I would like to find out if anyone has the experience of having arranged to purchase something from the marketplace... but only to find out that the product in question is nowhere near the condition as advertised.
I arranged to buy a lens from this forum last night. But when the owner delivered the lens, which was advertised as condition 10/10, the lens had quite a few very obvious scratch marks around the lens hood area. When questioned, he replied that the scratches are inevitable if the hood is used. Well... yes... we expect wear and tear from usage, but don't we expect the ads to reflect the correct condition of the goods in question? Coupled with some dust in the lens (which again is inevitable with usage), I would rate the lens at an 8 at best... and I wouldn't be so pissed off if he tried to pass it off as a 9. But 10?
I had to reject the lens after waiting for a long time for him to deliver. I suspect he made me wait until the night to deliver so that the scratches won't be so obvious at night. But they were that obvious... even in dim lighting. What a waste of time. For me and for him... all for nothing.