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T_R_S 14th February 2009 05:18 PM

eBay warning Fraud Pro Audio Item
 
Fraud seller on ebay. May sell high ticket items in the future.
Seller will send you a box with a bogus part in it.
Then claims that he sent then item.
I ignored the basic warnings in the auction before I even bid.
( My stupidity but I was in a rush)
Anyway I thought I would give fair warning to other potential victims
Seller is in Diamond City / Lead Hill Arkansas area if you want other info please PM me.
I asked the seller to give me the serial number of the microphone (That he claims to have sent me) - he refused.


Neumann M149 Studio Tube Condenser Microphone M 149 - eBay (item 180320744068 end time Jan-25-09 17:15:00 PST)

kafka 14th February 2009 06:29 PM

If you paid via PayPal, dispute it immediately. Don't wait for the seller to "make it right". Time is on his side. You already have all of the information you need. There's no need for any further conversation with him on the subject. Just get your money back and let him come whining to you.

sahiaman 14th February 2009 06:39 PM

What did he put in the box instead?

larry b 14th February 2009 06:43 PM

Yup, sounds like its paypal claim time. kfhkh

casey_outlaw 14th February 2009 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahiaman (Post 3913989)
What did he put in the box instead?

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M149 5/8" Tuscany small knob in Rust



Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware>Knobs (10780-15177) Top Knobs Tuscany Small Knob In Rust Length2 5/8 Width 5/8 Projection 1 1/4 Base Material Alloy 1 M4 Solid Screws M149 M-149 SKU: M149 FINISH: Rust



What? It's an m149. mezed

larry b 14th February 2009 06:51 PM

Finish: Rust

hahaha

Can i get my M149 in Rust finish please?










jummpp

BOWIE 14th February 2009 07:13 PM

Sorry to hear it. Ebay has implemented a bunch of new procedures but there's still a ton of scumbags out there and it's getting worse with the way the economy is going.
PM sent about recovering your money.

Sqye 14th February 2009 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larry b (Post 3914034)
Finish: Rust

hahaha

Can i get my M149 in Rust finish please?

jummpp

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yeah, wutz it sound like?...gooof



no, in all seriousness - sorry for your troubles, TRS...that sukks....fukkers :deth:

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T_R_S 14th February 2009 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sahiaman (Post 3913989)
What did he put in the box instead?


a bolt grimm

In a box that would not even fit a M149 if it was packed properly.
Paypal does not seem to be much help - I have protection with Mastercard at least.
I guess always pay with Mastercard oi Visa it a good lesson to follow as well.
But I should have looked at his selling history that was dead give away.
I broke one of the eBay golden rules. hidz
I just hope nobody else falls victim here. grimm

The kosmos 14th February 2009 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T_R_S (Post 3914799)
a bolt grimm

In a box that would not even fit a M149 if it was packed properly.
Paypal does not seem to be much help - I have protection with Mastercard at least.
I guess always pay with Mastercard oi Visa it a good lesson to follow as well.
But I should have looked at his selling history that was dead give away.
I broke one of the eBay golden rules. hidz
I just hope nobody else falls victim here. grimm

Deeamm. That's terrible. I feel for you.

What I'd do is in the follow up feedback response, I'd put a link to this thread instead. cooge

T_R_S 10th April 2009 02:10 AM

Well here it April 9th I still do not have my money back... This is pure ... HE double hockey sticks!!!

alexis 11th April 2009 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T_R_S (Post 3914799)
a bolt grimm

In a box that would not even fit a M149 if it was packed properly.
Paypal does not seem to be much help - I have protection with Mastercard at least.
I guess always pay with Mastercard oi Visa it a good lesson to follow as well.
But I should have looked at his selling history that was dead give away.
I broke one of the eBay golden rules. hidz
I just hope nobody else falls victim here. grimm

I might buy my first item of any significance from ebay in the near future.

Can you give some advice for a first time buyer? What are the golden rules?

dbjp 11th April 2009 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexis (Post 4083010)
I might buy my first item of any significance from ebay in the near future.

Can you give some advice for a first time buyer? What are the golden rules?

Check all the feedback to see a)whether he/she has sold a lot of stuff with positive feedback b) What types of items they've sold, ie if there's only been CDs, clips, etc that's been sold, run away.
Ask questions about the item, if you're not sure about their answer, ask a silly question that any audio pro would know but a scammer would not. Get a weird answer, run away.
If they ask for anything that's not through Paypal, such as Western Union or cheques, run away.

alexis 11th April 2009 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbjp (Post 4083435)
Check all the feedback to see a)whether he/she has sold a lot of stuff with positive feedback b) What types of items they've sold, ie if there's only been CDs, clips, etc that's been sold, run away.
Ask questions about the item, if you're not sure about their answer, ask a silly question that any audio pro would know but a scammer would not. Get a weird answer, run away.
If they ask for anything that's not through Paypal, such as Western Union or cheques, run away.

OK, that's really great, thanks, I didn't know ANY of those things.

Why run away if they're only selling little items though?

Harvey Gerst 11th April 2009 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexis (Post 4084651)
OK, that's really great, thanks, I didn't know ANY of those things.

Why run away if they're only selling little items though?

If they have a long history of selling Beanie Babies and suddenly advertise an SSL, there's a good chance their account has been hijacked.

JMc 12th April 2009 02:33 AM

I feel badly for the OP, but as he says, he didn't follow his own sensible precautions and/or trust his gut. Hope he gets his bread back, otherwise this is a very expensive lesson.

I'm in the process of escalating a claim with PayPal now, but for a $26 set of automotive light bulbs, not a $$$$ microphone. This is the first time I've had a seller drop the ball like this and get weird on me. Very strange times, indeed.