A warning to all forum readers,
I have had a horrible experience experience dealing with Powerxu aka Xu Zhi Dao, a Chinese national who trades in the Clementi area.
I bought a Tokina 20-35 from him in early June. Upon trading, I told him that I will shoot with it and if I am not satisfied with the results, will contact him for an exchange back. He agreed and even said I could take up to a week. That was the one and only condition of the trade.
The prints came out and I found that the lens was not sharp enough for me. Emailed Xu Zhi Dao and he refused to return my money back, citing that a refund can only be due to mechanical or optical problems. I was rudely shocked and insisted we had an agreement to exchange back if I am not satisfied with the results. Again he refused, adding that even camera shops do not allow exchange once goods are sold.
I am appalled by the attitude of this person. How can conditions of a trade be added AFTER the trade? How shops or any other trade that occurs is subjected to the terms of the trade at the point of exchange. In this case, the only condition of I being dissatisfied with the results shot with this lens has been fulfilled and Xu Zhi Dao is defaulting on his end.
Perhaps I have been too presumptuous in this instance and should have the whole trade executed in writing, instead of a verbal agreement. A suggestion to future traders is to state clearly the terms of the trade in writing before committing to it. Apparently, there are people who have no integrity and whose understanding of the term "only" is of warped proportions.
The lens is now up for grabs. I do not want to be reminded of such a bane to society. Different people have different needs, if this lens is sufficient for your use, propose a transaction.
Powerxu aka Xu Zhi Dao is currently selling a Nikon EM+AI50/1.8+Tokina AT-X 28-85/3.5-4.5(MF) <showthread.php?threadid=36730> in Buy & Sell, please deal with him in writing.