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so i was wondering if any of you have sold glass to keh since i would like to sell my 28-135 to help fund future purchases and i barely ever use it. the online quote said i would maybe get $117 for it which i dont think is very much since it is in like new condition and it retails for about $450. i am wondering if that even sounds reasonable or should to just try to sell on craigs list or on a forum although i dont do paypal and would prefer to get a check from a company or cash

also they have one on their site now that is like new and they are asking $300 for it :|
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You'd absolutely get more on a forum (even here!) or Craigslist. On Craigslist, I've seen them go for ~$200 real sale (listed crazy though, anywhere from $225-$275). Even POTN would probably get you about double that, and they have people that don't deal in Paypal, but they will want to contact you to work with and confirm who you are, that you're not a scammer, etc.

Long story short, if you're not hurting for cash, dont just sell it to KEH for the $117.
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post #3 of 12
You won't get nearly as much selling to KEH as compared to selling at POTN. I sold a 28-135 a couple of years ago for $260.
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post #4 of 12
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yea i have been referred to them to buy used but after seeing what they quote i doubt i will ever sell to them.

ill try to sell on potn but try to see if i can get a local sale. im sure there are quite a few that live in atlanta

i just have to wait to get my camera back from being calibrated to my 30 1.4 and then i can take photos of my lens and a test shot with it so people will hopefully show interest and buy it from me

its a great lens i just have no real use for it i would rather sell it and save for a 70-200 f4
Edited by Conspiracy - 7/18/11 at 1:34pm
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post #5 of 12
Heh, I'll take that lens for $117 any day.
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Unfortunately, a Paypal account is a necessary evil for a place like POTN. But it's worth it for sure. Everything I've ever posted to sell there always sold in just a few days and easily 75% and up of the retail price. Hard to beat.
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post #7 of 12
You can get around not using Paypal on POTN, but it usually requires using another service like Google checkout or Chase Quick Pay, and it's usually alot longer before you find someone interested if you do limit their payment abilities.. some people over there do only do cash/checks/money orders, and there's LOTS of risk in dealing with strangers in situations like that (which is what makes the small fee Paypal takes out of their transactions worth it, IMO).

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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Heh, I'll take that lens for $117 any day.
Tell me about it. I had someone on CL offering to trade a 100mm f/2.8 (non L) for a nice 28-135 which I had sold the week before... kicking myself a bit for that one (and the ad isnt there anymore, else I'd link it for you Con)
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post #8 of 12
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yea i would prefer cash once i can ill post on CL and potn and just wait and see if anyone in ATL wants to buy from me. im fairly patient

if it doesnt work after a while il broaden the sale
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Quote:
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Unfortunately, a Paypal account is a necessary evil for a place like POTN. But it's worth it for sure. Everything I've ever posted to sell there always sold in just a few days and easily 75% and up of the retail price. Hard to beat.
I've been trying to sell the same two lens for the last 3 months and no bites.

    
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fredmiranda is a good forum with buy&sell too
 
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