Is this too good to be true?


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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
 

jaRv1s

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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...
 

dennisc

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

krishna91

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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.
 

Showa

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

rendition

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#7
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
 

night86mare

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ask you, if you are uk seller

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

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-canon-eos-50d-digital-slr-and-17-85mm-is-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-...otography_Film_Cameras_ET?hash=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...Cameras_DigitalCameras_JN?hash=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.
 

zaren

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YES.

avoid these scams like the plague.
 

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