Upload & Sell: Off
| p.9 #11 · Bought a "mint" 200 1.8, he delivered a beater. |
following this thread closely. I wish for you quick resolution!!
I've been wondering about the strong reaction to this, including my own. Two thoughts came:
- this impacts the credibility of everyone on the B&S forum, especially new sellers
- this impacts the credibility of the photograph itself... our hobbies & professions rely on photographs' ability to relay something real. the seller of this lens appears to have taken that inherent credibility and used it instead to relay something untrue. the irony is unsettling at best.
best of luck Dennis, we're pulling for you. definitely don't mount or use the lens... keep this as clean as you can.
I think you have touched on a point here. Yes, it does reflect on the credibility of the B&S forum, but more than that, on FM in general. I have found the B&S to be a wonderful place to do business. I makes me feel very comfortable when I know that I am dealing with a community of fellow photographers (a generalization I know) and I have found that all of my transactions have gone smoothly and the level of honesty and politeness has been very refreshing. I tend to do photography business exclusively on FM just because of this. So yes, the treatment of the OP by this scoundrel has really made me irritated. Much more of a reaction than I normally get from reading on FM. I think it is because this erodes my confidence in FM just a little. If the OP had been ripped off by someone with 1 - 3 total posts, well, that was a seller that really wasn't part of the community. But, this was different. I normally sell and buy from people with a lot of feedback or if I recognize them as contributors to the mains forums. That has been my mechanism to separate the wheat from the chaff. Going forward, I guess perhaps it is total buy and sell feedback that I will trust more, and that is a shame.