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Old Mar 12, 2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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Could you please have a look at my auction page

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MESO:IT

The auction has already ended so mods don't need to delete this post because of advertising

I am worried that bidders think this lens it something other than it really is. The final bid is £40 more than I paid for it at a high street store.

If he is happy to pay that, then I am happy to sell it at that price.

Do you think I have misrepresented this lens?

Thanks.
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hello,

As both a buyer and seller on E-Bay, i personally see nothing wrong with the description. Congratualtions on the sale, normally people don't make money off of something already used, but there are those rare occasions.

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Old Mar 12, 2005, 11:45 AM   #3
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I see nothing wrong with it either.
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Thanks both. I guess he just doesn't know the new price then.
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Old Mar 12, 2005, 11:11 PM   #5
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Paul(UK) wrote:
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Thanks both. I guess he just doesn't know the new price then.
That is usually the case with newer bidders. They don't shop before bidding.. Bottom line, open your auctions with what you can live with accepting and let the people decide what they are willing to pay. As long as the lens meets your description, you have nothing to worry about.

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 6:43 AM   #6
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Do you think I have misrepresented this lens?

Definitely not Paul. You described the lens accurately and stated it was used. Complete the transaction and enjoy the bonus .

Besides, you could probably do with something to cheer you up, what with the Sky Blues doing so well. :roll:

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Old Mar 14, 2005, 8:04 AM   #7
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I agree with the others... I see nothing wrong with the way you described the lens.

FWIW, I had a similar experience some years back (2000 timeframe), and sold a Nikon Coolpix 990 on Ebay for more than I paid for it.

If memory serves, Ioriginally bought it for around $895.00 from a vendor willing to discount it, and I sold it for almost $100.00 more in used condition. My listing clearly indicated that it was used in "mint" condition, and I was pleasantly surprised at the price I got for it.

I did include some "extras" in the listing (a battery charger and batteries that I paid about $25.00 for). But, I still came out ahead.


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Old Mar 14, 2005, 8:13 AM   #8
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it amazes me how much people do pay for stuff on ebay.... i have sold and bid for stuff on ebay and yahoo (when they had auctions....) my best was a used motherboard that i bought for £10 and sold for £90! people tend to think because its ebay it 'has to be cheap' whenthe fact of the matter is ifthey did a bit of research they could get it at the same price or cheaper. My advice.... do your research thoroughly and if its still cheap... buy it!

congratulationson finding one of these buyers tho! :Gi wish i could find them like that!

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A few years back when I was looking for the best price on a Metallica box set I saw on Ebay every auction was going for over double what the same item was in stock for on Amazon. There are just a lot of people out there who assume because it's on ebay it must be a bargain.
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Old Mar 16, 2005, 5:34 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to read through it.

It's in as new condition so I should have no come backs
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