Yeah, the only reason we bought from him was because he did provide an ebay account with a great rating. I guess he just picked a random username off ebay and of course, I always try to believe the best in people. That won't happen again unless there is substantial proof. Our first clue should have been it was too good of a deal. Sigh. I love this forum and we have bought things here before with no issues so it sucks it's not a completely safe place like I gullibly believed. Oh well, we learned from our mistake and will NEVER be that stupid again.
Lusting after a beautiful camera can blind anyone's common sense
when scammers post these great deals it also disrupts/lowers potential sales of other users.
If Canon 1A usually sells for $700 used. But a scammer post Canon 1A for sale for $550.
Then when trustworthy person searches the forum for recent sales and sees that there is Canon 1A being sold for $550, he/she might try to match that sale, because he/she wants to make a sale. So end result is that trustworthy person might end up getting less then they should. Because they might get PMs from potential buyers asking to lower price because some Danny scammer is selling it for cheaper.