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I actually got taken one this one too and they got about the same 200 bucks from me... I was heading home from work cruising the street bumping my thunderous stero just hightailing it home and this van pulls up next to me and the guy yelled over to me that he has some really nice speakers for cheap.
So we pulled over on a side street and he started rattling off about how they did some stereo work in local restaraunts and started fumbling through some catalouge while he continued with how he had a few sets "extra" he didn't want to go back to his shop with (2 guys)
so anyways they start showing me these super nice boxes with some very nice looking speakers and said basically that he was willing to take anything for it. As he worked me up to 100 bucks and i was actually interested he was gonna toss in another set for the same price so that i may unload a set to my friends or whatnot. so i dished out the 200 bucks as the other guy started unloading sealed white boxes with legit looking print on the box. and just like that they were gone and i was pretty much still asking about wheres the rest of my stuff. A cop drove past right at that moment and i was attempting to flag him over as the van sped away and the cop ignored me.
i got home knowing i just got robbed and opened the package expecting the worst. it was a speaker box with super cheap speakers, only one box and it was all chrome rings and stuff but even with very low voltage the speakers were horrible. I ended up giving it away and took the loss... dont feel bad they were really convincing.

as for seeing them around again, they cut town after they make rounds and scam a new area. its been going on a long time too...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_van_speaker_scam


Edited by wallyworld96 - 1/10/11 at 10:48pm
    
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post #102 of 144
Where did you see these guys? I want to find one of them and mess with them
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post #103 of 144
Man I hate to say it... But really? Oh shiz. Next time check it out.

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That is all.
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That is all.
^this

Remember kids, don't buy anything unless its from a building or a good well known website.
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Don't buy anything from a van in a parking lot. Unless it's a parking lot of a car dealer and the thing you're buying is the van itself. Even then be careful, because you're buying a van.
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Two guys tried to do the same to me in a Lowe's parking lot. They have their own website and a catalog to show the $1999 retail price. They even had a fake inventory list to show that they somehow had an EXTRA set of speakers that their boss didn't know about. They said they just wanted to make some quick money off the company and so they can hit up a titty bar and grab a beer. They wanted to sell it to me for $500. I called a relative of mine up to see the resale value on Ebay and was told they're around $150 or less. These Ebayers are probably people who got scammed and want to cut their losses. My sibling automatically confirmed that it was the white van scam as I suspected.

What was ridiculous is that the system was supposed to be 1000W or more and that they said they'll test out the system for me just to show it'll work by plugging it into a cigarette outlet in their car.
    
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Yeah, don't buy anything from friends, family, Craigslist, or forum members.
    
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i buy my steaks from some guy in a gas station parking lot...
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