Is this a bargain???

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PCOS Mama's picture
Joined: 10/20/06
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Is this a bargain???

Hey girls Smile Many of you probably don't remember me, but I used to post here a LONG time ago. I lurk everyday and can I just say WOW... the work I see here is AMAZING!!! I love watching you girls grow!!!

I have a quick question for you girls... I recently came across a Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di Lens for $375. It's used but was purchased in Dec. 09 and only used 4 or 5 times. The guy selling it is only getting rid of it because he wants something that is more "manual" for his DSLR video features. I currently only use my "nifty fifty" but really want to upgrade. I was planning to spend $500 on one, but I am a total bargain shopper and would like to offer him $350. My question to you lovely ladies is, does that sound "reasonable"?

TIA Smile

I will be done teaching in a few weeks and hope to stop in more often to post and give some CC... with my 3 girls and working full time I just don't have much time for anything else in my life right now. I am REALLY looking forward to my summer vacation.

Thanks again...

EL2's picture
Joined: 12/05/07
Posts: 1665

I think that's a bit much. I recently sold that exact lens for $325 on ILP and it was barely 1 year old and I included a UV filter with the lens. Check out ILP and see if anyone is selling a similar lens there.

PCOS Mama's picture
Joined: 10/20/06
Posts: 76

Good to know... thank you!!!

Jeffininer's picture
Joined: 11/07/07
Posts: 1796

Yeah, I got mine for 310 off of But that is a great deal, I think. But, during a quick search I couldn't find anything less than 400 on the retail stores.

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
Posts: 6175

First off Yahoo for being out of school for a while! I understand where you are coming from. I am a teacher's aide, so I am sooooo ready for school to be out and have my camera in my hand 24/7!!!

I don't have a clue if it's a good deal or not. What did you decide to go with?

PCOS Mama's picture
Joined: 10/20/06
Posts: 76

I ended up getting it for $350. I had a friend look at it with me and tried it out before I made an offer and it's awesome!!! MINT!!!! I did a Maternity Session this afternoon with it... it was SO weird being able to zoom again... LOL!!!

Joined: 03/16/15
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Yeah, I sold mine a few months back for $290. I suggest that if you buy it used you make sure you get a chance to test it first as my copy was SUPER soft (like, unusably soft) and I bought mine used.