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Is this an E-bay scam?

 
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Nov 15, 2009 18:08 |  #1

Saw this (external link) while looking for a 70-200

seller states:

attn: I'm currently out of state, and the lens will only be shipped Dec. 4th. Shipping is free and will be UPS express.

the feedback is not current so I have no idea what they have been selling.

just find it odd that they list while out of town and won't ship for two weeks.

maybe something for everyone to think of.


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Nov 15, 2009 18:22 |  #2

Ask for pictures the actual lens being sold.


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Nov 15, 2009 18:31 |  #3

I really don't want to take any chances. this is not a such a deal as you see them on here for that price or less every now and again.

I would rather buy here than on ebay

I just wanted to point this out.


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Nov 15, 2009 18:32 |  #4

If you're not comfortable with this deal, don't take it. I wouldn't take the risk!


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Nov 15, 2009 18:48 |  #5

yeah, I decided not to do it. I just was thinking more of a public service announcement.


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Nov 16, 2009 13:46 |  #6

if you want to make sure he actually has the product ask for pictures with a post it with his name in the picture of the item. prolly best not to risk it




  
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Nov 16, 2009 22:08 |  #7

Buy here on the Selling forum. I don't take a chance on flea Bay on items over $10.


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Nov 16, 2009 22:35 |  #8

Feedback of 20 (none for selling since June of last year) and location is Brooklyn. I wouldn't go near this deal. With a little patience this lens can be had for $550, just not worth the risk IMO for a few dollars.


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Nov 18, 2009 20:32 |  #9

Well, while I take offense of the "located in Brooklyn" comment (living there myself), I would not do the deal myself either. It seems to be a new scam spread especially on craigs list. You contact the seller and the are all out of town visiting their Mom, so you can not check the item.


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Nov 18, 2009 20:50 |  #10

elipkin wrote in post #9040450 (external link)
Well, while I take offense of the "located in Brooklyn" comment (living there myself), I would not do the deal myself either. It seems to be a new scam spread especially on craigs list. You contact the seller and the are all out of town visiting their Mom, so you can not check the item.

No offense but there is a very good reason it's known as Crooklyn. :lol:


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