Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
Wow, what a discount!!! A cautionary Tale For those new to Pentax

Are buyers really this dumb? Ebay auction with terrible title. DA70mm.

But read the deal in the body of the listing:
Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 611
Size:  69.5 KB
.
.

The real value is at places like this:
Name:  Capture12.jpg
Views: 586
Size:  41.9 KB


Last edited by Peter Zack; 12-04-2009 at 10:34 AM.
12-03-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,695
The RRP must be a real bargain price then!
12-03-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
Original Poster
Yeah and what the heck is portraiturescape? I've read thousands of online and published pages about photography over the years and never come across that one.

What a dumb write up. Who the h*ll is going to spend $700 on a prime lens for snap shots. The kit lens was built for that.
12-03-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 1,495
Wow! What a deal! Only $150 more than I paid for mine less than a month ago!

12-03-2009, 06:48 PM   #5
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
WOW, I almost fell for that one. later did I realize it wasn't an FA 77.
12-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
Veteran Member
dugrant153's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,059
OH SNAP!!! I saved $000.00!!!!

SCORE!
12-03-2009, 11:41 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,713
QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Who the h*ll is going to spend $700 on a prime lens for snap shots. The kit lens was built for that.
But they aren't Peter, they'll only have to pay $699.95. A whopping $0.05 savings
12-04-2009, 04:40 AM   #8
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dadipentak's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,412
QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Are buyers really this dumb?
Yep. Sellers, too.

12-04-2009, 05:55 AM   #9
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,503
QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Yep. Sellers, too.
They have also been known to lie!

I have been jonesing for a 60s era Yashica rangefinder and have exchanged messages from one seller that claimed the item was his personal camera and was fully functional the last time he used it. I asked him to confirm focus, aperture, shutter, and film transport functionality and he replied that he had no battery and therefore could not check. His camera is fully mechanical except for the meter.

No bids for you!

Steve
12-04-2009, 06:04 AM   #10
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
Original Poster
Steve, I would have called him on that one. A nice terse email about how "his" camera works and that if he'd every used it, he'd know how to test the mechanics.

dumb
12-04-2009, 06:48 AM   #11
Senior Member
TheTenaciousOne's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 111
hahaha i love the fact that the seller couldnt be bothered putting a picture of the lens up, plus how he has no feedback or other items.
Makes you wonder why they bother
12-04-2009, 09:16 AM   #12
Inactive Account




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Posts: 3,262
One hundred words of product description, five hundred of why you should totally buy from him...

God, I hate Salesmen (not the capital "S".)
12-04-2009, 09:35 AM   #13
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
Original Poster
It really shows you how Ebay sellers can try to suck you in though.
This is a USA only auction at full MSRP and you can get the lens with complete confidence at B&H for $150.00 less.

Newcomers to Pentax need to be careful and know prices well before buying on Ebay.
Attached Images
 
12-04-2009, 09:40 AM   #14
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,503
QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Steve, I would have called him on that one. A nice terse email about how "his" camera works and that if he'd every used it, he'd know how to test the mechanics.

dumb
I fired back a response to that affect. I am also always amazed at how many power sellers that regularly feature cameras NEVER have a battery available to test what they sell. I would be rich if I had a penny for every time I have read the words "as is" or "I am not a camera expert" on the sale conditions. I guess professed ignorance is the best insurance!

Steve
12-04-2009, 09:47 AM   #15
Senior Member




Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 146
there are lot of such exorbitantly priced items on ebay.
is there any way to flag them, so that other members can know its a ripoff ?

or atleast ebay can show recently sold prices for the same item on the same page, that would be of great help.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-5... Wow wow wow wow wow!! Hugely impressive. 65535 Pentax K-5 85 11-08-2010 08:45 PM
First Legitimate Discount on the Pentax K7 mithrandir Photographic Technique 0 07-12-2009 07:37 AM
A fairy tale and some reflections about some Pentax fans cateto Pentax News and Rumors 30 09-14-2008 07:13 PM
Go back to school... get a Pentax Student Discount Tingchaleun Pentax News and Rumors 1 04-06-2008 11:44 PM
Pentax lenses at a discount- can I trust it? Chilichoco Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 06-11-2007 12:45 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:09 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top