Last week I purchased The Violectric HPA V100 on ebay, the amp cost me $520 shipped. In the ebay description and in the photos the amp looks kosher.
The seller said in his add that the amp is new, never used, no papers and box. As well the photos in the ad showed the unit
with a serial number. So, I didn't have any suspicions about this amp.
The amp arrived in like new condition and to my surprise the amp had no serial number on the back. I contacted
the seller and ask him about the serial number, he told me that I saved $450 for a little paper and one serial number.
I replied that I understand the saving issue, but I would like to know why this unite does not have a serial number.
The seller's answer was that he bought it from workers that works at the factory in Germany, and they didn't buy it
and he hope that I can understand why the serial number is missing.
At first I got panic, and told the seller that is not okay that he sold the item with the knowledge of been stolen. I've asked
for full refund to which he agreed but without the shipping cost. I've asked for the money return first, the seller answer was
that he is not crazy to send the money with out getting the amp, and I should check return ebay policy.
I did check the "Stolen property and property with removed serial numbers policy" ebay policy, and sent it to the seller...
he stopped communication.
I've contact and report ebay, and this is the email I've got:
Thank you for contacting us regarding this matter. In order for eBay to assist in your investigation, a law enforcement agency
must already be involved in assisting you. Once you have obtained the assistance of law enforcement, please have them
contact our Fraud Investigations Team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My investigation?? I think ebay should take full responsibility on this issue. Any suggestions?
On the ebay add you can see the first half of the serial number, you see only the model number V100. The real number that supposed to be in continuation after the V100 is cut out from the photo.
This is my new amp that I've got from this seller, without the serial number.
Edited by Acix - 7/1/11 at 12:04pm