Hello all. I've emailed an ebay user about his Nikon D3s camera he had posted on ebay. The 'Buy it now' price is $1700. He's confirmed that it's a D3s, very few shutter clicks and in great shape. Too good to be true? There must be something wrong here is the only thing I can think of. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
What a deal - need opinions(9 posts) (7 voices)
Not there anymore. Scam or stolen I would think.
Have they posted pictures of it?
How old is it, (does it have any warranty)?
Ask them to email a picture of the warranty card and matching box and camera serial Nos. (I see no reason why they should object to letting you see a copy of the original purchase receipt also). I suspect asking for this will answer your suspicions.
Narrowing down by locality should help, too.
Good luck - my best,
That is kinda my thought as well. I did get a direct email from the seller last night with pictures, but those can be found on flickr easily. no photos of the box or warranty, though.
Thanks for the great advice.
The rule is simple- if it's too good to be true, it always is. Especially on e-bay- why would anyone want to sell a D3s for so low? Even if you know nothing about photography, you know it's an expensive camera and you know enough to check its value first.
I'd stay as far away from this as possible.
He has been on the ebays for quite some time with a different alias every 2 weeks. If the bidding starts at a buck it's usually fine (and often winds up selling for more than what one would pay new for one!), but if the ad is set up as bidding but says below you can buy it now for ridiculously cheap if you call Bubba Squat first, its a scam.
gals & guys, closing this. as jerl wrote: "The rule is simple- if it's too good to be true, it always is."
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