Old 12-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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So... I got a good deal on a bundle that included a couple of kit lenses that I'm looking to sell. So, my question is, where can I get the best cash for 'em? One is the usual Canon 18-55 IS II, which is not in its original box (came in the same package as the body), but is still in its bubble wrap and is completely unused. The other is a Canon 75-300 III. It's still in the original packaging since it was shipped separately.

So... can I get new or at least close-to-new value for these, and where would be the best place to do it?

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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I don't know what you think "close-to-new" value means. That can mean the retail price for a new lens, or it can mean the increase in cost of a body/lens bundle over just a body.

KEH sells the 18-55 new for $200, EX+ for $100. I'd say $100 is your max. $50 might be a reasonable expectation.

Amazon is currently selling the 4Ti for $60 cheaper with the 18-55! So go out and pay someone to take that baby off you hands!

There are two variants of the 75-300 III, one has USM. Which do you have? KEH has the USM version new for $200, the USM at EX for 100, the non-USM also at EX for 76.

Craigslist is my usual first thought on a lens sale, especially lower end. Someone here is, optimistically, I think, selling the 75-300 III non-USM "brand new" for $150. Two people, actually.
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Like Janusz, I'd start by listing them on Craigslist and see what you can get there.

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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I don't know what you think "close-to-new" value means. That can mean the retail price for a new lens, or it can mean the increase in cost of a body/lens bundle over just a body.
Something along those lines. I doubt I could get full value for the 18-55 since it is not in the box. But since the 75-300 is, I'd probably want closer to new for it.

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Amazon is currently selling the 4Ti for $60 cheaper with the 18-55! So go out and pay someone to take that baby off you hands!
I think that's because of this rebate on a T4i w/ kit lens bundle:

http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets...212_rebate.pdf

Apparently they don't think you're spending enough to earn a rebate if you're only buying the body.

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There are two variants of the 75-300 III, one has USM. Which do you have? KEH has the USM version new for $200, the USM at EX for 100, the non-USM also at EX for 76.
Now that I look, oddly, the non-USM is actually $20 more on Amazon. I have the non-USM which is $199 brand new from them. So I would say that the offers that you mentioned below aren't actually a stretch.

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Craigslist is my usual first thought on a lens sale, especially lower end. Someone here is, optimistically, I think, selling the 75-300 III non-USM "brand new" for $150. Two people, actually.
Fair enough, off I go to take a look around. I'll listen to anyone else's 2 cents as well.

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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20 bucks for the kit lens. Just pay the S&H and put the 20 right in the same box with the lens. I'll private message you my address. Thank you.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:18 AM   #7
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I've had good success selling stuff over at POTN. Sold my 18-55, my 55-250, and my T2i. I priced them at what I thought was fair, and they all went quickly. You've got a very targeted audience there.

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