Upload & Sell: On
| p.1 #1 · Acquiring the dream... and then selling it for a profit? |
Okay, here's the situation. After a long search, you acquire your dream lens. It doesn't really matter what it is, just that it's more than you've ever spent on a single lens and fairly hard to find, much less at a good price. You stumbled across an optically and mechanically perfect copy at an estate sale a few months ago and, when the seller told you to make him an offer, you offered roughly fifty to fifty-five percent of the going rate. Then you nearly passed out with joy when he accepted the offer.
And you're happy with the lens. Yeah, there are some purchases you thought you'd make before the end of the year you'll have to put off, but you didn't acquire any consumer debt because of the purchase. And aside from possibly not living up to your impossible expectations, you're very pleased with the lens' performance to the point where you're actually planning your shooting jaunts around its use.
Then someone offers to buy it from you. And when you hem and haw about selling, they raise their already generous offer to roughly 2.5x what you paid for the lens.
So you look around and realize that availability on the lens has gone from low to only being sold in a kit with other lenses or for ridiculous collector's prices. When you point that out, his offer goes up to 3x what you paid for the lens.
What do you do?