I noticed when cruising their site yesterday thatThese days I mostly limit myself to auctions from the nearest regional site, that way if I win something I can drive by and pick it up, saving the sometimes slightly onerous handling and shipping fees.
Pricing is left to individual locations and regional centers, and sometimes seems arbitrary. I don't mind $10 so much for shipping/handling but balk when it is sometimes twice or three times that.I noticed when cruising their site yesterday that
there isn't anything close enough to me for lower or no shipping.There actually are a couple, one I could drive to and a few where shipping wouldn't be too restrictive.
I stopped by the local GW yesterday, someone there is very proud of their gear. They had one of the third generation silver Maxxum lenses there for $40, it's worth maybe $20 if it works. They had a few other camera related items too, all overpriced.
I also went to an independent thrift shop. They had a Maxxum 300-something, one of the later cheap models. It had a 35-70 first generation lens which I would like to have if I knew it worked. A bag, a weird handle and a 28mm lens which was possibly a Canon mount with broken aperture for $15. The only thing I may have been interested in was the 35-70, and while it was in decent shape cosmetically, I passed. I may take one of my Sony bodies in and test the lens.