Buying “new” lenses on eBay?

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Puddleglum
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Buying “new” lenses on eBay?

I’m in the market for an FE 85mm f/1.8. Out of curiosity I went to eBay to look at used prices and I noticed a number of sellers offering this lens new in box for $500-$550, whereas authorized retailers are all selling it for $598. Any idea what’s going on? Are these greymarket copies? Stolen? Something else? What kids of risks are involved here vs buying from an authorized retailer?

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