Ideal Second/Third/Forth-Hand Price


mujirushi

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 12:24
Hi All!

I am buying into a Pentax system, but do not want to commit myself towards 'depreciations'... Hence this topic

How much would you think should normally be knocked off a used lens in excellent condition compare to the street (as new) price? Any sort of percentage you'd be looking to reduce?

List in my mind...
1) DA 21mm Ltd
2) DA 40mm Ltd
3) DA 70mm Ltd
4) DA 16-45mm F4

Just want to gather thoughts for reference

fatspider

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 12:41
I believe its usually about a third, if the item is absolute mint and boxed and fairly new then you may get up to 75% of its retail, this obviously depends on the demand for the item too, it could be as mint as the day it was bought but if no one wants one then you could be lucky to get half of what its worth.

I cant see you selling any of the above so how about I take them off your hands for £50 each
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thoughton

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 13:06
I'll offer you £60 each

PS I agree a good starting point for used sales is about 60-70% of the new price.
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 10/02/2011 - 13:06

mujirushi

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 13:08
How about you give me your money, and I go buy them

I do not have those lenses, but they are the ones I will be looking for. Got any links?
Still learning!

Zooms: DA12-24 | DA16-45 | DA*50-135 | DA55-300
Primes: FA31 | DFA100WR | M50F1.7
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thoughton

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 13:26
You don't often see the primes up for sale. Have you tried the usual suspects for second hand lenses? SRS, Ffordes, LCE, Mifsuds, etc.?
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr • Fluidr • PPG • Street • Portfolio site
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CoDa

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 13:40
Pentax secondhand here
Colin

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bretti_kivi

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 14:14
16-45 £200
21 the better part of £400
40 £300
70 £400

Thing is, though, that "normal" rules don't apply as the lenses are in demand.... yes, 70-80% is a good starting point, but just don't expect it.

Pentaxforums gives a good indication of real life pricing IMO. Ffordes, SRS, mifsuds all have decent second-hand sections and you may be able to find something there, but all these lenses are sought-after and will therefore disappear sharpish.

Bret
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my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.

bretti_kivi

Link Posted 10/02/2011 - 14:16
actually, ffordes have a set of 20-35s in.

New 329, and used ones at 249-269.

Bret
my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.
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