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Rolling Stones Boxed Set - Is this a scam?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alright4now, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Alright4now

    Alright4now Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    New Orleans, LA
  2. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Forum Resident

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    yes, these ads pop up regularly on facebook.. they are scams. avoid
     
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  3. Manalishi

    Manalishi With the 2-pronged crown

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2022
  4. Coltrane811

    Coltrane811 Forum Resident

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    Michigan
    20 lps of one of the world's most famous bands for 70 bucks when the set is sold out everywhere else?
     
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  5. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Augm

    I like the things "frequently bought together" hmm, yeah....
     
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  6. Alright4now

    Alright4now Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yeah, that's what gives me pause.
     
  7. intv7

    intv7 Senior Member

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    Yes. It is a scam.
     
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  8. crazygoji

    crazygoji Well-Known Member

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    I vote YES, full on scam. I purchased a similar Beatles set through an ad on Facebook. It turned out to be a bogus company out of China that had fake tracking info that said it was delivered to my house after a week or two. Shipping from China during the pandemic has been nowhere near that speed. The USPS had no record of the tracking number and it was never delivered to my house. The website disappeared within days of ordering and I was out the fifty dollars I paid for it. I contacted PayPal credit and they are still investigating. I no longer purchase from Facebook or Instagram (Owned by Facebook).
     
  9. Alright4now

    Alright4now Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks, y'all.
     
  10. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

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    Chicago, il
    Yeah, I see a lot of ads for this kind of stuff on FB. They advertise real products at ridiculously low prices, so I cannot imagine that they are actually able to deliver. Had one offer me a 1st state Beatles butcher cover for $70.
     
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  11. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

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    How about this for a dead giveaway...

    HAVE A QUESTION?
    800-2345-6789
    support@ domain.com


    Edited to remove link features, don't want anyone clicking into something malicious by mistake.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2022
  12. tootull

    tootull Don't think in circles, it'll do you in

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    Canada
  13. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

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    Let's all start calling it and have them answer questions...
     
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  14. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

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    what isn't a scam these days?
     
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  15. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Please delete

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    Sorry about that. I will list it for more $$$ next time.
     
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  16. Durango88

    Durango88 Without Bogey Music, life is indeed incomplete

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    I just repeat what I wrote in an other thread yesterday, concerning a Beatles vinyl box set from a similar "seller":

    Don't buy from them. I know someone who actually did. They provided a fake tracking number, but of course, the box never arrived. He was able to get the money back via paypal customer protection, though. The tracking number showed several entries over a couple of weeks. It was mostly updated at the same time every day. Day 5, 4:02 pm in wherever in China, day 6, 4:02 pm wherever in a different country, day 7, 4:02 pm wherever in an other country... - you get the idea. So during the entire journey, the package was processed at the same time, all over the world, almost every day. For paypal, that was proof enough and he got the full refund. But yeah, this is a scam... There are different "companies" with the exact same offers... Classic case of good to be true
    .
     
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  17. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

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    thanks for the link. i ordered 10 so i got 20 percent off!
     
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  18. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    15 albums for $87?

    I don’t think so.
     
  19. tootull

    tootull Don't think in circles, it'll do you in

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    can you carry that weight? I got 30% and a comb.

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  20. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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  21. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    The question was, "What ISN'T a scam..."
     
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  22. Why yes, that is a good drug… for horses.
     
  23. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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    Maryland
    So we're in agreement - not a scam for horses. But on the other hand, it says it's a "boticide," which means it claims to kill bots - but that stuff is all over social media where the bot problem is worse than ever.

    Sorry, drifting off topic.

    Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones . . . I understand why they brought in Mick Taylor because Brian Jones had sadly become a liability in his waning days. But my favorite era of theirs remains the 1960s. And I agree that an ad for a super-cheap copy of a hard-to-find box set sounds too good to be true.
     
  24. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Master Guns

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    When I'd buy LPs from garage sales, it wasn't unusual to get, say, 30 for $10 or so.
     
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  25. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA
    What's truly a scam is how lousy the real box set sounds.
     
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