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Jan 21, 2013 21:56 |  #886

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Who knows, he may be writing a novel or movie script using our responses!

Genius!

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Jan 21, 2013 22:05 |  #887

So you fist bought 5Dmk3...got wood...then another one it sent (hopefully you didn't pay) and you also get wood...and now DELL is offering you a steep discount...on yet ANOTHER camera...so far you pay one and full price and another one at a discount price...so the total for ONE camera is $5,000 (taking a wild estimate?)...


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Jan 21, 2013 22:14 |  #888

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No - nothing wrong. Just that it doesn't say much because everyone reading this thread will lack enough evidence to decide one or other way. Until we get a link where they have caught the guilty person(s).

Everyone's lacking the evidence, but most seem to be content with this lack of proof and facts. A lot of people, including the writers of some of the "articles," have done little to no questioning and have simply taken what they've been presented with at face value...


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Jan 21, 2013 22:43 |  #889

binlu12 wrote in post #15518134 (external link)
Who knows, he may be writing a novel or movie script using our responses!

I don't know; A movie of these bore-ing jokes that lasts two, maybe tree hours wood leaf a lot to be desired.


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Jan 21, 2013 22:53 |  #890

I've read most of this thread, but how exactly do you prove yourself one way or the other if this ever happens?

I know locally at an electronics store (London drugs) last xmas, ipads were returned and sealed with I think slabs of something instead, and people bought them and got slabs of something instead of ipads

it would just suck if that happened to me as I love buying lens online through bhphotovideo


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Jan 21, 2013 22:54 |  #891

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"The" warehouse guy? :rolleyes: Which specific warehouse guy would that be? Maybe Manti Te'o's girlfriend's brother? That warehouse guy?

You're missing the point :rolleyes:

My point was that the OP isn't the only one who would have "all three".

You don't know the OP is a thief anymore than I know some person in a warehouse swapped the contents of a couple 5D mk III boxes out with some wood flooring.

Do you really think every single 5D in every retailers warehouse is being guarded, locked up and under surveillance?

Surely there is at least a couple sitting around in someone's inventory that are vulnerable to theft.. Right? I mean, how many does Canon produce?

Apparently you have never heard of anything like this happening before... :rolleyes:


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Jan 21, 2013 23:03 as a reply to  @ post 15517363 |  #892

This is why I believe the OP is telling the truth:


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Jan 21, 2013 23:19 |  #893

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15518359 (external link)
This is why I believe the OP is telling the truth:


Jalal: Brilliance, greatness, superiority, renown, majesty (variant of King) in Arabic. Splendor, imposing, awesomeness, enthusiasm, glorious in Urdu. Refulgence, kudos, glory, honest in Persian.

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Jan 22, 2013 01:12 |  #894

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Genius!

Wood joke book to be exact!

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Jan 22, 2013 03:05 |  #895

tjbrock42 wrote in post #15518326 (external link)
You're missing the point :rolleyes:

My point was that the OP isn't the only one who would have "all three".

You don't know the OP is a thief anymore than I know some person in a warehouse swapped the contents of a couple 5D mk III boxes out with some wood flooring.

Do you really think every single 5D in every retailers warehouse is being guarded, locked up and under surveillance?

Surely there is at least a couple sitting around in someone's inventory that are vulnerable to theft.. Right? I mean, how many does Canon produce?

Apparently you have never heard of anything like this happening before... :rolleyes:

I'm going to get through this post without a single tree or wood related gag.

Exactly. And unlike the OP, a guy working in a warehouse is effectively anonymous in that if he can replace the goods with - in this case wood - then he probably figures it's going to be very difficult for anyone to work out exactly when the swap happened, who was on shift, and therefore the chance of him getting caught is small. He could've been walking past the shelf/cabinet with that stock for weeks, and had plenty of time to work out how and when it would be possible to swap the goods. Hell, he might even have been the guy picking the stock for the packers (i.e. legally removing the box from a locked cabinet) and taking it to a quiet corner for replacement first (and unless the picking or packing paperwork then tied the OP's boxes - by serial number - to the stock he picked (unlikely in warehouses I've worked in) then he's still largely anonymous).

The OP however would be taking a huge risk in doing this scam himself twice (not least because Dell/the warehouse/the courier could have been observed along the way in order to test him on the second delivery).

Certainly there are people out there disturbed enough to pull something like this as the end customer - and dumb enough to think they'd get away with it. However, there will be way, way, more people out there working shifts in warehouses who are, errrr, "supplementing" their income. I've worked in warehouses, I've got mates that still do, and the potential for this sort of thing (and the actual rate of theft and scams) is sadly much higher than you might imagine.

Of course, as we're all going without hard evidence, it could be a scam on the part of the OP, it could be the warehouse, it could've been their supplier, it could be the courier. The only thing we know is that we don't know.

However, I'd suggest that pointing a stick at the OP is, on balance of probabilities, barking up the wrong tree.

Damn.


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Jan 22, 2013 07:55 |  #896

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15518359 (external link)
This is why I believe the OP is telling the truth:


Jalal: Brilliance, greatness, superiority, renown, majesty (variant of King) in Arabic. Splendor, imposing, awesomeness, enthusiasm, glorious in Urdu. Refulgence, kudos, glory, honest in Persian.

A man with this name can do no wrong!

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MOkoFOko wrote in post #15518653 (external link)
Better not be a digital version--paper-stock only :)

bw!

sploo wrote in post #15518780 (external link)
I'm going to get through this post without a single tree or wood related gag.

Exactly. And unlike the OP, a guy working in a warehouse is effectively anonymous in that if he can replace the goods with - in this case wood - then he probably figures it's going to be very difficult for anyone to work out exactly when the swap happened, who was on shift, and therefore the chance of him getting caught is small. He could've been walking past the shelf/cabinet with that stock for weeks, and had plenty of time to work out how and when it would be possible to swap the goods. Hell, he might even have been the guy picking the stock for the packers (i.e. legally removing the box from a locked cabinet) and taking it to a quiet corner for replacement first (and unless the picking or packing paperwork then tied the OP's boxes - by serial number - to the stock he picked (unlikely in warehouses I've worked in) then he's still largely anonymous).

The OP however would be taking a huge risk in doing this scam himself twice (not least because Dell/the warehouse/the courier could have been observed along the way in order to test him on the second delivery).

Certainly there are people out there disturbed enough to pull something like this as the end customer - and dumb enough to think they'd get away with it. However, there will be way, way, more people out there working shifts in warehouses who are, errrr, "supplementing" their income. I've worked in warehouses, I've got mates that still do, and the potential for this sort of thing (and the actual rate of theft and scams) is sadly much higher than you might imagine.

Of course, as we're all going without hard evidence, it could be scam on the part of the OP, it could be the warehouse, it could've been their supplier, it could be the courier. The only thing we know is that we don't know.

However, I'd suggest that pointing a stick at the OP is, on balance of probabilities, barking up the wrong tree.

Damn.

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Jan 22, 2013 07:59 |  #897

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Who knows, he may be writing a novel or movie script using our responses!

With the OP being played by Randy Quaid?


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Jan 22, 2013 09:00 |  #898

Yes, but how do we know she is a witch?


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Jan 22, 2013 09:29 |  #899

I think Jalal should video stream the final unboxing today.


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Jan 22, 2013 09:37 |  #900

IT HAS ARRIVED!!!! MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I'm at work, so my brother signed for it and video taped the unboxing. He just sent me the video an it's glorious! I FINALLY HAVE A 5D MARK III!!!! & EF 24-105mm f/4L IS!!!!

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