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Old September 4th, 2003, 09:18 PM   #16
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Yeah, I would be polite with the ebay seller, maybe even point him to this thread. I've been around cameras for a number of years and you camera has a fairly common mechanical problem. It's actually more common if the camera isn't used a lot (which sounds like the case, if it has a 10 year old battery in it). Ask for your money back, politely, and see what he says.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 10:03 PM   #17
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Yeah, I emailed him, no response yet, I hope he doesn't ditch me.

I'm so depressed/bummed out from this. I should of gotten the Rebel G from the pawn shop. Infact, I still might go back there if I get my money back, now that I know what to look for. :D
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Old September 4th, 2003, 10:30 PM   #18
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It's late, he'll probably email you tomorrow. Keep me posted and let me know what the pawn shop camera looks like before you buy it.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 10:55 PM   #19
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It's quite possible that the seller wasn't even aware of the problem. It might be a good idea to seriously reconsider buying used camera gear off of Ebay. Avoid pawn shops as well, as they are often way overpriced. If you lack the money to get what you want, find a way to work for it... when I was your age I did the cheesy paper route / mowing the neighborhood lawns thing, fairly low class but it brought in some bucks. Ebay is good for rare CD's and antique lamps, but not for camera equipment in my opinion.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 10:11 AM   #20
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Wow, this guy really is awesome. He said he's really sorry and had no idea of the problem, and he offered to give my money back, plus he said if I can find somewhere to fix it, and the fix isn't over $100, he will pay me back $100 to get it fixed.

Not everyone on ebay are rippoffs. :D
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Old September 5th, 2003, 11:32 AM   #21
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I'd just get your money back from him and let him worry about fixing it. Less things to go wrong with that scenario.

What about the local classified paper for finding a camera?
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Old September 5th, 2003, 03:48 PM   #22
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Send it back to him. Don't get involved on trying to get it fixed.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 06:37 PM   #23
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I might just get the $100 to fix it from him, and see if I can buy a new EF body.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:05 PM   #24
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Buying lenses and cams via ebay is tricky. You have to first find a good model, find a good seller selling it, then ask the right questions to find out exactly what kind of shape it's in. So far, I've always had good results. But with a cam, I don't think I'd take the chance unless I believed the dealer is 100% on the level, and on the ball. By the way, a lot of pawn shops sell through e-bay.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:13 PM   #25
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Yeah Frank. There's this one guy I know I can trust to buy from, on ebay.

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...&since=-1&rd=1

He's a older guy, and he is way too honest on the items he lists on there, and i'm pretty sure he can repair cameras and stuff. He also posts a bunch of his photos from vietnam and stuff on the auctions.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:17 PM   #26
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Alex, don't waste your time trying to get it fixed. It's not really worth the time, effort or money. I would return the camera and get my money back. There could be more wrong with the camera than just the obvious. Even as the camera sits, right now, the shutter could be trash. A technician won't know until they clean the shutter blades and replace the bushings. If the shutter doesn't time right, your out of luck. It would cost more to repair the camera than it's worth.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:28 PM   #27
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Eh, I don't know what to do now. This leaves me a couple options.

1. Let the seller give me back $100 to "get it fixed" and just keep the lens and find a body somewhere that uses EF lenses.

2. Get a full refund and give it another shot on another auction.

3. Get a job, get $100 back from him, keep the $100, keep the lens, save up money for a new body like the Elan 7.

4. Get the $100 back, and actually get it fixed. I found someone on ebay who has 100 sales and 100% feedback, and does camera repairs only, and he has a auction for $80 specificly for Rebel shutter systems.


Hmmm....
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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:32 PM   #28
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Alex, Jeff is right.
So many things can go wrong with this scenario...
Just ship it back to him and look for another.
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Old September 5th, 2003, 08:42 PM   #29
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Eh, you've guys convinced me. I'll just ask him for a refund and go back to square 1.
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