always read the small print


Mannesty

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 08:20
Most of today's reality TV shows rely on the contestants greed, either for money or success. This listing is relying on that same greed.

All the information is there to say that this is a con, but only if the buyer wants to see it.

In this case, the buyer has seen only Canon 7D and lens for 500.00.

The best learned lessons in life are the expensive ones. You only make those mistakes once.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 09:12
Mannesty wrote:

The best learned lessons in life are the expensive ones. You only make those mistakes once.

Years ago (many years unfortunately) a bloke came into my shop with a leather jacket saying he had a vanload of them to clear cheap and I could have 3 for 200. I unwrapped it from its plastic and it looked good .. so the bartering began. Got him down to 100 (which was a fair amount in those days) and he agreed, huffing and puffing that I was a hard negotiator and no one else had got them so low but he had to clear his stock.

Anyway, he went out to the van and got 3 new jackets .. I paid him the 100 and he left.

Only later when I unwrapped them to show off my bargain did I find out that they were PVC

As you say .. only made that mistake once.
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sam-joseph

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 09:51
If only you had a van load of truncheons to clear at the same time.
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Sam-Joseph
Pentax K7, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX, Sigma 70-300 APO, Sigma 1.4x TC, Vivitar 2x TC. Takumar 135mm f2.5, SMC Pentax A 50mm 1:1.7, SMC Pentax -M 1:4 200mm, Pentax X70

chrism_scotland

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 12:24
Had a read of one of his other auctions "Painting" Item Description: Hi, its not a joke, Iam 25 y old man with two kids I lost my job 9 weeks ago Im desperate ! please be human and help, I need to pay 3760.29 GBP by 11 feburary, this include my rent areas and couple of more bils like gas, electricity , for any information or question please feel free to contact, any kind of help is welcome thx behalf of my family

Fair enough he might be in difficulty but whats basically fraud isn't the way to sort it.

Dangermouse

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 12:32
Equally, he might just be posting a sob story in an attempt to provoke sympathy. We've all heard the tales about supposedly destitute beggars seen strolling off to their parked BMW at the end of a successful day...
Matt

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

TOZZA27

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 16:06
The leather jacket man wasn`t an Italian by any chance was he Mike ?

My Italian boss got ripped off by two "eyeties" selling from the back of their car after a trade show in Manchester ( purportedly ) swore blind to us they were a bargain and leather - turned out to be a rubber synthetic fabric - tee hee - he wore them out of spite !!

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Patty

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 19:50
Looking on Ebay at the sellers feedback, he's done the same again with a pushchair PICTURE for 350. Nasty, maybe i'll be extra careful on any quick impulse buying!!!

Patty

Don

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 19:55
what is needed is a protest against Evilbay to stop that sort of thing.....
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

dougf8

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 19:55
Well, I just reported them. If ebay wants to entertain this kind of person they will very quickly loose my business.
Lurking is shirking.!

techno-terminator

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 20:07
He's a disgrace and needs to be stopped
let the education continue

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ManixZero

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 20:44
Still,

Could be worse.....You could've actually purchased an actual 7D!

At least the picture would look nice on the wall of my shed!!

Also. Would I actually be stealing from this seller if I downloaded the image from ebay and printed it myself?

MZ
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MF Lenses: SMC-A 50mm, Adaptall 24mm(CW-24), 135mm(03B), 35-70mm(17A) 80-210mm(03A), Micro-Nikkor55mm, Soligor I-S 200mm f2.8 AIS

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fatspider

Link Posted 01/02/2011 - 20:46
Quote:
Also. Would I actually be stealing from this seller if I downloaded the image from ebay and printed it myself?

No, youd be stealing from the buyer cos' its his now
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
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robbie_d

Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 17:42
He's been at it again:

link

I'm probably not allowed to say what I really think of him.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

robbie_d

Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 17:47
dougf8 wrote:
Well, I just reported them. If ebay wants to entertain this kind of person they will very quickly loose my business.

Reported him too.

And sent him a quick message.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

TOZZA27

Link Posted 02/02/2011 - 18:30
Me too

I`ll save the message

Tony
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !
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