I was just browsing lenses at KEH. I checked prices on the 80200 AFS lens. I was shocked to see that LN was $1800 and EX is $1539. These are 70-200 v1 prices. It wasnt too long ago that they were being sold for $1200-1300. I am glad i have my copy.
KEH is out of control. In fact I'm done with them. They are no different than the oil companies now. The free market run amok!
I doubt it. The 80-200 afs is no longer made and has been a high demand lens in the used market. Looking at their 70-200 VR shows a price of around 1700-1800. There are also more of those on sale than have been in a while. Probably because people are dumping their lens getting ready for the new one.Perhaps its the beginning of the end for them as EbaY and other FS Forums are becoming more popular
If you are curious to see whether there is an insult added to an injury take a lens or two they sold you to their appraiser next time they are in SoCal to see how they value/grade them when they are the ones making an offer.KEH is out of control. In fact I'm done with them.
Thank you, I completely agree.LOL@ free market system run amok.
It is one of the few systems with the ultimate check and balance; your ability to say "no thanks".
The collar on the 80-200 AFS just sucks anyway. Mine doesn't work smoothly at all and it's not very sturdy anyway. I usually shoot without it.they have a BGN condition afs lens for 999 which is about $100 higher than a few mos ago. It lacks the tripod mount which i assume means collar.
Prices on this one seem to have gone up too...3.5K average...there is one for 1.9K is anyone's interested...Have you looked at the value of the 58mm NOCT Nikkor or the 28mm f1.4 lately?