Hogloff wrote in post #16525458
It was classified as "new other". Op described it as basically flawless. Obviously the lens was mounted onto a camera
...but most likely was never used in the field. No indication it was used so I don't understand your tirade. The seller never called it New.
Also I never seen where the seller said he hung onto the lens for 14 years. He could of purchased the lens recently from a store where high dollar items don't move very fast. You seem to jump to a lot of conclusions without fact.
My 'tirade' is more frustration with people that don't comprehend. (Not pointing at anyone in specific). By ebay's listing policies, the lens falls into the 'USED' category. Even you're own statement (in bold in my quote), which is an assumption, would disqualify it from being listed as New or New Other. A floor model is never used 'in the field', but it must be listed as used according to ebay.
I don't understand why this is so difficult for people to understand. I'm not debating whether or not the buyer got a great lens (he did), but it is not a New or New Other lens, by definition. Yes, it's nit-picking, but it is what it is. I have sold so many older lenses that were still in the box, looked like they were never touched, but they are Used lenses. Would KEH/Adorama/B&H or any reputable camera store ever list one of their used or even floor model lenses as New, no matter how good it looked? No. And neither should a private party. That's the only issue I have in this game.