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Feb 22, 2012 16:43 |  #16

kcrossley wrote in post #13945875 (external link)
If I can purchase a lens off of amazon.com for $200, what is a good CL price for the same lens?

If it's in good condition, $125-$150 probably.


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Feb 22, 2012 16:44 |  #17

For that price I would probably order it online. The lowest I ever saw it on CL locally was $180.




  
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Feb 22, 2012 16:46 |  #18

bring a flashlight, you can use it to inspect the internals. in addition to the camera, bring a laptop to view the photos. shoot some wide open and then stop it down and shoot some - look at them on your laptop. CL is a good place to find stuff. See if the seller has boxes, manuals, etc. and has some idea of what he/she is selling (lots of stolen goods land on CL).

Is it new on Amazon for $200? Used is dependent on condition, assuming it's very good maybe $150 or less.




  
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Feb 22, 2012 16:49 |  #19

I bought a camera and two lenses from craigslist as well as a Canon 9500 printer. All were positive experiences and exceptional deals. I will not buy from anyone who will not provide a phone number and address - I provide them mine. I try to google the number to see the info matches. You can tell a lot about a person over the phone. I am willing to drive an hour or so rather than have stuff shipped. When I went to get the lenses I took a laptop, shot some stuff, put the SD card into the laptop and checked the photos. On eBay you are buying sight unseen and a lot off camera equipment says "returns not accepted". If you pay with Paypay you have some protection, but it takes forever to work out a claim. I like cash transactions and face to face. I would rather spend more for new stuff from a reputable online dealer than send my money to an email address and end up with someone elses junk.


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Feb 22, 2012 16:51 |  #20

Yes, it's $200 new. Actually ships from Beach Camera with free shipping. I checked my local Best Buy and they have the same lens for $299 plus tax, and that's supposedly a sale price. I can't for the life of me figure out why BB would think a consumer would be willing to pay 33% more for the same product.


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Feb 22, 2012 16:54 |  #21

kcrossley wrote in post #13945940 (external link)
Yes, it's $200 new. Actually ships from Beach Camera with free shipping. I checked my local Best Buy and they have the same lens for $299 plus tax, and that's supposedly a sale price. I can't for the life of me figure out why BB would think a consumer would be willing to pay 33% more for the same product.

BB relies on grabbing the uninformed consumer. They are competitive on just enough things to draw people in the store, and capture those who need immediate gratification. They screw you on accessories. They also know in many markets they are the only local option. It all adds up to being a bad deal.




  
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Feb 22, 2012 16:59 |  #22

Yeah, my kids get slammed by those guys all of the time.

For them it's instant gratification combined with a very liberal extended warranty policy, which to me just encourages neglect. One of my sons bought an expensive set of car speakers. He ended up blowing them out because he plays the thing so loud it rattles the car. Because it was under warranty, BB gave him a brand new set. No questions asked.

Sure he was happy, but the bigger question is what does that teach our young adults? I've spent decades trying to figure out why most kids have no regard for property, regardless if it's purchased by them or you.


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Feb 22, 2012 17:49 |  #23

You do get to see the product. Last month I got a screaming deal on a brand new never opened Sekonic light meter, sells for over $600 new, but I got it for $350. All ya gotta do is be patient for the screamer. Don't forget to haggle before you even go to check it out. Like send an EMail that ask if they will entertain an offer of $XXXX. Maybe they bite, maybe they don't.




  
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Feb 22, 2012 18:02 |  #24

CL is fine, just use common sense. Meet in public place, bring a friend, etc. Bought my camera and two L lenses off CL, not a problem yet.

Read this article on how they test lenses:
http://www.canonrumors​.com …icles/how-to-test-a-lens/ (external link)
Obviously you can't do everything described, so just cherry pick.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:10 |  #25

Some people bring their laptops when testing lenses bought off CL.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:46 as a reply to  @ cheezz's post |  #26

I've had great success in both buying and selling on CL. Just be careful and like everything else in life communication is the key.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:56 as a reply to  @ 2cruise's post |  #27

I picked up a 5D for $600 even about a year ago when they sold for $1000-$1200 regularly. The same fellow was selling a Canon 28-70 f2.8 in tip top shape for $300... Dude was old and had all the boxes, chargers etc so I figured he just didn't want to haggle and wanted to get rid of his stuff. Best deal ever.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:49 |  #28

I've had great success on CL. I've actually purchased all of my gear off of there and have gotten great deals each time. You just have to be patient and look for the right deal. As others have said, meet in person, check out the gear, etc.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:54 |  #29

I've done some buying, I've done some selling, everyone's happy at the end of the day.


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Feb 22, 2012 23:01 |  #30

My local Craigslist likes to overprice items... so I don't bother, unless once in a while someone is willing to sell something for a reasonable price.
I've bought 2 lenses from Craigslist before and those both went well. I tested them before buying. If you really want to get into it, even bring a laptop to pop up the pictures right after taking them to ensure that the lens is in good shape.


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