moose10101 wrote in post #14359631
If you have no selling history on eBay, and then try to sell an expensive camera, you may as well wear a shirt with a bullseye on the back. You'll get Nigerian scammers who will send you a fake PayPal email telling you that you'll get your money after you ship, or a "buyer" who sends you a counterfeit money order, or one who'll file a "Not Received" claim if you forget to get Signature Confirmation. Or maybe they'll just swap their broken camera for your new one.
And no, I'm not exaggerating. People make a living looking for inexperienced sellers who list expensive items.
Well, I don't have much of a history selling items, mostly buying. But I was going to cover the basics like delivery confirmation/signature, and fully insured. Put a picture of the serial number only showing the last 5 digits so they can't replace it. But I guess if they claim the box didn't have a camera but something else, I'm still screwed.
rick_reno wrote in post #14359792
what is cg/kj? (craigslist?). did you try listing it here?
Craigslist and Kijiji. Kijiji is the big local market place in Canada now. It has a much better user experience than CL, although CL is great for its simplicity.
I guess I'll just keep dropping the price until I get a local seller. Already down to 1950 for a new 5dmk2 which I figure is pretty good for Canada, but no biters. Used with no warranty on POTN and eBay can reach 1800.
I'd post here, but I don't have the requisite 30 posts.. haha. I run my own business and photography is really a casual hobby on the side when I have time. I bought the 5d2 kit on sale from beachcamera when it was for sale at 2449. But I already have a 60D + T3i (gf's) and lenses that cover the typical range for crop. Impulse buy I'm hoping to turn into a slight profit.
Thanks for the info guys, really appreciate it. Especially if it was likely I'd get burned!