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03-15-2016, 05:11 AM   #1
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Shady CL ads nation-wide?

Have any of you noticed this ad on Craig's List? It's very generic and obviously bogus and aimed at those who know little about cameras and lenses. The same ad has been posted in several cities, mostly in the Eastern and mid-western states.

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A sure sign that Pentax is on an upswing. Just a few years ago no one would have bothered, because, of course,
Pentax no longer made cameras, at least not digital cameras.

As an aside, I had no idea cameras could be purchased through Photoshop.
03-15-2016, 06:25 AM   #3
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I haven't seen that one, but here is a local one that I found humorous.

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$1200 for a DS in 2010? When you could get a K-r for $500...

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03-17-2016, 08:43 AM   #4
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Craigslist is the epitome of shady. I always take ANYTHING that's said in the ads with a grain of salt. If I'm looking for something on that site, I generally already know enough about it that I know what is a good price for something. I come with a firm offer, maybe lowball just a hair to see if I can get away with it, and have no problem adjusting my offer to something absurdly low when I show up and it's not in the condition they claimed. This happens a lot, and my offer drops considerably for them wasting my time.

But yeah, to the original point, you can assume everything in the ad's description is total bull$.

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