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Posted on May 26, 2019 at 17:04:12
ionman
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Location: Arizona
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Hello, I wanted to get your take on an advertisement on US Audio Mart for a DCCA power cord. The seller has excellent feedback and the seller lists that they accept Cash, Paypal and Cheque. US Audio Mart lists the seller as Paypal verified. I contacted the seller through US Audio Mart to inquire about the power cord. The individual stated that they do not use Paypal anymore, but will accept payment through Google Pay (Red Flag 1?) I tried to reply back to the seller using my outlook email account, but the email bounced back as undeliverable (several times)(Red Flag 2?) I told the seller that I was not setup with Google Pay and the reply I received was that they would ask a friend if they could accept the money through Paypal for the seller (Red Flag 3?) I also asked the seller if they knew why I could not reply to their email using my outlook account (i.e., all communication to the seller was through US Audio Mart). The seller did not answer my question regarding the bounced emails

My question to the asylum is does this seem like a shady dealer? Thanks!
"An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure." - Neil Peart

 

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RE: US Audio Mart Seller, posted on May 26, 2019 at 17:17:12
The Dill
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I would pass ...

 

are you serious?, posted on June 3, 2019 at 15:06:41
LtMandella
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Obvious scammer! He must have offered a "too good to be true" deal to even keep you on the bait for so long...
sex after 70 is like trying to play pool with a rope

 

RE: are you serious?, posted on June 15, 2019 at 10:53:46
ionman
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Location: Arizona
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Update: So the DCCA powercord listed as sold about 1-2 weeks ago. I waited to see if anyone left positive feedback to the "seller" to see if this listing was legit. Never saw any new feedback for the "seller" yet, but just yesterday I received this email message from the "seller"!

"Hi there, just wanting to confirm that all went well & that you are happy to have the DCCA....if so, kindly leave positive feedback & I will do the same....peace."

What does this person think that they are going to get "lucky" and have someone accidentally give them positive feedback? I should probably report this "seller" to the mod of US Audio Mart, right?

-ionman
"An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure." - Neil Peart

 

RE: I've owned both over the years., posted on June 15, 2019 at 16:00:21
LtMandella
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But there is no guarantee it will have any effect.

Buyers must always follow basic "safe purchase" protocols to protect themselves when purchasing online.

Remember that scammers rely on people's _greed_.

If some price online appears to be a "steal", which party do you think will end up actually doing the stealing???




sex after 70 is like trying to play pool with a rope

 

RE: are you serious?, posted on June 22, 2019 at 21:00:54
adaug
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Location: chicago
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report the seller for what? you are not out anything here. imho, just accept this as a good lesson in following your instincts when something seems shady, and move on.


-andre d

 

RE: US Audio Mart Seller except Steals happen, posted on July 8, 2019 at 14:19:04
Mechans
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I sold a large integrated Musical Fidelity amp early on in my rejoining this hobby about 15 years ago. I was blasted with responses and wasn't sure why. I had significantly under priced the amp and someone got a steal.
I bought it cheap and new ?b Stock? but with warranty etc. I thought the rule was that when you sell something you ask half of the price paid.
I don't sell much but should maybe I will sell my 845 integrated, but I don't abide by the old rule so it will be harder

 

check selling prices for used equipment, posted on July 16, 2019 at 19:39:13
adaug
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Location: chicago
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its not hard to check online for selling prices for used equipment. if you list too low - you lose money. if you list too high your item does not sell. there is a happy medium and its not that hard to find.


-andre d

 

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