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    Default Is this too good to be true?

    not sure whether this is the correct place to post.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607012

    The above link shows a guy selling brand new 50D with kit, only @ SGD1300.

    EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 lens
    Canon EOS 50D Body
    Eyecup Eg
    Wide Neck Strap L6
    Video Cable VC-100
    USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
    Interface Cable IFC-500U
    Battery Pack LP-E4
    Battery Charger LC-E4
    CR2025 Lithium Battery
    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4
    Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk and Digital Photo Professional Disk
    Software Instruction Manual

    I tried to contact him via email, got his contact number. He's from UK...
    he said he's a seller who sells to reseller.
    Delivery is through Fedex shipping company.



    What do you all think?
    fishy?


    Below are MSN log with him:

    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:43 PM):
    hello
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:44 PM):
    hiz
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:44 PM):
    did you get my reply
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:45 PM):
    yup
    it is 50D not 500D right?
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:45 PM):
    yes it is the 50D
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:47 PM):
    dun mind i ask, how come so cheap?
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:47 PM):
    i sell to people who resells these item
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:47 PM):
    ic
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:47 PM):
    and the end of the year offer is at hand as well
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:48 PM):
    while actually is my uncle wanting to buy
    i just bought a 500D for myself
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:48 PM):
    oh ok
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:49 PM):
    the 500D is cheaper
    this is more better than it
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:49 PM):
    Does it comes with receipt if buy from u?
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:49 PM):
    yes it does
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:50 PM):
    k
    can give me ur contact no.?
    i'll ask him to give u a call
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:50 PM):
    oh ok
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:51 PM):
    +447045761869
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:51 PM):
    where r u located at?
    UK?
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:51 PM):
    yes
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:55 PM):
    delivery is through Fedex shipping company
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:55 PM):
    what'z the payment term?
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:56 PM):
    which payment option do you have there
    XXXX(Myself)says (2:56 PM):
    my uncle want to pay & get his stuff @ the same time
    ????? ?????? (UK Guy) says (2:57 PM):
    hmm
    well i can offer a payment plan
    where he make upfront payment and the rest after he gets the camera
    http://www.akkuaphotography.com

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    he's gonna ask you to pay via western union... since you can't track whom you had paid to... he won't deliver the stuffs for sure...

    come on guys... wake up... we're seeing posts like this few times a month... if it's too good to be true... just walk away...

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    the mod is fast... so fast remove the thread~!
    http://www.akkuaphotography.com

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    Reminds me of someone advertising for 50D at 400USD then 5DmarkII at 380USD while MarkIII at 420USD in short, it's always fishy. Esp upfront payments, etc but ur shot

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    it doesnt look SO fake, but if he says western union then it probably is. This sounds a bit legit compared to the nigerians or PRC scammers though. If he says paypal, then you can make a claim so no worries. Just make sure it's paypal if you wanna buy it.
    I refuse to List my camer@ equipment here.

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    yet another scam! if it feels too good to be true, MOST of the time it's just a facade!!

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    LOL. It's rubbish la, besides these accessories comes with 1D/1Ds Mark III bodies only....

    Wide Neck Strap L6
    Interface Cable IFC-500U
    Battery Pack LP-E4
    Battery Charger LC-E4

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    ask you, if you are uk seller

    with 50d with 17-85 selling new for 984 pounds

    http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...-lens/p1028040

    that's about 2.2K sing, do you think you will sell it for 1.3K sgd?

    a quick check on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Canon-Outlet-E...item5ad522ba33

    going for 700gbp, with 4 hours left to go, the last 5 minutes is the mad rush

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Canon-EOS-50D-...item4cec41d62f

    800gbp buy now price, with 70-300

    believe me, 1.3k sgd is too good to be true

    why would he want to go to the hassle of selling to a lower-priced market? goodness of heart, doing community service for the singapore community despite being in uk? no such thing.

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    YES.

    avoid these scams like the plague.

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    Default Re: Is this too good to be true?

    I will not buy from people overseas for something which costs $1k+.

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