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| p.1 #16 · Does The Box Matter To You When Buying Used? |
Red Rover wrote:
I found a local seller with the lens I am looking for. Something put me off that he didn't have the box for the lens. It wasn't so much that the lens wouldn't come with that beautiful gold Nikon box, but rather the vibe that I picked up when talking to him, even though I can't say anything specific other than "no box".
Is this silly? Do you consider the box as a value when reselling if you decide not to keep the lens? Are you the practical sort who just wants the lens and will pay what it's worth if it is excellent, even without the box? Will you buy anyway but try to get a better price?
I have a pending deal on the same lens here on FM; just waiting for the seller to invoice my PayPal. I paid $50 more than the local is asking, but the FM seller is highly regarded here and confirms the quality of the lens as well as that the factory box is included. Plus, I don't have to drive an hour each way and meet a guy in a public place with almost $1000 cash on me.
It's not so much that I will get the box here on the forum, it is more about the vibe I get from the seller because they took care of the lens AND included the box in the sale.
Does this make any sense?
PS I am really enjoying FM forum and like that I can get the $1450+ lens for about 62% of the new price from a seller who is highly regarded among knowledgable members. I have a PM to another seller of the other lens I want and his asking price is 62% of the new price also. .Gotta like that!
No. I'm a photographer, not a collector.