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    Another way to get GAS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    SIDE TOPIC: Many years ago when I dealt through PayPal a LOT via eBay sales and purchases they gave me more than $200K credit. I wrote them asking, "WTF? I only make $45K per year with my day job and this eBay thing sure doesn't pay much. Please decrease my credit to $10K so I don't have to worry as much about ID theft!!" They never replied.
    Sounds to me like paypal (together with ebay) may be engaging in predatory lending. Not unlike casinos which will gladly give you chips in exchange for your car registration or the equity in your home. It's another reason why so many here on Apug have GAS and are in need of a 12-Step program. They make it just too easy to get hooked and stay hooked.
    Last edited by rternbach; 09-11-2009 at 05:56 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    "Get over it."

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    ^^^ No doubt... but I learned a long time ago to avoid such "hooks". OTOH, many people would take advantage and charge that $200K then declare bankruptcy. At the time there were fewer controls and more "easy outs" for such behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    ^^^ No doubt... but I learned a long time ago to avoid such "hooks". OTOH, many people would take advantage and charge that $200K then declare bankruptcy. At the time there were fewer controls and more "easy outs" for such behavior.

    And when they declare bankruptcy they go on ebay to sell their gear and ebay a.k.a. paypal take their profit again. The credit pushers know how to manipulate their GAS addicts: --just like the cigaret companies or those who deal in China White know how to control their customers.
    Last edited by rternbach; 09-11-2009 at 05:58 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    ^^^ LOL... yup!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rternbach View Post
    Victory!!! Found one!!! Wonder if they'll settle for less than the asking price???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-2-8-6mm-Fi...d=p3286.c0.m14


    Pour...click...gulp...repeat. Gotta Call paypal for a credit card increase.
    I shall confess that I almost fell off the chair.
    Linhof MT with adapted Mamiya RB fisheye. Would do well enough for me.

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