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Best place to sell used lens 24-70mm 2.8 L Canon?

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Best place to sell used lens 24-70mm 2.8 L Canon?

Any suggestions? I want to sell my 24-70mm 2.8 L Canon lens but when I put it on Kijiji and Craigslist all I seem to be getting is international scammers or low ballers.
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Ebay if you don't mind the ~10% seller fee
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kijiji and craigslist works great, just add "local transaction and cash only"
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Just curious - how much are you hoping to get for it?
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This lens is in high demand and hard to find used in mint condition. 1400$ seems to be the going rate
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kijiji is great. lower the price if it's not selling. IMO, $1400 is a bit too much, I'd list it for $1250.
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If it was in such high demand, you wouldn't have issues selling it.

The great thing about eBay/Craigslist/Kijiji is that you truly find the value of your used equipment. If it ain't selling, the odds are the price is too high.
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This.
Perhaps the 'lowballers' aren't all lowballers, and that you're simply overpricing it. People who buy used expect a much larger discount than you would think. There is risk involved when buying used, and you have to compensate the risk with a cheaper price tag. You might know there's nothing wrong with the lens, but do they? Should they believe you? It's not like you have any credibility, so try thinking from their perspective.
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1150 to 1250 is a good range for ur lens in kijiji. my frd is able to buy and sold the lens in this price range
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Pepsidewd wrote:
Dec 23rd, 2012 7:47 am
This lens is in high demand and hard to find used in mint condition. 1400$ seems to be the going rate
If I remember correctly, last year you could get this lens for about $1500 brand new
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I bought one for $1300 brand new off of eBay 3 years ago. Seller was local so picked up at his condo in the GTA to save on shipping fees. (Shipping was $50).

Sold it for $1200 after nearly two years later on RFD or Craigslist (can't remember now), but I kept it in pristine condition, you couldn't tell it was 2 years old. Always had a filter on it from day one.
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