Anyone in the US bought cheap Olympus gear on eBay?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by pdk42, May 17, 2016.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
  2. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    This is probably one of those cases where he would have got away with it had he not turned even more greedy. Had he pilfered and sold off say a 10% of that $33k of stuff over some years, it wouldn't have really showed up as much more than a bit of noise on the books that could be described as normal discrepancies when you are receiving and giving away stuff to "visionaries". When you start editing the authorizations to ramp up the amount of stuff you are stealing, NOW you are simply waiting to be caught.
  3. CWRailman

    CWRailman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Last year I provided Ebay with information on seven sellers offering E-M5 and E-M10's for ridiculous prices. (E-M10's for $195-199) When they were investigated it was found that they had hijacked sellers accounts. There were no cameras and the funds were being redirected to other accounts.

    I have purchased Olympus equipment off Ebay from legitimate sellers.
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  4. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
    According to this story, his eBay username was "colt45psu".
  5. rfortson

    rfortson Mu-43 Veteran

    Yeah, saw that story. I bought my 40-150 and TC off of ebay, but from Japan. Saved a few hundred bucks at the expense of a warranty, of course. Totally worth it to me.

    I guess the people that bought that gear from this seller are okay though, right? One of the tip offs is that people were registering the serial numbers and Olympus recognized them as numbers allocated to their visionaries. If anything, these people probably got a good deal as I'd imagine the gear going to their sponsored shooters would be fully checked out before leaving the factory. Olympus doesn't want Jay Dickman's E-M1 breaking down in front of a group of photo students at a workshop sponsored by Olympus. :) 
  6. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    A little or the lot, he should have kept his nose clean & not stolen any of it! He deserves all (justice) that comes to him.
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