View Full Version : SCAM: Fuji GX617 on craigslist

02-05-2008, 01:37 PM
I saw one these on the Philadelphia craigslist for $1301, upon checking out ebay I found the same pictures there in a current listing (not mine). The Ad was pulled from the Philly site but I wouldn't be surprised if it was posted elsewhere as well. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

02-05-2008, 02:24 PM
I saw the same scam on the Seattle Craigslist late last week.

02-05-2008, 03:35 PM
Here in Northern California today as well. If it's too good to be true...

02-05-2008, 03:44 PM
I just saw this on the Orangecounty.craigslist.org too. I thought the price was way too good for a 6x17 with lenses!

David Brown
02-05-2008, 07:12 PM

And in Dallas. Other than price - what is the tip-off that this is not on the up and up?

02-05-2008, 07:17 PM
yeah -I'm not sure i see the problem. If you pay the money and the camera seems fine... what's the scam...??? I've frequently seen people selling things on CL in different areas. They tend to ship what they're selling. I'd imagine they get a better response than just locally.

02-05-2008, 07:52 PM
In the Seattle example, the actual owner of the camera linked to his own pictures of his auction on Ebay. The shots were of exactly the same camera, so I guess it could be that someone was too lazy to take their own pictures, but you have to wonder. He seemed to think someone was attempting to rip people off. As always, it's buyer beware.

02-05-2008, 08:05 PM
i saw same in Boston craigslist, also check ebay, same picture

02-05-2008, 08:45 PM
Yeah that was what tipped me off when I saw it, I didn't know what these go for but I had a feeling that the price was really low. I searched ebay and the same pictures popped up.

02-05-2008, 09:04 PM
yeah - but if it's the same seller...? I'll freely admit doing the same thing previously. Selling something on ebay vs. craigslist and using the same pics...

02-13-2008, 08:26 AM
Well the listing was pulled from craigslist so that makes me think something was fishy. Also the pics I saw were cropped so that the little camera watermark visible in the auction was not visible on the craigslist pics...