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Has Anyone Had a GF1 Stolen In Glasgow Area?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by DarrenG, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

    108
    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    Looking through eBay earlier (want a GF1 body for my daughter) I happened across this sale.

    Call me suspicious but it smells very very fishy to me. Why would you have the box containing everything including mains charger stolen from your vehicle?

    Zero feedback user who registered only a few days ago as well.
     
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  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    I came upon that listing myself yesterday, and had the same thought as you. Very fishy.

    All the best,

    Colin
     
  3. oris642

    oris642 Mu-43 Regular

    Not too sure. Her avatar seems to spell out the first and last name of a person.
     
  4. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    Does sound a bit odd, although you could sort of imagine the situation if She'd not long had it, took it out of the box in the car to go somewhere and foolishly left the box with bits in on display. But hopefully, assuming the worst and it is someone on here, there'll be a happy reunion.

    On another note, other than stores/powesellers, I've got a thing where I tend to dismiss private sale/auctions that use just a library photo. Smacks of laziness in trying to sell it so I automatically assume they'll have been lazy in their caring for it.
     
  5. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    598
    May 6, 2010
    it'd be neat trick to take a photo of a camera with itself ... mirrors, of course, excluded
     
  6. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

    108
    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    I asked the seller if they had the receipt and if it was a UK spec model, they replied:
    That is a stolen camera, no doubt. Just wish there was more I could do.
     
  7. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    It really does sound like it.
     
  8. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    You can report your suspicions to eBay through customer support.
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    The serial # of the camera is in the metadata.
    Panny should be able to tell whom the camera is registered to.
     
  10. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

    108
    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    Yes, I've done that, and their reply says to contact Police. Not very helpful.
     
  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Well, that's true customer support.
     
  12. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

    108
    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    Assuming it has been registered <rushes off to register mine!>

    I just wish we could alert the victim before the auction ends - it's not the kind of camera that non-enthuisasts buy often.
     
  13. leeh

    leeh Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Jan 20, 2011
    Just got this back from the Seller

    all the serial numbers are intact on the camera hopfully this will calm your suspicious mind the reason i dont have a receipt is because it was purchsed second hand for me remember im selling this from my home and who would ?
     
  14. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Aside from anything else I wouldn't buy anything costing more than about £30 from someone with 0 feedback, even if it all looked unsuspicious.
     
  15. leeh

    leeh Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Jan 20, 2011
    Too true there Spuff.
     
  16. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    maybe not helpful, but customer support is not there to fight crime.
    I agree with Pana that the Police is the way to go. Unfortunately :frown:

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  17. novacustard

    novacustard New to Mu-43

    1
    Jan 21, 2011
    No, I'm thinking this is as dodgy as a dodgy thing can be. Interestingly, there are a few Lisa Tannahills in the Glasgow area - should I ring round and find which one has the camera for sale on ebay? :wink:
     
  18. DarrenG

    DarrenG Mu-43 Regular

    108
    Jan 3, 2011
    Hampshire, UK
    That camera sold for £300. That's mental. You buy an allegedly third hand camera of unknown heritage, without any accessories, that is almost certainly stolen for £300??

    A brand new one, with warranty, all the accessories etc is only £420.

    Fools and their money.