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Old 7th February 2009, 08:50 AM   #21
clm811 is offline clm811  United States
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...requesting a refund through Paypal's resolution center ...
I got a response from Paypal saying that "Audio tek is not able to respond" to my resolution request,
and it has automatically been escalated to a "Claim" status.

I have reported the fraudulent activity to eBay, but they want me to jump through hoops and provide all kinds of information , such as "email headers" (there are no headers when messages are exchanged through the eBay message system). It doesn't sound like they are doing enough(after all, they've probably made more money from the seller than from little old me... )

It's over $130 of my money that they took; I sure hope I get it back(from audiotek,yu-home, or whatever they're calling themselves this week)!

BUYERS BEWARE!!!

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Old 7th February 2009, 09:00 AM   #22
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Note that the numeric "8" is a lucky number in that part of the world.
Well it would appear their luck is running out, now that chas has reported them. No more fake rolex's, melamine in milk, etc!

Well done!

-Joe
 
Old 7th February 2009, 10:15 AM   #23
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Here's the latest Email reminder from Audiotek168:-

It's seem the problem in our side.Because our paypal account (diy.texas@gmail.com) could receive payment correctly.Please don't worry,we have shipped the order and you could pay later.Thank you very much. yf

2009/2/6 ANDREW TYMKEWYCZ <andrewtymkewycz@xxxxxx.com>

Hi,I tried to pay via Ebay yesterday and it refused to send money to your account.I tried to send money via PayPal to diy texas account and again PayPal refused to send money to your account.regardsAndrew T. My address is Andrew xxxxxxxxxxx

--- On Fri, 6/2/09, eBay Member: audiotek168 <sm-member@ebay.com> wrote:

From: eBay Member: audiotek168 <sm-member@ebay.com>
Subject: Payment reminder for eBay item #270336750902,270337043278,270337043937,2703379457 54 NICHICON MUSE FW Audio Grade 2200uF 63V - 4PCS,International Rectifier IRF610 HEXFET MOSFET - 4PCS,International Rectifier IRF9610 HEXFET MOSFET - 4PCS,WIMA MKS4 10uF 100V Capacitor Upgrade Tube Amp - 2PCS

I wait to see what arrives.
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Old 7th February 2009, 12:41 PM   #24
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Default Good Luck!

Good Luck, Andrew!

I truly hope you get what you paid for.

-Chas
 
Old 7th February 2009, 01:13 PM   #25
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Please don't worry,we have shipped the order and you could pay later.Thank you very much. yf
read again.
I have not been able to pay the $12.40 yet.
They are sending to be paid later.
Now that is trusting!

could it be influenced by my Email to them?


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Dear audiotek168,
Hi, I have 4 items to pay for. Are all of them in stock? Are all of them genuine parts from the specified manufacturer. I will not accept any fakes or illegal copies. Please confirm & I will pay the latest invoice.

You are getting a lot of bad publicity on the DIY Audio Forum. If I had seen this a few days earlier I would not have bid. Do this right & I shall post the good news on the DIYaudio forum.
regards Andrew T.
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Old 7th February 2009, 01:18 PM   #26
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Andrew,
I actually meant that "tongue-in-cheek"(i.e. you paid nothing, so you've got nothing to lose)!

Of course I do hope you get whatever you've ordered.

Regards,

-Chas

p.s. They also told me that if I was worried they could refund, then I could pay after my ($70 in this instance) order arrived;however, since they still have not refunded a prior $5.50 bill that they already promised to refund a month ago, it's all just words...
 
Old 8th February 2009, 08:46 PM   #27
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I too have reported them.

The feedback is unbelievable, 99% is from from the same buyers.....

how bad does it have to get before ebay do something??????
 
Old 8th February 2009, 10:27 PM   #28
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Hi Chas,

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Originally posted by clm811
I have reported the fraudulent activity to eBay, but they want me to jump through hoops and provide all kinds of information , such as "email headers" (there are no headers when messages are exchanged through the eBay message system).
I have used screencaps of the inbox in past claims and Ebay honoured them.

Good luck!
 
Old 10th February 2009, 06:48 PM   #29
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OK
I have placed a second claim* with Paypal, and I have now
supplied eBay investigators with the requested info.

I sure hope to see my money again!

* I'd placed several orders before I realized the above problem.

Moral: Buying off eBay is not always safe! Try to do a Google search on the seller's username to see if there are any reports of complaints or chronic problems with the seller!
 
Old 11th February 2009, 06:28 AM   #30
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IMHO, the strange thing is that the guy persists in scamming (if that is what it is rather than gross incompetance).

There is an obvious demand for the products he lists.
From comments above, he does sometimes deliver.

If he dropped the gimmick of free delivery and charged a reasonable amount and stopped shill bidding, he would still have the demand.

If only he got his act together................

Andy
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