It's Holiday Time - Be careful when looking for that unbelievable deal (5803 on ebay)

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  1. Rodon

    Rodon Second Unit

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    Just want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Watch your kids and watch you wallets/purses in big crowds. Also remember if the deal is TOOOO Good it probably is no good.
    THIS MAY BE A LEGIT DEAL - WHO KNOWS - I will not be trying it out myself.
    There is a Denon 5803 on ebay with a particularly low price. I emailed the seller some questions why he has never sold on ebay before and now is selling a $3500 receiver. Here is the nice reply I got back. The auction is number deleted . Auction says it is from EU Canada whatever that means. Then I get this note.
     
  2. Patrick D

    Patrick D Stunt Coordinator

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    Ebay + Wire Transfer + Foreign Country = Scam
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Ebay + Wire Transfer + Foreign Country = Scam x 2

    Quoting the seargent on Hill Street Blues Let's Be Careful Out There.
     
  4. Aaron H

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    FYI, I just searched for this auction number on ebay and couldn't find it.

    Can someone remind me how this scam works? Is it that the "seller" doesn't need an ID when they pick up the Western Union money order? And then they either send nothing, or a box of rocks?

    Aaron
     
  5. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

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    I've had this scam done to myself as well with a projector. It used to happen all the time on Yahoo auctions. I went as far as sending the moneygram but as soon as I found out I rushed back down and had it cancelled.

    Popular big ticket items seem to be the products of choice. They always have a story about needing money quick as well. Hopefully fewer and fewer people will get tricked by these people, especially during the holidays.
     
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    I had a good experience with a guy in Indonesia. I had to Western Union the guy if I wanted the stuff within 2 months and it went smoothly. I couldn't pay by any other means. I had my stuff 3 days later.
     
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    The key I think is to check the seller rating CAREFULLY for any expensive item, and just forget it if there are any warning signs.
     

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