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RT ­ McAllister
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Jan 09, 2010 17:25 |  #1

I dropped my 85/1.8, chipped the glass and was looking for another.

I just have to say the resale price of these things used is ridiculous. In the classified forum they are going for $365 which is basically the cost of a new one with a full warranty. The thing I find odd is people are buying them. Ebay's the same way.

Is saving $15 on a used, out of warranty item that important to ya'll?




  
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Jan 09, 2010 17:26 |  #2

Glass holds its value very well. Used prices are usually 10 to 20% cheaper than new. For some folks it's not worth it. For others, it's a great deal. When you're talking 20% off of $2,000, that $400 makes a big difference.


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Jan 09, 2010 17:27 |  #3

Those are asking prices, not necessarily buying prices. I have saved a lot on certain lenses off of regular market price. I find Canon stuff holds it's value better than third party lenses so I ususally buy new if I am getting a Canon lens just for the warranty.


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Jan 09, 2010 17:37 |  #4

bing is currently at 8%. I bought all my gear BNIB on ebay from authorized canon resellers when bing was at 20%........ I've seen bing as high as 35%........

If you know what you're doing, you can buy BNIB with full warranty for LESS than what people are trying to sell USED for on this forum...... I have not seen a SINGLE item in the classified section of this forum that I would consider a good deal.....


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Jan 09, 2010 17:38 |  #5

TaDa wrote in post #9360482 (external link)
When you're talking 20% off of $2,000, that $400 makes a big difference.

I guess I'm different because on a high ticket item I'd rather have the warranty and all the "protection perks" associated when buying something this pricey.

You can survive a cheaper item if things go south though.




  
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Jan 09, 2010 17:42 |  #6

TaDa wrote in post #9360482 (external link)
Glass holds its value very well. Used prices are usually 10 to 20% cheaper than new. For some folks it's not worth it. For others, it's a great deal. When you're talking 20% off of $2,000, that $400 makes a big difference.

has no one on this forum heard of bing???


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Jan 09, 2010 17:42 as a reply to  @ RT McAllister's post |  #7

linh811 wrote in post #9360540 (external link)
bing is currently at 8%. I bought all my gear BNIB on ebay from authorized canon resellers when bing was at 20%........ I've seen bing as high as 35%........

If you know what you're doing, you can buy BNIB with full warranty for LESS than what people are trying to sell USED for on this forum...... I have not seen a SINGLE item in the classified section of this forum that I would consider a good deal.....

I have never seen bing that high!!!

I buy new too:p


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Jan 09, 2010 17:45 |  #8

Absolutely Fabulous wrote in post #9360567 (external link)
I have never seen bing that high!!!

I buy new too:p

get yourself on one of those websites that automatically email you when bing gets above a certain percentage (mine is set at 15%). Email gets pushed to my Blackberry and I buy everything I'm 'watching.' I had an absolute FIELD DAY when bing was at 35%. About 4 weeks ago it was at 20%..... It's usually only that high for a day, sometimes only a few hours, you have to jump on it ASAP.


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Jan 09, 2010 17:46 |  #9

RT McAllister wrote in post #9360546 (external link)
I guess I'm different because on a high ticket item I'd rather have the warranty and all the "protection perks" associated when buying something this pricey.


Me, too. When i was looking for a 100-400L i spent a lot of time looking at used ones. At that time, new from most places was about $1300. The best used price I could find was $1200 from a guy who got VERY angry when I suggested maybe his "no returns, no warranty" policy wasn't worth saving the $100. Seriously, he acted like I was trying to steal his baby. No thanks, even for $200 I would rather get a new one where I can return it if its a lemon and have a warranty if I need some adjustments from Canon.

But if you're REALLY on a budget and really trust random people on the internet (ebay? craig's list??) ... i guess used is one way to go.




  
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Jan 09, 2010 17:47 |  #10

linh811 wrote in post #9360584 (external link)
get yourself on one of those websites that automatically email you when bing gets above a certain percentage (mine is set at 15%). Email gets pushed to my Blackberry and I buy everything I'm 'watching.' I had an absolute FIELD DAY when bing was at 35%. About 4 weeks ago it was at 20%..... It's usually only that high for a day, sometimes only a few hours, you have to jump on it ASAP.

35% OMG!!!

Which website do you use? I've never used bing before. I'm a bing virgin :oops:


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Jan 09, 2010 17:48 |  #11

MCB wrote in post #9360591 (external link)
But if you're REALLY on a budget and really trust random people on the internet (ebay? craig's list??) ... i guess used is one way to go.

even if it's a mate, what do you do when it's lost in the post or broken or their ideas of EUC is different to your? IDK sometimes selling stuff to even people you know doesn't work out so good :rolleyes:


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Jan 09, 2010 17:52 |  #12

Absolutely Fabulous wrote in post #9360599 (external link)
35% OMG!!!

Which website do you use? I've never used bing before. I'm a bing virgin :oops:

google 'bing cashback,' and you'll get all the information you need :). In today's digital age, it boggles the mind that people don't use bing (before it was called 'Live'), or ebates.....

bing deposits money into my paypal account within MINUTES. I guess Microsoft is trying to buy their way into the internet, trying to battle google.

I can buy almost ANY camera product, BNIB, from an authorized canon retailer for LESS than most people are trying to sell used for on this forum.


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Jan 09, 2010 18:18 |  #13

linh811 wrote in post #9360624 (external link)
google 'bing cashback,' and you'll get all the information you need :). In today's digital age, it boggles the mind that people don't use bing (before it was called 'Live'), or ebates.....

bing deposits money into my paypal account within MINUTES. I guess Microsoft is trying to buy their way into the internet, trying to battle google.

I can buy almost ANY camera product, BNIB, from an authorized canon retailer for LESS than most people are trying to sell used for on this forum.

now I guess I need to look that up cause that sounds awesome! 35% is amazing!!!


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Jan 09, 2010 18:47 |  #14

MCB wrote in post #9360591 (external link)
No thanks, even for $200 I would rather get a new one where I can return it if its a lemon and have a warranty if I need some adjustments from Canon.

There's a such thing as a lemon lens?


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Jan 09, 2010 20:52 |  #15

KRUSH wrote in post #9360924 (external link)
There's a such thing as a lemon lens?

of course! I have had 2 LOL

Although the first was def worse, a sharp lens but had contact issues, was usable


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