Attn Moderators - Not sure if this the best spot to post but, "Flew" said this is probably the best spot. Move it if you need to. Thx. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- NikonCafe is just a killer! Thread after thread, post after post I see and read results from all the nifty equipment (and talent) that is on here. It all finally got to me & I got the LLD bug really bad. About 4 or 5 weeks ago I saw a 12-24 and 28-70 Beast posted for sale by "Jonathan" from Maine. I sent him a "PM" but was too LATE! Ahhh, saved my money because I wanted them but, really could not afford to buy them(but would have). So a couple weeks ago I get an email from "Jonathan" and he says he has got another 12-24, a 28-70/2.8 and a SB800 that he got in purchase that he just completed for a D2H and other equipment. Anyway, he wanted to know if I wanted them. My first thought was "Yes" I want them but, no no no I must not. Well OK, maybe just the flash. So I reply and ask condition/price etc and just for fun, I ask what if I buy all 3. Well, long story short, he made me an offer that I could not refuse. He gave me his "Ebay" user name so I could see his feedback there. And I also checked with a forum member here to get some feedback. All feedback positive. So, I pondered and committed to the purchase. He requested I send him US Postal Money Orders. So I did. Anyway, I was little nervous for sure, big purchase, and lots of money (for me at least). Jonathan and I kept in touch each day and when funds arrived to him, he promptly had the package sent and sent me tracking information and 3 days later it arrives! All items were exactly as he promised and in the condition he described. I would definitely do trading/selling/buying with Jonathan again. Here is a list of things I purchased from Jonathan, 28-70/2.8 "The Beast" New, In the box, all accessories, US 12-24/4 New, In the box, all accessories, US SB800 New, In the box, all acessories, US, Never Used 1 GB CF Card EN-EL3 Battery External Shutter Release for D70(s) Flash Cheat Sheet (No charge) So just to summarize - I got what was promised at an excellent price and the entire transaction went very smoothly. Thanks Jonathan! :smile: :smile: I will get some pics up in the very near future and I have a lot of new equipment to learn about and play with!