Could this be for real? $550 for a D300 body?
Edited by jeremypayne, 15 January 2009 - 05:40 PM.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:54 AM
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:04 PM
Could this be for real? $550 for a D300 body?
Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:11 PM
Edited by DiveMasterMark, 15 January 2009 - 02:14 PM.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:37 PM
I am markson Kamara the only son of late former Director of finance, Chief Vincent R. Kamara of Sierra-Leone diamond and mining corporation. I must confess my agitation is real, and my words are my bond in this proposal. My late father diverted this fund acquired from the over influencing of price of sales/purchasing of raw materials., now he deposited the money with a BANK IN ABIDJAN BY FIXED DEPOSIT FORM, where I am residing under political asylum with my younger sister Juliet who is 17 years old. Now the war in my country is overwith the help of ECOMOG soldiers, the present government of Sierra Leone has revoked the passport of all officers who served under the former regime and now ask countries to expel such person at the same time, freeze their account and confiscate their assets, it is on this note that I am contacting you, all I needed from you is to furnish me with your bank particulars:
1) Bank name
2) Account name
3) Account number
4) Bank address, telephone and fax numbers to enable me transfer this money in your private bank account, the said amount is tweenty Six Million United States Dollars (US$26.000.000.00).
I am compensating you with 20% of the total money amount, now all my hope is banked on you and I really want to invest this money in your country, where there is stability of Government, political and economic welfare. Honestly I want you to believe that this transaction is real and never a joke. My late father Chief Kamara gave me the photocopy of the deposit certificate issued to him by the BANK IN ABIDJAN on the date of deposit, and he called me closer to his bed side before his call to glory (R.I.P) that I should pray to God first, before contacting any foreigner and he warned me strictly not to deal with a greedy and evil minded people since this is the only legacy we are inheriting from him.
Please, for you to be clarified because, I do not expose myself to anybody I see, I believe that you are able to keep this transaction secret for me because this money is the hope of my life, it is important. Please contact me immediately after you must have gone through my message, and feel free to make it urgent. That is the reason why I offered you 20 % of the total amount, and in case of any other necessary expenses you might incure during this transaction including your telephone calls.
N.B: Try and negotiate for me some profitable blue chip investment opportunities which is risk free that I can invest with this money when it is transferred to your account, and you will be our guardian, personally I am interested in estate management and hotel business, please advise me. Contact me immediately you receive this message for more explanation. And promise me and Juliet my younger sister to be a father considering our situation and not to betray us please.
Thanks and God bless
Markson / Juliet Kamara
Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:25 PM
Hmm, I'd save your money and buy from a reputable dealer, but if you go for it do let us know how it turns out.
Don't forget if you do buy it for $550, you'll have some money left over. Maybe you could help this poor soul out - he really seems like a genuine chap (who doesn't expose himself to everyone he sees), and could literally make you millions with a little help.
Edited by Scubamoose, 15 January 2009 - 10:28 PM.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:54 PM
Both places are Bait and switch type scams.
They will take your order and your money and then call you and say something like. "Do you want a battery - that will be an extra $200. Ohh and you also probably want the sensor - the camera is 100% useless without that. Another $400"
After they get done selling the you "accessories" (things that are supposed to come in the box) you have ended up paying 2x what the camera would have cost anywhere else.
And if you refuse to buy the "extras" , saying over and over all you need is the camera, they will then say "sorry, we are currently out of stock of the body only. We will ship it to you when we get them in." 6 months later, if they still have not talked you into buying all the overpriced accessories, they will then cancel your order and maybe give you your money back.
As a general rule, if the price is more than 1-2% cheaper than B&H then you can be 99% sure it is a scam.
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(after Prof in Heinlein's masterwork, "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")
Edited by rtrski, 21 January 2009 - 07:00 AM.
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