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    nearly got ripped off -Canon 24-70 2.8

    I just came back from meeting up with some one from a advert regarding Canon lens and it looked brand new in its box carefully wrapped and looked in mint cond untill i taken the lens cap off and looked at the front element wow it looked like some one had scratched it death phewww i didnt part with my money and put it straight back in the bank he said he didnt know any thing about the scratch but the look on his face said it all.
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    Good catch - but, what I would have done was right there offer him 50% as I can almost gurantee that it would not effect photos
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    Ebay? Reported it?

    I disagree with Kiwi insofar as I wouldn't even give the seller the time of night! And as for him being on fire...
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    it wasnt ebay i dont want to name the company and i didnt want to pay for a lens that was badly scratched even if it did not affect images .

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    Was it a private sale or a shop?
    I have this silly idea, that I should actually go and take photos with all this photography gear I have already accumulated, before I collect any more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by britinozz View Post
    it wasnt ebay i dont want to name the company and i didnt want to pay for a lens that was badly scratched even if it did not affect images .
    Fair enough, britinozz.

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    Phew indeed!!! Was it on gumtree?
    Sure was a lucky catch there...! That's why i don't meet people from gumtree at night because it's difficult to pick up faults in the night! but i'm assuming you met up in the day?
    Phew phew phew~

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    private sale mate.

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    Even if a scratch doesn't effect the IQ, it should have been declared.
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    Lucky catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    Even if a scratch doesn't effect the IQ, it should have been declared.
    No doubt, but still reckon I would have tried it on re price :-)

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    hmm, I have seen many articles showing scratches might at worst decrease some contrast (if it is really badly scratched) but imagine if you wanted to resell the lens later ?
    Imagine everyone looking at you using scratched lenses. I am not sure how much the person would need to drop the price to make it worth it.

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    Anyway, you don't want a scratched lens on a new camera! I tell people to take your camera and try the lens out on YOUR camera as the electronics can also be faulty and you can't see that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    No doubt, but still reckon I would have tried it on re price :-)
    Maybe worth a go. You can always replace the front element for a few hundred. Most likely not affect IQ in good conditions, but it may cause bad flare in the sun.

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    no didnt try it on camera to be honest i ran a mile when i saw the scratches they looked bad.
    i have just got a secong hand 24-105 and its awsum.

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    Lol speaking of which...listing a couple of my old lenses around; anyhow, got a response tonight from a supposed prospective buyer:

    "Hi , thanks for your response...i am really interested in buying this Lens.I would have loved to come and see it in person but i am not in town at this time,i am in Canada on special assignment but i would be buying this for my daughter in Malaysia,but before we proceed, do you accept paypal?...because i only make payment via paypal....its the safest means of making payment as it protect both buyers and sellers interest.so if you accept paypal kindly get back to me as soon as possible..Thanks and God bless"

    Not suss at all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namus View Post
    Lol speaking of which...listing a couple of my old lenses around; anyhow, got a response tonight from a supposed prospective buyer:

    "Hi , thanks for your response...i am really interested in buying this Lens.I would have loved to come and see it in person but i am not in town at this time,i am in Canada on special assignment but i would be buying this for my daughter in Malaysia,but before we proceed, do you accept paypal?...because i only make payment via paypal....its the safest means of making payment as it protect both buyers and sellers interest.so if you accept paypal kindly get back to me as soon as possible..Thanks and God bless"

    Not suss at all....
    You've got a potential buyer there, why are you hesitating?

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    I listed some things on Camera Market a few weeks ago and received an email from admin about this scam....similar to some Ebay scams, where they then declare (after the item is delivered) to Paypal that the item wasn't delivered and then PP won't pay you (or something like that from what I remember reading)

    Anyway, I entered one of the sentences into Google: http://www.google.com.au/search?rlz=...er+in+Malaysia

    Maybe I'm wrong ....not gonna risk it though...
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    Sorry, my comment was facetious. should have put a big smiley at the end so that you would have known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agb View Post
    Sorry, my comment was facetious. should have put a big smiley at the end so that you would have known.
    haha lmao <3 agb

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