Upload & Sell: On
I see this sort of thing on eBay and report it each time there is a fraudulent offering I am aware of. To ebay's credit, each time the fraudulent listing is reported, they've removed it -- usually it involves a highjacked account that has been dormant.
To follow up: I received the following from the seller, Wall St. on Wed 12/14, following my inquiry --
Hello from Wall Street Photo
We are sorry to report that we will not be able to obtain the
following item(s) from your order:
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (3822B002) [ASIN: B001IT13IK]
Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've
since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this
time. We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize
for the inconvenience we have caused you.
We have canceled this item from your order.
Your credit card will NOT BE CHARGED for this item because you only
pay for items when we ship them to you.
Your order is now closed.
We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused. Let us assure
you this is not indicative of the high quality of service and products we
strive to provide our customers.
As a token of goodwill, Wall Street Photo is issuing a 5% discount or your next
for your next purchase at Wall Street Photo.
Please email us when you place a new order so we can apply the discount.
Customer Service Department
Wall Street Photo
My response (after contacting Amazon customer service to report the matter and open an investigation on why I am unable to leave negative feedback at this time [may involve a 3-day delay after transaction]). Amazon noted that the credit card shows the funds are actually still in play from the Wall Street end, having been placed on hold but not yet fully charged, as of this morning.
Dear Wall Street,
I do not agree to cancelling my order, and I find your doing so to be an act of fraud and deceptive promotion and order taking beyond bait and switch practices.
This is unacceptable behavior and reflective of the independent reviews and feedback I have found regarding your past sales practices.
Your Amazon add clearly showed the Canon 1D Mark IV "IN STOCK" at the time of my order.
I purchased the item in good faith and I insist that you fulfill your obligation to ship the item to me at the purchase price or face follow-up through Amazon.
I am counting on this item as a Christmas gift, so I suggest you ship as rapidly as possible.
Thank you and please reopen the order and ship as promised.