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Old 11-06-2015   #1
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Nikon F sale question...........

Would you buy this????

Does he stand a chance??

Or is he being dumb??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-F-Came...kAAOSwT5tWLW3C
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$135 Shipping and Handling? Are you kidding? At least he openly states the Reserve Price in the Listing, which most sellers don't do. I am generally suspicious of sellers who charge exorbitant fees for shipping and handling to make the asking price seem lower.
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Reserve price of 225, plus 135 shipping (that may be to my location in Canada).

Why list with a buy it now amount below a stated reserve price? Guy is somewhat less than clever.
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The point is I feel he is being dishonest and cannot be trusted.

There is no reserve listed because it is BIN or make offer so if you make an offer it would obviously be below his reserve...and at $135 shipping, I'd expect overnight shipping..

To top it off, fully working (including meter) Nikon F's with additional lens are currently going well under $200.... I recently bought one with Nikkor 50mm, 105mm, and 135mm lens all for $149...
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The point is I feel he is being dishonest and cannot be trusted.

There is no reserve listed because it is BIN or make offer so if you make an offer it would obviously be below his reserve...and at $135 shipping, I'd expect overnight shipping..

To top it off, fully working (including meter) Nikon F's with additional lens are currently going well under $200.... I recently bought one with Nikkor 50mm, 105mm, and 135mm lens all for $149...
Great deal. Aren't 105's alone selling for that much?
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I love Nikon F camera bodies....I have 2 black ones. But I would not bite on that ad. I think you can and should find a better/more reliable seller for the body then build up the lenses for the kit. There are often good deals here on F equipment and then there is KEH for a fool proof return policy.
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Great deal. Aren't 105's alone selling for that much?
The 105's are selling high..
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I really hate when people do this. Not because a whole lot of people are silly enough to fall for it, but it's incredibly dishonest, the kit isn't worth that much, AND it sucks when you get your hopes up because you thought you found a good deal. Shame on this ****.
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I have a F with 50mm, 24mm, and 105mm lenses. Should I sell it?
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I have a F with 50mm, 24mm, and 105mm lenses. Should I sell it?
I'll take it off your hands for a fraction of OP's linked eBay listing
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Great deal. Aren't 105's alone selling for that much?
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There's no 105 in the add
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There's no 105 in the add
I was referring to Colyn's post #5.
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I read more carefully and he's nuts. Before I just glanced at the ad and didn't read through it. I'd definately pass on this.
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Reserve price of 225, plus 135 shipping (that may be to my location in Canada).
The item is located in New Jersey and the ad says "ships to United States".
And it also says that the $135 is for Standard Shipping. Incredible!
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Yeah, that seems really high. Picked up a really nice F Apollo with fully working and accurate FTN meter (like the one he has pictured in his listing) for $89 with free shipping.

Already have that 50mm, and the other two lenses and teleconverter are not something I find interesting.

I can see why folks feel it's dishonest to be asking $135 for shipping.
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Terrible spelling
Reserve price higher than buy it now
Ridiculous shipping

Why even think about it? Good F's are everywhere.
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You can't have a reserve and a BIN price. He's confused or being confusing. Seems a decent price for all the gear.
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You can't have a reserve and a BIN price. He's confused or being confusing. Seems a decent price for all the gear.
I thought it a decent price too, except for the shipping.
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You can't have a reserve and a BIN price. He's confused or being confusing. Seems a decent price for all the gear.
When you add the shipping it isn't a decent price..

Nikon F's with 1 or 2 good lens can be had off eBay for under $125. Many times under $100.
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If you're looking for an old F or F2 KEH has some terrific bargains on older Nikon bodies.
I love eBay and shop there (too) often, but in this case KEH is a better, less risky choice.

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Price seems to be relatively low. I paid much more for smaller set (without original bag).
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Price seems to be relatively low. I paid much more for smaller set (without original bag).
How do you figure??

Nikon F off eBay with 50mm lens less than $100

28mm f/3.5 Nikkor-H off eBay less than $50

Other odds and ends including a ratty case less than $20

Price for the kit listed $112.50 ???? with $225 reserve ???? plus $135 shipping equals $247??? or with his described reserve $360

Did you read the entire listing or just the listed BIN price??

The whole kit can in reality be bought off eBay for $150 or less..

I wouldn't touch it though. This auction and the saddle he also has listed sounds a bit too fishy........
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If you're looking for an old F or F2 KEH has some terrific bargains on older Nikon bodies.
I love eBay and shop there (too) often, but in this case KEH is a better, less risky choice.

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Not really at the moment. Many of their Nikon F's are well over the top. They do however have some good prices..

Since they got bought out, their prices have been steadily going up while their buy offers have dropped..

Last month I sent them a fully working Leica M3 SS over 1 million chrome with hardly a mark and the vulcanite was still original and complete and DR Summicron with eyes and both would have most likely fit their Ex+ category.

Their offer....$200 for both...............I had them ship it back to me
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Not really at the moment. Many of their Nikon F's are well over the top. They do however have some good prices..

Since they got bought out, their prices have been steadily going up while their buy offers have dropped..

Last month I sent them a fully working Leica M3 SS over 1 million chrome with hardly a mark and the vulcanite was still original and complete and DR Summicron with eyes and both would have most likely fit their Ex+ category.

Their offer....$200 for both...............I had them ship it back to me


That's crazy! I'll give you $300.
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That's crazy! I'll give you $300.
You'll have to try and talk the person I sold it to out of it...
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Not really at the moment. Many of their Nikon F's are well over the top. They do however have some good prices..

Since they got bought out, their prices have been steadily going up while their buy offers have dropped..
My $89 Apollo F came from KEH (through eBay, BIN). So there are still bargains to be had from them.

Can you give more details on the "Since they got bought out . . ." Who bought them?

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this is interesting info as i recently bought a black nikon f apollo with eye level prism. i took it to aperture in london uk and got it serviced and mirror foam replaced. at the same time i got a like new om1n with 50 1.4, 35 2.8 and some more stuff. i said to myself which ever i cant get on with i will sale. aperture said i could get 250 with my 50 1.8. im thinking of parting with both and getting a leica as i also bought a mamiya rz67 for a project and i loooove medium format files.

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Can you give more details on the "Since they got bought out . . ." Who bought them?

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I don't recall the name but it is a NYC investment company who bought them..

King Grant no longer owns it..
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