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Another heads up.

This seller is selling a lot of Olympus kit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/whatalifei...id=p4340.l2562
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Not cheap!
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Re: Another heads up.

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Why would you expect it to be cheap? Prices seem fair for quality gear!

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Oh ho, we have a master of litotes among us!

I can imagine some of his items selling for his starting pricess - but not starting at those prices, if you take my meaning.

Let's see if I am wrong, but I can't see many kicking off at 275 for the 1.4TC, for example.

On the other hand, I have never seen AC-1 for sale at any price!

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Why would you expect it to be cheap? Prices seem fair for quality gear!

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Why would you expect it to be cheap? Prices seem fair for quality gear!
I'd definitely agree with Dave, all seems overpriced to me...

675 is top whack for an SWD 50-200mm, let alone a mk1... the E1 is over twice the price I paid (ok it does have a grip) a mk1 14-54mm normally goes for less than 200... I could go on.
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I agree, way overpriced compared with what most of these items usually go for. But then again if they sell? ebay is pretty unpredictable.
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Re: Another heads up.

My Ex 25 was 99 new.
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Re: Another heads up.

When I saw the variety of items on sale I thought it would be of interest hence my post. I do agree now that I've taken some time to check the starting prices they are quite expensive. My own personal guide for buying second hand is a price that is at the very least a third less than brand new. The FP1 grip is about the only thing with a reasonable second hand starting price of 150 which is less than half of the cost new.
I'll keep watching though because if the items don't sell they may re-listed with more realistic prices.

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When I saw the variety of items on sale I thought it would be of interest hence my post. I do agree now that I've taken some time to check the starting prices they are quite expensive. My own personal guide for buying second hand is a price that is at the very least a third less than brand new. The FP1 grip is about the only thing with a reasonable second hand starting price of 150 which is less than half of the cost new.
I'll keep watching though because if the items don't sell they may re-listed with more realistic prices.

Steve.
Hi Steve

I have bought all my kit secondand, and although this sellers stuff is over current used market figures, the seller is suffering a bereavement and it is likely that the "seller" may not be the individual whom owned the kit.

I would not expect this kit to be re-listed at significantly lower figures, as the seller clearly holds the kit at a much higher value, and is probably unaware of the second hand prices.

As stated, ebay is unpredictable, but I do feel sorry for the seller, as there is a high likelihood they may be susceptible to a scamming individual.

Best regards ..........Alan
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Hi Alan.
I too have bought most of my kit second hand and usually from Ebay. I bought my E3 from a recently bereaved lady. I collected it in person and spent two hours chatting to her and looking at her husband's photo albums. It was clear that I was walking away with something that had been very precious to her husband. I was therefore very relieved to have paid quite a bit over the typical going rate at the time for a used E3.
I completely agree with you that in this particular case the seller is probably recently bereaved and unaware of current prices. The sad thing is that if the kit doesn't sell the seller may then believe it to be worthless and let it go too cheap.

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Hi Alan.
I too have bought most of my kit second hand and usually from Ebay. I bought my E3 from a recently bereaved lady. I collected it in person and spent two hours chatting to her and looking at her husband's photo albums. It was clear that I was walking away with something that had been very precious to her husband. I was therefore very relieved to have paid quite a bit over the typical going rate at the time for a used E3.
I completely agree with you that in this particular case the seller is probably recently bereaved and unaware of current prices. The sad thing is that if the kit doesn't sell the seller may then believe it to be worthless and let it go too cheap.

Steve.
Steve,

That's lovely of you, it's the kind of thing I would do or have done.

A bargain is nice, and business is business, but I would not negotiate with someone in those circumstances, I would rather pay a little more, and re-assure the seller that the item is going to a good home.

It is a difficult situation, made more difficult on the blessing or curse which is ebay.

Best Regards...... Alan
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