Upload & Sell: On
The more I'm thinking about it, I feel I want to hang on to it and eat the repair cost somehow. After repaired it's practically brand new with 6 month warranty. There's no scratches or blemishes anywhere, only internal damage. $400-$600 for this lens, even in it's current condition is just someone trying to take advantage of someone already in a tough spot... (kinda like me going to a pawn shop but no way to buy back) I know the history of this lens and no one else does. I guess I can't really expect anyone to take a chance...Show more →
Probably the right decision.
But it's completely unfair to say, "$400-$600 for this lens, even in it's current condition is just someone trying to take advantage of someone already in a tough spot..." A reasonable person, discounting for both the uncertainty and the hassle (and expense) involved in buying a badly damaged lens and getting it fixed, will not be willing to pay anything like the FMV of a mint used copy less the estimated cost of repair. Personally, I would much rather buy a new one that a used one at only a 10% discount (10% being not enough of a discount for me to take on the risk of buying someone else's castoff), but I'd much rather buy from Canon refurb (with a guarantee) at 20% off full MSRP than even pay $500 for your lens.
No offense intended, but I wanted to set that straight.