There was sales tax and shipping -- I think that was about $15 to ship and sales tax came to about $112. The shippign was for UPS ground, and I could do that. It was more if I wanted it faster. So added to 1799.00 which was a $200 savings over the new price, that left me with a used item (albeit refurbished) and a 90 day vice 5 year warrantee, for a saving of about $73 dollars. Since I didn't know why the lens had been refurbished or anything else about it -- I both passed on it and wrote a letter to Nikon on 5 May. Nothing heard as of 25 June.