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The Canon 1DX Mark II is a fine DSLR, that is if…you don’t get a box of rocks or bricks, like motorcycle vlogger “ChaseOnTwoWheels”. He reportedly spent $6,000 purchasing a Canon 1D X Mark II off Amazon, and a legitimate camera box arrived, but it was filled with heavy rocks instead of a camera. Customer service then apologized, gifted him $20, a free extra month of Amazon Prime, and then promptly sent out a replacement order within two days. What do you know, the second package contained two bricks this time instead of the DSLR. Continue reading for two real world videos on the 1DX Mark II and more information.
“[T]his happens A LOT, especially with high end items (Mac Laptops, Cameras, Ipads etc). Usually this is the result of someone selling an item that is Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA). There are countless fraud markers that get set off when someone lists a product that is considered high value and high risk, which are then used to hold funds so that the fraudulent seller doesn’t get their money and Amazon can reimburse the customer etc.
However, this can also happen when someone is using a stolen credit card to buy something on Amazon. Using a fake account, they’ll list something (as FBA) and ship it to Amazon. The price can be higher than retail, so no one but the stolen credit card gets to buy it. That way, it costs them some sellers fees/shipping/storage fees and they get their money disbursed because the seller sold a product and it didn’t get returned/negative feedback etc. It happens a lot more than you think,” according to a Reddit commentor via Peta Pixel.