There is a gripped 5D2 with a 35L on my local Craigslist for $900. Is there any way in the world that it is NOT stolen? No boxes, no charger. Pretty sure it is hot. The 'owner' claims it was a birthday present he doesn't need.
A while back I saw a 600 f/4 on the same CL for $800. Stolen for sure. I could not get the local police involved. They did not seem to care.
And finally, my question. Is there a hot-camera web-site I can go to live, while I am checking this thing out? I am not sure what I would do if it really is stolen, but I know I don't want a stolen camera. I damn sure ain't paying for one. It would seem kind of stupid to tell the guy, "Hey, this is stolen! I am calling the cops." Someone else's stolen camera is not worth getting shot over. On the other hand, a gripped 5D2 w/35L for $900 is a sweet deal!
Just in case you are wondering.... I would meet him in the lobby of my bank. If it checks out, and is NOT stolen, then I get the money from the teller. Not before.