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04-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Does it look legit?

Hey guys just wanted to know your opinion here.
I'm currently in the market for a da 40 ltd lens and found this one eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices on eBay.
while the seller describes it as a looking like new i can clearely see some chips on the body of the lens.
does it look dodgy to you or am i being too picky.


04-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Only 1 previous experience rating
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Shipping costs are exorbitant (well maybe not it is overseas)
Shipping from Thailand
Not much of a description

That's four strikes by my accounting

Might be just fine, just a new / inexperienced seller. Or it could be a scam. Good news is the price will likely end up lower as a lot of buyers will steer away from it. No question the risk is higher than with sellers that have a lot more good experience ratings. Ebay buyer protection should kick in even if it is a scam but personally I would pass. YMMV
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Wow! Ah, 3 strikes in my book (<$20 shipping from overseas isn't excessive in opinion) but the 1 positive rating is for a $1.49 clicker that he just bought and got automatic positive feedback on because he paid immediately. I'd pass.
04-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Large purchases from overseas should be reserved for those with good feedback dating back at least 6 months or more. I'd say a rating of 50 @ 100% or more before I'd spend >$50 overseas. However, if Paypal will give you buyer protection and you don't mind dealing with hassle, then you could go for it. In the end, I doubt the len will for less than $275 all said in done. That's a good deal, but not far off from what we see on the forum regularly.

04-13-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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I'll echo the above. Yes, it sounds fishy. But yes, if you trust eBay/PayPal customer protection, you may not be at risk. Bid up to your comfort level. I'll reiterate my basic bidding rules:
Bid low. Bid often. Lose 99% of auctions. Don't worry, another will come along soon.

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