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  1. greybeard

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    Brand New Nikon D850 45.7MP Digital SLR Camera and lens

    Is this a fake ebay page? I'm not familiar with this sort of thing but this is a $5000+ camera outfit for $1,000. Has to be too good to be true.


     
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    looks like a fake page. there's no ebay in that link at all
     
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    It's for auction. If the seller doesn't get his minimum bid, he can take it down or start a new auction.

    If you want to know if it is still available, do a new search on E-bay.

    If you want to bid, just go with whatever the minimum increment is, and go for it. If you have never bid on E-bay, read the rules first, and register.
     
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    None of the links work except for "Buy It Now". All of the rest do nothing. Also the Current EBAY logo is all in Red and not Multi-color. Some poor schlep is gonna bite on this and loose a thousand bucks. :(
     
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    Yeah - looks like a scam, trying to grab passwords.
     
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    Cheapest I've seen for D850 at 16k shots is around $2600 on another forum I use..
     
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    Here is how I got this link. The ad first appeared on CraigsList with a text only way of replying.

    (original craigslist ad)
    Nikon D850 with lens

    I replied that I was interested the seller texted me to send them my email and that would send me all the info. The info stated that the camera belonged to his sister and that she would contact me. Later on I got an email from the sister with the ebay link in it. I 1st went to ebay and looked for the camera and it was not there, then I tried the link and got the suspicious page with the links that do not work. This thing has SCAM written all over it.
     
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  8. greybeard

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    That is for an actual D850, I doubt the author of the fake ad I found has ever seen a D850 let alone have one for sale.
     
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    There is no such thing as a free lunch.........:)
     
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    greybeard Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Crooks are pretty clever these days.
     
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    Yes, it sure does.

    I went to eBay last evening and searched for Nikon D850. There are quite a few on there, but not that deal.
     
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    All you have to do is look at the URL - there's nothing remotely eBay about it,and all of the other links on the page take you to the same "cameras-ph.digital" domain. Of course it's scam. Of interest though, how did you come across it?
     

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