Levaretech


RobL

Link Posted 12/06/2016 - 19:15
Has anyone had dealings with this company? Based in Cheshire they seem to have some amazing deals on lenses.

kingalew

Link Posted 12/06/2016 - 20:04
Looks too good to be true Rob. I've just popped a 31mm Ltd in a basket at 559 (best price on camerapricebuster at the mo is over 1k). It's then given me a 20% discount and brought the price down to 447.20. I didn't ask for a discount. Two phrases spring too mind: Caveat Emptor & Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth.

I'm torn and haven't checked out all the way yet. No option to pay by paypal either. .. Can anyone out there vouch for this lot?

Lewis
www.flickr.com/photos/kingalew/
Current - K3, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 70-300mm, Pentax DA 35mm f2.4, Pentax DA 18-55mm WR, Pentax DA 50-200mm WR, Pentax Da 50mm f1.8, Sigma manual 28mm, Pentax Ltd 40mm f2.8, Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro.

kingalew

Link Posted 12/06/2016 - 20:08
Bit more digging. Check out the top two faces here:

http://www.ministry-of-smile.com/en/testimonials.html
&
All four here - https://www.legumesfrais.com/index.php?route=information/information&information...

And then the faces on Levaretech's own about us page - http://levaretech.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=4.

The alarm bells went into overdrive - people that sell camera's aren't that good looking. I've closed the page down without giving any details.
www.flickr.com/photos/kingalew/
Current - K3, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 70-300mm, Pentax DA 35mm f2.4, Pentax DA 18-55mm WR, Pentax DA 50-200mm WR, Pentax Da 50mm f1.8, Sigma manual 28mm, Pentax Ltd 40mm f2.8, Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro.

RobL

Link Posted 12/06/2016 - 20:17
Thanks kingalew, funny how the same faces have different names! And the same appearance on different websites! Looks like your research has just saved us from being scammed.
Last Edited by RobL on 12/06/2016 - 20:20

Dingo

Link Posted 12/06/2016 - 21:17
http://www.scamadviser.com/is-levaretech.com-safe.html

should tell you all you need to know

K10D

Link Posted 12/06/2016 - 21:47
The business address is here? link
cameradextrous _ Motorcycles etc. link

Daronl

Link Posted 13/06/2016 - 06:43
It gets "curiouser and curiouser"

See enclosed images of 200 DA* ; the one from the Levaretech web site shows two different prices and model names for the 200 mm lens, one of which matches the official image and name as shown on image from the official Pentax site. ( Pentax SMC DA* ED IF SDM Telephoto lens - 200mm - f2.




The Pentax SMC P DA* lens - 200 mm shown on the left above is not listed anywhere on a Pentax Official Web site.



Daronl

Dingo

Link Posted 16/06/2016 - 02:41
SERIOUSLY GUYS??????..............it's a CON, you understand a CON Right??!..................however many prices fit into your ideal world, Michelle Pfeiffer will not come and F**K you because you would wish it so!!


MOVE ON......nothing to see here.....unless you believe the EU will limit immigration figures because Mr Cameron is such a great negotiator.......then Michelle Pfeiffer WILL DEFINITELY be coming to shag you this weekend

K10D

Link Posted 16/06/2016 - 07:22
Dingo wrote:
SERIOUSLY GUYS??????..............it's a CON, you understand a CON Right??!..................however many prices fit into your ideal world,

Thanks for the heads up. I wondered why they would deal from a normal house and not have an open and closed sign on the front door. I was thinking about placing an order with them for bulk 120 film and a large format developing tray.

Best regards
cameradextrous _ Motorcycles etc. link

RobL

Link Posted 16/06/2016 - 08:08
I know someone who runs a successful eBay business dealing with model cars and railways from his modest home address - he has a huge garage in his garden which is chock full and is genuine. In this case it is useful to read reviews, a few five star (could be planted) but too many bad reviews complaining about poor delivery and goods. But K20 is right in that it is best to deal with a business you can visit if parting with large sums or ordering something which may need attention later on.

MattMatic

Link Posted 16/06/2016 - 08:47
Quote:
people that sell camera's aren't that good looking.



I love Google Image search: images.google.com
Just paste in a URL of an image... and up pop all the places the image has been used/misused:

http://templates.websitetemplatesonline.com/Free-Portfolio-Web-Template/index.ht...


http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
(For gallery, tips and links)

jemx99

Link Posted 16/06/2016 - 09:45
kingalew wrote:
people that sell camera's aren't that good looking.

Don't tell Chris and the staff at SRS that - we might never get any special deals off them again!
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