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| p.2 #16 · What's your take on this lens? |
I guess I have a different standard than some of you. So, are you guys saying that, if I don't disclose this information and you find out the lens has such blemishes, you wouldn't care less about it?
That's not what I'd do, but maybe that's what I can expect from some members here from now on.
There's a difference between not disclosing a known issue with a lens you're selling and selling a lens with an issue you are unaware of. I have bought/sold a number of lenses here on FM, and like many other have already said, I've never thought to fog up the lens. It's a bit of a strange situation if you ask me.
That being said, the seller/trader could have handled the issue better. Personally, I'd probably have given you a slight refund if you decided to keep it, depending on the details of the trade. Trades are rarely an exactly even transaction and someone usually gets a slightly better deal. Without knowing what lens you traded for the 24-70, I can't say who came out ahead in this transaction. If, as the seller/trader stated, he received a $950 lens for his 24-70, I might feel a bit differently because you already got a pretty good deal on the lens and maybe a slight refund isn't warranted.
After hearing only your side of the story, I think your standard for trading here on FM is just fine and how I would prefer others handle buy/sell transaction as well.
Thank you for your comment.
Of course, as a seller myself, I try to describe my items as best as I can. I admit that I might have missed something about my lens. I once sold an L lens that I didn't realize the weather seal on the mount was tattered. Did I know about it? I did not. Did I stand behind it? I did.
Like I mentioned earlier, I listed my item at $820. He contacted me for a trade and he's the one who made an offer for $200 difference. I didn't expect to have any partial refund on the lens. I only expected that seller would honor a return if the blemishes didn't come off after using residue oil remover.
Lastly, I did text him that I posted this thread and told him that he should follow up.