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  # 1343165 14-Jul-2015 16:27
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rb99: You do occasionally find a bargain for new stuff though - got a brand new A6000 twin lens kit off NL a few months ago for $1069 for example.


Oh where did you find that? Nice. I would probably have jumped at that price, lowest pricespy shows for NL is $1359. 

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  # 1343182 14-Jul-2015 16:52
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rb99: You do occasionally find a bargain for new stuff though - got a brand new A6000 twin lens kit off NL a few months ago for $1069 for example.


Oh where did you find that? Nice. I would probably have jumped at that price, lowest pricespy shows for NL is $1359. 


A few months ago NL had 20% off several camera makes, including Sony, plus a $250 voucher if you bought over a certain amount. So I bought a A6000 plus 16-50 kit for $1035 (ish), got the voucher and put that towards a 55-210 lens which was only $280 to begin with, so I actually paid only $30. Very happy chappie. Unfortunately they couldn't get stock from Sony so after about a month of waiting they nicely changed the order to a proper twin lens kit which they got from another store.




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  # 1343183 14-Jul-2015 16:53
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I didn't bother mucking around with second hand when I bought my OM-D E-M1. Got a good (discounted) price on a new camera with adequate kit lens, and obviously because it's new it has a warranty. Why pay stupid second hand prices if there's no warranty anyway?




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  # 1343204 14-Jul-2015 17:54
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yep i agree. glad to know its not just me finding ludicrous prices on trademe.

when i sell stuff i price it to sell. i know its worth and i dont waste time with stupid half my asking price offers either. recently sold my boat for $200 within asking price, could have held out and got $2k more for it, but got what i paid for it so thats fair. why are people so damn greedy.

anyway, yep going new. cheers all.

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  # 1343241 14-Jul-2015 18:55
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Asking price and selling price is completely different




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1343289 14-Jul-2015 20:16
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joker97: Asking price and selling price is completely different


As is original purchase price vs selling price today.

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  # 1343360 14-Jul-2015 21:24
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TeaLeaf: Actually in general.

One thing I have noticed with Trademe vs Ebay in Australia is people in NZ try sell things used for more than what they cost new.

Nothing more so evident for me right now than used DSLR's

Take a simple d5200 for example. Most are wanting the price of a new D5300.

I really wish we had ebay in NZ not trademe, I hate its UX as well.


Camera prices are odd here. A new Nikon Df is in fact more expensive than a D810 - and NZ is the only country in the world I can find where that is the case.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1343361 14-Jul-2015 21:25
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joker97: Asking price and selling price is completely different


Depends.

In the US, 'street price' for new cameras is usually lower than RRP.

In NZ, RRP is usually what you have to pay unless you know the store well - there is no tradition of discounting.







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  # 1345512 16-Jul-2015 15:09
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People aren't greedy, they're ensuring they get the best value for money from their product.
If people however are stupid enough to buy products for the price they're offering then they're idiots.

And I can find multiple examples of said idiots.
[url=http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/digital-cameras/digital-slr/nikon/auction-901650299.htm] Sold $1180 for a second hand D7100 kit on Trademe.[/url]
[url=
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/digital-cameras/digital-slr/nikon/auction-903744547.htm] Sold $1299 "Insurance replacement" (so no warranty) on Trademe.[/url]

[url=http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1686683] And they can be bought for.. Drum roll please.. Brand new on Pricespy.. $1245 - $1500.[/url]

Don't blame the sellers for trying to make a buck. 


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  # 1345513 16-Jul-2015 15:09
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People aren't greedy, they're ensuring they get the best value for money from their product.
If people however are stupid enough to buy products for the price they're offering then they're idiots.

And I can find multiple examples of said idiots.

Sold $1180 for a second hand D7100 kit on Trademe. 
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/digital-cameras/digital-slr/nikon/auction-901650299.htm 

Sold $1299 "Insurance replacement" (so no warranty) on Trademe. 
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/digital-cameras/digital-slr/nikon/auction-903744547.htm 

And the stupid thing is The D7100 + kit can be bought for.. Drum roll please.. Brand new on Pricespy.. $1245 - $1500.
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1686683 

Don't blame the sellers for trying to make a buck. 

Edit: what do I have to do to make this stupid BBcode work? It stuffed up the links badly, don't offer a feature if it can't even work on the latest version of Chrome......


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  # 1345528 16-Jul-2015 15:20
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tehgerbil:
Edit: what do I have to do to make this stupid BBcode work? It stuffed up the links badly, don't offer a feature if it can't even work on the latest version of Chrome......



Did you use the URL insert button?

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  # 1345565 16-Jul-2015 15:52
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Jaxson:
tehgerbil:
Edit: what do I have to do to make this stupid BBcode work? It stuffed up the links badly, don't offer a feature if it can't even work on the latest version of Chrome......



Did you use the URL insert button?


I tried that, it kept extending the existing link, despite only the first line being an actually created link.

E.g.:
Link address with explanation
This also becomes link explanation so does this. 
And sometimes this.
Unless I "unlink" it all.


So I tried [http://asdasdasd] explanation here [/url*
But it didn't like something in the URL for that to work either.

But that also failed. This is across multiple machines, so it can't just be me?

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  # 1345573 16-Jul-2015 16:02
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This is a free market. People can pay whatever they want.




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  # 1345685 16-Jul-2015 18:39
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Geektastic:
joker97: Asking price and selling price is completely different


Depends.

In the US, 'street price' for new cameras is usually lower than RRP.

In NZ, RRP is usually what you have to pay unless you know the store well - there is no tradition of discounting.




Really, have you ever been to Briscoes/Katmandu and every Mass Market Retail electronics store?





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  # 1345691 16-Jul-2015 18:48
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RileyB:
Really, have you ever been to Briscoes/Katmandu and every Mass Market Retail electronics store?


Briscoes will not negotiate, and would rather see you leave when something is not on sale rather than come back with a counter offer to me saying I will pay them half the ticket price. Camera places and the likes of harvey norman / noel leeming are usually quite happy to negotiate a deal




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