The lens was sold for the asking price ($8300)...and I am going to insert an editorial comment here. One of the posters above, a Peter Ait
, decided to price police
. He felt compelled to show that there was a better price for the lens I was selling. I have no problem with that - so long as an apple to apple comparison is made
. After I contacted Mr. ait and suggesting to him that he post a fair price comparison, ait shrunk out of sight
The lens that was sold was a USA version of the lens. Ait posted a link to a grey market lens. Most (if not almost every) dealer in North America seems to be out of stock on US versions of the Nikon 500 F4 VRII. The price for my lens was below the USA street price of this lens from every dealer I have looked at. And if you read comments from some folks who like to predict what Nikon will do, they expect increases in the price of this lens in the coming year.
Ait also does not mention that my lens was being sold with additional items that the grey market lens lacks - and shipping was/is free from me - and not from the store linked to....
The fellow who purchased the lens works (owns) a lens rental company. That the lens I was selling is a USA version was (is) critical to him because he knows that the lens will be back and forth to Nikon in its lifetime.
So if anyone wishes to price police - do compare lenses of the same feature set. Yes you may think asking price is unreasonable - but the market will ultimately be the deciding factor...
- and rarely do items sell for exactly the price asked...some negotiations result in lower sale prices.
- when asked to amend your post to direct people to a USA version of the lens (an apple to apple comparison) you shrunk from responsibility.
Robert DeCandido PhD