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User Info: Boge

Boge
1 month ago#81
You're probably safe from a scam. I actually took a chance on a "pricing error", is what I was hoping, on a Nintendo Switch on ebay. It turned out to be a scam. I had zero trouble getting my money back through Paypal.

You'll just end up being out that money for a while if it is a scam.
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User Info: TheFeshPince

TheFeshPince
1 month ago#82
Boge is still here!
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User Info: ElDudorino

ElDudorino
1 month ago#83
sonicteam2k1 posted...
thegreatandrewm posted...
I think you guys will get a brick with 1080 ti spray painted on it :)


it's why you pay with a credit card. you're 100% protected using one. The credit card company doesn't question it at all. They will just issue a chargeback and off you go

The protection is always there but the "doesn't question it at all" part depends on the bank. If the bank doesn't investigate on their end first, they can be sued by the merchant, who incurs a transaction fee for every chargeback. I don't know if individual merchants ever sue individual banks, mind you, though there have been several class-action lawsuits against banks and PayPal over the matter.

I do know that merchants have threatened and actually filed lawsuits against many individuals who have filed chargebacks, however, since chargebacks are constantly used by sketchy buyers trying to get free goods and services. That wouldn't happen here, of course, but it's an interesting bit of trivia for sketchbags looking to engage in some so-called "friendly fraud."

User Info: therickmu25

therickmu25
1 month ago#84
ElDudorino posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
thegreatandrewm posted...
I think you guys will get a brick with 1080 ti spray painted on it :)


it's why you pay with a credit card. you're 100% protected using one. The credit card company doesn't question it at all. They will just issue a chargeback and off you go

The protection is always there but the "doesn't question it at all" part depends on the bank. If the bank doesn't investigate on their end first, they can be sued by the merchant, who incurs a transaction fee for every chargeback. I don't know if individual merchants ever sue individual banks, mind you, though there have been several class-action lawsuits against banks and PayPal over the matter.

I do know that merchants have threatened and actually filed lawsuits against many individuals who have filed chargebacks, however, since chargebacks are constantly used by sketchy buyers trying to get free goods and services. That wouldn't happen here, of course, but it's an interesting bit of trivia for sketchbags looking to engage in some so-called "friendly fraud."


If these merchants are in fact either going to send me a stolen GPU, not going to ship my GPU, or send me a different product, I doubt they would challenge the banks with a lawsuit.
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User Info: Boge

Boge
1 month ago#85
TheFeshPince posted...
Boge is still here!


Every day.
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User Info: ElDudorino

ElDudorino
1 month ago#86
therickmu25 posted...
If these merchants are in fact either going to send me a stolen GPU, not going to ship my GPU, or send me a different product, I doubt they would challenge the banks with a lawsuit.

Of course. What I was saying to sonicteam2k1 is that when you file a chargeback with your bank, they're actually *supposed* to investigate and in many cases they do. They may also require you as the customer to follow up with the merchant and allow them a certain amount of time to resolve the issue.

Even in a case of absolutely blatant fraud where my father-in-law got hit with ransomware and he paid some scammers in India to "fix" his computer, his bank required him (well, me on his behalf) to contact the 'merchant' and try to find a resolution with them.

User Info: TheFeshPince

TheFeshPince
1 month ago#87
Boge posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
Boge is still here!


Every day.

Glad to see that.
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User Info: Boge

Boge
1 month ago#88
TheFeshPince posted...
Boge posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
Boge is still here!


Every day.

Glad to see that.


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User Info: thegreatandrewm

thegreatandrewm
1 month ago#89
So has anyone got there brick yet ?

A a cc company may not cover the charge if it is obvious that the site is a scam.
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User Info: therickmu25

therickmu25
1 month ago#90
thegreatandrewm posted...
So has anyone got there brick yet ?

A a cc company may not cover the charge if it is obvious that the site is a scam.


The charge is pending with my CC company. The guy from the site emailed me saying my order is confirmed and ready to ship. Once the payment is cleared, he would provide a tracking number. When I've reached out to them, they've responded within the hour every time.

we'll see
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