[Ebay] Second chance offer Scam?

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[Ebay] Second chance offer Scam?

I bid on a Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.4 ZA a very kinda low amount - 675$USD. Lost the bid but was 2nd (final bid price was 685$USD). I received today a message:

New message from: xx_xxx (53)

Hello, the lens was bid by a cheater who created a new account with zero feedback and did not pay, so I would like to offer it to you.

Considering those lens go for 1000+$ used easily, I don't know if I should pass it or not.

One thing that trigger me is that the seller says: "Sold as it is"...

Shipping from China!

Sold as it is - avoid?

I am smelling the too good to be true.

I've looked on the web and it doesn't seem like there's a clear scam with second chance offer other than wrong people contacting seller and offering a fake second chance... This one is real. Also there's no link in the message... How common are scams over lens?

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