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(SCAM) Ebay has 3TB WD USB 3.0 external hard drives for 41.99 + free shipping!

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(OP)My roommate directed me to sellout.woot.com today because of this crazy deal. With the hard drive prices all up to a crazy high right now, this deal blew me away. Just figured I'd throw out a heads up so that people can take advantage of this. biggrin.gif
I bought 2, lol. wheee.gif
Heres the link
3TB 3.0 WD external


EDIT : Definitely a scam, and apparently a regularly perpetrated one. I hope this thread is useful to people who shop online as much as I do, and run into something like this. Chances are, If it's too good to be true; IT IS!
I'll be sure to post the experiences of anyone else who got scammed like this in the OP of this thread, that is if they are willing to send me some pictures of details of their ordeal.
The seller offered me partial credit, lol
Hi zombiemanthing,

We let the seller know the item wasn't as described. The seller offered you a partial refund of $22.00.

You can go to the Resolution Center to accept this offer. The seller will have 3 days to issue the refund. If you accept the offer, the case will be closed and you won't be eligible for an additional refund.

If you don't want to accept the seller's offer or if you have more questions, you can send the seller a message in the Resolution Center.

Refund information:
The seller offered a partial refund of $22.00.

A few hours later, I recieved a total refund from ebay.
Hi zombiemanthing,

We have decided to issue you a courtesy refund for this case on Jan 04, 2012 to the PayPal account you used to purchase this item. The refund includes the purchase price plus original shipping. Please log in to PayPal to get your refund.

This case is now closed, but you can view the details of the case in the Resolution Center.
This all goes to show you, for people who commented below, that ebay usually has your back, and will usually work with you.
Here is deafboys experience with ebay, and it looks like it went along pretty smoothly. I suggest anyone involved just follow suit.
Quote:
Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Oh wait... my "hard drive" showed up. lol
400
Quote:
Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Quote:
Details you provided:
You have not received the item
You paid on Dec 26, 2011
You have issues with 2 items in the order
The seller isn't working with you to solve the problem
You entered the phone number **********
We will not share your phone number with the seller.
Additional information:
"The seller is no longer listed on eBay. Other buyers that purchased the item left feedback stating that this was possibly a fraudulent item. No way to get a hold of the seller."
You wanted:
A full refund
Seller's message:
"Friend Project has been sent, Since my account too many items for sale Temporarily restricted, Please understand that I "
Your message to the seller:
"I do not understand your message. Having fraudulent feedback for the item purchased and your account no longer being listed is very suspicious. No shipping details makes it even more suspicious."
The seller has escalated the case to eBay Customer Support.
Refund information:
We issued you a $83.98 refund to the PayPal account that you used to purchase this item. Please log in to PayPal and view the History page if you don't see it in your PayPal balance.
Final decision:
This case has been decided in your favor.
eBay Customer Support comments:
We didn't receive valid tracking information from the seller. We're sorry you had a problem with your purchase, and we're issuing you a refund for this case.
Here are the messages I sent/received....

Similar Scam:
Quote:
Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post

Look at these images. Look at the weight and size of the package in comparison to the one dollar coin. Does it look like a 3 TB external hard drive could fit in it?
450
450
I generally wouldn't fess up to my stupidity to this extent, but it helps people save their cash and having to fight for their money back, I'll bite the bullet and suck it up. DO NOT BUY INTO THIS.
Edit: No, I did not originally open the package. Another family member opened it up thinking it was something for them.

And here's my wonderful 3TB Western Digital Sata III 6.0Gbps external hard drive!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defunctronin View Post

I also got my HDD today! tongue.gif
450
450
I only got a lousy shredded piece of cardboard.... lol.
I was hoping for a coin, too.

Edited by Defunctronin - 1/14/12 at 10:54pm
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Anyone know anything I should know before I jump on this? And could I pop the hard drive out of the case and use it inside my rig? + REP epic find sir

EDIT: Apparently it's a scam, be careful everyone. As a matter of fact looking through the feedback it's all from men's ties. Guess they got rep through ties and then are scamming with the hard drives.
Edited by Letmekilluplz - 12/26/11 at 2:30pm
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seems to good to be true

costs 299$ at WD online shop
Edited by CiBi - 12/26/11 at 2:25pm
 
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lol, 473 sold....... 105 feedback. Unlimited HDD's rolleyes.gif


I bought one tho, so we'll see.
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Yeah, I'm hesitating to buy since it ships from China. Also when I bought my WD external HDD the hard drive only had 1 year warranty instead of 3.
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why is it listed as a motorcycle glove?
     
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Don't waste your time, it'll be a scam
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Not sure if legit frown.gif

Fraud 99% sure. Look at the category it's in..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CiBi View Post

seems to good to be true

yeah thats way cheaper then that drive was even pre flooding
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post #10 of 82
IT'S A SCAM

Sorry for the caps and bold print but it's the only way people will notice. What these Asian or foreign sellers do is sell a bunch of low cost items (<$10), rank up on positive feedback, and then offer a "fire sale" so to speak. They'll ship you something that isn't that external hard drive and by the time you'll contact eBay they'll have already ran away with your money.

It's been happening for years. Best thing to do is report them.
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