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eBay scams from buyers?

 
leonintoronto
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May 01, 2012 02:58 |  #1

Hey,

I'm trying to sell a new 5dmk2 locally in Toronto, Canada, but not having too much luck so far using cg/kj. I may have to resort to ebay, but was wondering how prevalent the buyer scams are. I heard people will buy the body, use it for a month, then return it saying something is wrong. Paypal will invariably side with the buyer and I'm screwed by getting back a body that had 0 actuations to one with hundreds/thousand. If I do go eBay route, I'll sell to Canada only to avoid customs/taxes complaints.

Am I being paranoid?

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May 01, 2012 09:09 |  #2

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.




  
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rick_reno
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May 01, 2012 09:37 |  #3

what is cg/kj? (craigslist?). did you try listing it here?




  
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leonintoronto
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May 01, 2012 15:45 |  #4

moose10101 wrote in post #14359631 (external link)
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 (external link)
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!




  
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May 01, 2012 16:19 |  #5

Keep dropping the price on Craigslist and Kijiji. If you list on Ebay, you'll get hit with fees from both Ebay and Paypal. No Reserve auctions get more action, but then you run the risk of not getting what you want for your camera (and they'll still deduct all the fees). I don't list any big ticket items on Ebay. It's just not worth it.


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Numenorean
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May 01, 2012 16:23 |  #6

Sell it, then transfer the money to your bank and then close your paypal account.

Or have a bank account only for paypal and just keep like $20 in it and transfer everything else to a different account. They can't take what isn't there.


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May 08, 2012 11:42 |  #7

Just an update. I managed to sell 2 new 5d2 bodies for $1,949 locally through kijiji (similar to craigslist).

So, for those aren't in a rush to sell, hold firm to a decent price and you'll find buyers. I sold both within 24 hours (meet up over 2 days, but firm offers in same day).




  
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May 12, 2012 06:39 |  #8

Um, not to bring up math or anything, but how is buying it for 2,449 and selling it for 1,950 a "slight profit"? Keep making profits like that, and you'll be in a soup line before too long.


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May 12, 2012 08:46 |  #9

gibbit1 wrote in post #14420040 (external link)
Um, not to bring up math or anything, but how is buying it for 2,449 and selling it for 1,950 a "slight profit"? Keep making profits like that, and you'll be in a soup line before too long.

I think he bought the kit for 2449, and sold camera for 1950. He still has the lens to sell for the profit.


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May 13, 2012 06:51 |  #10

finalwish wrote in post #14420337 (external link)
I think he bought the kit for 2449, and sold camera for 1950. He still has the lens to sell for the profit.

Ah, okay. I missed that.

As others have said, I'd avoid ebay at this point. I've been cheated once by a buyer who claimed he never got the package. Even though I used delivery confirmation through the Post Office, PayPal sided with the buyer. Fortunately, it was only a used video game, and I was only out $15.00. Still, it persuaded me to stop selling on ebay. I'd never risk a $2,000.00 item.


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