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    wow, it's crazy

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    I think new one is available for much less.

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    Ok, it's a very good lens but it's only $750 at Badger. It must be that blue lenswrap.

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    LOL, I'm so glad someone else noticed that!

    I was planning on bidding on that item, but then it shot up to $470 about an hour before it ended... There happened to be another auction for a NEWER version of the lens (120277601074), with a BIN for $600, so I bought it. Right after that, the first item started to go through the roof (and past retail).

    Who are these people?? eBay is crazy.

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    Last year I saw someone win a used Nikkor 10.5 mm DX fisheye. They bid more than the lens cost new from B&H. Crazy indeed.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    The buyer is from France. Shows what a weakening US Dollar can do!

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    well spotted Sheldon. Price new here in France.
    979.00 EUR = 1,536.64 USD . It went for 1.148,00 USD , so providing that shipping is not too expensive, and the buyer doesn't get hit for the 22% import duties it's just about worth it.

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    That's crazy. Why not order from Badger and pay the cost to ship to the EU?

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    "That's crazy. Why not order from Badger and pay the cost to ship to the EU?"

    because of the 22% VAT tax, the fuel surcharge on S&H would be the same either way.

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    I'm still not quite seeing it...
    $750 + 22% + $50 shipping = $965, or about €614

    Right?

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    Re: wow, it's crazy

    Third high bid was $570. We saw a collision of two bidders who put in high bids, probably in the belief that no one else would do the same. Accidents happen.

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