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09-24-2009, 08:13 AM   #1
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Check out this price!!!

Does this seem like a good deal... I'm thinking about it .

ebay 28mm lens

09-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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Give him a best offer of 28 bucks....
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Wow... What a good price! I would grab it in a heart beat!
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Guys, it's already sold!

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Proves Barnum WAS right!!
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Obviously a scam.
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Well, if you compare the price to the shipping costs it's really not that bad of a deal!
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Scam? Nah, my guess is he's guilty of fee-avoidance by selling lenses to customers outside of eBay/paypal and doesn't want to get caught by eBay via repeated listing cancellations. So instead, when he sells a lens, he changes the title and ups the price to something ridiculous so no-one will bid, with a bonus of free advertising. Who knows, maybe he's just after the free advertising, but I don't know what advertising a sold item does for you, except to excite curiosity and get people to check out your other items. Personally, I'd be worried it would turn people off by making them think you were a scammer.... (!) If you look at his other listings, you'll see there's a "Leica 39mm UVa SOLD" too ($9999.94), as well as many other listings with more reasonable prices. If you've looked at his feedback history, you'll see he's sold many camera items with good feedback.

As for the shipping cost, he probably uses listing software and it probably automatically calculates shipping cost by price. (You know, $10 for less than $100, $20 for less than $500, etc, etc.) Or maybe he just changes it to something random and expensive too. Anyway to avoid paying eBay fees, I guess.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Eruditass Quote
Guys, it's already sold!
The title may say "SOLD", but the auction is still active.
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these sem to be popping up more and more
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He also has the Pentax ME body to go along with the lens for only $9,999.99 !!


Pentax ME SLR SOLD. - eBay (item 270454435677 end time Oct-09-09 18:43:01 PDT)
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it was stated that you should contact him before you buy the item. well that's pretty slick! it's free advertising alright. though I believe the price would shoo people off immediately even before they had the chance to read the note about it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
The title may say "SOLD", but the auction is still active.
it was an "oh darn" joke post, like everyone else's
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