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Thread: Canon Lens 400mm EF f/5.6L USM - for sale

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    Default Canon Lens 400mm EF f/5.6L USM - for sale

    Hi Everyone,
    I've decided (regretfully) that I need to sell my Canon Lens 400mm EF f/5.6L USM which I bought 10 months ago and I thought it might be wise to run it by some people in the know. I'm not sure how to go about selling things on ebay (read-> not too keen), and i'm not aware of any place that deals with 2nd hand lenses (it's practically in shop condition) so thought I might pass it by here in case it sparks someones interest. At the very least i'm sure i'll get some decent advice
    Cheers, and thanks for reading!
    -Gina

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    That's a shame if you have to sell it. E-bay is pretty good despite your trepidations about it. As long as you use PayPal you should be safe. I've never had a dodgy deal there yet and I don't use anything but PP. Of course you can try a variety of places such as here, also at Birdphotographers.net (Yanks though) or at AFN (australasiaforum.net).

    Good luck.

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    You'll certainly sell it on Ebay, but the price you get may not be what you're thinking, Ebay is quite good for buying, but prices do tend to be low compared to what they have been for premium equipment. Now if you're buying you can pick up a bargain at times. Suggest you insist on shipping via registered post with proof of delivery and insurance if you go Ebay. There's a 400mm f5.6 selling now from memory you can see what that goes for to get an idea of prices.

    You could try ECS at Drummoyne www.camera.net.au they sell stuff on consignment and you may get a better price. they charge 20%. If you're not in a hurry try advertising in the photographic trader, ads are free.
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    Default Re: how do you sell a canon lens..?

    Here's the lens currently on Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Canon-400-f5-...item19bbd22b21

    He's only asking $995 for it which seems quite a bargain.
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    Just missed it. Did this sell? Is it in warranty?

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    Default Re: how do you sell a canon lens..?

    Hope you have'nt missed it Sebii, its a great little lens

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    Hey everyone, thanks so much for giving me all those great words of advice!
    Work has cornered me lately and i haven't got round to doing anything about my lens as yet, but i'll definately look into ebay a bit further.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRoss
    Here's the lens currently on Ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Canon-400-f5-...item19bbd22b21

    He's only asking $995 for it which seems quite a bargain.
    Wowza!
    I paid more than double that 10 months ago for mine...consequently, it is still under its 1 year cannon australia warranty (which will expire in july this year) and it hasn't had much use in that time, so it's still in great condition..original boxes and all still in tact!

    Quote Originally Posted by sebii
    Just missed it. Did this sell? Is it in warranty?
    If you're talking about my lens, it's still up for grabs...

    -Gina

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    G'day Gina,

    if I were you, I'd advertise it here. Take a couple of shots of it and add your asking price and you're away. I reckon there'd be a couple of people on this forum who may be looking to add or upgrade their kit. Good luck.
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    Cheers for the advice George

    For anyone who is interested, here's my Canon 400mm EF F/5.6L USM. I bought it 9/6/09, from DCW so it is not a 'grey import' and thus there is still about a month left of the canon australia 1 year warranty. It has hardly been used so it's in excellent condition. Asking price of $1500, i'll throw in postage (Australia only sorry).
    If this sparks an interest, feel free to harass me for more info

    Regards
    -Gina[attachment=1:3j10dzwj]400EF USM.JPG[/attachment:3j10dzwj]

    with my cleaner for scale..

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