Topic: Gloat gloat gloat! (I love a bargain)
My local Cash Converter must be the world's greatest goldmine of fantastic and expensive(ish) lenses that they have no idea of the going price and sell way too cheap!
Not only did they have the perfect condition Flektogon 35/2.4 for £25 in a mixed bag of Praktica gear a couple of years back (I gave them £25 for the lens and told them to keep and sell on the rest), today I walk in, pretty skint after Christmas but fancying a look around the charity and cheapie shops just in case, and there it is ...
OM-Zuiko 50/1.4 (late version, MC), absolutely spotless flawless condition. £9.99.
Initially I'm so floored that I say to the guy "I've already got one so don't need yours, I paid £60 for it years ago which I thought was fair but I've seen them selling on eBay for well over £100." Suggested he resticker it quick and walked out the shop and left him to it. Me and my stupid better nature.
Then 50 yards down the road thought "What kind of idiot am I?" Back to the shop, "Listen mate, I know what I just told you, but if you do still want to sell it me for £9.99 I'd be an idiot not to have it."
Deal done. I'm now a happy owner of two spotless, flawless 50/1.4 Zuikos :-) I suppose I ought to sell one and share the love!
Last edited by SteveFE (2014-01-11 20:19:26)
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24