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| p.2 #14 · 70-200 2.8 IS II dead... WTD? help! |
Lars Johnsson wrote:
Lars I accept that you might not pay $1000, but plenty of people will, even with full disclosure. As TeamSpeed says people will do the sums and say 'I can repair it for $5-600, so if I pay $1000 I've got a 70-200 IS II for $1500'
...I don't understand why anyone would pay that much, but ebay auctions frequently amaze me
How can you repair it for less than the parts cost ?
If you are a shop that buys up broken lenses, you create your own inventory of parts. Also there are ways to obtain parts from Canon at lower than their repair estimate costs, either directly or indirectly, if you know the correct channels and network.
Invariably, even if one pays the full $600 for parts, and they pay $1000 for the lens, they still have a 70-200 II for well under current used market prices. That would be worst case expense, based on Canon's assessment.
It is not everyone's cup of tea obviously (as evidenced by a few members here), but remember, you only need ONE person on a forum or ebay to be this way to sell that lens.