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#1 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:49 PM

I'm currently watching an eBay auction in which an O'Connor 1030B head with 35L sticks package is going for $100 (starting price). I'm a bit skeptical because on the front of the head you can see the white adhesive backing of two labels, I'm guessing inventory tags. The buyer also tried to deal under eBay's table, (e.g. the $1500 through paypal for me to give it to you now). I'm wondering if there is a site or list where rental houses/production companies report stolen gear?
Attached is one of the seller's photos of the item, showing the (what seems to be) removed tags.

What do you guys think?

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#2 Mike Rizos

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:15 PM

This is certainly a scam. Too many red flags. Here's the auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/...304126007r15901
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#3 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:48 PM

No doubt. New seller too.

How unique.

Edited by Tom Hepburn, 06 March 2009 - 09:49 PM.

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#4 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:00 PM

I figured. It would've been one hell of a deal if it was legitimate.
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#5 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:15 AM

I'm wondering if there is a site or list where rental houses/production companies report stolen gear?


Yes.

http://www.broadcast...o.com/netpolice

And there is actually a report out for a head just like that (near the bottom of the page):

Vinten
Model Serial # Contact Info Theft Date
Vision 12SD Fluid Head 3364162 PERA
O'Connor Fluid Head Model 1030B 359171 PERA
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#6 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:11 AM

Yes.

http://www.broadcast...o.com/netpolice

And there is actually a report out for a head just like that (near the bottom of the page):



Thanks. I sent an email to the guy who listed the report.

Edited by Ross Neugeboren, 07 March 2009 - 09:12 AM.

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#7 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

UPDATE: The email bounced. :(
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