What say Ye?

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by NoSeconds, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Good buy

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  2. Too much

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  1. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Made an offer of $900 on this bundle on eBay, seller hit back with a counter offer of $1000, original price was $1200.

    Pull the trigger or...?
     
  2. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    You can get E-M5s for $200 used. The 17.5 is $900 new. This puts the E-M5 at $100. While a good deal for one, not an outstanding one.

    I'd pass unless you really need the E-M5.
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    Since you don't seem to need an E-M5, seems like a lot to pay for the 17.5mm
     
  4. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Yeah, if he went with it and turned around the E-M5 for $200, he gets the 17.5 for $100 off a new one. But then you have to deal with selling.

    It's a deal, but not a great one.
     
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

  6. physicsdude

    physicsdude Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2014
    KS
    Jan
    Are we talking Australia prices? than its a different story. I have no frickin clue!
    Edit: putting in the numbers in google, makes 1000AUD seem like a good price for the two :) not bargain, but good deal

    If in the USA:
    So 200-270 for the Em5, depending on the condition (maybe get a refurbished E-P5 from Olympus for 240? or the ep5+vf4+17mm for 480 (if it ever comes back))
    520-700 for the Voiglaender, used, excellent condition
     
  7. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I should clarify, this is 1000 AUD so only about 750 USD...

    The current price of a new 17.5 is 1257 AUD delivered from B&H
     
  8. Check completed listings.

    Used E-M5 body ~ $250-350, used Voigtlander 17.5/0.95 ~ $700-1000.

    Combined value ~ $950-$1350

    The value of included accessories in the combined bundle may increase it's value assuming that they are useful to you or could be on-sold.
     
  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    Ahhh, that's a bit different. Pretty decent deal then! Pardon my arrogance in assuming my own currency.
     
  10. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Sorry. I didn't realize this was AUD, either. That does sound like a decent deal!
     
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