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post #76 of 120

C3 on sale at amazon .co.uk for £149.  still worth it. will justify later, but i think sale should be known regards peter
 

post #77 of 120
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Originally Posted by xylolz View Post

C3 on sale at amazon .co.uk for £149.  still worth it. will justify later, but i think sale should be known regards peter
 

you shall be kidding. I have never understood the British desire to be different - you have higher products taxes, pound/dollar ratio is 1,6 and still a lot of prices are the same in nominal, but different as value (99 USD for a piece of garbage in USA equals to 99 GBP for the same piece of garbage in UK).

You want to say that Colorfly C3, on sale, for 240 USD is a real, worthy deal? Excuse me, but if you have too much money, why don't you share them with me? :)

post #78 of 120
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Originally Posted by laowai View Post

you shall be kidding. I have never understood the British desire to be different - you have higher products taxes, pound/dollar ratio is 1,6 and still a lot of prices are the same in nominal, but different as value (99 USD for a piece of garbage in USA equals to 99 GBP for the same piece of garbage in UK).
You want to say that Colorfly C3, on sale, for 240 USD is a real, worthy deal? Excuse me, but if you have too much money, why don't you share them with me? smily_headphones1.gif

So C3 is that piece of garbage? rolleyes.gif
post #79 of 120
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post


So C3 is that piece of garbage? rolleyes.gif

For 250$ - a big piece of garbage.

The design and UI at least look as they were designed by a blind person.

I don't wank at SQ. I am a normal man, who looks for balance, not for extremes.


Edited by laowai - 5/5/13 at 1:09am
post #80 of 120

Considering the ebay price floating around is around half of that,  or even less, 124 pound is not a worthy sales

post #81 of 120
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

Considering the ebay price floating around is around half of that,  or even less, 124 pound is not a worthy sales

Yeah but they're from china. So if they're £65 then the customs tax will be £13 and the delivery £10 so £88, unless there's also a handling fee. And if anything goes wrong with it you'd have to ship it back to china.
Edited by Dumbleroar - 5/7/13 at 4:15am
post #82 of 120

88 bucks is still cheaper than 124, its even around 2/3 of the price , its still better to actually buy it on ebay if you care about the cost

post #83 of 120
I've never had a customs charge for anything from China
post #84 of 120

Colorfly C3 is advertised for sale on eBay right now for $9.90 and $30 shipping from China. This price is about $60 less than the next cheapest ad:

 

 

 

 
Have one to sell? Sell it yourself

COLORFLY C3 8GB 24bit WAV APE FLAC MP3 HiFi Music Player

 
 
 
 
 

Seller information

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Item condition:
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Quantity:
 More than 10 available / 11 sold
 
 
Price:
US $9.90
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Shipping:
$30.00 ePacket delivery from China See details
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Item location:
GUANGZHOU, China
 
 
 
 
Ships to:
Worldwide
 
Delivery:
Estimated between Sat. May. 18 and Fri. May. 24 
 
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Has anyone else tried this? It's a gamble, to be sure, but eBay stands behind such purchases if they don't come through.

post #85 of 120

well it looks like a trap 

post #86 of 120
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Originally Posted by fp581 View Post

well it looks like a trap 

 

Yeah, that really looks too good. In China, Colorfly C3 sells for $80 US dollars (500 Chinese dollars). If you are lucky enough to get a super bargain, good for you; if otherwise, do you think PayPal or Ebay will protect you?
post #87 of 120
Both PayPal and eBay have been very good about eBay purchases I've made in the past that we're never delivered. If the unit is delivered but is a fake, I'm assuming the same protection will cover items different than described. The trick will be determining whether it's real or fake, I guess. Sound quality? Appearance? Other? Any suggestions or experience with that, short of dissection, will be most appreciated! If any are interested, I'll keep you posted on the status of this order I've already placed. I did receive notice that it has been shipped by China post.
post #88 of 120

The guy sells a little dot mkIII for the same price, but $50 shipping - if it is fake paypal and ebay will back you up - even if the seller asks that you ship it back because it is illegal to internationally ship a counterfeit item by USPS - that's how you get out of it - you may have to have some sort of proof it is counterfeit, though. A letter from an audio shop on letterhead would do.

 

I checked - the seller uses the exact same photos in his ad that little dot does on its website - EXACT photos. gotta be a scam - I wonder what you get for your $59 - lol

 

EDIT - the scam is that he will refund your purchase price, but not shipping - sure he will give you back $9 - but try to keep the $30 or $50 he charges for shipping - so when this comes to you an obvious fake (I'd be surprised if it even looks like a C3) he will offer to take it back if you ship it to him and refund $9 - you will have to hold your ground and demand the entire refund - and refuse to ship because it is a crime in the US.


Edited by Ivabign - 5/8/13 at 8:46pm
post #89 of 120
Thanks very much for your informative reply and strategy. Although I am genuinely interested in the Colorfly C3 from all that I have read here on HeadFi, my curiosity about this particular deal got the best of me. I'm less optistic than I was, but still curious to see what actually arrives. The scam you suggested is both devious and clever, but I'm glad to hear it's also illegal. Hard to imagine it's worth the swindler's time and energy for such a paltry amount! If nothing else, it's a lesson in human nature, I guess. Gladly it's not all humans. Everyone I've dealt with here on HeadFi has been great! Thanks again!
post #90 of 120
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Originally Posted by beachpea View Post

Thanks very much for your informative reply and strategy. Although I am genuinely interested in the Colorfly C3 from all that I have read here on HeadFi, my curiosity about this particular deal got the best of me. I'm less optistic than I was, but still curious to see what actually arrives. The scam you suggested is both devious and clever, but I'm glad to hear it's also illegal. Hard to imagine it's worth the swindler's time and energy for such a paltry amount! If nothing else, it's a lesson in human nature, I guess. Gladly it's not all humans. Everyone I've dealt with here on HeadFi has been great! Thanks again!

 

You can ask the seller whether the player is authentic. If it is fake..., I heard a few times, sellers voluntarily refunded to avoid further complications (ebay could ban them, they lost moeny and goods). Other non-electronic items seem priced normally, so it is hard to judge, yet. Just ask the seller, at least, you will have some email tracks to back you up later.
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