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"RE: D1x Info. . ."

Nego8tr Silver Member Charter Member
Fri 30-Aug-02 03:31 PM

Hi Craig,

I would very much like to attend Photokina, but my travel schedule won’t allow it.

The acquisition of a D1X has taken on a life of its own; therefore I made a few rules so I won’t get scammed, see if you agree:

1. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
2. Don’t part with any cash until I see the camera.
3. If I can’t see the camera, buy from B & H or Adorama.
4. Wait until after Photokina.

The retail segment of the photo industry on the most part seems to be overpriced compared to the online guys. I know margins are nonexistent for these folks, but I can’t bail them out. Kelly_pe made a few good points about post purchases of accessories for the D1X. I’d rather spend my bucks for accessories than for taxes and profits.

In my efforts to buy a D1X, I routinely email any auction within a three hour drive to satisfy rule # 2. Two times in as many days, sellers on Ebay have directed me to bogus escrow services.

Here is a copy of the email:

“my last asking price is $2800 it is brand new still in the box with full accessories and two lenses.

payment have to be done through (URL of escrow company)if not,then i am sorry,

let me know your shipping info in order to prepare the package ready to be shipped.

here is the lenses:

17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor

28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D AF Zoom-Nikkor”

This email is an excellent example of rule # 1. You are invited to add to the rule list!



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