F&%$*@& Ebay!!!!


mowog

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:05
I have been watching a Sigma 400 f5.6 PK-A mount all week. Good condition, with just a bit of easily got rid of fungus. I watched it count down. At £16 with just 15 seconds to go, I put my bid in. £35. Click confirm bid button, and.... GET BLOODY SIGN IN PAGE!! - Lens sold for £31.

Thanks very much, Ebay!
No man is worth his salt, who has not been banned from at least one Forum, and two Flickr groups.

Mowog.

ems82

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:07
oh dear my condolences mowog
Emma
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." Aaron Siskind
Bodies K20D, LTL 3, K1000d
Lenses Pentax 50mm, Pentax 135mm, Tamron 70-300 macro

Malo1961

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:20
Thats a mistake you won't be making again. Sorry for your loss.
Best regards,

Martin.


Curious about my photography?? Just Follow the Light.

alfiemooon

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:38
As Kat would say,it wasn`t your`s to purchase...not much concelation I know,but you mean.

Alfie
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

ChrisA

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:55
I've got an AF one that I'm thinking of selling.

For a lot more than £35 though
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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Photomonk

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:57
ChrisA wrote:
I've got an AF one that I'm thinking of selling.

For a lot more than £35 though

You better put a reserve price in then, or you might be disappointed.

The Photomonk

womble

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:58
I have just one word to say: esnipe

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 21:59
mowog wrote:
I have been watching a Sigma 400 f5.6 PK-A mount all week. Good condition, with just a bit of easily got rid of fungus. I watched it count down. At £16 with just 15 seconds to go, I put my bid in. £35. Click confirm bid button, and.... GET BLOODY SIGN IN PAGE!! - Lens sold for £31.

Thanks very much, Ebay!

Thats happened to me before, I use an online sniper now.
. My Flickr

mowog

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 22:26
A Gentleman does not use sniping software. - Jolly unsporting, don't y'know!

I know ebay like you to sign in to your account daily, but you'd think they'd arrange it not to happen just as your about to bleedin' well bid on something, wouldn't you!?
No man is worth his salt, who has not been banned from at least one Forum, and two Flickr groups.

Mowog.

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 22:32
mowog wrote:
A Gentleman does not use sniping software. - Jolly unsporting, don't y'know!


Theres nothing sporting about Ebay
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 22:42
Never used a sniper until recently, tried this CLICKY and so far it works.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

womble

Link Posted 28/02/2010 - 23:44
Mike-P wrote:
mowog wrote:
A Gentleman does not use sniping software. - Jolly unsporting, don't y'know!


There's nothing sporting about Ebay

My thoughts exactly. I prefer sniping largely because it stops me getting carried away with bidding.

BTW Mike... haven't you sold that 85mm lens?

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Mannesty

Link Posted 01/03/2010 - 00:06
I use the web based version of Myibay. Works for me.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream

ChrisA

Link Posted 01/03/2010 - 00:18
Photomonk wrote:
ChrisA wrote:
I've got an AF one that I'm thinking of selling.

For a lot more than £35 though

You better put a reserve price in then, or you might be disappointed.

Yes, I know, it hasn't got the very best reputation of the various A-series 400s out there.

Wide open it can be a bit grim, but stopped down a bit, I've had some quite reasonable results from it. The only reason I don't use it more is that I have the 55-300, which is more useful, and a prime isn't as useful as a zoom in the conditions I usually want it for.

The Sigma A-400 is very light, and very quick to focus, which does compensate a bit for its shortcomings.

As I think we'd established when anyone complains about Pentax AF, it's all about understanding the limitations of the equipment.

Edit: an example, and another. The second is an example of why a zoom is more useful than a prime
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 01/03/2010 - 00:23

polchraine

Link Posted 01/03/2010 - 10:11
I had marked several items which had quite a while to go before the auction ended. Ebay systems are supposed to send an email just under a day to remind you. One was sent after the auction finished and the other two were never sent.

I distrust and dislike ebay for the way it has moved and will only ever use it occasionally.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...
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