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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:30:23 AM »
I don't think you can move region, only remove and repost on CL, right?

No, you cannot move a post.  But why remove?  Just post on more than one board.  Normally, the buyer travels to the seller, but if you post in a board that's a distance from you, be prepared for some push back from a buyer on travel, which is reasonable.  Someone from New Hampshire posted an ad on the Boston board, and agreed to drive down to Boston (where I am) to make the sale.

I live 4 miles from the border of the other region :)  I ended up removing/readding two as a trial.  Their site said don't post in multiple regions, so I figured I'd play by the rules :D

I haven't had any more nibbles, so I'm going to probably switch strategies and put up firm prices instead of 'what everyone asks for' and wait for them to try and negotiate.

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I always read the "customer" review on Amazon.com.
 
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-200-500mm-Ultra-Telephoto-Canon-Cameras/dp/B0013D8VDQ/ref=sr_1_14
 
For example:
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I actually do most of my Florida and Georgia area outdoor wedding and landscape shoots from my rooftop now. The IQ is tack-sharp even wide open at 1000mm (w/ 2x converter, obviously) The issue I had, was when the FBI and Homeland security showed up at my house. I was shooting a wedding in downtown Orlando, which is only about 30 miles away, from my roof. The house was surrounded and guns drawn on me. You see, I live near enough to a major airport that the neighbors mistook it's green color and imposing size as some sort of ground to air missile launcher.



You get that a lot.  Look at common items like Milk.  One or two of the ones on the bible were clever, most aren't though.

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:22:13 AM »
I got a slight nibble on one thing :)

I think my problem is I need to post on a more active board that's a bordering region (sorta dumb because I'm 1mi from the other region).

I don't think you can move region, only remove and repost on CL, right?

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my casio Z50 does as good....

... not if the statue is moving really fast and in unpredictable ways, that's when the fast af of the non-IS lens and the stellar tracking capabilities of the body can show what they can do :-> ... no, really, I'm just envious, if the op has fun with that gear it's absolutely fine by be.

I'm guessing you're living in Narnia if the statues move really fast and unpredictably?  ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
« on: October 09, 2012, 03:38:24 PM »
Seriously, you FPed this? You're killing my wallet!  :P

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: $2899.00 5DIII - Beach Camera on eBay
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:40:23 PM »
This is a good price, but not a great one. 

Don't forget that NewEgg is an authorized dealer and you get the crazy coupons in November.  Adorama & B&H also start in on the bundled lens deals during that time too . . . so who knows what you can snag.

I saw this and considered it, but honestly, I have to sell less stuff (or rather, have to wait less for a better price on my stuff) if I wait ;)

Again, this is still a good price though.

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: October 04, 2012, 11:30:24 AM »
Check market value and make sure you're not expected too much for what you're selling.  Also, indicate in your ad that you will not be responding to lowball offers.

I tried to kill two birds with one stone here:
Listed at what basically people were asking for used (high IMO)
Only going to respond to people with reasonable ballpark offers (e.g. where a 'meet in the middle' price is something I'm comfortable with)

I think it may be the region I selected; there's another nearby that's probably more popular, but I wanted to give a realistic expectation as to location.

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:16:10 AM »
I find try to find a direct family member that will appreciate it for free.

I used to do that (TVs, Computers, Cameras) and everyone would get a free upgrade :)

Married now, have to recoup the funds before I'm allowed to buy a Mk3  ::)

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:55:22 AM »
So, I'm at almost a week of having stuff up (CL), and I refreshed it once.  I got one reply, which I took as phishing (asked if I was sure about condition of item and there were SEVERAL clear pictures and if it was still available just after posting) so I let it go without a response.

Today I got two identical messages from a similarly named guy/email at gmail but it said that the e-mail only traced back to CL's server.

Since I asked for a phone number in the first response, and these don't appear to be written in clear English; is it better to give a pass on these?

Is there a way to respond (didn't see one) with a hidden address like Ebay does?

Thanks folks.

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Saw that yesterday; the rub was that you'd need an aftermarket warranty since Canon determines whether it's valid and not the seller.  Also, $850 for the lens is REALLY optimistic.

I'm surprised with CL listings I put up almost a week ago, not even a single low-baller e-mailed me  ;D  Got one scam though, so at least it's working.

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Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: September 28, 2012, 10:31:34 AM »
Hrm; dream vs plan?

Dream:
200mm f/2L IS
300mm f/2.8L IS II
TS-E 17mm f/4L

I can't really justify anything you have to carry like a bazooka :D

I'm currently dreaming about that new Tamron, but, as they say "IT MUST BE MINE" :)

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One Dollar, Bob!

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Lenses / Re: No compact 'standard' L zoom?
« on: September 27, 2012, 01:55:26 PM »
Are we talking about price or size here? 

I can think of 4 EF-S lenses are are 'almost, but not quite L' . . . but they're priced that way too. 

For pricing, as a lot of people here mention, it's partially WHEN something was built. 

If you're talking price, you get what you pay for . . . I mean when you pay to have a zoom (vs a prime) then at the same price, the primes tend to be better built.

Notice how so many people just fell in love with the 40?

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:49:47 PM »
This thread's re-inspired me to get off my duff and get the writeups done tonight.

For one or two items, I've decided to state the price is firm (because I'm not really certain I want to sell them).  On others that I have decided to be a little flexible on, is it enough to not state it's firm?

Is it even worth mentioning not to lowball, or just outright ignore the responses?
People are gonna low-ball you no matter what you put in your listing, just ignore them. But, coming off harsh might actually scare a real buyer away.

All I do is list the condition, reason why I'm selling, and then state the price and that the deal is cash only, local pickup. If you decide to be flexible on price, wait a few days, then add that to the description when you renew the listing. No reason to encourage lowball offers from the start.
That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the input.

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Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:39:05 PM »
This thread's re-inspired me to get off my duff and get the writeups done tonight.

For one or two items, I've decided to state the price is firm (because I'm not really certain I want to sell them).  On others that I have decided to be a little flexible on, is it enough to not state it's firm?

Is it even worth mentioning not to lowball, or just outright ignore the responses?

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