« on: July 22, 2014, 05:00:17 PM »
Local camera shops here in Los Angeles were the same story as B&H, KEH, Adorama, etc.: they offered around $650 for something they'd clearly flip for $1100-1300, so that's out.
I've opted to give Fred Miranda a try. We'll see how it goes.
My only hangup was the call to describe my lens as a 9 or 9+. I believe it to be a perfectly clean lens other than scuffing on the hood, so I called it a 9+ but was sure to flag the hood scuffing. We'll see how I do!
I think that's reasonable - hood scuffing from bag transport is completely normal, and often described in listings for 9+ or 10 lenses. Just disclose and you should be fine.