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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:17 PM

There's a great deal on some Sony SCL V1 primes on this link here.

https://www.ebay.com...NS/282853133625

 

But I'm afraid they'll arrive broken. Anyone else made a purchase this big on a product retailed out of China?

 

 


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#2 Chris Burke

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:46 AM

For something as vulnerable and important as lenses, I like to be able to physically see them before I buy. Unless you really know and trust the seller. I have purchased lenses sight unseen from the internet, but it was from a know US based retailer. My feeling was that if returns had to be made, it would be quicker and speaking to someone on the phone would be easier. 


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#3 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:33 AM

Just lots of lenses and cams from Japan. Pretty happy with Japan, but sometimes they try to snooker the buyer.

 

China is OK for cheap stuff, but about 30% to 40% of what I buy gets trashed and is subpar. I will not  buy $$ items from China.


Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr., 24 June 2018 - 10:33 AM.

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#4 Christopher Santucci

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:32 PM

There's a great deal on some Sony SCL V1 primes on this link here.

https://www.ebay.com...NS/282853133625

 

But I'm afraid they'll arrive broken. Anyone else made a purchase this big on a product retailed out of China?

 

 

eBay sellers with good feedback over a long term are generally safe to buy from in my experience. Plus, there are ample protections in place (that have worked well for me multiple times) with ebay/paypal to insure you don't get a broken item. 


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