I am writing this becasue of an encounter with a deal that when sour because of a few dollars more. Just sharing so others can be made aware of such CSer amongst us. The following are messages between us seller and buyer.
Actual link is http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=228662
Here are the SMS correspondences:
After this I called as SMS was getting too tiring I wanted to get it earlier but he was going on a trip to Malaysia and itís too rush for him, he said he will deal when he returns on Tuesday. So I left it at that.azul123:
Current price new with warranty is approx $441 and grey set new is $390 these are CS published. (this was deleted because my SMS storing too many messages)
$350 (first recorded response was 9:11am 13-Oct-06)
Where to view and deal? $340 can?
$350 firm and fixed. Tjg pagar and toa payoh. Monday onwards.
Ok but must be made in Japan version one. Otherwise Iím not interested. Tuesday
4pm Toa Payoh can?
Please send me the lens image portion showing made in Japan. I just need the assurance before I make the trip I agree with your price $350. Please send image to (my email id) and let me know your daytime availability. Thanks
Sorry 4 pm can not. After 7.30 ok
Upon RazrStudioís return from Malaysia and seeing RazrStudio re-opened his 50mm F1.4 sale thread for new bidding, I thought he genuinely forgotten about our deal and send the following SMSes.
End of our correspondences.azul123
Did you forget about our deal?
Sorry. After a long conversation with friends. Iím convinced to keep it. Sorry again for the trouble.
Iíve sold my f1.8 because we had a deal. Now I am without a 50mm.
Price a bit low. If u really want. $370. Take the lense first b4 I change my mind. Itís a jap version. Will furnish you with box etc. next week if u trust me. Thks!
I took you at face value when you said fixed $350 and also the price guidelines that I told you are not made up but are published in CS grey set $390 warranty set $440. So I am asking for you to honour your words
Sorry. I canít help then. Case close.
Ok fine. I donít deal dishonourable person.
So you decide if you want to deal with RazrStudio. I have all these SMSes in my mobile phone as proof.