This Audiogon member with lots of positive feedback sells counterfeit Siltech cables that are made in China, not in the Netherlands. You can tell because the serial numbers have 8 digits. Genuine Siltech cables have 7 digits in the serial numbers.
I have verified this with the Siltech factory. Attempts to contact Pete via phone and email are now going unanswered. I sold 2 of the 7 pairs I bought from Pete and, upon finding out the truth about the cables' origin, immediately offered full refunds to my buyers. One responded,
I am truly impressed with your ethics and honesty and greatly appreciate you letting me know this. There are not many people who would do this."
Peter Kranz is a fraud, a thief, and a liar. He is a con artist.
His contact information:
446 East Union Street
Tamaqua PA 18252
He uses "awesome audio" as a cover.
I am a trusting person, but have been a little foggy since a concussion that I sustained while skiing at the beginning of March made me unconscious for about 6 hours. I bought over $6000 from this person to help him pay medical bills. Yeah, I’m a sucker. All the signs of a rip-off were there, but I simply didn’t connect the dots. My bad.
I have filed the appropriate complaints/disputes with Audiogon, PayPal, and my credit card company. I hope he does not make you his next victim!
Suggestion: If using PayPal, always mark the transaction "goods", NOT "personal" no matter how warm and fuzzy the seller makes you feel.
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Topic - Peter Kranz - COUNTERFEIT SILTECH CABLES - JerryS 10:10:00 04/09/13 (8)
- RE: Peter Kranz - COUNTERFEIT SILTECH CABLES - lockman 16:46:59 03/06/14 (0)
- The reality is that 99% of what is sold from Taiwan or China is fake, IMHO - Norm 10:28:41 04/17/13 (1)
- You are far too generous, Norm. - Steve Jones 14:55:42 05/08/13 (0)
- RE: Peter Kranz - COUNTERFEIT SILTECH CABLES - Wolfbane 19:34:10 04/10/13 (0)
- Thsnks for the warning, Jerry - Jay Buridan 12:41:41 04/09/13 (3)
- RE: Thsnks for the warning, Jerry - cdb 19:34:02 04/10/13 (0)
- RE: Thsnks for the warning, Jerry - MORE PRODUCTS OFFERED BY THIS CROOK - JerryS 13:01:51 04/09/13 (1)
- RE: Thsnks for the warning, Jerry - MORE PRODUCTS OFFERED BY THIS CROOK - Tarquineous 01:04:25 04/24/13 (0)