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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-02, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Watch out for this scam. This is for real!! Paul, a friend of mine payed $600 for a pair of these speakers yeaterday then asked me to find out how much they were worth, thats when i found the above web pages.

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Yeah, a couple of years ago, I was aproached by 2 dudes in a van, on the corner where the Planet Hollywood is located, in sydney. (In the back alley part).
Said that they had some really cheap speakers, and that the supplier invoiced them incorrectly, and had recieved one pair free.
They showed me the invoice, then showed me 2 pairs of speakers.
The Invoice said they were worth $799 Wholesale.
The guys wanted to get rid of them, before they returned to head office, (As their manager would take the speakers for himself, and give these guys squat).

Anyway, looking at the speakers, I recognised the drivers used in them.
The tweeter was sold by Jaycar, and was a Motorolla Rip off.
The Mid was a $10 Jaycar paper cone
And the Sub was the Jaycar $25 12" Paper Cone.
Box looked to be around 50 Litres, but to their credit, it was well finished.

The guys wanted to sell the thing to me for $500 for the pair.
They said that I would receive an invoice upon purchase, and would even deliver the speakers to my door.
(I tried any excuse to get rid of them, eg I cant carry 2 speakers around the city, What about a receipt, etc. etc.)
Finally I got rid of them saying that I didnt have $500 available to me.

But yeah, this one was definitely a scam !!!!
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I was approached by people trying to flog off a set of speakers once in top ryde.

They where saying they would let me have them for "only $500" etc etc...

I had just walked out of cash converters where I had just sold my old speakers (that where bigger than the ones they had) so luckily I wasnt interested.

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I was approached by two dudes in a van a year or so ago. They said they were getting rid of old stock of speakers because they had a shipment that had just arrived and no room to put the new ones.
Tried to sell them to me for $500 and when I said I didn't have that kind of money they asked how much I had and If they took me to an ATM how much I could get.
I then asked them were the shop was and they never gave me an answer, just changed the subject. I said no thanks and walked away.
2 months later I was watching Today Tonight and they had a story on It. They had a guy with a hidden camera in the middle of Perth talking to the blokes (different to the ones that tried to rip me off) and then the reporter with a cameraman walked up. The guys got in the van as quick as they could and took off.
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Seen them heaps of times they have been going around for years but I've always told them to piss off.
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