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Guys im abit warey of seaching through ebay as i have been stung before, (false buyers) Is ebay a good source for cheap lenses?
take this for example - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160016782223&a...
i have probs got more competion now lol. But this lens is nearly £1300 brand new but its only up for £310 atm. Could it be ligit? This is when i would rather spend full price int store because i know im getting a good item.
What are your views on buying things from ebay, especialy photography gear.
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That seller looks perfectly OK to me, and if you pay with paypal you are protected up to £500 in the event that it goes belly up.
That price will rise (mostly in the last 10 minutes)
Agree with Cambirder on the last few minutes price rise, but there is also one for sale in the Classifieds on here at £710. (nothing to do with me)
Agree with Paul. The seller appears to be legitimate - 100% feedback on over 400 deals.
ok this guy seems ligit But what about when it says 'from hong kong' because there are some wicked bargins to be had, but those 3 words put the shivers up me. even if they have had great feedback
i guess i dont really believe in ebay, maybe because it hasnt been good to me boo hoo
All seems ok to me.
It will rise in bids for a good few hundred yet with a good day to go.
You say you were stung by a buyer.As a seller you should ensure the money is safely in your account before parting with any goods.
Be aware that that lens is coming from the states. That seller is legit and supposedly will refund import duty but I don't have any experience in dealing with him personally so cannot say for sure.
Regarding Hong Kong, its the usual issues of import duty and VAT that people tend to forget.
By the way, I would avoid that lens altogether if I was you- the focussing is very slow.
Quote: You say you were stung by a buyer.As a seller you should ensure the money is safely in your account before parting with any goods.
Your right! i never sent anything off without being paid for it...its just when you get mucked about and wait and wait for payment, and it just never happens then u have to relist it...it all adds up eventualy.
Quote: By the way, I would avoid that lens altogether if I was you- the focussing is very slow.
Ah ha thanks for that ill look elsewhere....
I have bought a lot off lens off Ebay. Canon EF: 50mm 1.4 (USA); 24-70mm 2.8 (UK); 180mm macro(UK); 1.4 and x2 extender(UK); 200mm 1.8 (USA); 12mm and 25mm extension tubes.
F0r the 180mm and the 200mm 1.8 I was kacking me-self, wads of cash! Paid via paypal for insurance cover
At the moment if you pay by credit card the companies have to honour their insurance, it was argued in the Lords and the consumer won, however the credit card companies are still fighting the descision.
You do need to email them first I always ask leading questions, especially UK based, such as can I COD. etc. The only lens new was the macro, all the others are secondhand and have been super.
Any seller asking you to email a seperate email system... forget them.
I have bought from Hong Kong but it wasn't camera stuff, it was fine.
I have used 2 HK companies through ebay for camera stuff and have had no problems whatsoever. One I use most is digitalrev and they have a UK tel no, english speaking HK personnel and can items can be paid into a UK bank account at any high street bank although i always pay via paypal.
If you are concerned, send them an email as a tester.
Search on Onestop-Digital on here.
You will find plenty of buyers who have been happy. VAT is refunded.
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