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    Default Dirt cheap pro cameras from Viet seller???

    I cannot help but notice a sales thread of D3S selling way way below market price for preowned - but camera only yet no charger? Lens also, got lens but no hood. And seller had to purposefully fly over for the sale. It doesn't make sense. If you can afford D3S in Vietnam, there is no need so much hassle to come into Singapore to sell it dirt cheap? Why not just sell to shops over there?

    And then we read about all the recent snatching of tourist cameras in Vietnam... I cannot help but feel skeptical about the whole thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    And then we read about all the recent snatching of tourist cameras in Vietnam... I cannot help but feel skeptical about the whole thing.

    While this idea is possible.... highly unlikely he/she would fly all the way here to do it. Would it be easier (and Cheaper) just to re-buy a charger and lens hood... then pretend its his anyway...

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    Well, +6598424088 will be getting it...

    I wonder what will happen when he tries to bring it to NSC.

    Of course, we also need to consider that the mods in CS need to look carefully at this... If it's stolen, it's fencing, and thus there are legal ramifications if CS becomes a fencing ground for stolen goods...
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    very high chance its stolen goods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    While this idea is possible.... highly unlikely he/she would fly all the way here to do it. Would it be easier (and Cheaper) just to re-buy a charger and lens hood... then pretend its his anyway...
    Singapore is favorite destination for criminals. They steal and sell here will fetch them better price. Also less chances of getting caught with the loot.

    "Eight Vietnamese have been arrested in Singapore on suspicion of stealing personal belongings at shopping areas, the island city-state's newspaper Strait Times reported."
    Vietnam latest news - Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnamese arrested on theft charges in Singapore
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    Hate to see CS being exploited to become a black market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Hate to see CS being exploited to become a black market.
    report the thread to the mod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    I cannot help but notice a sales thread of D3S selling way way below market price for preowned - but camera only yet no charger? Lens also, got lens but no hood. And seller had to purposefully fly over for the sale. It doesn't make sense. If you can afford D3S in Vietnam, there is no need so much hassle to come into Singapore to sell it dirt cheap? Why not just sell to shops over there?

    And then we read about all the recent snatching of tourist cameras in Vietnam... I cannot help but feel skeptical about the whole thing.
    Maybe it's a Viet girl using cheap camera lure to meet her future husband from CS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Maybe it's a Viet girl using cheap camera lure to meet her future husband from CS?
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    They do not purposely fly over to sell a camera. She could be flying over for a KTV stint at Joo Chiat pub. Bring along the item to sell. If it is a stolen camera, then trying to sell it within Vietnam may attract the cops attention. Easier to find buyer in Sing for an expensive cam.

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    Default Re: Dirt cheap pro cameras from Viet seller???

    where is the thread ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    where is the thread ?
    You want to kill 2 birds with one stone: Get a Viet gal and a dirt cheap pro dslr?

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    where is the thread ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    very high chance its stolen goods...
    I had a friend got his lens stolen when he's in Hanoi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    where is the thread ?
    Here:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/buy-s...-35-2-8-a.html

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    Without hood is fine as can be lost. Without charger? How's one been using a camera without a charger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji View Post
    Without hood is fine as can be lost. Without charger? How's one been using a camera without a charger?
    Buy new batteries everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRbenji View Post
    Without hood is fine as can be lost. Without charger? How's one been using a camera without a charger?
    I have not been using batteries for many years since my first dslr.

    I always use an AC adapter as I shoot indoor all the time.

    Too lazy to charge batteries all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I have not been using batteries for many years since my first dslr.

    I always use an AC adapter as I shoot indoor all the time.

    Too lazy to charge batteries all the time.
    OH! I should learn from you... mine runs on little solar panels, need something for night shoots though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by spawnx View Post
    OH! I should learn from you... mine runs on little solar panels, need something for night shoots though..
    Shoot under moonlight will charge your solar panels.


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