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#1443309 - 05/25/10 11:11 AM EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA)
wienerfingers Offline
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Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 104
Loc: North Hatley, Quebec
are these guys legit?
prices are silly (low)
anyone ever gone down this road?
or is it just nigerian scammers posing as chinese? smile

e.g.

roland rd700gx for 1100usd

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#1443326 - 05/25/10 11:38 AM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: wienerfingers]
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#1443327 - 05/25/10 11:41 AM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: wienerfingers]
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and here's a response from someone by the name of jerry zhu to my request for info:

Hello,

Thanks for your mail ,Our company products are brand new in original
case with 1 year international company warranty and 90 days return policy.

Events Musical Instrument Co, Ltd is legit and trading company based in China. Well sell:

Roland RD700GX 88-Key Stage Piano for $1,100usd
Shipping cost $60usd to Canada.

Below is the payment method.....

Any orders from $100usd to $2000usd === via western union.
Any orders from $2000usd Above === via bank transfer.

DELIVERY FORM
==================
Shipment will be made by FEDEX COURIER SERVICE and they will deliver
your package to your destination within a 5days after confirmation of your
payment.

Immediately your package is been shipped out we will get back to you
with the full shipping information such as:

COMMERCIAL INVOICE
AIRWAY BILL
TRACKING NUMBER

The Tracking number will enable you to trace your package through
FedEx Website: www.fedex.com and let you know when your package will
get to your destination.

Regards,
Jerry Zhu.

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#1443338 - 05/25/10 11:58 AM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: wienerfingers]
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What is the street address in China? It's a knee jerk reaction for me, but when I see Western Union as a method of payment, I get suspicious.

All reputable companies deal with international wire transfers. I'd ask Jerry about that.

This has SCAM written all over it. Of course, you could attempt to buy a keyboard, get scammed and then report back to share your story. Think of this as a public service.
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#1443345 - 05/25/10 12:07 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: Dave Horne]
wienerfingers Offline
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Registered: 04/11/04
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Loc: North Hatley, Quebec
thx dave

it certainly does look like a scam, but google as i might, i can't find anybody talking about these guys. are they brand new, as of a day or 2 ago? i just don't know

and if they are stealing people's money, how do they think they can get away with it?

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#1443346 - 05/25/10 12:08 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: Dave Horne]
MacMacMac Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 3993
Loc: North Carolina
Only $1100 for a $2600 piano???
And payment by WU or bank transfer???
SCAM!

If you buy one, I suspect this will become $1100 for no piano at all.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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#1443373 - 05/25/10 12:39 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: MacMacMac]
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 3946
Loc: Banned
These folks post scam spam here from time to time.
Stay away, or if you prefer, engage them with endless mails.

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#1443508 - 05/25/10 04:24 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: theJourney]
wienerfingers Offline
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Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 104
Loc: North Hatley, Quebec
ok thx guys

rd700gx's are going for as low as $2.35k (open box) and $2k (blemished). blemished is rare. i missed a chance at zzounds to pick one up last week

cheers

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#1443628 - 05/25/10 07:36 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: wienerfingers]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted By: wienerfingers

and if they are stealing people's money, how do they think they can get away with it?


How would they ever get caught? Let's say to wire transferred the money and then he stopped communicating with you. What would you do, go to China yourself and try to find him? Do you think he ever used his real name or address?

If they don't accept credit cards ignore them. The CC companies will all charge back the money if the goods are not delivered but the payment methods he accepts offer no recourse. That alone should be enough of a clue that it's a scam.

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#1443684 - 05/25/10 09:28 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: ChrisA]
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Loc: Canada
Run, Forest, run!

Or to put it another way - if the price is too good to be true - it ain't!
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#1443819 - 05/26/10 04:38 AM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: ChrisA]
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 4681
Loc: San Francisco
Originally Posted By: ChrisA

How would they ever get caught?

If they don't accept credit cards ignore them. The CC companies will all charge back the money if the goods are not delivered but the payment methods he accepts offer no recourse. That alone should be enough of a clue that it's a scam.
+1

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#1443820 - 05/26/10 04:39 AM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: FogVilleLad]
FogVilleLad Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 4681
Loc: San Francisco
Originally Posted By: FogVilleLad
Originally Posted By: ChrisA


If they don't accept credit cards ignore them. The CC companies will all charge back the money if the goods are not delivered but the payment methods he accepts offer no recourse. That alone should be enough of a clue that it's a scam.
+1

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#1847225 - 02/18/12 10:54 AM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: wienerfingers]
k madsen Offline
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Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 1
hi, the phone number he gave me apparently belongs to someone else (+8618751847570)

so you wont have much help when you call to complain you didnt receive what you paid for

the guy also accepts bank transfer or western union only and no means of payment that include a bit of security , not even international credit cards

i asked about payment with paypal or escrow but no way wink

obviously a scam and very easy to figure out as well

karsten


Edited by k madsen (02/18/12 10:55 AM)

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#1847374 - 02/18/12 03:44 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: wienerfingers]
Qbert Offline
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Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 328
Loc: Italy
Originally Posted By: wienerfingers
google as i might, i can't find anybody talking about these guys.


That should be enough.

Another thought: when you deal with alibaba or aliexpress, sellers usually list in catalog last and newest models. These look very old and, I suppose, out of production!

Tyros 2 ?????


Edited by Qbert (02/18/12 03:49 PM)
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#1847513 - 02/18/12 08:13 PM Re: EVENTS MUSICAL RETAILER (CHINA) [Re: k madsen]
MacMacMac Offline
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 3993
Loc: North Carolina
k madsen: The original posting was done nearly two years ago. Are you now referring to the same web site and/or the same scammer?

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