This is too good to be true, but its oooooh so tempting

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  1. Xk6m6m5X

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    Damn facebook adds.... Screenshot_20200512-095237_Chrome.jpg
     
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    I have this suspicion that might not be a legitimate Jem

    Just a hunch
     
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    Yeah man id pass, your credit card will be wiped out most likely
     
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    you could take a chance. On blackfriday, there was a glitch on Amazon, where camera gear costing upwards of $10,000 USD was being sold for $99.91. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc were all priced at that. It took Amazon about a day and a half to realize, but the damage was done, and they had to honor the insane price they were offering.
     
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    If it was a mom n pop store, who would force them to honor a mistake like that?
     
  6. Xk6m6m5X

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    It took a shot on a bass, 96 bucks and it checks you out with paypal ‍♂️
     
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    I mean they closed the issue waaaaay faster than a day and a half, and they only honored the orders to avoid bad publicity.
    Most other companies would send you a notice that the order is cancelled due to a pricing error.
     
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    Well that's just how much I'm willing to pay when I'm buying an Ibanez.
     
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    Those are scam sites. Best case scenario you receive a pile of firewood shaped somewhat like a guitar.
     
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    I found a specific $600-$700 Bosch miter saw for sale for $50, with free shipping (it's box is basically a 2ft cube, 70lbs) from a website i'd never heard of. They had only toilet plungers and mantle clocks listed as product categories on their website, and then a shit ton of tools if you just searched the word "tool".

    I got a one-time-use credit card number from privacy.com and threw caution to the wind.

    After 2 weeks, nothing shipped. I emailed them, and they said they would ship in 1 week, 3 minutes later, i got an email with a tracking number.

    however, the tracking only showed a 1lb package.

    I let privacy.com know that it was likely fraud. It turns out that by shipping something (anything), most banks make the customer wait until the package is received before they will do anything. Privacy.com was willing to refund me with the information I provided that it was likely a fraudulent shipment.

    A few weeks later, i received the package: a VERY poorly-made pair of Oakley knock-off sunglasses.
     
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    Well my payment processed so we shall see what happens.
     
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    I wish I had $96 I could essentially throw away

    Like they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it is, but some dumbass will bite anyways
     
  13. USMarine75

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    Well someone should tell Prymaxe that. They erroneously listed a pedal for $30 that was supposed to be $199. Processed my payment. Later than day they refunded and said oops a glitch was supposed to be 15% off not 85% off or whatever. The worst part is I've bought a lot of pedals from them. So I felt like they owed me something. I asked if I could at least get a bonus discount and they said no.

    What's the worst that can happen?

    No, seriously. What is the worst thing that can happen, because it's going to.

    :lol:

    Seriously tho, did any one see the YT vid (was it Lucas Fowler or Braun?) where he ordered the "genuine Fender" and it was a Chender... but literally looked 90% the part including the logo! They had not shown the logo in the pics so he expected it to not even look the part, but it sure did. Except for some minor issues it wasn't terrible like you'd expect.
     
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    Seems like one of those shady Chinese sites that pops up every now and then and promptly disappears again. A quick Google search reveals very little. If they were a legitimate business, I'd hope to be able to find some more information about them. Let us know how it goes, but personally, I'm betting on the sunglasses.
     

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Doesn't look like a good deal to me.

    Some expensive ass firewood.
     
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    Even if you do it a playable guitar, I'd be paranoid that those materials are safe; like they use some sort of industrial pallet soaked in chemicals they found in a landfill for the wood.
     
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    Well for one you just got beat out of $100 plus shipping, hopefully they dont wipe out your card!
     
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    Sub'd to the thread in anticipation of NGD.
     
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