I brought the camera to a camera store and the staff told me that the camera was broken beyond repair.

Zhengfei, 25

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ZHENGFEI'S STORY HERE:

"Hi I'm Zhengfei, and I was scammed of a big ticket item on Carousell.

I was trying to purchase a film camera on Carousell. I bought one on Carousell beforehand so I kind of trusted the platform and the sellers there. I chanced upon a listing and checked through the seller's reviews, of which all are positive. I also checked the camera on the spot but since it is a film camera, there is a need to put in a film to check if the auto feed works. I did not have the tendency to bring along a roll of films just to test it, and I thought that it wouldn't be an issue.

However, when I went back home, I tried to load a film but it failed. I realised that the seller may have taken advantage of this and sold me a camera with a broken auto feed. I messaged the seller and told him about the issue, and he said that I might not have loaded it correctly. I tried again and again, but to no avail. I brought the camera to a camera store the next day and the staff told me that the camera was broken beyond repair.

I messaged the seller again, but he denied selling me a broken camera. The next moment, he deleted the listing and since the transaction was not marked as 'SOLD', I wasn't able to leave him a review. He also stopped replying to all my messages."

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