We've had several that have requested pics and more info, I should have more to share tomorrow to those that emailed.
I can give this much now:
He bought new in 03, usa model, still has original boxes it shipped in (double boxed)from nikon.
Original hard case is mint also.
Never had any issues with lens, never had to go to shop as it functions as the day he bought it.
I personally can say that it is flawless, but we are going to meet again and look it over with a microscope. (anybody that bought any of my gear will atest to my grading system,,, all my gear was better than posted....so if I state mint...you can go to the bank on it)
Also.....to all pondering this great lens.....we all know what this lens is, so its not going to be some low ball eb** screwed up cheap one. This will be as close to new you'll get one, so it will be priced accordinly. If you already know what a new one goes for....you'll have an idea what range he'll be asking for one in mint condition.
In accordance with our guidelines in the anchored post at the top of the forum, I will ask that you state your asking price.
6. Auctions are not allowed. You may not link to or otherwise refer to auctions at other sites, nor may you auction items at Nikonians. "Best Offer" ads are considered auctions, and will be deleted. Please state your firm price.
I'm amazed how anyone could get that I was doing an auction off this........????
I asked only serious potencial buyers to email, thus hoping to reduce alot of lookie-loo's from taking up bandwith and time. I have answered all who did email, and in no way ever did I inply an auction or "who-ever offers the most" verbage nor did I ever state "best offer" as accused.
Since my friend only stated yesterday that he was "interested" in sell, that is why I started with a "feeler" ad. Today he gave me his price and to all that emailed....they were given pics and terms.
If needed, I can go back and prove where others have posted simular posts.......but never got the thread nazi's up in a roar!!!
Good Grief fellows. I read the posts and never got the sense that this was an auction, fishing expedition or anything not on the up and up. No one has to buy if they are not comfortable with the offering and helping a friend sell something is certainly not a crime. The seller was up front about the whole offering and doesn't deserve to be pilloried.
I have done business with Onesickpuppy and never had anything but the best of experiences.