always read the small print


hefty1

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:20
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/270698404527

Read the listing and see if you can spot the catch. If not, read his feedback then read the listing again.

Some people...
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:23
Am I reading this correctly
Quote:
Im selling just picture of this camera and lens

And someone actually bid 500 for a picture !!

:shakes head in disbelief :
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Mike-P

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:23
Owch .. and I didn't need to read the feedback.
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hefty1

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:25
techno-terminator wrote:

And someone actually bid 500 for a picture !!

Not bid, it was a buy-it-now.

As far as I can see the buyer has no comeback either as the item is as described technically.
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dougf8

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:26
I'd file a SNAD saying the picture was not 18Mpixel as described.
Lurking is shirking.!

Mike-P

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:26
Been a while since I saw one of the picture scams. The empty box one was quite common for a while.
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:27
Wonder how the buyer will feel when he realises - poor s.. he really should learn to read everything that's on the listing
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

VonBatCat

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:27
Now thats just rotten!

500!!!!!!!!!!

And not even a picture of a Pentax!
John (VonBatCat)

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hefty1

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:31
techno-terminator wrote:
Wonder how the buyer will feel when he realises - poor s.. he really should learn to read everything that's on the listing

I think he has - if you look at the feedback it was left just a few hours after the purchase. Buyer's remorse doesn't even start to cover it...

dougf8 wrote:
I'd file a SNAD saying the picture was not 18Mpixel as described.

He's charged 10 for p&p (insult to injury) so all he's got to do is provide the printed version - it'd be very hard to prove how many MP went into its make up...
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dougf8

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:37
The original image may have been 18Mpixel but the received picture is highly unlikely to be.

Put it this way, if this got to me as a paypal/ebay adjudicator I know which way I'd decide.

(I'm clutching at straws .......)
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 31/01/2011 - 20:42

hefty1

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:40
dougf8 wrote:
The original image may have been 18Mpixel but the received picture is highly unlikely to be.

Unlikely it may be, but that's not proof.

dougf8 wrote:
Put it this way, if this got to me as a paypal/ebay adjudicator I know which way I'd decide.

They'll decide in favour of the method that allows then to keep their fees (about 65 in this case all told). The seller wins again I'm afraid.
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dougf8

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:42
..... as a parrot ....
Lurking is shirking.!

Don

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:43
I would write it off as an art purchase, most artwork goes up in value under the right circumstances...I wonder if the photo's value as art work would go up if the original artist was to die. A horrible, disfiguring, make the evening news type of death.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Hardgravity

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:48
The words cheeky and thieving spring to mind.

The camera listed is the one he took the picture with, not the one in the picture and he does state it's a picture in the title but no where else.

He's playing on peoples greed for a bargain and bringing ebay into a position of ill repute, surely they should give the buyer his cash back and ban the rip off merchant!!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K5+Tammy 18-250, a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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Last Edited by Hardgravity on 31/01/2011 - 20:49

Dangermouse

Link Posted 31/01/2011 - 20:51
He does say at the bottom of the listing that it's only a picture, not the actual camera.

But I'm really not in the mood to be fair to someone who is, in ethical terms, committing fraud.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
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