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Buying from Gumtree - Protection

Keithoms Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hi all.

Im going to be buying a very nice camera from someone on gumtree for £45. It has several pictures, one of it turned on. The camera though does not come with a charger or USB cable.

I am not able to get to his place, nor can he come to mine, so it would be an in town meeting. But since i would have nowhere to plug it in, i have no way of testing it.

What can i do to protect myself incase my paranoia comes true and it does not work when i arrive home?

He has offered to send me more pictures too.
Keithoms Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Get him to charge it first, or find out the cable required and take that with a laptop with you.
#2
Ok, well he has gotten back to me saying there is a little charge left, so that is fine :)
#3
BEWARE. My house was burgled last week, and they got stuff like this. My camera was nicked, with NO charger or cables. I would assume if this is the case, it's either MINE or nicked. Can you send me a linky to the item? I have my serial numbers, so have been checking local listings...
#4
Well, let me know your location and model no. and ill tell you if there is a chance it could be yours
#5
I'm in Warwickshire, it was a Kodak EasyShare something or other. Hubby's got the model number (trawling around the cash converters - it had some significant pictures on it), iirc it was a M870 (maybe!)
#6
bought off gumtree before and yeah as long as you meet in person and check over the goods make sure you are happy before you buy
#7
Sorry PennySaver, its a Sony :S
#8
Don't apologise, I'm glad it's not mine. Not sure what I'd do if I found it, but it had a short film of my daughter's first steps on it, so I guess I'll keep on looking for it! Of all the stuff that was taken, that hurt the most. Already replaced, but we won't get that moment back :/ Just be cautious, if he's got no cables or chargers for it - I'd be wondering why...

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