i was looking for a uv filter today at sim lim square and was rushing for time. so i just walked into a shop (shan't say which one as for now) and asked for a 52mm uv filter. the guy told me 35 bucks. i asked for lower and he said since im the first customer of the day, 25.
it was a 'vitacon' filter and he started saying how good the brand was, cause i was expecting a hoya or something to be the more commonplace filters. bought it and left after awhile
now at home after opening the filter i realised
1) the package is not sealed
2) there's fingerprints on the filter. why are there fingerprints on a supposedly new filter??
3) there's a small chip in the glass in the corner which really shocked me.
googling 'vitacon' gave no results as to what the company was about or what. this is getting more and more suspicious and at the same time, i feel very conned that i paid 25 for a used and chipped unknown branded filter