Weird Sale on Ebay Master Elite
Posted 04 December 2010 - 01:47 AM
First I want to apologize to the owner if it's a legitament sale. But....
It's a Steadicam Master Elite package.
Several pictures, all seems ok, except, I saw there was no reserve and it was at 5K (today it's at 6100.) Then I see the seller has 100% feedback, all good so far, but the account has been dormant since 2003 until like 2 months ago when a couple of super cheap items were purchased to drum up more positive feedback. So... I sent the seller a question asking that if I won the auction, if I could pick up the system in person in Ohio, since I have lots of friends all over the state.
I got the response that They do not provide pick up for the unit and they will only ship directly from their shipping department. In the ad it states only Wire into their Bank of America business account will be accepted., No Paypal, No Checks or Money Orders. But the listing does indicate they will accept Visa/Mastercard payments. Private bidding where bidders aren't shown at all, not even feedback rating.
Which to me says, no retrievable means of payment should something be a miss.
Once again, nothing meant by this only to protect would be investors, this may be a totally legitament deal.
You never know... If it's real, someone may get one hell of a deal. 1 day, 3 hours left.......
Posted 04 December 2010 - 03:45 AM
Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:48 AM
Posted 04 December 2010 - 06:29 AM
We emailed him from 2 different email addresses, only to get the same responses on both. Again, no pickup, no inspection. It was already at Fedex, waiting for shipping conformation of our address, and the seller said he was in US and the gear in London! I doubt this even existed.
Shame theres not more control. I just hope no ones falls for it and does their dough!
Posted 04 December 2010 - 07:00 AM
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:46 AM
I saw the one that was $1,700. I emailed the guy a few times and asked him some questions like,"Can
you send close up pics of the gimbal and if the bearing spun freely" He sent me pics but they were
from a different rig. lol I knew it was a scam i just wanted to see how far this guy was willing to go.
All his items were the same price. He had a EX-3 for the same price. Haha!! But if this Master listing
was real i sure wish i had had the cash for it!!!! Peace!!
Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:30 PM
Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:38 AM
I reread the listing a couple times and blew up the pictures for a closer look only to realize that It was my Steadicam.
It had been listed a couple years ago and I bought it after the auction from the owner in Indianapolis.
Same listing, green dots and tape on all the equipment pictured. So if there happens to be an exact clone to mine out there, someone got a great deal.
Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:42 AM
A good idea for sellers is to watermark your pictures..
Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:57 PM
Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:02 AM
I actually spoke with the winner of this auction, I told him it was too good to be true. I just forwarded him the link to this thread. I hope he took my advice.
I am about to list a Master Series Elite Sled for sale and I agree the price of that rig seems to be "too good to be true".
I am about to list my sled with no monitor, vest or arm because I have just bought an XCS Utimate 2 sled. I am the original owner/operator of the Master Series Elite Sled and have kept it in perfect condition. As a ball park figure...What do you think the sale price should be ?
Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:48 AM
Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:09 PM
And the actual owner of the account is probably not aware.