Aaton XTR ebay SCAM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:24 AM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:39 AM
Do you have more information?
I would certainly say it is suspicious and raises red flags. There has been no activity on his account since April of 2002. He has never sold anything on eBay. There is little to no description of the camera. Only one small picture. And I remember reading the "rest of our equipment got stolen and we only have this one body left" story sometime within the last twelve months.
But without "Ask seller a question" and getting no response, I would not say for sure it is a scam. Maybe Andres knows something we don't.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:33 AM
I have read that in the last month, and I'm pretty sure it was the same picture, but a different seller.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 02:02 PM
Seller just registered on Thursday, high dollar item, doesn't even know that the pictures he has posted contradict each other (the close up picture of the front lens element is from a Zeiss Super Speed, not the 10-100 T2.8 zoom he is selling with the camera), and a link to an outside email address telling interested buyers to contact him that way.
A real shame as I am looking for an SRII.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:27 PM
Do you have more information?
Hi I was the second high bidder of the this camera the last week. some days after i received a "buy it now". I ask to the seller that I was interested in the cam. The seller gave me the bank account (Russian person I think)
I asked to the seller some info and a serial number pic. the seller send me a serial number but it was a pic of other aaton item (i dont know which)
I replied that the pic didn´t match with the camera serial number, the seller reply me that he didn´t have any info or pic about this cam... beautiful scam, I´m sure
Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:24 AM
As i said in my first email i will explain how iSOLD it works because i want you to be clear on every aspect of this transaction. They are the number one selling service on eBay. You simply drop an item to one of their stores,you find a buyer and they will take care of the rest. When i left in my honeymoon i left 12 items for sale in their custody, they picked them up from my home so don`t ask at what store, or where the item is exactly because i don`t know...as long as they are handling the shipping and handling i don`t care where they are. I forgot to mention that the shipping is included in the price of sale. They offered me a discount on shipping because i am selling a large number of items and i can afford that.
So basically they have the item insured and ready for shipping. As soon as i will have your shipping details i will send it to them and they will start the transaction. They will email you with an invoice and payment instructions. You will have to send the payment to one of their agents by following the payment instructions. Then you will send the payment details to them, they will validate the transaction and will start the shipping ASAP. If you will have questions you can ask them directly.
Unfortunately the pick up is not possible because this is an urgent sale (like i said before i intended to sell this on eBay when i should have returned from my honeymoon but due to some recent problems back home i am forced to sell it now). iSOLD It suggested to offer a return policy because my offers would substantially increase so i am offering a 10 day guarantee. This eliminates the pick up option but you will have the time to inspect it and decide if you want it or not. If for any reason you decide not to keep it, they will give you a full refund and will return the item on my expense.
So if you agree with this terms and decide to proceed, then i will need your full name and shipping address in order to start the transaction.
This was after sending them a message asking for serial #.
Now keep in mind this was for a Arriflex 35III camera w/ Jurgens Color Video door not aforementioned item but when inquiring about new item I pretty much received the same message but from her "husband". Pretty gutsy stuff if you ask me. Feel free to PM if you have more questions. I am not even sure I am supposed to be posting this much info but I would hate for someone to lose out on some money. Does anyone know how to report this person on ebay? PM me dont post here as I will edit this out later.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:59 AM
Report Fraudulent Listing on eBay
That, "I gave the camera to someone to sell for me while I am on my honeymoon" SCAM has been going on for a few years now. The whole thing is really disgusting.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:08 PM
I contacted the seller for more info;s16? top speed?. , etc. his answers were short; he only had that one picture of the camera,he only wanted bank wired money;(Unsecure transaction) I am glad i did not go for it.
I've gotten good deals on E-Bay in the past; just be careful who are you dealing with.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:36 PM
Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:43 PM
Bozeman1 was the previous high bidder, and left negative feedback.
I asked the seller why the camera is re-listed? No answer.
I asked Bozeman1 what happened, and still awaiting reply.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 08:06 PM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 02:50 AM
Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:55 PM