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Apr 10, 2014 08:54 |  #1

Just saw this on CL, and it looks like a heckuva deal.http://tampa.craigslis​t.org/pnl/pho/44160642​80.html (external link)


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Apr 10, 2014 09:35 |  #2

Tempting. The seller mentioned shipping, that makes it suspicious. Maybe too good to be true.


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Apr 10, 2014 10:06 |  #3

Why do people get nervous with shipping on craigslist? How is that any different from this forum?

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Apr 10, 2014 10:07 |  #4

I think he's just desperate. It is a local number, and he's willing to meet.


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Apr 10, 2014 12:12 |  #5

Invertalon wrote in post #16823606 (external link)
Why do people get nervous with shipping on craigslist? How is that any different from this forum?

There are two primary reasons:

1) Craigslist is swimming with scammers. Sure, there are a few here on POTN, but their numbers are dramatically less since it takes some real effort to become established here.

2) Here on POTN, if you're diligent and research someone's post history and conversations, you stand a good chance at determining if they are an actual photographer or not. This can greatly reduce the odds of encountering a scammer, probably to less than 1%.

I said I would never ever ship an item that I sold through Craigslist, but on one occasion, I did break my own rule. It was at a time when the 5D MIII was hard to get and there were no deals to be had. A guy contacted me and I said, sorry, local deals only. He pressed again and gave me a lot of information about himself. He worked part-time for a University newspaper and allowed for me to confirm that. He had a website with good presence. And he even offered up a video chat just so I could physically see that he was real and not pretending to be someone else. All in all, it didn't take too much effort to verify who he was...but he made me a lot more comfortable in the transaction. Anyway, this is one example of a situation in which I shipped via Craigslist...but it's not something I will normally do.

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Apr 10, 2014 12:39 |  #6

bps wrote in post #16823911 (external link)
There are two primary reasons:

1) Craigslist is swimming with scammers. Sure, there are a few here on POTN, but their numbers are dramatically less since it takes some real effort to become established here.

2) Here on POTN, if you're diligent and research someone's post history and conversations, you stand a good chance at determining if they are an actual photographer or not. This can greatly reduce the odds of encountering a scammer, probably to less than 1%.

I said I would never ever ship an item that I sold through Craigslist, but on one occasion, I did break my own rule. It was at a time when the 5D MIII was hard to get and there were no deals to be had. A guy contacted me and I said, sorry, local deals only. He pressed again and gave me a lot of information about himself. He worked part-time for a University newspaper and allowed for me to confirm that. He had a website with good presence. And he even offered up a video chat just so I could physically see that he was real and not pretending to be someone else. All in all, it didn't take too much effort to verify who he was...but he made me a lot more comfortable in the transaction. Anyway, this is one example of a situation in which I shipped via Craigslist...but it's not something I will normally do.

It's all about reducing your exposure to risk.

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Apr 10, 2014 12:43 |  #7

IMO this is no scam. If you are local and need this lens go for it.


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Apr 10, 2014 13:00 |  #8

alpha_1976 wrote in post #16823984 (external link)
IMO this is no scam. If you are local and need this lens go for it.

Absolutely. If you're local, I would contact the person, use due diligence in seeing if they're real and meet in a safe location. (All things you should do anytime you're buying something via Craigslist.) And perhaps land an outstanding deal on a very good lens!

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Apr 10, 2014 22:18 |  #9

A couple of days ago Boston Craigslist had this lens for $350. Just for fun, I contacted the guy, and he said that it was already sold, but that I could buy more on some weird (I looked) website, and that he bought three! I think it was all done with the purpose of directing people to that site.


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Apr 10, 2014 22:46 |  #10

Lbsimon wrote in post #16825201 (external link)
A couple of days ago Boston Craigslist had this lens for $350. Just for fun, I contacted the guy, and he said that it was already sold, but that I could buy more on some weird (I looked) website, and that he bought three! I think it was all done with the purpose of directing people to that site.

Same picture?

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Apr 11, 2014 01:53 |  #11

Looks like it was/is a scam. Here's a follow up post from someone who tried to buy it: http://tampa.craigslis​t.org/pnl/pho/44173984​76.html (external link)

BEWARE Cannon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 - $800 - $800 (ST PETE)


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ALL I KNOW TXT PERSON AFTER TRYIN TO CALL WENT TO SOME GLOBAL THING VOICE MAIL TXT FOR A WHILE HAD DEAL GOING ASKED IF WANTED TO MEET OR PAYPAL I SAID MEET TRIED TO GET A TIME SAID AFTER WORK BUT SAYS OUT OF WORK IN ADD??????????????? THEN FINELY WROTE BACK SAID I TXT TO MUCH HAD CASH AND TXT TO MUCH TO MAKE MEETING GET REAL ..HERE IS THE KICKER A GUY CALLED ME BACK LATER THAT NITE ASKED WHY I CALLED WAS DIFF NUMBER THEN CALLED AND TXT SAME KINDA AREA SAID HAD NO LENS AND THAT WAS ONLY CALLS I MADE THAT DAY???ADD ALL THIS TOGETHER THERE IS SOMETHING NOT RIGHT DEF DO NOT DO PAYPAL YOU BEEN WARNED


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Apr 11, 2014 07:32 |  #12

As is almost always the case, if it's too good to be true, then it's too good to be true!

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Apr 11, 2014 07:48 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #13

I wouldn't believe anything the responder 2 posts up said either, he sounds like a loon.


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Apr 12, 2014 15:15 |  #14

Verified paypal email - mrssmith@gmail.com (external link)? Yeah. Google it. I doubt it.




  
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