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I understand where you're coming from, but my point was that the range is large and I can't seem to tell what causes the large range other than maybe seller's motivation. Also, I am really only interested in selling locally right now to avoid shipping, so i was just wondering if I was in the right ballpark - I don't want to under-price and lose money and i don't want to over-price and alienate buyers. Just asking for feedback, and everyone who has PMd me has been told the same - only selling locally.
I don't doubt all that is true!
It just sets a precedent for allowing these kinds of posts in general-- which not everyone will be as altruistic about as you. For instance, we aren't allowed to list gear we're looking to sell/buy in our signatures (as needed pointing out to me a few years ago).
It's not a big deal, per se.
As for your question, I don't see what you need to fear in alienating your buyers? Pick a price you'd be happy with-- or a little higher. Post your free listing (local/craigslist I assume), and see if you get bites. If not, you lower your price and post again. It's not like you really need to worry about all that. Buyers aren't going to see your listing at $1,500, then your later listing at $1,200, and think: "What a schmuck, he was trying to get a higher price than the market would support-- so now I'm not going to buy from him now that his price is reasonable."
Don't think it works like that. If anything, you set an anchor price at $1,500, and then when you re-list at $1,300... people think they're getting a deal because the ones in the market for a 5D2 are anchored to the first price they've seen. Pretty standard irrational-rational psychological concept (see: Dan Ariely).
Threads like this offer strange information. The only ones who can actually price something like this-- are those who are in the market to buy, and prepared to fork out cash. Everyone else can't set the market price... because market price is only set by the point at which real buyers will actually part with money. Interestingly, those real buyers, in a thread like this, should be trying to get a price a little lower than their "here's the price I'd buy at" level. So the real market makers will give you lower prices than you should expect to sell at.
Everyone else-- like me (not in the market)-- are speculating. Our information is the same as yours: looking at what we've seen similar packages go for. In other words: You're not getting actionable info from us that you couldn't compile on your own. The real market makers aren't going to be quoting their real prices. Some people may be contacting you to buy.
Better: Decide what you think it is worth based on what you see. If you're concerned about squeezing out every penny, rather than just a quick sale (which is clear--- that's the whole thesis of creating a separate thread to help you price your sale, something the vast majority of us don't do)... take your worth-based price, and list a little higher. Then slowly back down until you get a sale!
Now that... is actionable advice!