10 Rolls Neopan Acros $17.88?
Old 03-09-2017   #1
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10 Rolls Neopan Acros $17.88?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262886285303...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I've seen 5 rolls for about $25.00 Curious what you guys thought. One positive feedback so far. Seller said the price is right when I enquired--not expired film.
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Old 03-09-2017   #2
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Somethings fishy. I would buy some but will be away most of April. Maybe once I get back I will try it and see if its genuine.
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Old 03-09-2017   #3
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gotta be a scam. i tried/bought one of those, what i will call scam listings, just to check it out. next day got an email from ebay that it was a scam and got my money back same day. buy at your own risk.
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Old 03-09-2017   #4
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What's the risk? It's ebay, pay with paypal, if you don't get it you get your money back.

I've been 'scammed' before on ebay, and you know what happened? Got my money back w minimal hassle.
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Old 03-09-2017   #5
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Also 10 rolls of Fuji C200 for $12.88? Cool.
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Old 03-09-2017   #6
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It strikes me that it'd be a lot of work to build up 29 positive feedbacks over the period of a year just to scam people out of $17, but we'll see!
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Old 03-09-2017   #7
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I have just asked for the picture of an actual item with the expiry date visible, let's see...
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I guess I will be finding out.
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I guess I will be finding out.
Already 10 sold in this listing and he sold 30 in another one on March 3/4th... So we'll have quite many lucky (or not) people...
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Old 03-09-2017   #10
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I like the first feedback:

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"Should add photo showing "inside", because I think the thong is reversible.
Sexy lady new women sexy lingerie thong D4 black"
But I don't like Acros at any cost...
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Old 03-09-2017   #11
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This is a great price even if the film is expired.
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This is a great price even if the film is expired.
if it is film to begin with...
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Old 03-09-2017   #13
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if it is film to begin with...

Yes it could be kippers.
But because it is ebay u would still get your money back.
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Looks like 8 sets sold since I posted this I'll admit I bought some. Like Huss said, you can get your money back. $1.79 a roll. Hard to beat that.
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Looks like 8 sets sold since I posted this I'll admit I bought some. Like Huss said, you can get your money back. $1.79 a roll. Hard to beat that.
Yes, you'll get the money back... But somehow I feel I'll need to wait and wait and wait and then file the claim and then wait some more... So I'll probably pass, but I'll admit - it is tempting...
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Yes, you'll get the money back... But somehow I feel I'll need to wait and wait and wait and then file the claim and then wait some more... So I'll probably pass, but I'll admit - it is tempting...
I recently got ripped off. It took one claim and a week's wait for me to get my money back.
ebay is not stupid. They know if their buyers' get fleeced on a regular basis their site would no longer exist.
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Old 03-09-2017   #17
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For $17.88, I couldn't pass this up. Even if eBay doesn't stand behind the buyer, I'm still not out much. Besides, sometimes you have to trust other people. I'll let you know what transpires.
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Old 03-09-2017   #18
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I bought some just to see what happens.
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Old 03-09-2017   #19
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I recently got ripped off. It took one claim and a week's wait for me to get my money back.
ebay is not stupid. They know if their buyers' get fleeced on a regular basis their site would no longer exist.
correct, but before the claim there is at least one month of waiting to be sure this package from China is not really coming... I might forget I ordered it
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Old 03-09-2017   #20
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Well, I'm considering this too. At least its not much $$ even if I never got my money back.

Which, buy the way, can happen. I got ripped off to the tune of $300 by a scumbag seller on eBay a few years back. I could not find a way to contact eBay. I tried the dispute process they have, but it was a circle of taking me nowhere. I looked everywhere for a contact email or phone number, everywhere, and could not find a way to contact eBay to get resolution. I finally got a phone number from someone here on RFF, and when I called, it was me who felt like the criminal. Never got my money back, but I guess I do have a paperweight shaped like a Leica lens. Needless to say, that was the last time I bought anything from eBay. Its like they don't exist.

But now.....here I am thinking of throwing away $17 on a gamble at .... eBay! Jeez.
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Old 03-09-2017   #21
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as long as it wasn't stored in a warm oven...
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I am taking my chances. I just placed an order.
A potential issue ... delivery date could be by May 4. Is it sent from Mars?
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Old 03-09-2017   #23
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At Aud $ 24 I'm game.

