Serene Life

by garik

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Take the 2-minute tour ×
Photography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm about to sell my Canon 430EX and trying to determine a fair price for it. Looking at Amazon, it seems like the 430EX is more expensive than the 430EX II. I'm a bit confused. Any ideas why this might be?

430EX : http://www.amazon.com/Canon-430EX-Speedlite-Flash-Cameras/dp/B000AO3L84/ (~$430) 430EX II: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-II-Digital-Cameras/dp/B001CCAISE/ (~$262)

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

Any ideas why this might be?

The 430 EX II is sold by Amazon while the 430 EX is sold through Amazon by Crawford's Superstore.

share|improve this answer

This often happens with discontinued products — flashes, cameras, snacks, cleaning supplies — on Amazon. All the vendors offering a reasonable price sell out, and then you're left with a handful with high (sometimes crazily high) prices. This can just happen naturally when some seller legitimately had a higher asking price, or somewhat more calculatedly when someone is trying to cash in on the reaming stock of a popular product. And sometimes I think it is shady vendors just trying to catch unobservant buyers with outrageous prices because there's no penalty for trying — buyer beware and all that.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.