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    Question Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Mine Sigma 135-400 has been there for a long time, but nobody buy leh.
    What means can I do to sell it at a reasonable price? I guess I will sell my
    EF 28-135 IS in other place also.
    I need to raise $ for a 400mm F/5.6L or 300 F/4L IS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    Mine Sigma 135-400 has been there for a long time, but nobody buy leh.
    What means can I do to sell it at a reasonable price? I guess I will sell my
    EF 28-135 IS in other place also.
    I need to raise $ for a 400mm F/5.6L or 300 F/4L IS.
    go sell to 2nd hand shops lor...
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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    Mine Sigma 135-400 has been there for a long time, but nobody buy leh.
    What means can I do to sell it at a reasonable price? I guess I will sell my
    EF 28-135 IS in other place also.
    I need to raise $ for a 400mm F/5.6L or 300 F/4L IS.
    Means your asking price is too high

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    means u should giv it to me...im a garang guni...
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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    usual suspects like yahoo auctions, ebay, other local forums?

    There are many local forums with photographers in it they are mostly nature forums.
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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    Means your asking price is too high
    actually i agree with Klose... it means your item is priced too high or its not in demand at all. from experience, if you can't sell it here at your 'ideal' price, the 2nd hand shops will be much worse. you're better off lowering your price here than bring to the shops... that's always the last resort cos they will seriously 'chop' your price or refuse to take it at all.

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    Means your asking price is too high

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    Means your asking price is too high

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    You will be shocked by the prices that 2nd hand shops offer.. You're better off lowering your price here..

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    Mine Sigma 135-400 has been there for a long time, but nobody buy leh.
    What means can I do to sell it at a reasonable price? I guess I will sell my
    EF 28-135 IS in other place also.
    I need to raise $ for a 400mm F/5.6L or 300 F/4L IS.

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    Means your asking price is too high

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    Mine Sigma 135-400 has been there for a long time, but nobody buy leh.
    What means can I do to sell it at a reasonable price? I guess I will sell my
    EF 28-135 IS in other place also.
    I need to raise $ for a 400mm F/5.6L or 300 F/4L IS.
    get a quote from one of the shops and then post it with slight mark up lor

    i got bitten when i tried to sell off my sigma 28-70 ex too many years ago.

    certain brands/equipment don't have very high demand and suffer from really poor re-sale prices from brand new, even if they are as good as new!

    slash half price still cannot move. i sold it to a friend for a paltry nominal sum in the end sianz!

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    inf1d3l

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Buy what you need, if you plan to sell it, you won't be needing it. And if you had a need for it, you would have used it, and when you sell it, half the price will be just right, even for mint condition.

    My rant: in Clubsnap, buy price too low, sell price too high. I'll say, any second hand item should be about 30% to 70% of new price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yowch
    Buy what you need, if you plan to sell it, you won't be needing it. And if you had a need for it, you would have used it, and when you sell it, half the price will be just right, even for mint condition.

    My rant: in Clubsnap, buy price too low, sell price too high. I'll say, any second hand item should be about 30% to 70% of new price.

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    From my observation, only L lens grab resale values higher than 90%. Other
    3rd party stuff frequently have very low %.

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT
    From my observation, only L lens grab resale values higher than 90%. Other
    3rd party stuff frequently have very low %.
    I wonder where you made your strange observation.
    think you haven't been observing the right things.
    Close to brand new L lenses, yesh 90%. Let me point you to a case of a prominent CS member, who took close to 5 mths to sell a L lens at 80% (when he finally reduced his price), while the same lens was zipping in and out of other people's hands at 70% of the new price.
    I think it's because of your warped observation, you are setting warped prices maybe? Sad to point out some more, your lens is not exactly one of the most sought after focal lengths around too..

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    Default Re: Where do I sell lens if B&S doesn't work?

    Agree with Unseen, for "Hot" lenses you may get close to 80% of new price and that will depend also on condition. Some Lens are so hot that it will be sold in couple of minutes. I had a few occassion whereby I responded imediately via PM at the seller RP but still unable to get it.

    Then there are cases where the more "trusted" seller will sell their Gears faster. When I put up a WTB tread last month, it took almost 1 month to get a response because no-one was willing to let go of their Lense. finally there were 3 offers. I took the offer from a nice seller whom I had dealt with before.

    To get good response your track record must be good. I personally have avoided a few sellers no matter how good their offer is due to either no response, not good pricing etc. Even if you are not willing to accept an offer, please let the seller/buyer know. Best is with your reason. I always reject offers which do not meet my budget and I make it a point to let the seller know. sometimes, they may counter offer and give you a better price. Hard bargaining is not my style.

    For your info. the sigma 135-400 is not a really sought after lense so the resale value may not be that high. L lense have higher resale value because they are usually more popular.

    Maybe just be patient. There may be someone out there looking for it but had not come into CS or may be in but didnt look in B&S.

    Good luck to you.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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