Looking through eBay listings of Pentax equipment (and I have no doubt it is the same for all other manufacturers), I am frequently struck by not only the atrocious images being used to promote the items, but also the places where people choose to photograph them. I would be extremely wary of purchasing from anyone positioning a camera, for which they hope to obtain in excess of £250, on a kitchen work top or even the draining board ! Surely a better alternative would be to place the item on the stairs - that way there is a neutral base and background for the images, and it is easy to photograph at 'eye-level' or even slightly above. Finally, some items do not appear to have been looked after at all - there is one zoom lens appearing with monotonous frequency with a large brown stain on the focus ring, which is not even mentioned in the description. Has anyone any thoughts on the matter ? If this thread is deemed unacceptable, please remove.