So I just got this lens from Keh.com and it came with the caps and the hood (with the usual moderate scuffs) and the pouch which looks good.
The lens itself is physically scratch/dent-free and the glass is clean (as far as what I've seen so far). The thing is that the rubber grips look and feel dried out although the rings themselves move smoothly, if a tad too easily.
This is the slightly cleaner side of the rings, but should give you an idea of what I'm talking about anyway.
Now the new one is in the range of $675-700 and I've paid $600 for this one.
The date code on this lens is UR1003 which if I'm reading correctly, is 10/2003. Do you guys think this is a reasonable price for a 9 year old lens or should I just pony up and buy a new one?
I have taken some photos but will only be able to upload them later this evening. Can't comment on it's optical quality just yet.