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Would you buy a 1dmkii off EBay?

 
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Dec 19, 2011 03:29 |  #1

That is my question I am kind of skeptical never bought off EBay


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Dec 19, 2011 04:38 |  #2

If a reputable seller, maybe. But, with that kind of money, I would be very picky who I bought from.


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Dec 19, 2011 04:39 |  #3

Sure, as long as it was a reputable seller with a return policy.



  
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Dec 19, 2011 05:53 |  #4

I have bought many things off ebay and usually for the higher value items I just use the same, very reliable, highly reputable seller. I bought a few small things first and then went up in value when I trusted them, I've now had 2 bodies, 3 lenses and various flashguns etc without any problems. There are some good ebay sellers out there, just a lot of dodgy ones as well. Just be careful.


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Dec 19, 2011 08:04 |  #5

7D_Shooter wrote in post #13567009 (external link)
Sure, as long as it was a reputable seller with a return policy.

I'm sure I'm not alone as being someone who has both bought and sold from Ebay, and the above statement is critical. I won't buy from sellers w/no return policies and if the $ amount is high enough I dig in to their feedback in detail (amount of + feedback alone doesn't mean anything) before buying. I would also suggest asking a few questions to get a feel for the seller.


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Dec 19, 2011 09:10 |  #6

I've been an Ebay "customer" since Feb '98. There was a time I'd have no reservations about buying an item like that on EBay, these days there is no way I'd touch it. I buy trinkets there, stuff that doesn't cost much. It's easy and I don't have to worry about it. Given you're a first time buyer and don't know your way around the EBay obstacles of returning/refunding I wouldn't recommend you do this. Get your feet wet on cheap items. I find dealing with them (Ebay & Paypal) to be a real PIA.




  
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Dec 19, 2011 10:13 |  #7

Thanks everyone now I'm terrified


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Dec 19, 2011 10:24 |  #8

Sounds like you already made the purchase and are now waiting on the seller to do their part?

If so... hope it works out for you.

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Dec 19, 2011 11:47 |  #9

7D_Shooter wrote in post #13567009 (external link)
Sure, as long as it was a reputable seller with a return policy.

This goes with buying anything off of ebay. I purchase a lot of stuff from ebay and as long as you find a good source then you should be fine. One thing you could always do is send them an email asking a few questions about the item and if you get an e-mail that's broken english or he sounds like he has no idea what he's talking about then just walk away and keep looking.


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Dec 19, 2011 12:13 |  #10

I'm about to list mine on eBay....I would hope people would feel confident about buying it from there




  
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Dec 19, 2011 13:10 |  #11

DennisW1 wrote in post #13568662 (external link)
I'm about to list mine on eBay....I would hope people would feel confident about buying it from there

I think if you give them as much information on the camera as possible and take a good amount of DECENT pictures of the body and accessories you should be ok. When I'm looking at making larger purchases I look for these signs. Someone that has a good quantity of high quality pictures of the items and is very descriptive of the equipment shows me that they are a serious seller (if they have good feedback). Versus someone that throws up 2 lines describing what they're selling with one or two blurry or bad quality pictures of the item says A LOT to me.


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Dec 19, 2011 13:56 |  #12

L.Morey wrote in post #13566870 (external link)
That is my question I am kind of skeptical never bought off EBay

Given your lack of experience and obvious trepidation, you might want to pursue alternatives like KEH or perhaps the marketplace here on POTN.

If your need isn't immediate (gratification always is though), you might want to take some time and ease into eBay with some less expensive / risky purchases.


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Dec 19, 2011 14:27 |  #13

Lots of good advise above. Look at Fred Mirandas' buy and sell at www.fredmiranda.com (external link) and look at the sellers feedback. Much better than e-bay. There are usually two kinds of Mark II's for sale. Those that have had a lot of use by the sport guys or sometimes you can find one with low actuations. I would ask for pictures and a Raw file to check the shutter count.




  
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Dec 19, 2011 14:37 |  #14

DennisW1 wrote in post #13568662 (external link)
I'm about to list mine on eBay....I would hope people would feel confident about buying it from there

L.Morey....why don't you make him an offer?


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Dec 19, 2011 17:50 |  #15

modchild wrote in post #13567133 (external link)
I have bought many things off ebay and usually for the higher value items I just use the same, very reliable, highly reputable seller. I bought a few small things first and then went up in value when I trusted them, I've now had 2 bodies, 3 lenses and various flashguns etc without any problems. There are some good ebay sellers out there, just a lot of dodgy ones as well. Just be careful.

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