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IndusLogic2 466 68 March 28, 2016 at 12:34 PM in Tech & Electronics (2) More Amazon Deals
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I have seen a couple of listings on Amazon where a item is listed for considerably low price and the seller name says "New , contact me at ssss@dddd.com before placing order"

Example : Samsung UN65JS8500 for 900$ and many more items.

Though there is no risk of lost $$, the seller asks for Full Name, address, phone number if you respond to the email address.

Few I found:
info@hdsales24.com
harmond825@gmail.com

See screenshot for example. Anybody had similar experience? ***************I am not posting this as a deal, more of to warn all the smart SD'ers here****************
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Quote from IndusLogic2 View Post :
I have seen a couple of listings on Amazon where a item is listed for considerably low price and the seller name says "New , contact me at ssss@dddd.com before placing order"

Example : Samsung UN65JS8500 for 900$ and many more items.

Though there is no risk of lost $$, the seller asks for Full Name, address, phone number if you respond to the email address.

Few I found:
info@hdsales24.com
harmond825@gmail.com

See screenshot for example. Anybody had similar experience?
Nothing new and an old scam (and can be found in many higher value, mostly electronics categories).

Just like with eBay...using an ounce of common sense can help avoid much of this crap since 100% of the time....you'll never get the item in question.
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My post was to warn and not a "deal"
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Hey, good looking out for other people. I contacted the guy just to toy with him a little. Why on earth does Amazon even allow these guys to be online? Meanwhile, I had my seller account banned for YEARS b/c I was selling too many video games...during the Christmas season! (I think you have to have a certain seller rep before you can even sell them now.)
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After chatting with Amazon about e-mailing this seller, they said seller was verified and safe. I asked about the product and got this response.

Hello and thanks for your message,

The VIZIO M80-C3 80-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) is in new condition, comes with all manufacturer supplied accessories, US model,comes with 2 year US warranty. It has not been used. The price is $1,600.00 - free US delivery. The shipping will take 2 - 5 days .My return policy is full money back in 30 days. If you really want to buy, send me your phone number, full name, shipping address and I will contact Amazon asap to process your order.
If you have any questions regarding the product,returning or any questions feel free to ask us.

Best Regards,
HD SALES 24 Inc.

After a couple of hours after sending this e-mail, all the selling products are gone. Then replaced with other sellers like it.
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Quote from ridethemaverick View Post :
I contacted the guy just to toy with him a little. Why on earth does Amazon even allow these guys to be online? Meanwhile, I had my seller account banned for YEARS b/c I was selling too many video games...during the Christmas season!

Since he/she/them proved they are more skilled than you in keeping/starting new Amazon seller accounts after banning....who do you think is toying with whom ?

Point being...is the more "encouragement" in any form you give these Amazon/eBay scammers, the more they will do it.

Obviously they are not batting for a thousand....so even if they were only successful in scamming 1 customer out of 100 customer inquiries......it's still a "win" for them...before onto their next new account.
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I'm Going through it now , I bought an electronic for being cheap and me appeared this hd sales asking me to estrar contact before asking my data and saying that I will receive an email from Amazon 'm finding stranger shall not have closed right in amazon .. .
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They're back at it but with laptops mainly. I had found a "great" (seemed too good to be true) deal on an ASUS N550JX but before ordering started to check around a bit. They (hDsales24) were asking $550 for a "new" (these came out starting in 2014) one with "the works". Ended up finding the exact same ad (legit) with the seller asking $1099.00. Long story shorter, I wrote them with a few questions and looked at the inventory (20+ pages) and for a "new" seller (said they had just got started and no feedbacks yet) and that note in literally translated English about making contact made it go from suspicious to pure stink. I then found out how difficult it is to report a fraudulent seller on Amazon (much easier on ebay where I've bought/sold for over 15 years. No links, nothing. Called CS and the person was clueless so I asked him to escalate. Got a good person who didn't really believe it and by that time, hDsales24 had shut down and gone. I'd made screen shots and still had a few windows open with the original material so that was sent in for "follow-up" by others.

These guys are good. They're scrapping other's ads and just replacing the price (most appear to be 40-50% off the legit sellers price) and see who comes in. I sure wish I had looked at the inventory more closely to see how many they had in there in total. Definitely in the hundreds and probably in the thousands. They seem to have scripts set up and have it well-oiled and automated. They disappeared so fast the CSR again was doubting what I was saying but I still had the originals. Anywho, be careful out there. These are pros.

I've attached a couple of the screenshots. One shows two of the ASUS laptops with their pricing, etc. Both were "taken" from the same legit seller (his are still up and he doesn't have a clue that this happened). The other shows the fraudulent ad as I first saw it. It's exact down to the number of units still left. The only way to tell is to run a search with the ASIN number (found in the "Additional Info" seection, which should be unique to each sale. The number was the same of course for the two ads.

