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    Where to sell your lenses?

    Anyone have suggestions on where I'd have luck selling a lens? I'm trying to get rid of my 70-300L without taking too much of a loss--I paid $1,250 for it and wouldn't take less than $1,100. I tried eBay with Best Offers but the offers I'm getting are between $950-1050.

    Thanks!

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    Did you mean 70-200? I would try craiglist

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    $50 doesn't seem like such a bad hit if you're asking 1100 and getting an offer for 1050...just sayin'
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    I would try using KEH.COM, Amazon, and Craigslist. I always sell via ebay. I will keep re-listing and item until it sells. Eventually someone will pick it up. Craigslist is full of scammers and people trying to lowball you on offers.
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    The problem with ebay is they make you use paypal, and they are a bunch of scammers as well. I tried getting something off ebay recently and my purchase was denied, saying I had to be 'verified'. By the time I figured out what that meant and what I had to do, I lost the D300s I was trying to buy. I submitted a complaint saying that after having spent 5 grand through them, they should know me by now and I shouldn't be forced to link my bank account to some service, which leaves it open to the next time paypal gets hacked(because it will). They basically said 'tough titties', and I basically said 'goodbye then' and erased my paypal account. I don't want to have to get their credit card either, which was the only other option around this. What a bunch of nonsense, they already had my credit card info

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    Quote Originally Posted by threeholerglory View Post
    $50 doesn't seem like such a bad hit if you're asking 1100 and getting an offer for 1050...just sayin'
    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Not sure how fair they are but did you try BH Camera in NYC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunker View Post
    Not sure how fair they are but did you try BH Camera in NYC?
    As much as I love them they are very proficient at lowballing their offers on used gear

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. I'm going to start checking out these sites and figure out which is the best to use.

    I still haven't had luck on eBay. I had a guy keep pestering me to sell it for $850. Really?

    I think I'm going to be better off trying one of these other sites. It would be nice to save some money but not being subjected to eBay fees!

    Gene, I did try B&H but they offered $716.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    As much as I love them they are very proficient at lowballing their offers on used gear
    Of course because they are the middle man and have to resell at profit. Ebay people, ebay.
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    Relisted it for the third time, only offer I got was $950. Hoping I can get rid of it by August...

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    Relisted it at $1,199 and just sold it for $1,100. 70-200, here I come! :D

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    Wow, you got your price didn't you

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