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Old 4th February 2009, 07:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation Scam Alert!

It would appear there is a seller of DIY audio parts on E*B*A*Y (asia) who is running a less-than-forthright operation...

Not naming names, BUT (see if you can guess who)-

after months of dealing with seller XYZ a pattern has been observed:

when the winning bid is well below the "buy it now" price, the order "is lost" ,
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buyers are told "We don't have stock now", despite current listings for the same item...

Also, when negative feedback drops their feedback rating enough , the seller opens a NEW ebay store with similar name, but with a different suffix "XYZ123", "XYZ923", etc).

Anyone else have this experience/observation?
 
Old 4th February 2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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Come on ........

Name and shame !!


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Old 4th February 2009, 07:45 AM   #3
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I don't want to violate any rules of conduct here,

and I want to be fair ...

Unless someone else posts who has had this experience, I wouldn't want to name names... (-BUT- a search on e*b*a*y for parts like Nichicon KG or Holco H4p resistors would be most revealing).
 
Old 4th February 2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Audiotek on ebay...

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...49#post1689049

AUDIOTEK 168 on ebay

 
Old 4th February 2009, 08:49 AM   #5
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Default Audio tek is a scammer!

The evidence is pretty damning!

It looks like the seller really is a SCAMMER!

Looks like they lure you to order more by shipping your FIRST order(usually a small one, since most people are cautious the first time out), but unless you pay close to their BUYitNOW price, "things go wrong".

They have over $130 of my money so far (goods not received)!

I better file a claim soon before they change names again !




BEWARE!!!!
 
Old 4th February 2009, 09:38 AM   #6
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If you payed via PayPal, file a complaint through them - you'll get more satisfaction that filing through fraudbay.

Good luck!
 
Old 4th February 2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Audiotek products are also being sold by another seller, hu6073


Both Audiotek and hu6073 appear to have a phantom bidder, 0***8 who bids up the price, usually $11.88 or $14.88.

There also appear to be more phantoms, usually new bidders, less than 30 days old, with bids on a lot of Audiotek/hu6073 items.


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Old 4th February 2009, 04:45 PM   #8
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I have begun the process...

with polite emails to the seller asking for a refund on the undelivered items.

If no response in 24 hours I'll go to the Paypal Resolution Center.

Hopefully they will help me to get my refund(s).
 
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Audiotek products are also being sold by another seller, hu6073


Both Audiotek and hu6073 appear to have a phantom bidder, 0***8 who bids up the price, usually $11.88 or $14.88.

There also appear to be more phantoms, usually new bidders, less than 30 days old, with bids on a lot of Audiotek/hu6073 items.


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Note that the numeric "8" is a lucky number in that part of the world.

One of these folks offered my a bunch of 2SJ74's.
 
Old 4th February 2009, 06:13 PM   #10
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Apparently, that seller has been doing this for some time.

They've had over 30 negative feedbacks in the past month.

I think it will catch up with them soon.

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"Instant Karma's gonna get you..." -J.Lennon
 

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