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Subject: [Leica] FS Leica Tri-Elmar, Second Version
From: csemetko at (Craig Semetko)
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 23:03:48 -0700
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Well, Robert, I guess I didn't put that much thought into it. I knew I  
wanted to sell the lens--I had no idea what they were worth for so I  
went to ebay to see what they had recently sold for. I thought I was  
being reasonable since I listed mine $200 less than one and $26  
dollars more than the other, and I included shipping and insurance in  
the price and they didn't. So mine is listed for less than market  
value. I also said "asking" in stating the price, implying that I  
would take less. It's been quite a while since I sold anything on ebay  
and I had no idea what the fees run now.

Since you feel compelled to ask about the price of the lens I assume  
you must be interested--did you want to offer 10% less than $4860?



On May 28, 2010, at 8:27 PM, lug-request at wrote:

> From: Robert Meier <robertmeier at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] FS Leica Tri-Elmar, Second Version
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
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> Craig,
> Since ebay and Paypal fees amount to close to 10% of the selling
> price on ebay, why do you think you should get ebay prices without
> paying any of the fees?
> Robert
> On May 28, 2010, at 6:55 PM, Craig Semetko wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Selling my 28/35/50 second version Tri-elmar, mechanically sound,
>> glass clean and clear. Cosmetically it shows some wear around the
>> edge where the filter screws in.
>> There were two recent sales of this version on ebay, on 5/17 one
>> sold for $4,624 and on 5/24 one sold for $4,860. I am asking
>> $4,650, shipped and insured in CONUSA, check or money order
>> preferred, paypal add 3%.
>> I like the lens a great deal, it was used for a number of the shots
>> in my upcoming book, but I need to finance other purchases.
>> Cheers,
>> Craig