Good buy? SMC Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 + Vivitar 28-200mm f3.5-5.3

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
ProfHankD Veteran Member • Posts: 5,477
Re: Good buy? SMC Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 + Vivitar 28-200mm f3.5-5.3

Louno wrote:

many of the lenses that were recommended were said to be available at 25-35$ but when looking around on ebay a lot of them were more like 50-75$ plus 10 to 30$ of shipping,

You need to understand eBay. You can pay many times the going rate if you rush and really want a particular thing (are not willing to lose a bidding war). I've paid an average of less than $30 per lens (shipped) for my eBay purchases, but I've been doing my lens shopping with complete willingness for it to take 3-5 tries and months to get the lens I want. If I had been set on getting each of the lenses the first time I bid on them, the average would have been more like $100+ per lens.

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