[OM] Re: OMUSA is he crazy?

Subject: [OM] Re: OMUSA is he crazy?
From: Frank Griffin <gilbertparts@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 10:57:41 -0800 (PST)
Well, I dunno about that. He bought an EX + lens from me with the box. Then he 
turned around and sold it as new. I know, because the serial # showed up in his 

Mike Darling <miked2002@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  Perhaps all this can be attributed to the fact that he is trying to
establish himself as a dealer of "finer" items? Look at sellers (internet or
brick & mortar) that deal exclusively in minty items for collectors with
more money than time - vintage vinyl, engraved firearms, gold plated leicas,
old machinist/woodworking tools, etc. There is obviously a portion of market
that will support paying premium prices for goods in top condition from
reputable dealers. Even more so when rarity depends solely on condition. It
appears that he's not misrepresenting the condition of the items, only
neglecting to list their provenance.

-mike in NJ and not buying OM gear any more...

On 3/1/06 11:44 AM, "ScottGee1" wrote:

> Seems to me that some sellers simply belong to the 'Wait For The Rube'
> school of business. They set inflated prices and with the idea that
> they need only one market ignorant buyer for each item so they can
> make a lot on each sale. The Internet makes it seem like there are
> more of them out there but they've been around as long as I can
> remember.
> Unfortunate because olympususa could proably do a lot of business with
> this august group if he belonged to the Reasonable Guy school instead.
> Choices.

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