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#251891 - 2016-07-12 23:42 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: CoolKish]
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Got it. a scam! I thought I was smart enough to detect scam (I always do until today). I wish Colin is smarter than me.

Thanks,
John


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#251892 - 2016-07-13 01:42 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: CoolKish]
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I offered him/her $50 and my offer is was excepted. crazy



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#251918 - 2016-07-13 20:02 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: dpstjp]
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I've moved the DSP7000 SCAM related posts out of Collin's WTB topic to here.

Regards,
Carl


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#254706 - 2016-10-27 12:25 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: Carl]
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I wanted to check a potential scam with DSP8000s. They should be SpeakerLink and from 2008. The serial numbers are DSP8000-4006XX A and B.

It is my understanding that the SL versions were introduced in the course of 2008. It seems unlikely to me that there were already 600 DSP8000.2s produced in 2008, but I might be wrong.



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#254708 - 2016-10-27 14:09 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: Lonned]
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Not sure if they start renumbering again when they bump the major version on the serial number.


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#254744 - 2016-10-28 07:04 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: VirusKiller]
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Thanks. After some further review the listing was indeed too good to be true: DSP8000.2 on www.audio-markt.de

Advert-ID: 4954111280

The asking price of EUR 9,000 was reason of concern and after some back and forth (e.g. his wife worked at DHL and could arrange for nearly free shipping and his idea to use an escrow company (www.essescrow.com) it was clear that this was a scam. I will post pictures from the listing at audio-markt.de and from a drop box folder the seller shared with me. You will notice that the speakers are different. If you see these pictures again in a listing this should give rise to concerns.






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#254753 - 2016-10-28 09:55 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: Lonned]
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They are different for sure. The front glass of one is most likely factory legacy comms and the other is much more recent. They could have the same electronics serial numbers but the cabinet serial numbers will be different. Different rooms too from the molding on the baseboards.


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#255766 - 2016-12-05 16:26 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Those 8ks VK saw in Feb are now on eBay.


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#255769 - 2016-12-05 18:42 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: dpstjp]
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I heard they're made in Mexico .. cry



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#259317 - 2017-02-11 06:45 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: MacGuy]
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Not sure of the etiquette on this but this guy is selling this eBay Meridian 557 and failed to sell previously and the feedback was he didn't accept PayPal but now says he does using a friends or would prefer direct bank transfer which I wouldn't do.

Anyway says the serial number is 200547 which you can see if you zoom one of the images, can this be checked?


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#259319 - 2017-02-11 07:33 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: LongmanJon]
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Offer to collect it and pay in person, call his bluff?

Russ


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#259322 - 2017-02-11 08:39 Re: SCAM: Listings, Serial Numbers and Pictures [Re: Ratbert]
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Other end of the country so it wouldn't be realistic, and he would prefer cash on collection anyway


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