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Would you have pounced on this (past) Ebay auction?

 
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Oct 10, 2011 17:55 |  #1

http://www.ebay.com …m1438.l2649#ht_​658wt_1016 (external link)

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I didn't mainly because the 24-70 looks dirty and I didn't want to end up with a bag of gear that has been dragged through a dust bath. But it was tempting.


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Oct 10, 2011 20:02 |  #2

It was not a 24-70. It was a 24-105


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Oct 10, 2011 23:01 |  #3

Right. This is why I don't pounce, I need somebody to proofread :D


My imagine composition sucks. I need a heavier lens.

  
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Oct 11, 2011 01:13 |  #4
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yes i would have.

i would have sold the 5dc for 950, 24-105 fpr 900, 50 1.4 for 300. and that is being conservative.

its a quick $250-300 in resale.


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Oct 11, 2011 06:30 |  #5

nope - the picture is not very clear. you dont know what the condition is.


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Oct 11, 2011 06:37 |  #6

Although I have no problems buying stuff off ebay, I would rather buy expensive camera equipment from a better source. Not a bad deal but a little risky..


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Oct 11, 2011 11:13 |  #7

No way, I won't touch anything that can break on Ebay.




  
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Oct 11, 2011 12:20 |  #8

stayhumble wrote in post #13233238 (external link)
yes i would have.

i would have sold the 5dc for 950, 24-105 fpr 900, 50 1.4 for 300. and that is being conservative.

its a quick $250-300 in resale.

I don't think your prices are conservative. After you factor in shipping and payment fees your profit would be more in the $100 range which makes it a lot less attractive for the risk.


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Oct 11, 2011 14:45 |  #9

stayhumble wrote in post #13233238 (external link)
yes i would have.

i would have sold the 5dc for 950, 24-105 fpr 900, 50 1.4 for 300. and that is being conservative.

its a quick $250-300 in resale.

I'm curious how you would handle this flip? Would you sell it on here or FM or similar, or back on ebay?


  
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Oct 11, 2011 16:59 |  #10

stayhumble wrote in post #13233238 (external link)
yes i would have.

i would have sold the 5dc for 950, 24-105 fpr 900, 50 1.4 for 300. and that is being conservative.

its a quick $250-300 in resale.

Great! Now I know who to avoid when buying gear from here.. lol.. j/k ;)




  
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Oct 12, 2011 12:31 |  #11

cyrus880 wrote in post #13236579 (external link)
Great! Now I know who to avoid when buying gear from here.. lol.. j/k ;)

You may be kidding, but I think you raise a relevant point. I get the sense that more and more people are flipping gear. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it means that as buyers it is maybe even more important than ever to ask for the history of the item. It is too easy to assume that someone is selling a lens that they have lovingly cared for over the years, when you might be getting an ebay bargain that someone with good rep here is trying to make a quick buck on.

As always, caveat emptor!


  
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Oct 12, 2011 20:22 |  #12

Yep, I always ask for the history of the gear. Kind of like Carfax. Maybe we need GearFax. Hmmm...I see a potential revenue stream.


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