I found a camera which looked about right and was said to be CCD in the description. Thinking it was cheap however, I contacted the trader asking for confirmation that the device was, in fact CCD.
I got rather a snotty message back stating that OF COURSE it was CCD followed by a comment to the effect that the trader concerned was way too cautious of his reputation to take a chance and why did people think eBay traders were always trying to rip them off?
I was impressed... slightly, and bought the camera, especially as it was at a bargain price
It arrived this morning and, of course, it was a CMOS device
I contacted the trader who sent me a message back stating:- "CMOS, CCD. What's the difference. Its only a marketing gimmick"
Long story short, he has refunded me in full and tells me to do as I wish with the camera.
So, he is trading in these sort of devices and he thinks CCD is the same as CMOS? (Mad)
or, he assumes that all buyers are mugs and don't know the difference (Bad).