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Old Aug 5, 2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Take a look at the Buy it Now price on this one.

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Old Aug 5, 2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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I agree. That qualifies as madness. I wonder what the reserve price is?

I think, perhaps the seller saw the prices that some 135/2.8 STF lenses were going for, and thought he was about to get rich.

Have you seen the listings for the Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 with a Buy It Now price of almost $1,900! That's $150 more than SonyStyle has it for!
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Old Aug 5, 2008, 7:58 PM   #3
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That's about as bad as Best Buy wanting to sell the A700 for $100 over the Sony Style price.

I guess SURE only sets the minimum not the maximum.
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Old Aug 5, 2008, 8:49 PM   #4
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I saw someone list a Minolta 100mm f/2.0 without a minimum bid or a reserve. I jumped in with a bid of $20 (big spender, me) knowing I'd quickly be outbid (and I was.) I was cooresponding with the seller, and mentioned that two others had recently sold for over $1000.

He withdrew his lens, and relisted it with a minimum bid of $950!

As it happens, two others had been listed in the mean time. Each had minimum bids of like $500, and the bidding drove the prices of both of them to over $1,000!

But because of his high opening bid, no one bid on his.

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Sheesh, with the way those are selling, unless I needed F2.8 I would just spend that kind of money on a Sony 70-300 G SSM.
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Old Aug 7, 2008, 3:02 PM   #6
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The closing bid was $395.52, and that was still less than the reserve!

I just checked to see if it was an STF, but no.

I have a 135/2.8 and I like it a lot. I paid about $240, which was high at the time. But if it were $400, I'd let it pass.

There are Beercans listed as "New In Box" with apologies in the item description, that are going for $350!

This is because Sony is selling a lot of dSLRs, but they don't have any good, inexpensive lenses for them. That probably isn't going to change soon. So we can, nodoubt,look forward to more madness.
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