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Amazon has a seller selling the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for $8 shipped. Seller is a new seller named BMX Shop in Canada. Anybody know if these are legit?

https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-...B01CD5VC92
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It's Amazon so they'll refund you if something happens. in for two thanks
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I've at the same time noticed several other canada-based new sellers offering other popular items in my saved cart ridiculously low price as well. For example, this Arko-Mills storage drawer set for $3 whereas AMZ is selling it for $27: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003TV3NL0/

This cannot be genuine. I suspect it be either some systematic software glitches that causes mismatches between Canadian seller's product IDs and US customer's, or some large scale fraud.
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In for 2 as well. I fully expect a cancellation notice, but if it never ships, Amazon will refund.
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I already got a shipment notice on my order. We'll see what we get. Weird tracking number though. Listed as UPS but with "KA#######" number.
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It's the greed in people like you that made cheaters a living. At the end, cheaters got your money and run away, and Amazon / your credit card company bears the lose.
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Quote from mozillafirefix View Post :
It's the greed in people like you that made cheaters a living. At the end, cheaters got your money and run away, and Amazon / your credit card company bears the lose.
I'm pretty sure Amazon restricts new accounts so that if there's a problem they retract the funds. I bet similar to the way eBay and Paypal restrict funds for new accounts. But I hear you, the criminals are always coming up with ways to get around security and defraud people.
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Quote from Himoe View Post :
I already got a shipment notice on my order. We'll see what we get. Weird tracking number though. Listed as UPS but with "KA#######" number.
It's fake.
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Quote from mozillafirefix View Post :
It's the greed in people like you that made cheaters a living. At the end, cheaters got your money and run away, and Amazon / your credit card company bears the lose.
I really need to disagree with you, how is this the consumers fault. It's Amazon's job to ensure the sellers they allow on their site are reputable. Amazon is so popular because people trust them, and they make huge sales because of this trust. If I buy something on Amazon, I'm doing so with the understanding that if there was an issue with it, Amazon will make it right. If that understanding wasn't there I wouldn't buy as much as I do.

It works both ways, but to me the onus is on Amazon not the consumer. This is why consumers keep going back and I think Amazon is more than okay with that.
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in for 2 as well. awaiting cancellation email.
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Since it's on Amazon I placed order for two, Amazon take care of you in case if something is wrong with the item
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I really need to disagree with you, how is this the consumers fault. It's Amazon's job to ensure the sellers they allow on their site are reputable. Amazon is so popular because people trust them, and they make huge sales because of this trust. If I buy something on Amazon, I'm doing so with the understanding that if there was an issue with it, Amazon will make it right. If that understanding wasn't there I wouldn't buy as much as I do.
Which would make you completely wrong. No one forces you to voluntarily purchase any product.

Use an ounce of common sense before purchasing shady items and you'll eliminate most cases where someone has to swoop in to save you from your own actions.


For the simple ones that think these types of scams just involves your measly $8...understand your personal verified data (either sold in bulk or used for other means) can be worth quite a bit more.
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Last edited by SDSexpress September 22, 2016 at 05:06 AM
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I'm in for 1. But I too expect a cancellation notice. Either way, I have nothing to lose.

UPDATE: Automatically canceled by Amazon.
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Last edited by Jgirwarn September 22, 2016 at 06:55 AM
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Don't forget to track your order. I had 1 order similar to this one ( new seller low price ) said it shipped right away. After a month it's still at expected delivery soon something like that.

So my point is if you see a new seller don't even bother.
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Either way, I have nothing to loose.
Well along with your grammar skills, you'll lose what was already mentioned above along with plenty of phishing attempts (either via the Amazon email system, phone calls, etc).


Have fun wave

There is a reason this new seller/scammer has unlimited inventory of mostly "Best Sellers" shake head
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Last edited by SDSexpress September 22, 2016 at 05:14 AM
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