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Second Hand Prices
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:12:35 AM »
Do some people have a un-realistic expectation of the second hand value of their stuff?

For example, the new price of an EF24-105f/4 LIS is anything from £750 to over £1k. Someone is trying to sell one for £700 with 9months warranty left. (He paid something like £850 for it!)

I must admit, I look at the gear I have and suspect I can get either the same or more for it now than I bought it for. (Well lenses anyway, not bodies!). Purely because I bought them before the massive price rise this time last year


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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 10:18:53 AM »
What the fact that even Jessops have them for £1850 new?  ;D
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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 11:15:12 AM »
I noticed Grays of Westministers have the Nikon 400mm F2.8 AIS lens for sale at £3,250 and I brought mine for £2,400. It also says that only 2,601 of these were ever made. It's nice to know that something you brought is worth more than what you paid for it.  ;D

Also noticed Mifsuds have a D3 for sale with 54,000 activations at £2,299 when Jacobs only offered me £1,000 for mine at 34,000 activations.  :o
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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010, 11:34:25 AM »
Talking of second hand prices.

I have a Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DG Macro (Canon fit) lens I want to sell.  I can't find the box for it, (typical, as I have all the boxes for my other stuff) Instruction leaflet is in the box too.  ???

I bought it with it along side my 30D body with kit lens, but as soon as the Bigma arrived I stopped using it.  I suppose it's taken less than 300 shots, has front and back caps, lens hood, and is in excellent condition.

I was going to put it up on ebay for about £100  would this be a fair price?  Believe it or not I've never sold anything on ebay before.  :-[
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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010, 11:54:40 AM »
Looking at completed listings they seem to go for between £60-£85. Selling on ebay can be a matter of luck as tio who's looking. With something like a 70-300 there are usually plenty about and that keeps the price down. With rarer or or more up market stuff you can often get more than you thought.

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2010, 12:02:29 PM »
Selling on ebay can be a matter of luck as tio who's looking.  With rarer or or more up market stuff you can often get more than you thought.

Yes, I'd go along with both these points. Of the fifteen or so camera related items that I've sold on ebay I've usually managed to claw back at least 90% of the initial purchase cost and with two items actually realised more than my initial outlay. Of these two, one was a camera bag (now discontinued) for which I realised almost double the amount for which I paid for it. So yes, very much down to luck and whose looking.
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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2010, 02:26:25 PM »
I noticed Grays of Westministers have the Nikon 400mm F2.8 AIS lens for sale at £3,250 and I brought mine for £2,400. It also says that only 2,601 of these were ever made. It's nice to know that something you brought is worth more than what you paid for it.  ;D

Also noticed Mifsuds have a D3 for sale with 54,000 activations at £2,299 when Jacobs only offered me £1,000 for mine at 34,000 activations.  :o

I don't doubt O.B. that your D3 would have ended up on Jacobs shelves in the 2000 range. While I do enjoy buy new stuff and also enjoy the reduction of quality used. That's buying, anytime I've sold or traded in stuff I've felt it'd been undervalued.
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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010, 04:32:34 PM »
I guess I am lucky being here in this respect, second hand prices are very good, new prices here are high and availability is awefull, I managed to sell my 400d (bought in uk) for a small profit in fact, my 40d I got what I paid for it (bought in hk), my sigma 10-20 turned a profit (also bought from hk) and my sigma 17-70 (bought in uk) again broke even :)

I have seen a bigma here for 400 euros second hand though, thinking about it seriously, at the moment I am waiting for the seller to give me some details about age, warranty remaining (I believe sigma give the EX series 3 years), condition and if boxed etc :)  if it is in mint condition I will find that hard to resist.

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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2010, 05:17:17 PM »
I noticed Grays of Westministers have the Nikon 400mm F2.8 AIS lens for sale at £3,250 and I brought mine for £2,400. It also says that only 2,601 of these were ever made. It's nice to know that something you brought is worth more than what you paid for it.  ;D

Also noticed Mifsuds have a D3 for sale with 54,000 activations at £2,299 when Jacobs only offered me £1,000 for mine at 34,000 activations.  :o

I don't doubt O.B. that your D3 would have ended up on Jacobs shelves in the 2000 range. While I do enjoy buy new stuff and also enjoy the reduction of quality used. That's buying, anytime I've sold or traded in stuff I've felt it'd been undervalued.

I know.  >:( I wanted to trade it in for a D3x and that's all they would offer, even asked if I had the box with all the stuff. So, in one fell swoop they would have made £3,000 off me in one go, and I brought it from them new!  :o

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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2010, 05:22:25 PM »

I have seen a bigma here for 400 euros second hand though, thinking about it seriously, at the moment I am waiting for the seller to give me some details about age, warranty remaining (I believe sigma give the EX series 3 years), condition and if boxed etc :)  if it is in mint condition I will find that hard to resist.

400 euros seems a bargain price. Wouldn't worry about warranty too much as they are well built.  :tup:

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Re: Second Hand Prices
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2010, 05:43:21 PM »
I can vouch for the durability and sturdiness of the Bigma.
Do not be overly concerned about the exterior cosmetics. The "special" black coating tends to let go in places. Mine looks very scruffy, but the optics and focussing are still as it was when new.

 

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