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Feb 07, 2009 12:34 |  #1

They have all kinds of unbelievable deals on Amazon like this one

http://www.amazon.com …ic&qid=12340314​16&sr=1-53 (external link)

A used Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1MP for $2455.00?!


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Feb 07, 2009 12:41 |  #2

It it looks too good to be true it probably is.


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Feb 07, 2009 12:44 |  #3

Just because a seller is listed on the Amazon site, it doesn't mean they're in any way as reliable as Amazon themselves.

Just think of them the same as eBay shops.


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Feb 07, 2009 12:49 |  #4

I thought Amazon had some way of weeding the phonies like this out, unlike ebay. The deals offered by these guys, "Black Sheep Deals" are way over the top. For example, a "Used-Like New" Nikon D700 for $1158.00? I wonder what would happen if I actually tried to checkout with this item in my cart?


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Feb 07, 2009 23:14 as a reply to  @ John E's post |  #5

its true friend of mine bought from 'em, arrived fast and just like what they promised at such an unbelivable price



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Feb 08, 2009 10:24 |  #6

These deals don't pass the smell test. BlackSheepDeals is a dealer in children's toys. How did they come across an inexhaustible supply of "like new" high end electronics? How can they sell them at half of retail value? I found this link that might explain.

http://www.amazon.com …&cdThread=Tx3U7​KJWEP6JY0A (external link)


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Feb 08, 2009 10:27 |  #7

iof wrote in post #7280336 (external link)
BlackSheepDeals is a dealer in children's toys. How did they come across an inexhaustible supply of "like new" high end electronics? How can they sell them at half of retail value?

I was wondering about this myself, yet they list all kinds of high-end electronics on Amazon. Thanks for the heads up. It's amazing that people like this can get on to Amazon, and then Amazon acting like they don't care. I've always considered them a step above Ebay.


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Feb 08, 2009 10:41 as a reply to  @ John E's post |  #8

http://www.amazon.com …ding=UTF8&asin=​B0001IU5HY (external link)


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Feb 08, 2009 10:57 |  #9

Yeah, a 5D Mark II for $1761? I don't think so. I sent them an email anyway.


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Feb 08, 2009 11:49 |  #10

Speaking of third-party sellers on amazon, how's this for a deal? Check out the "original" price and the current price!

http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1234115​270&sr=8-2 (external link)

QUOTE: You Save: $1,375.12 (56%) LOL


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Feb 08, 2009 16:59 |  #11

I've never had a problem with third party sellers on Amazon. Ebay is a different story though..

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Feb 09, 2009 11:42 |  #12

Here is the response I received:

"Hello,
the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) is new, sealed, US model, comes with 12 months Canon US warranty, receipt, all manufacturer supplied accessories. the total price is $2,455 + $30 for delivery. if you want to buy send me your full name and address and i will contact Amazon asap to process your order. i will ship from Italy, delivery will take 4 - 6 days by airmail international. my return policy is full money back in 30 days or replace the product if its faulty.

Many Thanks"


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Feb 09, 2009 15:10 |  #13

What a scam! Thanks for contacting them HaroldC3. They revealed their true character. I'm surprised they didn't ask for a credit card number as well. I can't believe Amazon doesn't crack down on people like this.


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Feb 09, 2009 17:56 |  #14

SCAM Alert! :p Normally you would check out THROUGH Amazon. They would not be contacting amazon on your behalf. Clearly a scam.

HaroldC3 wrote in post #7288041 (external link)
Here is the response I received:

"Hello,
the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) is new, sealed, US model, comes with 12 months Canon US warranty, receipt, all manufacturer supplied accessories. the total price is $2,455 + $30 for delivery. if you want to buy send me your full name and address and i will contact Amazon asap to process your order. i will ship from Italy, delivery will take 4 - 6 days by airmail international. my return policy is full money back in 30 days or replace the product if its faulty.

Many Thanks"


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Feb 09, 2009 18:00 |  #15

Yup scam alert on that!



  
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