eBayers, may i borrow you for one moment, please?

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  1. carlita

    carlita TPF Noob!

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    i was looking through the listings of medium format cameras a few minutes ago and came across this auction. look at the shipping information real quick.

    :shock: :scratch: can that possibly be right?? i'm not even thinking about bidding on this so that's not why i'm asking... i just wondered if that was unusual (cause it sure seems like it to me!) or what. for a second i thought maybe they were trying to rope people into paying a whole lot if they maybe didn't bother to check out the shipping info before bidding, but there's also a reserve price on the auction, which i imagine is pretty hefty in and of itself, not that i know that for sure.

    so what gives? i've never seen shipping insurance for anywhere near that much before. am i just being naive or something?
     
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    depends on what the reserve price is ... i wouldnt buy it ... i would think its a scam :shock:
     
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    I think they probably just typed it in wrong. I think they are trying to say that you are required to insure it for $650, but not that the insurance will cost $650. I think the seller is very green (only 6 feedbacks) and didn't know how to fill it out right.
     
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    carlita TPF Noob!

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    i sure hope that's the case, orie. cause otherwise... yikes! :crazy:
     
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    Carlita, if you have questions about an item (or shipping and insurance!) most ebay sellers will answer questions if they really want to sell the item. It's a lot easier to email them beforehand than to end up paying way too much for something afterwards.

    Cheers
    Jewel
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    This camera, if it's in pretty good shape, is worth about $650, so I bet they meant what ever it costs to insure it for $650.
     
  7. carlita

    carlita TPF Noob!

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    oh, i know. i did that tonight for an item i've got my eye on actually. but like i said, this one i linked to wasn't one i was interested in anyway, i just noticed the insurance price and wondered about it is all. :p
     
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    I have seen sites do that as a trap before....
     
  9. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure it refers to the actual insurance value of the camera. I've seen this type of advertising on E-bay before.

    The Rollie has a Heidosmat lens, one of the rarer ones, and one of the more desirable ones as well. That's why the $$$$$
     
  10. photong

    photong Typo Queen

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    yeah. im sure that's a typo.. :D however, it is funny :)

    and where is Australasia??
     

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