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AV32R DualProc v3.75? ebay fraud?

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by laalves, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. laalves

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    Hi,

    There's a DP being sold on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5798452193&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEBI:IT&rd=1), announced as new, which I bid on (and now retracted.

    Answering a question, he now says it's a 2003 model, that has been used for demos. In my book, that's used. That and the catalog photo, plus Miron warning me the seller is a fraud, put me off.

    Answering another question, he now also said that its software is v3.75. Am I wrong, or this can not be at all, v3.xx always being SPs and v4.xx being DPs?

    This being the case, then this is another case of a SP being sold as a DP....

    Luis
     
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    I'd be wary as well,and I'm sure others will be able to verify the software level,but he should be willing to give the serial number also if genuine,and that may help in identifying/verifying the age too.
     
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    Hi Luis,

    I've been watching it too, though I'm interested in the 100x5 from the same seller, what does Miron know about this seller that we don't?

    Cheers

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  4. Nic Rhodes

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    ask for serial numbers and proof of software version. If you don't get either walk away.
     
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    Thanks Nik, I've just asked for the serial numbers of the 100x5 and the 32FLR, oddly the seller has just ended the auction for the 32DP !

    Bushy
     
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    Mmmmm.... I believe he have been doing a bit of shill bidding too, as well as watching this thread.

    I say this because there was a very low feedback bidder (7) that bid after I initially did (I went for 2650USD, he did 2575USD) and I decided to send that guy a link to this thread. A few minutes later the seller ended the auction!

    Maybe the seller and that buyer were the same guy....

    Miron didn't so far reply to my question of what did he know about the seller. I'm sure he'll read this thread.

    Also of interest is that a "Udo" asked for a telephone call in the 100x5R auction, to ask a few questions, and he replied he would only reply by email, no phones!.... And he claims to be a dealer!

    Luis
     
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    Serial numbers always flushes them out.
     
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    Hi Luis,

    Thats interesting -- you read German better than I do, not difficult as I don't read German ! LOL

    Bushy
     
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    OK and here is the answer to the question I asked !

    hello, serial number of dvd is DVF-20018211 serial number of amp is X5R-00145610
    serial number of AV32R is AVP-00338811 but it is not an dual processor, that's why we stopped the auktion - big sorry. new auktion for that item will come.
     
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    Yep, new auction up and running, with mention of SP/DP mistake.
    Here you go.
     
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    Units of this spec have sold recently on the UK ebay site, and none of them have gone for much more than £1000. (Which is what I paid for the one I won about 3 weeks ago.)

    Therefore the STARTING bid of $2499 is ludicrously hopeful. If someone bids for it at that price they've been had.
     

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