|Re: An eBay "superdeal"?|
Message #4 Posted by Les Wright on 20 Jan 2007, 4:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Karl Schneider
I got my 82143 printer with original box, manual, dead battery, though missing QRG, from this guy for about 50 bucks, which made me happy, but he does tend to overcharge on shipping compared to my usual experience. He has an iffy feedback rating, but I thought I would take a gamble and am very pleased with the printer, though I did get the sense the seller wasn't one of the most available or straight up out there. He wouldn't be my first choice to buy from again, mostly because of the shipping issue--most reasonable parcels to Canada cost in the ballpark of $20US tops with Airmail Parcel Post. The superdeals seller told me that he outsources his shipping task and this adds a handling fee. I wasn't pleased, but I must admit I got the printer fast, it works well, looks good, and I consider this one of my more economical recent acquisitions.
But the lousy photograph flames my knickers. With point and shoot digital cameras, you can set the thing up in daylight to avoid flash glare, and zoom in really close and crisp. This is particularly important in calculator sales--I have learned the hard way that what one seller calls "normal wear" I call "calculator saw truck tire tread at some point" so I really like close ups and there is no excuse not to have them. Has anyone noticed how our infamous friend Cobubba NEVER posts a clear close up of anything????