Why a prototype can be that pricy?
Old 11-21-2018   #1
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Question Why a prototype can be that pricy?

I browsed eBay and found this prototype M lens...

https://ebay.to/2S66NaK

At the first glance I thought it's $750. I almost clicked the "buy now" button.

I think I'm new to this universe. Is a prototype can be that expensive?
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Old 11-21-2018   #2
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You should check the price of the "normal" 35 lux AA
but at the end. No, this price is crazy.
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It is known seller from Toronto for selling under not existing prices. M3 for about the same price is also from him.
Most of the time regular gear is offered at normal prices. Since it is registered as business, he has to collect taxes on sale. I have to add 13% to this price.

What is more crazy, some Non Canadian dude was collecting Canadian taxes on his eBay items for sale.
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He is known for offering rare -and sometimes not so collectable- items for eyewateringly high prices. It only takes one buyer... For realistic prices for collector's items see Westlicht Auctions.
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A well known tactic in online selling. People like you share the link to talk about the outrageous price, people click the link and some click to see what else the seller has listed for sale. It drives a great deal of traffic to the page
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A well known tactic in online selling. People like you share the link to talk about the outrageous price, people click the link and some click to see what else the seller has listed for sale. It drives a great deal of traffic to the page
Exactly this.



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A well known tactic in online selling. People like you share the link to talk about the outrageous price, people click the link and some click to see what else the seller has listed for sale. It drives a great deal of traffic to the page
It's not my product.
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