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1 Day Auction of many lenses + -- 300/400 f2.8, 500/600 f4 --crazy

 
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Mar 12, 2010 22:18 |  #1

I'm not sure what to make of this. All of this guy's auctions end in 11 hours (as of this writing). Expensive Super Teles currently under a grand each. 5D IIs, 1D IIIs, 1Ds IIIs...bicycles, guitars, video equipment...

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Lots of bids, but I'm wary. His primary business seems to be selling headlight kits.


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Mar 12, 2010 22:25 |  #2

Really tempting, but I'll pass. It's to good to be true.


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Mar 12, 2010 22:39 |  #3

Same here... tempted but EVERY lens/camera say "Buy it now $1600" and to contact them directly at an email address. As mentioned above, too good to be true. I can get my 300 and 400 2.8 IS lenses for the price of one! haha

I'm watching a few lenses to see how things play out.


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Mar 12, 2010 22:44 |  #4

Eh all the prices will reach market value before the auctions end...there's still 10 hours to go.


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Mar 12, 2010 22:45 |  #5

Would bet it is a hacked account. 1 day auction so most will close before being noticed.


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Mar 12, 2010 22:46 |  #6

It seems WAY too good to be true. If you look closely, he has pictures of the 400 2.8 on the auction for the 500. He also says he is selling the 500 to fund the purchase of its big brother, the 600. Yet he has a 600 up for sale too. ???

In this case, I wonder if it's someone who's getting out of the headlight business and is going to sacrifice their ebay name/feedback ratings for one big rip-off session. (perhaps making $20K or more in the process) If you're going to quit anyway, why not go all out and make a bunch of extra money?

What else could explain selling off "$100,000" worth of photography gear with all of the auctions ending at exactly the same time?

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Mar 12, 2010 22:47 |  #7

2 of the 4 lenses I was watching disappeared already... went from 3 pages of Canon stuff to 1 within the past 5 mins.

I could have stocked a whole photo department for cheap! hahaha


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Mar 12, 2010 22:47 |  #8

tkbslc wrote in post #9786368 (external link)
Would bet it is a hacked account. 1 day auction so most will close before being noticed.

This is the first thing I thought of when I saw the volume of items all ending at the same time.


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Mar 12, 2010 22:54 |  #9

I've bought car stuff from him before. I bet it's hacked.




  
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Mar 12, 2010 23:11 |  #10

I don't see anything at the link but car/motorcycle parts now...


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Mar 12, 2010 23:18 |  #11

The theory that it was hacked makes complete sense. Run a 12-hour auction on a Friday night when the real owner is less likely to be around...

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Mar 12, 2010 23:29 |  #12

Lysendriel wrote in post #9786454 (external link)
I don't see anything at the link but car/motorcycle parts now...

Yep. Looks like they pulled 'em all.

Hmmm... I had sent a message to the account owner asking if these auctions were for real or if he might have been hacked, but I wonder if that might have been intercepted by the hacker... There's no way to tell who yanked the auctions -- eBay, the legit account owner or the hacker...


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Mar 12, 2010 23:34 |  #13

These hacked eBay seller accounts are pretty common. When you check the seller's feedback and it's for auto-parts sales and no camera gear then you know it's a hacked account. I've reported two or three of these recently.


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Mar 13, 2010 01:19 as a reply to  @ shaftmaster's post |  #14

When my account got hacked they put up a 1 day auction for a Harley. It went for $5500.

Don't do it. Right after they hack the account, they reroute the email so you don't get notifications. Then they will put THEIR payment info in there so the money goes to THEM.


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