Safe to buy?

Started Jun 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Peter Foiles
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In reply to unravel, Jun 22, 2012

I thought would add some actual experience to all of the speculation in this thread. I did buy the new version of this lens from the linked Japanese ebay vendor. Ordered on Sunday, email confirmation of payment received on Monday, tracking info on Tuesday, delivered to east coast of US today (Friday). The item was very well packed and the lens gave every indication of being in a factory sealed unopened box. Initial tests show the lens to be fully functional with no issues. All of this for about $115 less than the same lens from major US based retailers.

And just as an FYI, I also ordered a used 70-300G from a private seller in the US at the same time. Same result, prompt shipping, good packing, lens as described, no issues.

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