Hi all, have you all notice that the 2nd hand market prices are somehow exorbitant especially at the Canon buy/sell equipment?
Hello, it's a SECONDHAND market, so it's a risk ppl take, and if without warranty, price should drop alot, not pegged to the current RRP of the camera (most common excuse is CAMERA IN MINT CONDITION PLEASE UNDERSTAND NO SCRATCH AT ALL). It's ridiculous considering that nobody knows how you've taken care of it or anything at all.
Tell you my most scandalous experience. 15 months old Canon 450D KIT (I believe it's not even the standard package that was bought 15 months ago; less items lor) going for $1000 as of today..... WHEN SHOPS OUTSIDE OFFERING BRAND NEW 450D KIT AT $1070!!!! Oh did I mentioned he said $1000 FINAL? !@_*$&!_$(&!_%^!#_$&!@$
However, you know what is worse? Somehow, there are buyers who are willing to offer ridiculously high price for the seller's 2nd goods! (ok, apparently, the sellers will say "Oh, I have an offer at (SELLER'S BNP-$20) alr. If you can offer me higher, we can deal tmr. that's how I came to a conclusion that the buyer's are willing to almost match the price, so whether or not the seller's cheating me, i give the benefit of doubt to him.)
So, if that's the case, my conclusion is buyer have not done their homework to know what is 2nd hand pricing or not. Just take a look at the automobile market or anything else (bar properties), you would never be able to match or get so close to RRP.
it's kinda disgusting isn't it?