Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/03

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Subject: [Leica] Interesting 50mm variation (eBay shame?)
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Thu Aug 3 09:30:40 2006

On Aug 2, 2006, at 8:32 PM, Ric Carter wrote:

> How does one shop safely there? Is there a way to pretty much  
> guarantee safe transactions?

I once bought an expensive item offered at a very attractive buy-it-now 
price from a seller with zero feedback, who was also selling a few other 
expensive items (Leica APO stuff).

This is ordinarily a sure-fire prescription for getting ripped off but 
instead of running away from the seller I wrote and asked a few questions.  
He turned out to be a photographer selling his 35mm equipment in favor of a 
larger format; he had a legitimate photo website, and the pictures of the 
equipment appeared to be his own photos, not pictures taken from Leica's 

The transation was great, the item (1.4x APO extender) arrived quickly and 
in perfect condition.

So... be suspicious, ask questions, don't be in a hurry, and the deals are 
there if you do some research.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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