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Drop Your Camera In The Ocean And Get $500!!!

 
 
frederick
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      07-28-2007
acl wrote:
> On Jul 28, 3:11 am, frederick <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>>> At least for the lens if it is a Nikon. It just goes to show you that
>>> the old Nikkors, even DX lenses, hold their value.
>>> <http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ290141483684>

>> That's a rip-off.
>> Here (New Zealand) you could have bought a 4 month old D2xs, with
>> 70-200VR for only NZ$400 (=US$300 or so).
>>
>> The auction - with photos, is here:http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics...l-cameras/Over...

>
> Excellent! Do you have any idea how this camera and lens ended up
> underwater for 3 months?
>

There was reference in the comments section of the auction indicating
that the owner was taking a photo of a waterfall when the tripod fell
over, and that the owner didn't bother trying to recover it, claimed
insurance, and someone else picked it up later.
 
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G.T.
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      07-28-2007

"Paul Furman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Jer wrote:
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>> Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
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>>> ebay

>>
>> How does one "pay with a confirmed address" using Paypal?

>
> Address matches the billing address on your credit card.


What if you're not paying with a credit card?

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Paul Furman
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      07-28-2007
G.T. wrote:
> Paul Furman wrote:
>>Jer wrote:
>>>Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
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>>>>ebay
>>>
>>>How does one "pay with a confirmed address" using Paypal?

>>
>>Address matches the billing address on your credit card.

>
> What if you're not paying with a credit card?


That's not paypal AFAIK, you can always use Western Union (no recourse).
 
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jean
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      07-28-2007
My camera bag was on the floor when my basement flooded, my insurance
company covered me for all damage except the deductible which was $500, all
my old lenses and cameras were given back to me, what to do with damaged
equipment???? but of course, sell it on e-bay! I got more than the
deductible for my old waterlogged lenses and camera and new equipment.

Jean

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On Jul 27, 6:06 pm, Rita ─ Berkowitz <ritaberk2O04 @aol.com> wrote:
> At least for the lens if it is a Nikon. It just goes to show you that the
> old Nikkors, even DX lenses, hold their value.
>
> <http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ290141483684>
>
> Rita


Shouldn't this really be titled "drop your lens in the ocean and throw
away $700+"?


 
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G.T.
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      07-28-2007

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> G.T. wrote:
>> Paul Furman wrote:
>>>Jer wrote:
>>>>Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>ebay
>>>>
>>>>How does one "pay with a confirmed address" using Paypal?
>>>
>>>Address matches the billing address on your credit card.

>>
>> What if you're not paying with a credit card?

>
> That's not paypal AFAIK, you can always use Western Union (no recourse).


Actually, Paypal's preferred method of funding is direct from your bank
account. And I believe the confirmed address means that you've gone through
the process of them making two small deposits in your bank account to verify
related account info. In fact, they highly discourage people from using
credit cards with Paypal.

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      07-28-2007

"G.T." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Paul Furman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Jer wrote:
>>
>>> Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>>>
>>>> ebay
>>>
>>> How does one "pay with a confirmed address" using Paypal?

>>
>> Address matches the billing address on your credit card.

>
> What if you're not paying with a credit card?
>

If you sign up with Paypal, you will have to give them either a credit or a
debit card number, and they will give you a user name and a keyword.....From
then on, you will be able to buy stuff on eBay (and lots of other places)
and Paypal will pay for it and bill your card number.


 
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      07-28-2007

"William Graham" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "G.T." <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> "Paul Furman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:M%yqi.46203$(E-Mail Removed). net...
>>> Jer wrote:
>>>
>>>> Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> ebay
>>>>
>>>> How does one "pay with a confirmed address" using Paypal?
>>>
>>> Address matches the billing address on your credit card.

>>
>> What if you're not paying with a credit card?
>>

> If you sign up with Paypal, you will have to give them either a credit or
> a debit card number, and they will give you a user name and a
> keyword.....From then on, you will be able to buy stuff on eBay (and lots
> of other places) and Paypal will pay for it and bill your card number.


It was a rhetorical question. See my last post.

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      07-28-2007
Frank Arthur wrote:

> There is no explanation for the insanity of humans!
> Over $500 for a lens "some parts may be salvaged"!?


You're not kidding! Seriously, you gotta love these people for making eBay
such a rich and rewarding place for us sellers. I know I love each and
every one of them.






Rita

 
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      07-28-2007
G.T. wrote:

>> That's not paypal AFAIK, you can always use Western Union (no
>> recourse).

>
> Actually, Paypal's preferred method of funding is direct from your
> bank account. And I believe the confirmed address means that you've
> gone through the process of them making two small deposits in your
> bank account to verify related account info. In fact, they highly
> discourage people from using credit cards with Paypal.


PayPal does not like its users paying with a CC because they will be the
ones holding the bag when the buyer does a chargeback for not getting the
merchandise they paid for. This is why it is totally and utterly foolish
and breaks every terrestrial and celestial boundary of stupidity to pay for
any on-line transaction with anything other than a CC or a CC funded PayPal
payment. Using any other mode of payment is just like wrapping cash in an
envelope and sending it to a total stranger.







Rita

 
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Alan Browne
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      07-28-2007
Paul Furman wrote:
> G.T. wrote:
>> Paul Furman wrote:
>>> Jer wrote:
>>>> Rita ─ Berkowitz wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> ebay
>>>>
>>>> How does one "pay with a confirmed address" using Paypal?
>>>
>>> Address matches the billing address on your credit card.

>>
>> What if you're not paying with a credit card?

>
> That's not paypal AFAIK, you can always use Western Union (no recourse).



Avoid Western Union, esp. in cross border trade. Not only are their
fees exorbitant, but on exchange rates they clip more for themselves.
(I sold a meter to a guy in Florida, he paid by WestUnion... never
again!) Western Union "locations" are also "payday loan" outlets *under
different businesses), an industry in the US that is seriously gouging
people who can least afford it.

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