Any reason to suspect that 16mm 'kit' lenses are bad ones?

Started Oct 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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neatokino New Member • Posts: 22
Any reason to suspect that 16mm 'kit' lenses are bad ones?

I'm about ready to buy a 16mm 2.8 lens on ebay from one of the many sellers who are selling 'brand new' unboxed 16mm lenses pulled from kits.

For example:   (http://www.ebay.com/itm/251163046172?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)

The prices run around $158.00 including shipping from a number of sellers in Asia and in the US.

Given reported past QC issues with this lens, is there reason to suspect that these might be less than stellar versions?

Has anyone here had success buying one of these at this price?

TIA

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