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Posted by J. Ramón Palacios on October 19, 1999 at 21:31:36:
In Reply to: Re: differences in prices due to .......... posted by J. Ramón Palacios on October 19, 1999 at 21:14:34:
I just obtained a quotation for both lenses:
1.- Nikkor AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 D ..... $160
2.- Nikkor AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 D ..... $160
Take a peek here at Ace into the Photo Equipment section you
will find a rich index of mail order houses (some with sales
online) and stores nationwide:
If these are the lenses you are seeking, your full 'kit' N60 with both zooms should be ~$640.
Have a great time.
: : I am shopping for a nikon n60 but i keep finding place with a very wide difference in pricing I want a kit with 35-80mm and 80-200mm lenses. I have found them as low as $389 but as high as $750 for the same kit. can you tell me what this kind of kit should cost.
: Probably you obtain different quotes on the kit you are looking for due to three possible reasons:
: a) Mail order houses prices sell high volumes and usually run out of a warehouse, as a consequence they can afford lower margins since they may have lower expenses and costs, both at purchasing and at managing (lower rents per dollar sold, and so on).
: b) Local stores and even large chain stores have to pay rent on the stores or amortize their investment on the real state, and they sell usually lower volumes per store than a large mail order house from a single location without fancy windows at prime corners. So, they need larger margins to continue their existance.
: c) You do not mention lenses brands, class or apertures, and this is another source of price differences.
: Allow me to illustrate:
: 1. A Nikon N60 body should run for about US$300
: 2. A Nikon N60 with date back ........... 330
: 3. A Nikkor AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 D runs for $120
: You would expect that a "kit" 1-3 would be $420
: and a "kit" 2-3 would be $450, however, you have to ask what else is in the 'kit' (camera case, bag, sunshades, UV or Skylight filter, what?).
: So this is why 'kits' may not add up completely.
: And now, when we get into the Nikkor AF 80-200 we have quite a range of choices:
: 4.- The Nikkor AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 D (now discontinued) I could not get a current quote from those still carrying it.
: 5.- The Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 D runs for $850
: 6.- and finally the Nikkor AF 80-200mm f2.8 IF-ED (a real beauty) will be your for only $1,420 (yes, no mistipying, mabe misspelling but the figure is correct).
: So there you are.
: You must be very specific on what lens you want.
: I hope I was of any help.
: Have a great time.
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