Mint and super rare Pentax lens collection - some advise please


cabstar

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 00:47
Good luck with the sales.

As for the removing bids, or not allowing bids, once the item has less than 24 hours to go and has bids on, you cannot remove bids or end the listing, no matter what your sales rules say.
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Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

amplified

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 01:03
Firstly you didn't know how much they were worth, now you have a minimum you are comfortable with.

That's called greed. No bad feelings, just kidding
Good luck!
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K-3 with FA 100/2.8 Macro, DA* 300/4 SDM, Sigma 150-500/5-6.3 APO HSM, Tamron 17-50/2.8 Di II, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5, DA 50/1.8, M 50/1.7 and Cobra 2X TC

Smeggypants

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 02:20
Mannesty wrote:
Whilst I wish you well in your auctions, I think your starting prices for some of them are OTT.

You've started them at prices that they may eventually sell for and you'd be well advised to lower them dramatically to generate some bidding interest.

EG: Starting the A* 200mm Macro lens at £950 and expecting it to sell for circa £1000 (according to some posts here) is folly in my opinion.

Good luck with them anyway.

I agree 100% agree with Peter here.

Starting off low gets people interested and possibly hooked as they might have a chance of a bargain and you'll build up a healthy bidding list. Starting high like at £950 means the auction is no fun. A lot of people would look at that and just bugger off
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

amplified

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 02:54
Yep... When I was selling my K-7, i tried at 350 starting price... no interest at all.
When i relished it and started at 250 it ended up sold for 380. It was like 300 in the last 30 seconds and then it hit the roof
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K-3 with FA 100/2.8 Macro, DA* 300/4 SDM, Sigma 150-500/5-6.3 APO HSM, Tamron 17-50/2.8 Di II, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5, DA 50/1.8, M 50/1.7 and Cobra 2X TC

cabstar

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 02:55
Can't beat a 99p start to encourage bidding...
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Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

dougf8

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 05:41
cabstar wrote:
Good luck with the sales.

As for the removing bids, or not allowing bids, once the item has less than 24 hours to go and has bids on, you cannot remove bids or end the listing, no matter what your sales rules say.

12 Hours
Lurking is shirking.!

dougf8

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 07:52
Well, it has one bid now, so if that is a good bid, the item will at least sell.
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womble

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 10:43
Most of my relatively bargain buys have been auctions with a high starting price where I have bid the minimum with a few seconds to go and no one else has bid. I shan't be bidding on the 200 macro as I have to pay the rent and eat this month too!

I hope whoever wins it goes and takes photos with it. I hate to see lovely camera gear just being used as an ornament.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Algernon

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 11:08
cabstar wrote:
Can't beat a 99p start to encourage bidding...

I had 99p burning a hole in my pocket as well
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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Mike-P

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 11:17
Well the original post seems to have had the desired effect anyway.
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obione

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 11:30
Bid in early then.
Hyram.

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k-5, K-5ii,60-250 f4, 50 f1.4 af,17-70 f4, 100mm macro wr,siggy 10-20 siggy 100-300f4
Last Edited by obione on 30/04/2012 - 11:30

Algernon

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 13:05
womble wrote:
Most of my relatively bargain buys have been auctions with a high starting price ......
K.

My best ever was a NEW Status Quo CD starting at 1p....
I was the only bidder and got it for 1p
I couldn't live with that so I sent the seller £3
and told him to keep the change
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

womble

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 13:17
Algernon wrote:
womble wrote:
Most of my relatively bargain buys have been auctions with a high starting price ......
K.

My best ever was a NEW Status Quo CD starting at 1p....
I was the only bidder and got it for 1p
I couldn't live with that so I sent the seller £3
and told him to keep the change

Sounds like the Fuji camera and two lenses I sold. The pair went for less than a fiver then the buyer asked if I could save on the postage... Oh well, he was happy and I freed up some shelf space.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

womble

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 13:18
I assume the big gold star on the 200 macro isn't original?
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Mike-P

Link Posted 30/04/2012 - 13:59
womble wrote:
I assume the big gold star on the 200 macro isn't original?

I thought that ... and a non branded front cap.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr
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