09-09-2017 03:23 PM
09-09-2017 05:17 PM - edited 09-09-2017 05:24 PM
Hi, I bot from ebay used eos 1300d (Condition: for repair). In viwfinder showing err or busy during taking picture and monitor not working. I think malfunqtion from factory beacose I noticed that on sensor two smoll points wich must not be there. Is anybody meet that kind problem?
Return it immediately for a refund, if you can. You have bought an inoperable camera, which has no more value than as a source for spare mechanical parts.
09-09-2017 05:26 PM
Thank you, I will try to return it.
Buying used electronics from eBay is risky. I would advise against it. There are reputable online retailers of used camera gear, but eBay is not one of them, and neither is Amazon. I think the risks far outweigh any potential benefits.
09-09-2017 05:43 PM - edited 09-09-2017 05:44 PM
This camera was sold as not working and in need of repair. This purchase was, at best, a gamble.
I have bought some used and new photography items through eBay and have always gotten what I expected. Many of the sellers are legitimate resellers, and outfits like Focus, Adorama, and B&H sell on eBay ... often throwing in "extras" that don't appear on their own websites. There are scams and dishonest descriptions, but they are not common since the vast majority of sellers value their good feedback. I did recently see one buyer list three identical 80d bodies showing only factory pictures. His feedback was not good, in that he frequently never delivered products and asked for payment outside of PayPal. It didn't take much to figure this one out.
Personally, I prefer to buy from Canon's refurb store, and have done very well there. I would not issue a blanket condemnation of eBay however, since there are some good deals there. Read everything carefully, research the seller's feedback, and don't expect to get something for nothing. If you get into trouble, PayPal and eBay will usually help the buyer get a refund on a defective or misrepresented item.