ART People on craiglist are idiots. mostly

Kirk Hinrich

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Sep 20, 2004
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Guy selling a "mint" nikkor 50 1.8 for 100

I offer him 75, saying that I could obtain a new one for about 100.

Comes back at me asking that I please not offer him "ridiculous lowball offers"


:ugh2:

my experience with Clist has been that 90% of the time, especially in my area, camera stuff is bought and sold by yuppies who decide to take up a DSLR as a hobby, and drop it soon after, then try to unload their shit and insane prices. I'm seeing guys asking 600 for D70 bodies, 650 for a 20D, 200 dollar kit lenses, etc.

I have had two positive experiences with craigslist, sold my 20D to a guy who I now borrow pocketwizards from, and my old canon thrifty 50 to a guy who I have gotten some freelance work from.
 

isaac86hatch

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Oct 3, 2005
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I love all the people that think because Rebels were ~1000 new that they are still worth around 7-800. Or people selling 28-135 ISs for ~400. lol @ people.
 
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Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich

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I love all the people that think because Rebels were ~1000 new that they are still worth around 7-800. Or people selling 28-135 ISs for ~400. lol @ people.
:werd: especially at the 28-135. I see that going all the time for like 500. We should have a POTN "fuck around with people on craiglist" thread. Find some asshole selling a rebel xt for 900 and flood him with insane offers.
 

isaac86hatch

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Oct 3, 2005
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Oregon
:werd: especially at the 28-135. I see that going all the time for like 500. We should have a POTN "fuck around with people on craiglist" thread. Find some asshole selling a rebel xt for 900 and flood him with insane offers.

haha :werd: I'm the asshole in my area that e-mails people and tells them that if they want to sell their gear they should price it more competitively and give them links.
 

Girth

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Jun 28, 2002
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I sold one of my Sigma lenses on craigslist, sold quick in less than 5 days because I wasn't trying to sell it for what I bought it for!!! :rofl:
 

Mighty_Zeus

I have a LOT of luck with CL in Alaska. 80% of my gear Lens/lighting, etc, comes from there for really cheap prices, like, criminal prices.

Picked up an 18-200 for $550 when they were going for about $750, it was brand new. I mean there was not even evidence on the mounting plate that it had been equipped to a camera.

That sucks though. I hope our scene does not change. It's mostly college kids that get the gear from....well, I don't ask where they get it from, and Pro's dumping still new stuff for newer.
 

rallysport

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Oct 11, 2003
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I saw a guy on fredmiranda trying to sell a D300 with 40,000 clicks for $1800 last week. (I bought mine new for $1650)
He even replied to his own thread to bump it up, and in his reply he was basically yelling at everyone for not buying it at such a low price. There was probably 3 or 4 other D300s on the same page with 10,000 clicks or less going for under $1500 lol
 

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