DPete27 wrote:Do you suppose there's any risk of fraud or identity theft, or would you be safe from behind Amazon's curtain? (not sure how Amazon handles payments to 3rd party sellers)
RickyTick wrote:DPete27 wrote:Do you suppose there's any risk of fraud or identity theft, or would you be safe from behind Amazon's curtain? (not sure how Amazon handles payments to 3rd party sellers)
I sure hope there's no risk since I have one on order. I didn't see anyway to go wrong at $3.05, but you can never be sure. "If something seems to good to be true, it probably isn't" (or something like that)
DPete27 wrote:Meh, 3 bucks. I'll be the guinea pig.
Chrispy_ wrote:I very much doubt that will even ship. Amazon will be in charge of the transaction which will limit it to $3.05 of your funds being given to the seller, and international shipping is $24.99 for 14-48 day standard international shipping, or $46.50 for expedited shipping.
The seller clearly doesn't know what they're doing and they've listed this incorrectly, as well as failed to setup their marketplace shop correctly. All of their international shipping is free because it's all been left blank. The seller will vanish and Amazon will credit your account $3.05 if they ever even deduct $3.05 from you in the first place.
If you do happen to receive a 212 EVO in the next six weeks, I'll laugh - mainly because someone is severely screwing up at Amazon. There's no way the seller could make a profit on that even if they were stolen goods; the real cost of listing, administration and packaging physical objects like that far outstrips the $3.05 per unit.
RickyTick wrote:magic special double secret deals and all.
Chrispy_ wrote:RickyTick wrote:magic special double secret deals and all.
It's going to need to be better than double! Cheapest shipping I could find from the UK to the US is £12.49 via USPS, which is 16 bucks.
The postage alone is discounted by 81% and that assumes that there are no admin fees, import duty, amazon charges to the seller and also assumes that the item is stolen and worth nothing! Perhaps I'm wrong, but do USPS ever offer 81% discounts for lugging chunks of metal halfway around the planet during peak mail-order season?
Didn't think so....
DPete27 wrote:Chrispy, nobody here is arguing against your logic. But if someone wants to sell me something at a loss, I could care less.
[update] My order from seller "HuaguabiQW" has already been cancelled by Amazon.
RickyTick wrote:DPete27 wrote:[update] My order from seller "HuaguabiQW" has already been cancelled by Amazon.
*update* I just received a shipping confirmation on my order. When I get it in my hands, I'll actually believe it. We'll see...
DPete27 wrote:Which seller did you go with?