Thanks for the heads up Wjlapier!
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Old 03-09-2017   #24
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I am taking my chances. I just placed an order.
A potential issue ... delivery date could be by May 4. Is it sent from Mars?
May 4th? It's coming from Tatooine..
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Old 03-09-2017   #25
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Don't forget about that Fuji C200 @ $1.29 a roll for 36 exp.
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It strikes me that it'd be a lot of work to build up 29 positive feedbacks over the period of a year just to scam people out of $17, but we'll see!
Last year someone on eBay was selling 10 rolls of Ektar for nothing and I bought some, it turned to be that a hacker stole the seller's account. I was fully refunded in the end though. They don't build up positive feedbacks, those hackers just steal some long-time-no-use accounts with a little positive feedbacks from ages ago.
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Bootlegged Acros. Late night here, so will check at the morning again and see.
$1.79 a roll, damn...
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Bootlegged Acros. Late night here, so will check at the morning again and see.
$1.79 a roll, damn...
If it makes you feel any better, B&H is selling it for $6.99/roll.
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Old 03-09-2017   #29
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I want some B&W film for my SWC. It is cheap.
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If it makes you feel any better, B&H is selling it for $6.99/roll.

Wow, and it used to be 2,95 in 2010.
Of course had to pick up the phone and place an order.

RFF Experiment begins 😂

This pricing may be possible if it were factory direct. AFAIK there was an Austrian saying they could get rechanneled Acros at 4€ a roll.


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http://www.ebay.com/sch/phoenix-youn...1&_ipg=&_from=

The film stock pictures and item descriptions of the cheap sales apparently come from this seller, whose listings have more reasonable prices.

Just so you know.
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RFF Experiment begins 😂
We also get to test the dispute process of Ebay in the coming days 😂

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http://www.ebay.com/sch/phoenix-youn...1&_ipg=&_from=

The film stock pictures and item descriptions of the cheap sales apparently come from this seller, whose listings have more reasonable prices.

Just so you know.
Nice detective work!
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https://world.taobao.com/item/526115....Cb2bgO#detail

https://world.taobao.com/item/328897....dazRM4#detail

To me, it would appear that it (the image at least) is coming out of Taobao Marketplace, founded by Alibaba. If you really want to take a chance, you can get 5 packs of the Acros 100 for around $4 (US), at least that is what I'm deriving from google translate.

To quote Wikipedia:

Founded by Alibaba Group on May 10, 2003, Taobao Marketplace facilitates consumer-to-consumer (C2C) retail by providing a platform for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to open online stores that mainly cater to consumers in Chinese-speaking regions (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and also abroad.[4] At the end of 2010, the number of registered members on Taobao had reached over 370 million, around 80% of the Chinese online shopping market.[5]

With around 760 million product listings as of March 2013, Taobao Marketplace is one of the world’s top 10 most visited websites according to Alexa.[6] For the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013, the combined gross merchandise volume (GMV) of Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com exceeded 1 trillion yuan,[7][8] more than that of eBay and Amazon combined. The Economist calls it "the country's biggest online marketplace".
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Just ordered some myself. Not completely expecting to receive any, but will be a great surprise and a happy day if I do. I've depressed the shutter not really sure the shot would "come out", this isn't that much different. Exciting, and foolish both!
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Interestingly, when I click on "see other items" eBay shows that the seller has no items for sale...

On another note, they didn't put the effort in to make $17. They've 'sold' 23 x $17 today already, and on who knows how many other items.
It's easier to con 100 people out of $1 than one person out of $100 after all.
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The seller had today 135mm film for sale.
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Interestingly, when I click on "see other items" eBay shows that the seller has no items for sale...

On another note, they didn't put the effort in to make $17. They've 'sold' 23 x $17 today already, and on who knows how many other items.
It's easier to con 100 people out of $1 than one person out of $100 after all.
They have the Fujifilm 200 still, but when I put some in the cart I got this:

"The seller only allows buyers to purchase 1 item every 10 days."

I've never seen this before on eBay.
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Thanks for the heads up
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Thanks for the heads up

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Don't forget about that Fuji C200 @ $1.29 a roll for 36 exp.
Dear Huss,

I bought my maximum allowable ten rolls for less than a case of beer. And I drink cheap beer too!

Like my one customer used to say, after his finely crafted bid for a construction project was opened, "Hey Tim, Win or lose, into the booze!"

It is a chance worth taking.

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I ordered a second 10-roll pack.
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