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Razor2012

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2012, 07:05:37 PM »
I don't think it was mentioned yet, ask if he has a copy of the receipt for peace of mind and obviously warranty purposes. I have bought most of my gear off of CL with no issues but the max transaction in my case were my lenses around 1k each (70-200f4is/135L/17-55) and my 40D for $850 with receipt.

I'll let the 40D go for $750 if anyone is interested  ;D, I kid, I kid...

Wait, I have a 40D...$600 inc a grip! :D

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2012, 07:08:23 PM »


A buddy of mine always packs a gun with him when meeting people off the internet for expensive transactions. Then again, we're Texans ;D

 
I bet he doesn't live in NYC.

Sounds like us in Southern Oregon!  haha

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2012, 07:12:13 PM »
I mainly buy and sell camera stuffs on CL
Here is my checklist

1. Receipt (no receipt, no deal)
2. Camera with described condition
3. All accessories + booklets + Warranty card
4. Meet at Starbucks or public place to Test the item
5. Go to bank branch
6. Re-check the item before handing him the money (inside the bank but don't retest it inside the bank)

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 07:15:51 PM »

I'll let the 40D go for $750 if anyone is interested  ;D, I kid, I kid...

Wait, I have a 40D...$600 inc a grip! :D

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We kid, however my lenses have appreciated in value or held their value over the past four years since I started to buy and sell (buy mostly  ;D).

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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2012, 07:57:39 PM »
I've always wondered why there isn't a publicly available way to check the s/n against a 'stolen' list.  I would only worry if they'd purchased it with a stolen card, got it and are now flipping it.  Even if there was a receipt, if the transaction later on is discovered to be fraudulent, would you have an issue getting warranty service?
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2012, 08:52:52 PM »
I thought the whole idea of buying expensive electronic items like 5D III's would be to get it brand new with the USA warranty card, etc....but I guess if you have the cash to expend,,then buy off craigslist or beach camera or man in the street.
Oh, and mister student, maybe you should buy an old manual film slr and LEARN the craft you are portaying as here before buying a 5D III(then you'll still have plenty of beer money left over to enjoy after classes)  ;)
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Re: Puchasing 5D III off of Craiglist
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2012, 08:52:52 PM »