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    webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    Hi

    Is there a website to find out about reported stolen Phase one equipment? I got offered a deal on a DF+p65+ back that seemed a little too good to be true. I want to check the serial number.

    Appreciate your help

    MMBMA

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    Re: webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Hi

    Is there a website to find out about reported stolen Phase one equipment? I got offered a deal on a DF+p65+ back that seemed a little too good to be true. I want to check the serial number.

    Appreciate your help

    MMBMA
    Check with a dealer (like us). We can check the serial against repair history and theft.

    Though it being stolen isn't the only concern when you're buying privately.
    Doug Peterson , Digital Transitions | Email
    Dealer for: Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Eizo, Profoto
    Office: 877.367.8537. Cell: 740.707.2183

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    Re: webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpeterson View Post
    Though it being stolen isn't the only concern when you're buying privately.
    Yes indeed, there's the concern that you're going to save an absolute ton of cash. Now that's the sort of concern I like!
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    Re: webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by f8orbust View Post
    Yes indeed, there's the concern that you're going to save an absolute ton of cash. Now that's the sort of concern I like!
    That's the obvious benefit. I think the perception that there is a "ton" of difference between dealer price vs a private sale is just plain wrong (and based on list prices rather than street price); but there certainly is often a difference in price.

    But you've been on the forums enough to read the number of stories that come up of people buying gear that is broken, out of calibration, scratched filter, or - most commonly of all - buying something that's completely wrong for their needs or doesn't meet their expectations because they go it alone and don't have any help selecting appropriate gear.

    Many times private sales work out great, but when it doesn't this forum, luminous-landscape, and my phone are often the places that end up hearing about it.

    I don't actually remember anyone on the forums buying something stolen. So my point was that worrying about whether the gear was stolen is pretty low on my list of concerns for a buyer of a private sale too-good-to-be-true.
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    Re: webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpeterson View Post
    Though it being stolen isn't the only concern when you're buying privately.
    I know you are one of the best Doug but that was spoken like a true salesman!

    There of plenty of respectable private sellers around who have a love for the kit they use and have treated it with the upmost of respect it deserves, my self being one who is looking to sell a P65+/DF here on this forum.

    It is often true that a deal that looks too good to be true often can be but dealers DO NOT have the monopoly on selling tip top condition medium format kit.

    I personally have had more issues with respected dealers and the way you are treated after the sale is made than with private sellers.

    OP, if you are worried about the kit and you have serial numbers I would (and personally have) contacted Phase One directly for details and avoid the middle man as all they will do is make the same line of enquiry. Direct is always more efficient IMO.
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    Re: webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    We agree 100%.

    A private sale from an individual with a great reputation and long history on the forums is a great way to avoid (or greatly reduce) the potential headaches of buying from a private individual (though it still leaves the issues of support and service when the manufacturer defers primary service to the dealer network).

    A private sale from Guy Mancuso for instance is a lock-solid bet; he's sold so much gear here and been here so long (let alone the fact he is a co-owner of the forum) that you can buy with great confidence regarding the condition, origin, treatment, and purchase process. Doesn't hurt that a huge number on the forum have met him in person, gone on a workshop with him, or could otherwise vouch that he is a great, honest, and meticulous guy (except when it comes to spelling).

    I guess my point is someone posting a question in which they are concerned if the back is stolen or not is surely not buying from such an individual.
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    Re: webpage for stolen Phase one equipment?

    Thanks. Doug helped me out real quick to dig up the history of the system in questions, many thanks.

    I'll check out the system next week and report back

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