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Equipment Sales,Inc TAG...also eBay scammers warning

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by alexs2, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. alexs2

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    Please could any potential sellers of TAG or other equipment read the forum rules regarding sales,and place their equipment ads in the appropriate section (AV Classifieds forum) of the AVForums.

    Do NOT attempt to conduct or elicit sales via PM,as this is clearly against the trading rules,and will result in your trade being removed,and a probable ban.

    Read the rules here.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74139&
     
  2. alexs2

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    Just a quick warning for all who may be interested.

    As you all know there are a lot of scammers operating on eBay,but recently the numbers working the high-end hi-fi market are increasing dramatically,with at least 2 whole sets of up to 150 items being listed each day.

    Currently one of these is a TAG AV192R,and there are also large number of Levinson and Krell ads going.

    The common threads are as follows:

    1>All are 3 day listings.
    2>All are US based,despite the seller's location.
    3>All ask for contact and payment to an email address(usually MSN,Hotmail or Yahoo)
    4>All offer an apparent bargain in the shape of very expensive items for a "Buy-it-now" price of around $800/£800/E800 or thereabouts.

    Whilst I am sure that all regulars here are aware of these,for anyone tempted,please beware.
     
  3. scoobysti

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    Possible scam alert:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250289248211&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=015.

    The photographs and the serial number, visible in one of the photos, are identical to an auction that ended on 6th July 2008. The description is also mostly the same, and too alike for comfort.

    Apologies if this is a genuine sale, and the seller is a member here.

    EDIT: I may have jumped the gun here. After a bit more digging around it seems the seller may be the buyer from the auction in July. He perhaps copied and pasted the advert, instead of writing his own!

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    I have done that with a few items.

    Use someone elses description and changing the relevant bits.

    Life is too short to reinvent the wheel :)
     
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    Anybody know about this?

    Tag McLaren 100X5R:10 7 Channel Power Amp - Ozfreeonline Classifieds Ad

    Seems too good to be true, doesn't it? Been in contact with the seller, and through very broken English they are trying to convince me that it's all OK. Shipping would be £140, so £417 in total for a 100x5R:10, which is a damned fine price. I'm very tempted, as it's low enough that it wouldn't ruin me if it does turn out to be a scam.

    Currently asking him for the serial number. How can I verify that it is genuine if I have the number?
     
  10. Mr_Orange

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    You'd need to contact IAG to get the serial number verified. It does seem far too cheap though, so be careful.
     
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    MOD EDIT...read the trading rules.
     
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    Er, "you do not have permission to access this page"....can't read the trading rules.
    And a question - if you're selling kit "elsewhere" - can the AVForums trading rules apply anyway ?
     

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