what lines is he selling? I would agree if it is American lines than he smells fishier than an Anchovy factory.
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I sent an e-mail asking questions about the pass x-350 selling for 3200, no response.
I received an e-mail from a joe kent (email@example.com) offering to sell me a never used in opened box scd-1 for $1985.00. He noticed that I was bidding on one on e-bay. The hitch was that I could only pay utilizing paypal. Since I could not verify who he was I offered to buy the unit COD and pick up all COD charges. He stated this was not acceptable, only paypal. I then suggested that we use an escrow account and again I offered to pick up all escrow charges. Again he refused, stating he would only accept paypal. Smelling a fish I ask for a phone number wher he could be reached. He said his phone was out because of a bad storm in texas; I guess he lives in texas. Since I could not verify who he was and had no way to protect my interest I refused his offer. the moral BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!
isnt there a way to see how long the person has been a member here at Audiogon? It should also list his or her Active disscussions here. He listed an Accuphase amp with warranty, is he a dealer?? guess you could get the SN and see if he is owner of record through Accuphase.....it all looks too good to be true though...wire Transfer only, prepayment only....yeah right...no feedback, no prepayment over here
Seems like all those power amps come with that new optional
remote. At 45 lbs, that Mark Levinson 336 must have a new
switching power supply or something. This seller from Spain
is more fishy than the creek beds up in BC during spawning
season! I hope that all Audiogoners approach these deals with loads of caution. I remember talking to another Audiogoner who paid by Paypal via his credit card for a Wadia CD player, from (drum rolllll) SPAIN! Guess what?
He says the Wadia was a no show, so he yanked payment on the
credit card. He was lucky.
Repeating what Justlisten said - isn't there a way to get some help from audiogon or better yet from Pass Lab directly? In my view, the only way these prices can possibly be real is if this guy is (or was) a dealer who now wants out, but Pass Lab for whatever reason is not willing to take the stuff back -- consequently, he is forced to recoup by selling at dealers cost.
Just thinking out loud…