I am in houston and I had 2 young guys come up to me with the same mo, receipt, magazine all the good stuff, I paid $200. I just say it on ebay beginning bidding price $49.00 with a cap of $65.00 Looks like its a scam, thats what i get i know better!!! Tell your friends to stay away. I do have alot of friends that are officers so i may catch them on the back end....Goodluck Everyone!!
There comes a time to look through a 'good' deal and take this for what it is. Its a 'low tech' scheme of an E-bay scam. I personaly don't like thieves, and I am blessed with the ability to 'deal' with these situations. Send them home with broken bones, and they might try to find another line of work!
Every day is a good day.......some are just better than others!
This just happend to me. There were two guys in a white van with Avalon Distributors professionally painted on the side. They gave me a receipt from oakdale pa and a number that i have not called yet. They had PA plates YNF 2724. I am hoping the police can do something. Any news email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
bought these speakers for 150 sound not bad what are they really worth they dont sound that bad saw them on ebay for 300-400 where can you find any info on theater logic is it really a company cant find anything but this site please help
I got took by these same guys in the Durango. (Houston) Right after I bought the speakers I saw another guy doing the same scam. I really an stupid. I really want to get them back. Anyone have any info.
My husband was taken for 300.00 in Clear Lake near El Dorado. Two guys in a Durango with an invoice, very smooth talkers and believable. Thank god they were only thieves. I am contacting a relative with the Sheriffs dept...anyone with any further information please contact me at email@example.com.
This message was edited by txshockblonde on 08/25/05 15:14 ET.
What Ernie said. I was presented with "the deal of a century" from a couple of fellas in a white van in a parking lot of a very busy grocery store in Richmond, VA a couple of years back, and all I could do was laugh at them! I told them that A/V integration was what I did for a living, and that what they were hawking was crap and that they were a joke, and as to be expected, they took off and went after some other poor unsuspecting sap.
What part of "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." do you not understand?
Oh yes the infamous white van in the parking lot. I was approached just yesterday in Geneva Commons Illionois while performing a work order for my company. They showed me the magazine add and the invoice also. They were also selling some giant standing speakers to along with the home system. I've seen these type before but never get sucked in until today. Fortunately I only paid $150 and went on about my business. It wasn't until later that night I opened the box up and was pleasntly suprised to see real equipment instead of bricks. They do sound good, but we'll see hoe long they last. We Live and Learn and I'm not the only one dumb enough to fall for this scam. But it sounds like a nationwide scam. How do you apply? Where do they get the bullshit magazine? I guess they are just professional bullshit artists. Just don't lose the remote.
Ironically, just before I started reading this thread, I had an aquaintance call me to suss out 'those speakers sold out of a white van' because a wealthy client of his had just bought some. I second Ernies comments wholeheartedly, how can these people(who buy them that is) be so naive'. Most of us here work damn hard to build a good reputation, part of which is to give good advice, and if I had a customer who was dumb enough to fall for this scam, they would very quickly become an ex-customer. And to 'smamme2' it isn't just a nationwide scam, we cop the same thing here in Australia, only the price is different. Try $800 if your'e a tradesman( they even pull up at building sites) through to over $1100 if they can sweet talk a suit! At a Hi Fi shop I used to work at, we once had a sales call from a 'potential' customer looking to buy a 'high end' pre-power combo for his recently purchased 'audiophile' speakers. Funnily enough, the sale was lost because he didn't appreciate the laughter when he finally admitted buying the speakers out of a white van, further laughter, over the even higher price! Iain
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