Today I impulsively clicked on an Craigslist ad for a lens that I don't really need right now, but which would be nice to have. What got my attention was that the advertised price was about $80-$100 below the current going market price of $400 CDN. I'm not quite ready to call this one a scam, but there are were three really big red flags:
- The unfortunate use of the ;) emoticon in the posting title
- The fact that the price was at least $30 less than the next lowest posting seen in the past two years
- When asked about where the lens was purchased, the seller mangled the name of the store.