Upload & Sell: On
To settle this once and for all. The lens was decentered before I received it. I've linked an image from the former owner's set on the Zeissimages.com forum. If you zoom the image you can readily see the left side is soft at 30mm and f7.1 while the right side is much sharper by comparison.
And you still bought it
BTW, no need for me to compare pics if you already adamantly know this.
Caveat Emptor (i.e. due diligence) ... where's the beef?
What did the seller do to intentional (factually/objectively) deceive you? Trying to impose morals/ethics of your standard (or mine, etc.) return policy onto someone else (especially ... after the fact) isn't really something that we can do very well here (feedback system is available to help). It always sucks when the expectations between buyer/seller aren't on the same page. It doesn't matter if that is photographer/client, homeowner/contractor, retailer/consumer, etc. ... when the terms of the agreement are left "loose" and the buyer is unhappy, it falls back to the terms that were established ... i.e. Caveat Emptor ... and the (variant) policy's of the seller.
I'm sure I'd be ticked if I had a seller unwilling to accept a return for a defective item, but we can't really be the morals/ethics police here. If you truly have been wronged (vs. Caveat Emptor), you might seek recourse through your payment method (i.e. PayPal, Credit Card, etc.) as that has been an avenue that has on occasion proven successful if a seller has truly been unscrupulous in his presentation. Of course, the passage of time is working against you a bit, unless you have evidence that you began trying to resolve this in a timely manner ... but that is still a possibility that I've seen work for others.
Granted there are multiple considerations involved here for perspective ... but it's kinda tough to get past due diligence vs. deceit vs. Caveat Emptor vs. ethics/morals when we don't have a dog in this fight ... as they are all kinda intertwined. Other than that ... I can extend some empathy @ it sucks, but as you've mentioned yourself, more due diligence (hindsight) could have been beneficial. Not sure @ what more we can do to assist?
GL and HTH
(i.e. check with PP/CC if you think you've been legally wronged from a deceitful transaction vs. only venting/ranting with fellow FM'ers)
Edited on Apr 29, 2013 at 08:25 PM · View previous versions