Yes I'll even seen posts by these traders who posted so often they got details confused...lol
Selling for frd, blah blah but 'Bought' date changed etc..and selling few copies of same lens..
Some will oso post fake Sell ads to guage buyers price level, so that they know at what price to buy in tht item for resale..
I keep all my boxes and plastic bags. I want to give the next owner the nice feeling of unboxing like as if it is new. But I did not know that I could get more money for it.
Another possible scenario why the seller said he lost the receipt:
He bought a brand new Nikon D700 at SGD2500 from Malaysia and 3-6 months later he wanted to sell it at SGD2750 with profit SGD250 in the BnS section. Is the price attractive? Yes, especially if the condition is still like new, because a brand new D700 selling in Singapore is around SGD3050. This is the arbitrage of price difference between Singapore and Malaysia(other countries too, like Thailand & HK).
He didn't want to say/show it is a Malaysia set and he is selling at profit. So he told the buyers he lost the receipt and warranty card.
As for lenses, not much of an issue as lenses not that likely to breakdown unless you're darn suay. Well, it is common that folks buy their lenses in HK at a much lower price and sell it here. It seems that Sigma lenses are much cheaper there.
Do not be afraid [of ghost and bullies] Shoot them......
Yeah willing buyer willing seller. But I did hear stories about some buyers who don't wish the seller to earn a profit from selling 2nd hand gears, so they always make sure it is local set. There are many types of buyers and sellers in the market. The longer and the more you deal, you will find out more.
One more point to add. I hope all sellers would be more transparent with their price. If it is for bidding, please state "Bid from $XXX". It irks me to receive the question, "How much is your bid?" when the price does not indicate so. I encountered a recent seller of Nikon 17-35 whereupon my interests, told me the price is now $XXX and if I match that, it will be mine. Sometime ago, there was a sale for a (i think) F5 at a "can't say no" price only to find out that it is to bid up. Let's practise ethics and stop wasting others time.
I encountered such a seller except the fact that there are no one else bidding against me. He tried to push up the price by pretending there is a second buyer. A few days after I call off the deal. He put up the same items on sales again.
There should be three type of pricing.
Separate them into three different threads.
This is nothing. I encounter one bxxtxxd, want to buy my camera. Ask me to go his office during lunch time. I skip lunch and travelled from east to NEX MALL. Wait for that Fxxker, SMS him no reply. After Half hour say he got urgent meeting until at night, cannot meet. Next day he arrange to meet at NEX MALL again, last minute say he at Parkway Parade, I say i go Parkway in 15 minutes, that Bxxtxxd say he is very busy. Feel like posting his name, telephone and email address all over the world.
Boy, that's a drag. Although, you shouldn't have put so much effort to it. I say, if he wants it, come and get it. If you want something from the mall, you can't expect the mall to come to you, right?Originally Posted by Pentium
Still, he's a first-class [insert not-so-nice adjective here].