in post #11859048 (external link)
Hey Cleve, don't rain on my parade so soon...:lol:

If you want to speak about banks, I see it as the lenses are like "jems" being kept for future value. ;)

J-Gems? :D


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Feb 16, 2011 23:28 |  #6

ooOOOOo. I, too, am thankful I bought it during rebate time last year. That is quite a jump. :D


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Feb 17, 2011 16:57 |  #7

Glad I bought mine when the rebate was available, also didn't have to pay sales tax so I saved some more money :-)




  
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Feb 17, 2011 17:04 |  #8

But how much would you have saved if you did not buy any lens? This is a quote from my father, in my youth, when I tried to tell him about a deal I just got.


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Feb 17, 2011 17:28 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #9

I bought the 70-200 f/4 IS and kept $1000+ in the bank.


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pbelarge wrote in post #11859011 (external link)
I just looked at the new lens prices.
I bought the 70-200II about 6 weeks ago, and paid $311 less than the price it is now selling for.
I also looked at some of the other lenses I purchased this year, and have almost $900 more in the bank. I guess my timing was pretty good. :cool:

Hehehe... I guess that means I have $1200 more to spend. My wife will love that reasoning.:lol::lol:

Enjoy now. The new reabtes are coming in a few weeks and your $311 is going to shrink significantly :shock:




  
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Feb 17, 2011 19:23 |  #11

gasrocks wrote in post #11863496 (external link)
But how much would you have saved if you did not buy any lens? This is a quote from my father, in my youth, when I tried to tell him about a deal I just got.


The wife of an old boss I had would walk in and say "Oh Leonard, I saved you $700 today" or some other rediculous amount. After about a year of working for him I finally asked how she was saving him all this money. When I found out those were just the amount she saved with buying things on sale I almost died laughing...:lol:


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Feb 17, 2011 20:53 |  #12

Refresh Image wrote in post #11864272 (external link)
Enjoy now. The new reabtes are coming in a few weeks and your $311 is going to shring significantly :shock:

I heard that as well from somebody at Adorama.




  
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