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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by Metradio » 08 Apr 2017, 16:51

I think the scam is to get money out of PayPal not you..
But in the end PayPal will claw back the money from all users by upping their charges..

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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by Buick Mackane » 13 Apr 2017, 19:17

Looks like it might be legit, Someone who bought a pair has left the seller positive feedback, Either that or its a friend of the seller whos trying to make it look above board.
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by gmham » 13 Apr 2017, 20:24

The seller on the other thread who was scamming also had a few feedbacks appear whilst we were all eagerly waitting on our radios.all feedback was for very low cost items thou. guess someone landed lucky with there pair off uv-5R handies for a fiver thou !!
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by Buick Mackane » 13 Apr 2017, 20:40

Who knows ? It might be the real deal, Stranger things have happened, For the past few days its said ''almost gone'' But hes still selling about 50 of them per day :lol: Maybe they fell off the back of a lorry, Nice little earner as arthur used to say,
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by sickboy » 13 Apr 2017, 20:52

If you look on the feedback that the seller has been leaving for buyers, it seems that Italian is his native language, yet the items are coming from China.
I wonder if it's some kind of drop-shipping scam? The vendor in China recruits unsuspecting drop shippers to advertise the items?
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Post by Buick Mackane » 13 Apr 2017, 21:01

Well if by some miracle it is for real expect about a million baofengs to pop up in the for sale section in a month or two :lol: :lol:
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by paulears » 13 Apr 2017, 22:24

I found an auction for another radio item today, and won it for 1p, with £24 postage - another one to wait for?

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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by stanogs68 » 14 Apr 2017, 21:51

weres that paul lets have a look ??
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Post by ghost123uk » 14 Apr 2017, 22:45

paulears wrote:I found an auction for another radio item today, and won it for 1p, with £24 postage - another one to wait for?
That's against Ebay rules. It's your moral duty to report the seller to Ebay for fee avoidance ;)
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by 310den » 15 Apr 2017, 07:13

ghost123uk wrote:
paulears wrote:I found an auction for another radio item today, and won it for 1p, with £24 postage - another one to wait for?
That's against Ebay rules. It's your moral duty to report the seller to Ebay for fee avoidance ;)
Ebay charge you 10% on postage also so the seller cannot win now.

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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by paulears » 17 Apr 2017, 18:15

£24 from China is pretty normal - it has been relisted too, so they have quite a few.

It's a clever car radio with USB and gizmos
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-In-Dash-S ... 2157268290?

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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by ghost123uk » 18 Apr 2017, 08:09

You often find those in Aldi / Lidl at £19.95. I bought one for the VW camper. Pretty happy with.

1p + £20 odd P&P is still Ebay fee avoidance ;)

Here is a more honest seller of a similar unit = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Stereo-Au ... 2157268290 - FREE P&P :thumbup:
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by Buick Mackane » 18 Apr 2017, 22:48

Surprise surprise
We had to remove this listing from the site and you're not required to complete the transaction. If you've already sent payment, the sale should process as normal and you don't have anything to worry about. If you have any questions about delivery, please check tracking or contact your seller. If you run into any trouble along the way eBay is here to help. Please visit the Resolution Centre to help resolve any problems you may encounter.
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by paulears » 19 Apr 2017, 07:32

Interesting - my email was different.
Hello
You were recently involved in a transaction for the following item:
2PCS Baofeng UV-5R Handheld FM Dual Band VHF/UHF Two way Walkie Talkie Radio KF

We’re writing to let you know that an unauthorised third party may have accessed the seller’s account to list this item. The item has been removed from the site, and the transaction was cancelled. We ask that you take the following precautions:

- If you already paid for the item, you may be protected by eBay. Open a request with the Resolution Centre and choose, "I bought an item. I haven't received it yet." You can access the Resolution Centre by visiting:
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- If the transaction doesn't qualify for eBay’s protection, please immediately contact the payment service used to request a refund.

- If you haven't paid for your item, consider this transaction cancelled and do not send payment.

In this situation, your account wasn't accessed by the third party involved. At eBay, we take a number of steps to help ensure the security of your account. Learn more about protecting your account at:
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Re: Baofeng radios

Post by kilimax » 19 Apr 2017, 08:49

paulears wrote:Interesting - my email was different.
I'll let you know if I get a refund.
I had ordered these too and received the very same email as you.
I've opened a case anyway.
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