Sorry guys to share my thoughts abt local 2nd hand marker here in general.
I am not local, ok.lah, but been here enough long to understand "local" thinking.
Selling the 2nd hand equipments, most og the ppl (not only locals) expect foolish prices for their equipments with the minimum lose of course. Understand that. Myself been enquiring some top end products and just want to share this with you guys who is entering to the market.
I just get pissed of about the pricing when look at the prices ppl asking and willing to really pay. Let say, if your equipment is out of warranty and it is mint condition, would you be ready to pay for the almost the price of new? I am not asking to pay for the e.g. Canon retail price, but the price what recognized shops are offering? I doubt so, doesn't really make a difference if warranty is over and you take it from the Gray shop without warranty. What would you choose? 2nd hand, Used or new without warranty??? Be realistic, god shake!
I think 60-70% is reasonable to pay for the 2nd hand out of warranty, but some of you guys are ready to pay for the 100% of the grey one price!!! Farkin stupid I would say...
I know some good pieces goes for the higher price, but still....when nego with some 2nd sellers, 10SGD REALLY matters!!!
Dealing with the some "locals" really annoying me and just want it to point out. No offence for all. There are still good ppl around, but some of the ppl should really wake up!!
Of course stupid is not the person who asked, is the person willing to pay, but still.
I prefer local community, local shops, etc, but really 2nd hand is 2nd hand.
Same is for all other consumers.
My point, look at the price lists, what all others really keep updating, appreciate that very much to get indication abt the price levels, as sometimes, there will be Ang Mo extra on top of that!!!. Even locals, should really think is it worht to pay 85% for the 2nd, no warranty???
And let say safe some extra 50$$$??? Worht?? Hmmm, Well I know pretty well all excuses, have mortage, have car loans for the next 10 years, but still consider, does it really make a difference to buy a lenses or other photog. consumers, or any other 2nd hand items??
After been nego with some ppl I have desided to go for the new unless it is really a good deal, if needed I farkin safe somewhere else...
So pissed of when ppl say, 200SGD is still less than the new U would pay...meaning abt 10% cheaper price without warranty etc... I would say STUPID!
Sorry for my crying here, I safe that 200 for somewhere else...maybe putting little less petrol for my 100kSGD car...
I like cheap charlies, shopping around, and really make efforts on that, except that virus been infected to the all shops in the SIM Lim exmaple.
I rather to pay little more extra for the good service and int warranty than changing my chicken rice meals for the instant noodles.
Just my 2cent