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    Default Where to buy used old Prime lenses

    I noticed from the previous thread that many of the guys here have a whole range of old used prime lenses, Super Takumar, Vivitar, SMC M, etc..

    Where and how you acquired those lenses other from B&S section? oversea or ebay? Is there any good local stores that have this lenses for sales? What to look out if I am interested to acquire one?

    Thanks

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    Some local stores have some old manual lenses, but their prices are just ridiculous. The best place is probably ebay.

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    Best is still to post a WTB ad on our buy and sell forum.

    I got all my lenses that way, including the oldies. Never done ebay or overseas, so not much help here.

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    ebay

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    Ebay, BnS, friends overseas
    Mainly BnS though, as I can inspect before buying.
    The pity of going BnS is that the with few Pentaxians here, the lenses are probably only circulating around

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Ebay, BnS, friends overseas
    Mainly BnS though, as I can inspect before buying.
    The pity of going BnS is that the with few Pentaxians here, the lenses are probably only circulating around
    Thanks, I share the same sentimental too, with so few Pentaxians will be too few to go around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Ebay, BnS, friends overseas
    Mainly BnS though, as I can inspect before buying.
    The pity of going BnS is that the with few Pentaxians here, the lenses are probably only circulating around
    Not really. Actually I have got gear from the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Spain, China, Australia, Malaysia and locally. It all depends on the individual... some like online buying, some don't trust online buying, some want to touch and see before paying, some buy when traveling, some got special connection, etc.

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    well, if any of you see a good offer on ebay uk (that isn't too expensive, please) , you can pm me and see if i can somehow bring it back for you, etc

    best is when i am due to fly back, or one of my friends that i can trust is due to fly back.

    probably only one more year of being able to do that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Not really. Actually I have got gear from the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Spain, China, Australia, Malaysia and locally. It all depends on the individual... some like online buying, some don't trust online buying, some want to touch and see before paying, some buy when traveling, some got special connection, etc.
    Then you are an "Importer"

    I wish I had one of those sniping software so that I need not wake up in the middle of the night to do ebay bidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Then you are an "Importer"

    I wish I had one of those sniping software so that I need not wake up in the middle of the night to do ebay bidding
    auction snipers are free , most of the time..

    link

    this one is paid..

    link

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    ebay or me . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    well, if any of you see a good offer on ebay uk (that isn't too expensive, please) , you can pm me and see if i can somehow bring it back for you, etc

    best is when i am due to fly back, or one of my friends that i can trust is due to fly back.

    probably only one more year of being able to do that though.
    Wow... thanks very much for the nice offer

    are you working or studying in UK ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxme View Post
    Wow... thanks very much for the nice offer

    are you working or studying in UK ??
    studying.

    i'm back in singapore, should be back next year in the march period, so feb/mar period you can start browsing ebay if you like. or earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    studying.

    i'm back in singapore, should be back next year in the march period, so feb/mar period you can start browsing ebay if you like. or earlier.
    Thanks again, will remember and try to hold out till next year. But when you are intoxicated it is really hard to hold up till next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    auction snipers are free , most of the time..

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    this one is paid..

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    Thanks man!

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