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RE: How to avoid buying fake headphones

Sorry to hear that Dave, hope it gets sorted.

 

There are plenty of disreputable traders advertising on facebook too and I have written to them about it. Sunglasses too.

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RE: How to avoid buying fake headphones

It might be better to deal with a reputable dealer selling products in pounds.

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Quality guide Andy!

Quality guide Andy!

I'm one of those people who has been scammed on eBay in the past so your tips will definitely help for any future purchases!

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On a related note, beware

On a related note, beware stolen Audeze headphones being offered for sale - more info here:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/headphones-etc/audeze-beware-stolen-headphones

 

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At least you know those ones

At least you know those ones won't be fake though...

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Indeed. But you would be in

Indeed. But you would be in receipt of stolen goods that could be (legally) seized at any time - you'd never be the legal owner, nor be able to get support etc.

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they were stolen in the US ..

they were stolen in the US .... they cost approx £1000+ each .... so 250 were stolen ... I very much doubt that any will be sold on ebay or Amazon .... these will be sold for $300-$400 dollars each in the US .... 

people who buy them will get a bargain

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dim_span wrote:

dim_span wrote:

they were stolen in the US .... they cost approx £1000+ each .... so 250 were stolen ... I very much doubt that any will be sold on ebay or Amazon .... these will be sold for $300-$400 dollars each in the US .... 

people who buy them will get a bargain

But if they inform Audeze, they can get $10000. Wink

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dim_span wrote:

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people who buy them will get a bargain

I wonder if your house was burgled and your possessions were sold off cheaply, you'd cheerfully think the buyers got a great deal Sad

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Clare Newsome wrote:

Clare Newsome wrote:

dim_span wrote:

people who buy them will get a bargain

I wonder if your house was burgled and your possessions were sold off cheaply, you'd cheerfully think the buyers got a great deal Sad

just saying it as it is .... does not mean it's right

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The biggest scam currently on the internet is when you buy AKG headphones from Harman authorized dealers.

Their websites and borchures will show Austrian made versions and the dealer will deliver you the cheaper badly made Chinese ones, sometimes even at the Austrian made premium prices (you were willing to pay). 

This happened to me few weeks ago. I may have lost both the headphones and the money (almost $300, a one month sallary where I live). The US seller is unresponsive, I sent back the headphones, they may never give my money back. Ebay says they don't have to so GTFO Vlad. They obviosly intended to do this in the first place. I googled similar cases and plenty of buyers think they got fake PRC made headphones of low quality. No, you were just scammed by the Harman authorized dealers.

Thank you Harman. Thank you so much.

 

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Clare Newsome wrote:On a

Clare Newsome wrote:
On a related note, beware stolen Audeze headphones being offered for sale - more info here:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/headphones-etc/audeze-beware-stolen-headphones

Given that Audeze is a pretty small operation and it says components were stolen as well as finished headphones, let's hope it can get itself back together in a relatively short time, and recover from this break-in.

And so, on Feb 22nd 1966,...

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