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post #91 of 120

Guys, you looks so naive. I am seriously wandering at how narrow-minded can be some people, especially fans of something or addicted to ******** music.

Have you ever heard about manufacturing costs, delivery expenses and retail price? Do you know how these values are built upon each other?

The seller should be a true idiot to sell a not-so-badly-demmanded player to not-the-poorest people for half of the price. It's clear that you even won't get a shipment, or if you will, at the finish you will get a nice rock from some Chinese dump, that will stand as the shipment's content :)

post #92 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!

 

Remember the guy is in China- 30-50$ might actually be lots for some people :)
 

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Guys, you looks so naive. I am seriously wandering at how narrow-minded can be some people, especially fans of something or addicted to ******** music.

Have you ever heard about manufacturing costs, delivery expenses and retail price? Do you know how these values are built upon each other?

The seller should be a true idiot to sell a not-so-badly-demmanded player to not-the-poorest people for half of the price. It's clear that you even won't get a shipment, or if you will, at the finish you will get a nice rock from some Chinese dump, that will stand as the shipment's content :)


Or the chineese guy is just trying to get some quick money for a ****loads of players he's having hardtime getting rid of.
USUALY- a "too good to be true" deal is no deal at all, but sometimes it is. I'm actually rooting for beachpea to get lucky ;)

post #93 of 120
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Or the chineese guy is just trying to get some quick money for a ****loads of players he's having hardtime getting rid of.
USUALY- a "too good to be true" deal is no deal at all, but sometimes it is. I'm actually rooting for beachpea to get lucky ;)


He's going to send something - he's been on ebay for a year - it has to be the return shipping, low ball refund thing - not everyone knows it is illegal to ship counterfeit goods internationally - some would look at the price of return shipping and count it as a lesson. I'm afraid I don't go down without a fight. I bought a pair of Ray Ban Aviators from Italy for 45% off retail - so I thought they were authentic - the ad said authentic - so when they arrived and weren't - the seller said send them back and he would refund the price. It was going to cost over $10 to ship - so I did research - ebay cannot force you to commit a crime - so I got all my money back. There is no risk buying on ebay because if it is fake - ebay backs you up - no worries. Now the other side of that coin is if you sell something and the buyer says your item is fake - you better have some sort of proof - although if you sell to only people with good feedback and no non-payer strikes (you can filter them out) yolu should be good.

 

I for one am interested in what arrives

post #94 of 120

The guy has no players and nothing will arrive.

 

Head-Fier's got scammed through this routine months ago when they were being sold on eBay for $45...

 

If the price is too good to be true... 

post #95 of 120

Then what is the point? The buyer is fully protected - the seller gets zero money and gets kicked off of ebay. He's been there a year - there is more to the scam. Something will arrive, bank on it.

post #96 of 120

Why do you think that eBay covers the buyer from all the hazards? etysmile.gif

Have you ever heard about hijacking accounts?

 

Guyz, who will spin the roulette?

post #97 of 120
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Originally Posted by laowai View Post

Why do you think that eBay covers the buyer from all the hazards? etysmile.gif

Have you ever heard about hijacking accounts?

 

Guyz, who will spin the roulette?


Because they do. Been doing business there since 2001 - before you buy ANYTHING - you are informed whether the item is protected by the buyer protection plan - If Saddam Hussein took over a seller's account and sold you a gold brick - if it was delivered as lead - you could probably keep the lead and get your money back.

 

If it is roulette, you are putting your money on red and all the slots are red.

post #98 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? :)


the reason i upped this piece of info is because some people have already been ripped off with regard to the c3. see appreciation thread for c3. i got mine for £65 + £10 p&p from hong kong, having seen other head_fi members sucessfully buy it and vouch for its authenticity.  lucky me, as others were not so lucky in buying it. [ the seller has no more i,m afraid ] some people wont take the risk of ordering like i did for several reasons authenticity of product, is it really new? guarantee effective in UK, returns, repairs and customs. customs to the best of my knowledge will want import duty, whatever that is, 20% VAT and mp3 licence.  whether you pay the tax on purchase price in UK or £65 like mine, i dont know. then theres the post office charge i think, for collecting the  duty. also some people are honest or coscienciousand and want buy it like i did mine, so there iaowai.  beachpea have you noticed that the ad says Epacket delivery which doesnt make sense to me. anyone know how its relevent to this deal? electronic? anyway regards folks and be careful out there

post #99 of 120
Mine came from bigbargainonline. £68 I think all in.
post #100 of 120

An update for those who are interested in the C3 I have purchased on eBay for $9.90 plus $30 shipping:

 

Following the China Post tracking number for the order, the packet was "Accepted" on May 6, was "Processed Through Sort Facility" on May 7, and is currently being "Processed for Shipment" as an "International Letter" via "First-Class Package International Service" in Wuhan EMS, China. Anticipated delivery is May 15 - 21. All this is per the USPS eBay Packet Delivery system, so it sure sounds like something is on it's way. The remaining question is what will it be!

 

eBayBuyer Protection is in effect on this transaction, saying: 

 

If you haven't received your item or received something that wasn't as described, eBay will refund your full purchase price plus original shipping.

 

As things evolve, I'll post more information for those who are interested and will benefit from my experience. Thanks for the interest, comments, and support so far!

post #101 of 120
Please do, an International Letter... I wonder if your going to receive a picture of the C3...

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post #102 of 120

good luck beachpea
 

post #103 of 120

Thanks!

post #104 of 120

You guys might want to take a look into this thread about the $9 LD III for $50 shipping from eBay...

 

Same type of deal, and if the seller closes the bank account from eBay / PP access it'll take a lot more work to get your money back.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663519/ebay-heads-up-suspicious-auction-little-dot-iii-for-9-50-s-h

 

And even after dispute the sellers are still allowed to sell on eBay...

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post #105 of 120

Wow as I read more...

 

So what you will actually receive is a Chinese worthless coin, since the seller ships these with tracking numbers, and it takes about 3 weeks to arrive they have lots of time to make a large amount of sales.  eBay / PP will want you to ship this coin back to the seller with tracking for your refund. If you look into the postal regulations, it is illegal to mail coins back to China. So you'll have to use FedEx or another courier to send it back (this is really starting to get not worth it). Check the postal regulations here -> http://www.upu.int/en/activities/customs/list-of-prohibited-articles.html

 

Be prepared for a call to eBay / PP customer service and also be prepared to present a good talk to get all your money back, the reason this scam works is that most people will not go through all that hassle for $40...

 

The sellers remain on eBay because "technically" the have just mistakenly shipped the wrong item.

 

Good luck on your educational quest. biggrin.gif

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