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    Ebay Noctilux scam

    Be warned that this item on Ebay is almost certainly a scam.

    Leica Noctilux M 50mm F 0 95 50 0 95 ASPH 4022243116023 | eBay

    The lens shown is the same lens (serial number and pix) that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I haven't received it yet although there's a package that I have a tracking number for in transit. I spoke to Ebay about it today and they said I'm protected if it doesn't show up or if it isn't as advertised. They made a report about this ad but since it hasn't been removed yet, let potential buyers beware.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    It's hard to imagine someone would buy a $7000 lens from someone who's been an eBay member for two days, and whose only prior transactions were two purchases. We'll see, I guess.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    When I made my buy, the guy had 21 feedbacks. It has since been changed to 2. This person, who I assume is the same, had 0 last night and 2 the last time I looked.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    Selling an $11K lens for $7K when the only 2 feedback are for purchases of $1.50 each. hmmm

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    Quote Originally Posted by zombii View Post
    Be warned that this item on Ebay is almost certainly a scam.

    Leica Noctilux M 50mm F 0 95 50 0 95 ASPH 4022243116023 | eBay

    The lens shown is the same lens (serial number and pix) that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I haven't received it yet although there's a package that I have a tracking number for in transit. I spoke to Ebay about it today and they said I'm protected if it doesn't show up or if it isn't as advertised. They made a report about this ad but since it hasn't been removed yet, let potential buyers beware.
    I don't what the scam is all about?

    You posted this 1 week ago: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/leica-m-...-question.html

    Here you say that you have not received the lens yet.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    Yeah, you said you tested it and the ring was stiff

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    The photos in that ebay listing were lifted from this Fred Miranda ad.

    Is this the one you bought? Leica Noctilux M 50mm F 0 95 50 0 95 ASPH 4085469 4022243116023 | eBay

    Check this one as well.

    Leica Noctilux 50mm F 0 95 ASPH 4120711 4022243116023 | eBay

    Also in france, also a new member, also has feedback for a couple of dollar purchases...

    These ebay scams are pretty easy to spot, the first thing that should be a red flag, is a price that is too true to be good.
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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I don't what the scam is all about?

    You posted this 1 week ago: http://www.getdpi.com/forum/leica-m-...-question.html

    Here you say that you have not received the lens yet.
    This is a second one that I wanted to try. Obviously a mistake.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    My advice for these kind of expense purchases is to get it from 1) leica dealers or 2) very well known members from forums like these. The amount you save from ebay is not enough to justify the head ache and risk
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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    Sorry to hear that. Hope you get your money back!
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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    There is no risk on that purchase, just the time and hassle.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    7K is way above my ebay comfort level to begin with. If it is something 7K, the seller has to be perfect in every detail. He has to have a lot of feedback, be close to 100% satisfaction rate, and be a seller, not just a buyer, and have at least somewhat recent activity. He also must have items in his history that match the item that he's selling, so if it's a Noct. If he's not a business seller, I better see other Leica history in the history. If he's a business, then I Want to see similar items, whether Nikon, Canon, etc... That's what I look for. Also stateside, normally no international for less headaches.

    I hope you get your money back on that sale. I hope Ebay wakes up and takes the ad down!
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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    People buy cars on Ebay for well over $7000 and sales proceed normally. Not everybody selling a higher priced item is a crook. The percentage of successful scams are far fewer than the numbers of 'friends of a friend' that got scammed. Statistically Ebay is pretty safe, other than the everyday displays of despicable human nature in selling shoddy goods, but which can happen anywhere else in life.

    As the seller in this case has limited feedback PayPal shouldn't have released the large sum of money yet, not until positive feedback is left or a period of time has elapsed without a case being opened. Those are the rules.

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    Re: Ebay Noctilux scam

    I don't care if they regularly sell Lamborghinis on eBay. There are better ways to buy certain things, and without making eBay/PayPal richer.

    And I don't know about anyone else, but "time and hassle" is enough risk; my time is money.

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