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      04-15-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by panicos81 View Post
lol its not made of gold, just the prices in the US are too low. a camera worth 500 usd in the US is 500 euros in europe. now multiply with 1.32 and you see what we paid.. we will never nell anything used in the US because of our taxes here..
Not trying to criticize you, in particular, panicos. I understand that it rarely makes sense for overseas sellers to market their gear to US buyers. My comment was directed more at US sellers who have developed unrealistic expectations of the value of their used camera equipment.

The "80% of retail rule" that used to only be found on boutique high end Buy and Sell web sites like FredMiranda.com eventually spread like a bad skin rash to the more general e-commerce sites like Craigslist and Ebay. Since sales and deals on refurbished equipment show up periodically the patient buyer in the US can usually do about as well on new gear (with a warranty) as they could paying an overinflated price on used gear.

Last edited by vachss; 04-15-2012 at 09:47 PM.