Amazon IT needs to be scanning the database at least every hour for duplicate ASIN numbers.It's absurd that this has gone on for so long with no "fix" when it "should" be relatively easy.
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If you've already made the purchase, I'd say your only choice is open a case with Amazon. Customer Service may say you need to wait but tell them you have proof this "company" hDsales24 is fraudulent. All the CSR has to do is look them up and try to go to their storefront and s/he will see that it's empty. Originally I wrote to hDsales24 about my doubts (NEVER send a message to a seller directly) through the seller feedback page but later I found Amazon kicked it back to me saying it wasn't deliverable! hDsales24 shut it down that fast. You should be covered under Amazon's guarantee. Good Luck!
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...dition=all

$589.88
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+ $0.00 estimated tax
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They tried to use different names and the seller will disappear for less than one hour. And next day at different time, they will show up again for another one hour or less. ............somebody please reports to Amazon....

Example:
Steven E. Tyler Just Launched (Seller Profile)
Ships from USA. We suggest you inform us INFO@HDSALES24. COM!
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Thanks for the information.
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I can confirm that they are still at this on Amazon. They are not trying to steal your personal info, but rather to force you to make payment to them outside Amazon using Amazon Gift Cards. Gift cards are final sales, it seems and the Amazon A-Z guarantee does not apply to these purchases. They might send you a used product, or a used one re-sealed to look new, or no product at all.

If you look at this post : https://wirednot.wordpress.com/20...n-sellers/ it outlines exactly what the scoundrels were trying to do back in April 2015

I got an email yesterday - taken word-for-word out of the examples on this page:
Quote :
Daniel Minder (danielminder22@gmail.com) Jun 20, 2016 (1 day ago) to me
Hello,

I will explain in this email all terms and condition
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone Bundle with Extra Battery is BRAND NEW, never used, ( US model, not grey market or refurbished), but Amazon does not let us list it as new. The product is Sealed in its original box and comes with full Warranty, receipt, all manufacturer supplied accessories...
The total price is $500 including all shipping taxes if you are in US and for international shipping you have to pay extra 29,99 $ (outside US) .
If you want to buy, send me your phone number, full name, shipping address and I will contact Amazon asap to process your order. Dispatch is by normal UPS Services, which takes 1-3 days depending on where in the US you are.
My return policy is full money back in 30 days.

For more information don't hesitate to contact me!

Many Thanks,
and another
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Daniel Minder (danielminder22@gmail.com) Jun 20, 2016 (1 day ago) to me
Hi,

This deal will go through Amazon A to Z Guarantee Program
To set up our transaction I need the follow info:
Full Name:
Shipping Address:
City / Postal Code:
Country:
Product:
Quantity:
Phone Number :
I will immediately send the required data, Amazon will contact you to order, details about payment and shipping. in maximum 5 days you will receive product.
Waiting your reply ASAP!
No sooner had I made the inquiry to the requested email, did the product go "POOF" from the listing page. I managed to get a hold of an Amazon representative and he was confused as to which listing I was talking about - until I refreshed my page... If you read the page on the link above, they did the same thing.

I ended up sending them this:
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me 4:36 PM (22 hours ago) to Daniel
Hey, I was going to send you my info and then click the link to add to my cart - but the product seems to have disappeared from Amazon! What happened? You were going to sell me an item that is no longer available?


Instead Mr. HD Sales 24, Inc. shows two listings for similar prices - same conditions: Contact Seller. In fact,

info@hdsales24.com
harmond825@gmail.com

danielminder22@gmail.com
us.mediamarket@gmail.com


All sell with "contact by email before purchasing" instructions.

I have contacted Amazon in the meanwhile, they indicated that Amazon will never prevent a seller (even 3rd party sellers) from listing an item if it is new, unless your definition of "New" differs from the common "New".

I do not mind purchasing a used DJI, if it indeed is in a good condition and legitimate. But your offer, and HD Sales's and us.mediamarket@gmail.com all sell pricey items at nearly 1/2 price - then ask to arrange the deal outside of Amazon, and request Name, Address, Phone Number.

I have found similar complaints here, and more and more people are questioning the validity of your type of claim: http://slickdeals.net/f/8616870-cheap-tvs-on-amazon-beware


Please advise.
I've not heard from Mr. Daniel Minder since. Luckily I found the wordpress page - I was feeling the whole time "this is too good to be true" and it turned out to be just that.
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Almost fell for it but keep saying .. "seems to feed to be true". I was about to by an Epson Projector. Normally $1999.00 but he was selling it for $1080 including shipping. Of course he added things like (if outside US, add another $$) just to make it seem legit. H said it was sealed in box and only used for advertising purposes in his store .. When I questions how it was used for advertising purposes, he never provided an answer.

I should have also clued in that the response to my e-mail was 3:48 am so he is most likely not in the US and running a scam. Anyway, I wrote hime back and said he was asking for too much personal information and I would look elsewhere... Oh, and by the way, the item suddenly disappeared from the list ting this morning..
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