What the %*^@ i got duped?!?

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  1. Trevor Weaver

    Trevor Weaver TPF Noob!

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    So I'm searching on ebay, and I see a listing for a kiron 28-85mm f2.8 lens for $50, it was listed under nikon lenses, so I bought it because $50 was a steal for a good zoom lens. I get the lens a few days later, only to find out that it isn't a nikon lens... I contact the seller, and he says I'd probably be better of reselling it than returning it because he got quite a few inquiries about the lens after it sold.

    Should I sell the lens, or should I just open a dispute with paypal if the seller doesn't want to take it back? Could I get more than $50 for it? I don't even know what mount it is...

    The way I look at it, I'm going to lose about $20 on shipping costs (this is a lot for me, I'm a broke high school student) but I don't want to take a gamble and it ends up not being able to sell the lens...

    My question really is would I even be able to sell this thing?

    EDIT: I cant change the title of the thread. If a mod would please do this for me, it would be much appreciated.
     
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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    what the heck lens is it? did you try it out? or is it not even a nikon mount... unfortunately with lenses you get what you pay for
     
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    I'd dispute it through paypal but you probably won't have a case since he said it was a Kiron. But you can state your case and see what happens.

    You don't have to use the "F-ing" thing even though you don't spell it out, I get enough of that language at work. Be mature even if you are a High School student.;)

    Good luck.
     
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    Did it say that it was for a nikon, or that it had a nikon mount? Or was it just listed under nikon?
     
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    This lens here: http://www.cdegroot.com/cgi-bin/photowiki/Kiron_28-85/2.8-3.8_Zoom I bought it on ebay, so no I didn't get to try it out first. It's not a bad lens, and it gets great reviews.

    If my language bothers you then I'll edit it. I did a google search, and kiron does indeed make f-mount lenses. I'd hate to have to do the dispute thing because I'd have to wait 15+ days before I can even start a dispute. however because the lens was not as described I could probably win the dispute.

    Yes, it said it was Nikon mount lens. It was listed under Nikon. It's not a Nikon though.
     
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    Who cares.. honestly.
     
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    I do, apparently.
     
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    I'd do some quick research to see if I could figure out what mount it actually is. Then do a search of completed listings for that exact lens on ebay to see what they usually sell for. If it's less than $100 I'd tell the seller you're filing a claim unless he refunds your money. That's MY opinion.
     
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    Thats my problem, I have no idea of what lens mount it is, I've only used f mount lenses, and the only thing I know is that this isn't f mount...

    Is there a website with pictures of the lens mounts?

    I could take a picture, but my only digital camera is on my cellphone. :grumpy:
     
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    Thats my problem, I have no idea of what lens mount it is, I've only used f mount lenses, and the only thing I know is that this isn't f mount...

    Is there a website with pictures of the lens mounts?

    I could take a picture, but my only digital camera is on my cellphone. :grumpy:

    EDIT: I think its Olympus OM mount.
     
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    Nobody likes DSM's:lol:
     

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