A few months ago I tried to sell my Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens but was unfortunately scammed... Now, I'm trying to sell more gear, even more aware of what can happen, but it seems there are still TONS of people out there still trying to scam us. Here is a direct quote from my recent e-mail of somebody who supposedly wanted to buy my lens. I won't be contacting them anymore.
Thanks for your email,I'm okay with the price,I want to purchase the
item for my sister in the states,I'll not be available to get the item
in person,so I want it shipped directly to him,you need to find out
the shipping costs to his address,I want it shipped via UPS delivery
service or Fedex,I want you to get cost of shipping it and get back to
me with a paypal money request so as to make the payment,I hope to
hear from you soon.
Name : Olawale Johnson
Address : 4 Cochin Apartment,Futa
City : Akure
State : Ondo
Zip : 23434
Phone : 07062293383
First of all, I would like to say the first time I was scammed, the person also said that they were wanting it to be sent to their family member, in this case, here supposed "sister". Stay away from these people. Secondly, she wants the lens shipped to Nigeria. First time I was scammed, the exact same thing happened.
So let this be a warning to all. Craigslist, Kijiji, all of these other places are not safe to sell things onto. Thats why I would like to see a buy/sell here at Cameralabs. Not only would it benefit us all to some extent, but we would be buying/selling/trading with people that we know for the most part and could trust.
Anyhow, have a nice day.