D90 Package - A Scam?


alvin81

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Hi everyone. I came across a classified advert in another forum with someone selling the following package selling at SGD$1200:

1. Nikon D90 body (standard box)
2. 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
3. SB-800
4. Camera bag
5. 1 x 8GB SD Card
6. 2 year international warranty (includes 1 year return policy)

This was the ad that I am referring to:
http://adhouse.sg/9297/offer/camera-camcorders/nikon-d90-with-18-200mm-nikkor-vr-lens

Could this offer be true? Seller's location is in Malaysia and requires the buyer to put in 50% deposit. Seller will arrange delivery timing for the next working day. As the offer sounds too good to be true, can anyone advise?
 

ziggy

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Hi everyone. I came across a classified advert in another forum with someone selling the following package selling at SGD$1200:

1. Nikon D90 body (standard box)
2. 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
3. SB-800
4. Camera bag
5. 1 x 8GB SD Card
6. 2 year international warranty (includes 1 year return policy)

This was the ad that I am referring to:
http://adhouse.sg/9297/offer/camera-camcorders/nikon-d90-with-18-200mm-nikkor-vr-lens

Could this offer be true? Seller's location is in Malaysia and requires the buyer to put in 50% deposit. Seller will arrange delivery timing for the next working day. As the offer sounds too good to be true, can anyone advise?
Definitely - the 50% deposit says it all.
 

ovaltinemilo

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wild thinking, they can just advert to sell a D3S Trinity Set+Sb900 at 6K. 50% is already 3K earned. easy money.:bsmilie:

If really located at M'sia, I see not much hassle for COD. If seller decline, then it's confirmed.
 

alvin81

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In my heart the offer it really attractive. But logically speaking, the lens alone costs around $1000++ brand new. Seller claims that the 50% deposit is for delivery charges. I would also prefer COD or even self-pickup. Now I must advise my friend not to go ahead with the deal.
 

Scoop

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Anything that requires you to put down a deposit first, without you being able to inspect the product, and is priced so ridiculously low is almost always a scam.

Doesn't even matter if the guy is in Ang Mo Kio or in Nigeria...
 

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When it is too good to be true, it probably is :)

Anyway, can try contacting the seller to see if can COD and see what is the response :)

Cheers !!
 

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if its too good to be true it probably is. the deposit thing smells to high heaven
 

alvin81

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When it is too good to be true, it probably is :)

Anyway, can try contacting the seller to see if can COD and see what is the response :)

Cheers !!
Thanks everyone! Seller insist on 50% deposit as delivery fee. It also doesn't make sense to pay $500 for delivery from Malaysia to Singapore.

I will get my friend to buy it from a reputable shop.
 

Sol81

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when it is too good to be true .. it most probably is
 

airforce1

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Sent the money and your camera sayonara.
 

UncleFai

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Nikon Rumors says D90 end of line... replacement coming. So may be worthwhile to wait.
 

gymak90

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Even if the price is so attractive..

Do you want to put down 50% WITHOUT even seeing or touching the camera?

So of course this is a scam. Give money, cam never come. The attractive price makes you read this scam.

My advice: Bluff the scammer you want to pay higher, the scammer sure very happy to see this and will do whatever he can to persuade you to give him that 50% :devil:
 

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