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Trying to sell a 17-55mm 2.8 lens ????

 
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Oct 17, 2012 16:06 |  #16

KnightRT wrote in post #15135095 (external link)
That may be what they list for, but they certainly don't go for that unless there's a supply constraint or similar external factor.

I'm always shocked to see used gear priced above refurbs, or stuff from CLP, but it often is.


  
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Oct 17, 2012 16:09 |  #17

Je5ter wrote in post #15134826 (external link)
Whats the deal with these lens' I've been trying to sell mine for nearly a month and a half now on kijiji and have been having zero luck?? Is the re-sale on these lens' really that bad? I have it up for $800 dollars and the thing is in mint conditon only 6 months old.. Uggg so annoying I want to put the money from that toward the 100mm Macro L lens!


Henry's is $1150 plus tax so your price seems fair to me.

I bet you could move it fast here, but maybe the Calgary market is just that much smaller.




  
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Oct 17, 2012 16:12 |  #18

Things seem kinda slow in the used section lately. I tried to sell lenses that usually move pretty quick but only had a handful of inquiries. Seems the only way to sell them is if I'm willing to ship to Canada and eat the costs. May just be a cyclical thing...


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Oct 17, 2012 16:14 |  #19

you can give fredmiranda a shot, pretty good selling stuff there


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Oct 17, 2012 16:43 |  #20

KnightRT wrote in post #15135095 (external link)
That may be what they list for, but they certainly don't go for that unless there's a supply constraint or similar external factor.

Ok :-)

I bought and flipped two 35L's just weeks apart last month while rebates were still good for $1200 each - with rebates they were $1300 new... I'm not always the best with math but... yeah

This was on CL here in OC


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Oct 17, 2012 16:55 |  #21

Let's compare your anecdotes with two months of EBay data. Price range is $975 to $1200, with the average around $1075. New is $1450, accounting for California's sales tax. That's 74%. Even if you persuaded someone to give you $1200, that's still just 83%.




  
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Oct 17, 2012 17:12 |  #22

dfbovey wrote in post #15135141 (external link)
Things seem kinda slow in the used section lately. I tried to sell lenses that usually move pretty quick but only had a handful of inquiries. Seems the only way to sell them is if I'm willing to ship to Canada and eat the costs. May just be a cyclical thing...

I have noticed the same thing, and I live near a fairly large city. I like to buy used L lenses, try them out for a while, and resell them for what I paid or a little more. But for the last year or so, I haven't been able to do that. It takes way longer to sell them now. I get pretty much no interest at all on non L lenses.


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Oct 17, 2012 18:17 as a reply to  @ jeffreynmandy's post |  #23

I think what's been affecting the used lens market is the recent Canon instant rebates on new lenses and 20% discounts on select refurb lenses. Why buy used, when you can get a refurbed 17-55 f/2.8 for $754, or new for $899-$989. The 100 f/2.8L macro for was going for $671, and $1049 new. -rick


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Oct 17, 2012 18:24 as a reply to  @ alazgr8's post |  #24

I'll try to find the 100L macro. If it's on sale, Its probably out of stock.


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Oct 17, 2012 18:26 |  #25

KnightRT wrote in post #15134853 (external link)
EBay completed listings show a range from $635 to $775, with most clustering around $725. Canon sells refurbished copies with a 90-day warranty for $750 every few weeks. Your lens is overpriced.

it's actually $950 from canon refurbished...but yeah a couple weeks back for a weekend they were selling it at $750 with the 20% off promotion...

but the bottom line is, if your lens isn't selling you're valuing it to high...and yes $800 is too high for a 17-55IS...


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Oct 17, 2012 18:27 |  #26

I just finished selling my 2 year old 17-55 F2.8 in the Orlando market area (very active photography market) for $750. The lens was in excellent condition, almost like new. I started it at $830. No hits, a few lowball offers in the 7's. Then I lowered to $800. A few hits, nothing panned out though. After another 2 months or so I lowered it to $780. I got offers for $650, $700 and took neither, then just this week I got an offer for $750 which I accepted.

They have been ranging from $600-$750 depending on the condition on Ebay.

I have a theory. I think Full Frame cameras becoming cheaper are starting to impact the crop sensor market, and EF-S lens are going to become less desirable very quickly. The 5DII dropping so much in price recently certainly has something to do with it. Those things are always being posted and sold in my market. It's part of why I sold the lens in the first place, I simply don't use my Rebel much after getting the 5Diii and couldn't justify keeping any EF-S lenses.


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Oct 17, 2012 19:03 |  #27

KnightRT wrote in post #15135309 (external link)
Let's compare your anecdotes with two months of EBay data. Price range is $975 to $1200, with the average around $1075. New is $1450, accounting for California's sales tax. That's 74%. Even if you persuaded someone to give you $1200, that's still just 83%.

That's cool man... I don't need ebay data, I had the cash in my hand... anyway no need to argue I'm not judging it off a price + tax since so many people (such as myself) order off Amazon, Adorama or B&H and wouldn't be paying that additional amount. But its still crazy anyone would pay 83% or whatever you said, of the new price for no warranty :-) Not to say I haven't done the same thing a time or two when I felt necessary...

I find it funny you come across skeptical that one could "persuade" someone to pay x amount for an L lens... they pretty much sell themselves...


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Oct 17, 2012 19:21 |  #28

The Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 OS is going for around $700 new $619 with the sale , so why pay more for a used lens of the same type ?


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Oct 17, 2012 20:20 as a reply to  @ CountryBoy's post |  #29

We're also gearing up for Christmas, and less people can afford an $800 toy, this time of the year.


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Oct 17, 2012 21:26 |  #30

I thought California residents paid tax on online purchases. I guess that hasn't been implemented yet.




  
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