Don't spend too much

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tvrtko, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Use Monopoly money to buy it. Same result.
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  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Once upon a time, I used a debit card to buy an out-of-print DVD for a friend from a website I had never heard of. Not only did I never get the DVD, but a couple of weeks later, my card had been used to pay for tuition at some British economics school, despite the fact that I've…
    1. …no plans on ever attending business/economics school. :bookworm:
    2. …no plans on ever attending a school in the U.K., not even Hogwarts. (That place is dangerous, man! :eek: :dead:)
    3. …never, ever even been to the U.K. :confused:
    I'd bet anyone a nickel something similar would happen to any emptor who didn't caveat! ;)
  4. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    That can't be legit. Must be knockoffs? Who sells brand new rickenbackers for under $300?
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    seems like this website has come up in other threads...generating the same disbelief and angst.

    don't do it!
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    scammity scammity scam.

    Besides, it's too late, already spent far too much long before this thread came around.
  7. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    I so want it to be legit! I'd love to get a SBMM SUB Ray 4 for under $200!
  8. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
  9. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Isn't it about time we start getting a few "Hey, I bought a fake Ric from these guys and it was a pleasant surprise!" replies?
  10. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Interesting thing is that web is registered in San Francisco... :woot:
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  11. steelbed45

    steelbed45 36 on Ignore

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    I was hoping to find a $116.43 rotary BBb tuba. The search continues.
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  12. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    How cheap is cheap if you don't get what you paid for?
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  13. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Awwww…but I want the $94 Aerodyne! I want it-want it-want it now!! <stamps feet churlishly :sour:>
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  14. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Has anyone around TB actually tried to buy one of these? Surely, someone has thrown $300 to this company to see if it is a scam, or to see how good/terrible this knock off actually is.
  15. No one.
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  16. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Sounds like a great idea…

    …you first. :whistle:
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  17. I see nothing different here than any other music store. There is not a single lefty model.
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  18. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Your friend should totally buy it! He can take the money he saved and send it, as well as all his personal info, to that African Prince who will repay him 10 fold after he gets his fortune back, win-win!
  19. speyer

    speyer Supporting Member

    I love how the website even suggests items customers “also purchased” (aka-also scammed) as you browse.

    How long do you figure these websites stay alive?
  20. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    At prices that low, the question isn't what you get, it's whether you will get it at all. When it doesn't arrive, and somehow you are able to contact them, you will get someone who only knows 2 words in English - Tracking number.
    "Yes. The tracking number shows it has not arrived"
    "Tracking number, Tracking number"
    "Yes. But it hasn't arrived. Tracking number says so"
    You use tracking number. Tracking number allways good"
    "It never arrived. Tacking number says so."
    "You don't use tracking number. Package come to you already"
    " No, it didn't. That's why I'm calling you."
    "You must use tracking number"
    That's fairly accurate description of my ordeal when I bought something too cheap to be true. But that wasn't for a bass. It was for a far cheaper pro team jersey, four years ago. I still haven't received it.

    The thing with these scams is they do it for such a ridiculously small amount of money, that makes it not worthy of legal pursuit. The loss is puny, even by the standards of a small claims court. But for the scammers, that money adds up.