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If the seller asked you to contact him outside of amazon through email, then it was almost certainly a scammer. Also, Amazon will never ask you for a bank transfer or anything of the sort. 

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Originally Posted by Joong View Post

it was a third party dealer, who was supposedly controlled by Amazon.
The seller opened the storefront on Amazon.com.
I might publish all my email chain for the case for the protection of head-fier.

Please do that, in fact a thread could probably do just as well, I have my own beef with a real seller on Amazon that lures headphone people like me in, with real looking deals, and then "oops" do not have any left, but they will sell you something else. 

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  that Richard Bona album is really amazing on headphones especially track 3,4 and 7. 
Thanks for the tip, I just ordered the cd from amazon.
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Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post

If the seller asked you to contact him outside of amazon through email, then it was almost certainly a scammer. Also, Amazon will never ask you for a bank transfer or anything of the sort. 
because of the fact that you mentioned, I notified immediately to Amazon for their asking by email to verify this demand being from you or not.
Also I notified Amazon by visiting Amazon website directly via CONTACT US.
What I got is that "it is safe by Amazon protection."
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because of the fact that you mentioned, I notified immediately to Amazon for their asking by email to verify this demand being from you or not.
Also I notified Amazon by visiting Amazon website directly via CONTACT US.
What I got is that "it is safe by Amazon protection."


Hmm... well I know that lately there has been a scammer trying to sell hd800s on amazon for around $700-800 and asks the buyer to contact him by email. He then asks for your address and then you get an email from "amazon". It looks totally legit and the return email address looks legit as well but the invoice asks for a bank transfer to ITALY. Obviously this is a scam. He is making new amazon accounts to do this.

 

It might or might not be the same case as yours, but I hope this helps the other people who are reading this. Gl with your case... 

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you are right.
Please read emails below, THE GREATING WAS FROM FRAUD USING AMAZON ADDRESS.
Edited by Joong - 1/24/14 at 2:46pm
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Got scammed and it was easy to detect. Italy wire transfer and amazon-orders-services.com, not amazon.com. Sorry, but you should have seen that a mile away.
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Got scammed and it was easy to detect. Italy wire transfer and amazon-orders-services.com, not amazon.com. Sorry, but you should have seen that a mile away.


Yeah.... sorry, unfortunately I don't think there is much that Amazon can do to help you. If a deal is too good to be true, then it usually is.

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Don't take this as criticism of your English but,

 

If you copied the emails fully (un-altered) the ones supposedly from amazon have all the tell tales of a scammer. (i.e. bad grammar and the tone of the emails and the threats are not amazon...)

 

I would have picked up the phone and called them or had them call be back, as I have had to do in other instances.  You might also make sure your bank account is secure.  Let them know what happened so they can make sure they don't try to back hack into your account.

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Don't take this as criticism of your English but,

If you copied the emails fully (un-altered) the ones supposedly from amazon have all the tell tales of a scammer. (i.e. bad grammar and the tone of the emails and the threats are not amazon...)

I would have picked up the phone and called them or had them call be back, as I have had to do in other instances.  You might also make sure your bank is secure.  Let them know what happened so they can make sure they don't try to back hack into your account.
I just visited my bank account and noticed that they drew twice the amount that I authorized.
Thank you for your advice.
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This is a classic "If it's too good to be true, it probably is". Plus, bank transfers are an automatic red flag for a scam. No legit consumer product company does this.

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Originally Posted by daniel0407 View Post

Dear all,

Are the cable connection in the headphones slightly loose and move a little on its socket? I read it is normal, just want to confirm.

Daniel

I got the same, I think it's normal.
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I got the same, I think it's normal.

Hi BleaK,

 

Many thanks for your reply.

 

Daniel

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I just visited my bank account and noticed that they drew twice the amount that I authorized.
Thank you for your advice.

That really sucks bro. Thanks for sharing your bad experience so that others can be aware. 

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I just visited my bank account and noticed that they drew twice the amount that I authorized.
Thank you for your advice.

I dont know your bank policies but in some cases you can get your transfer back. Obviously it takes some work but if you go to the police and its posible to trace it, They might just detain the guy and return the cash (long shot, but it worked for more than one guy I know).

 

Obviously, be carefull in the future. "Dream Deals" are rearly that in reality, and the reason a SCAM actually works, is becouse of people beliving its an offer they rearly gonna get so they need to jump on it right away.

Now, I know that loosing that cash sucks, but in a way you payed 1600 dollars for a lesson that is actually much more valuable than that (there are people out there that lost their homes or life savings on things like those, and it includes legal ways, like a credit in a bank).

 

On the HD800 Topic, Anyone knows if the HD800 pads can be changed? I really like beyerdynamic pads, so Im thinking of modding the HD800 when i get them for moar comfort :D.

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