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Old 10th July 2018
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Genuine or dodgy dealer?

Something a bit odd about this ebay dealer. I was wondering whether to replace my dead FT 12-60 with the same and found this seemingly very affordable ex-display model https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-Z...cAAOSwkcFbEyPK

Then I saw that the same dealer has sold at least 2 other ex display versions of this same lens, and has quite a number of other ex-display lenses.

Also seems odd that he/she would supply it with no packaging, manual or hood because it is "split from kit". Was this ever supplied as a kit lens? If so, I'd expect it would have had a manual and probably a hood, and shops shouldn't lose these.

On the other hand, I can't imagine it's worth anyone's while to make fake copies of an old lens like this.

Maybe Aperture1.2 could have bought them from a chain which had removed display copies from more than one shop?
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Re: Genuine or dodgy dealer?

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Something a bit odd about this ebay dealer. I was wondering whether to replace my dead FT 12-60 with the same and found this seemingly very affordable ex-display model https://www.ebay.9co.uk/itm/Olympus-...cAAOSwkcFbEyPK

Then I saw that the same dealer has sold at least 2 other ex display versions of this same lens, and has quite a number of other ex-display lenses.

Also seems odd that he/she would supply it with no packaging, manual or hood because it is "split from kit". Was this ever supplied as a kit lens? If so, I'd expect it would have had a manual and probably a hood, and shops shouldn't lose these.

On the other hand, I can't imagine it's worth anyone's while to make fake copies of an old lens like this.

Maybe Aperture1.2 could have bought them from a chain which had removed display copies from more than one shop?
His feedback rating and comments seem to suggest he is genuine. With the seemingly endless supply of Four Thirds lenses still supplied brand new from outlets all over Europe ( including many from Ireland ), I guess ex-display models are not impossible. One thing for certain, English is not his first language although his delivery times indicate he is based here, unlike some Asian sellers who claim to be in London

John
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Re: Genuine or dodgy dealer?

I always check the rating & particularly the comments & he looks good to me.
If a seller is a little down (99.0%) then I would check the comments & sometimes it's just the two bob whingers bringing it down.

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Re: Genuine or dodgy dealer?

Often ex display is an excuse not to sell at the RRP
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