Anybody ever bought a bass from this seller?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by embellisher, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Has anybody ever bought an instrument from this website, and actually received it? Just trying to figure out what kind of scam they're running.

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
  2. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    What is your gut telling you?
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Run. Away. Fast.
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  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I'm not considering buying, I'm just curious what the scam is. Are you really getting a poor quality knockoff, or are they just harvesting credit card information?
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  5. The scam is good ol' Ferengi 47th rule of aquisition.

    Once you have their money, you never give it back
  6. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    You're trolling, I hope. I advise you to steer clear, other than pointing and laughing. At best, you lose. At worst, someone just stole your life, leaving you with years and years of financial hell, and little chance of recovery.
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  7. Interesting how all guitars are priced between $96 and $99... :cool:

    Yet: ‘Each customer can only buy one product at a time.’

    My guess: you can buy as much as you like from this ‘shop’, but you will never receive anything.
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  8. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    I'm not sure what your motive is. Criminal forensics?
    In other words, you've already correctly identified it as a scam. Why give it any further oxygen?
  9. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    love the original store name...
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  10. verycoolname


    Jan 28, 2013
    Los Angeles
    At those prices, even getting a cheap knockoff seems unlikely. If a site has to brag about how "secure" its payment system is, that's a pretty good indicator that the "payment system" is actually going to steal your information and ruin your credit.
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  11. I was about to start some crosswords then I came across this and clicked on the link. I actually had some good 5 minutes of fun spotting all the typos and grammatical errors in their pages...

    ... BTW, to get back to the OP's doubt, has anyone wondered why there's no ©® after those brands, nor is there a single photo of an headstock? :smug:

    I'm quite optimistic, so my bet is that you do receive some piece of cardboard... Probably with the word "fender" (lowercase) scribbled in Sharpie, just to be clear that you get what's written...
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  12. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    A 2017 Fender American Pro Precision Bass for $96. Run away and fast... o_O
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  13. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile, ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    looks legit:thumbsup:

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    I wouldn't even click on that link.
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  15. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show In Memoriam

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    I've reported this ad on Facebook a ton of times, they just keep changing the name.
  16. Mechayoshi


    Dec 7, 2015
    Watch out for fake “secured” badges and PayPal links. Yes those can be faked. Scammers have learned enough to know that people will walk into anything as long as they think they can get their money back. Don’t willingly hand out your name, address, email, etc...
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  17. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    There was a thread like this not so long ago where a member ordered, even AFTER being told it was a scam.
    It was hilarious, but also sad.

    Exactly, the second after I block the advertiser, the same ad under a different seller pops up. FB is proliferating it!
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  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Well, there is always someone who thinks they can get a Fender or Gibson for a hundred bucks.

    What did P.T. Barnum say...
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  19. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Thanks for the link!! Looks like a killer deal for sure!
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  20. Matty Koff

    Matty Koff Inactive

    Aug 21, 2014
    I'm not going to sugarcoat it.. you have to be pretty dumb to even remotely believe a site like that in the 21st century. It's like believing all those unbelievably hot girls are initiating first contact on a dating site for any reason other than to steal your identity or banking information.