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#76 pyrasanth

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:34 PM

I was looking for a solar filter for a friend with a C6 a few days ago and found one that is made for a C6.  Normal price at reputable vendors was around $85.  This was a real "bargain" at $29.00. Oh yes, it was a vendor that sold wigs! We all know that wig shops also carry solar filters.  What a crock!

 

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That is nearly as bad as a very well known electrical retailer selling very shaky Meade & Celestron telescopes to some unsuspecting victim with the sales assistant insisting that the telescopes will present Hubble quality images- God bless the ignorant for they shall line the pockets of the share holders!


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:03 PM

I suspect they won’t even try to track down the fraudsters - small potatoes in a very big field

PayPal has insurance to cover these kinds of loses. 



#78 fcathell

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:07 PM

In my case, PayPal was totally unable to locate the seller, either via name or Email, so I got a full refund.  That is certainly one big advantage in using PayPal.

 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:49 PM

I recently took the dive on one of these scams. Orion RC6 for $75 shipped. Paid with guest PayPal and actually got a shipping tracking info number a few days later! However, once it arrived in a week or two, I was unpleasantly surprised to receive this in a plastic mailer slip: 

 

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After a couple phone calls back and forth with PayPal, I got all my money refunded. Not my proudest moment. Might frame Alvin's school report as a testament to "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."


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#80 gfstallin

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 01:05 AM

I recently took the dive on one of these scams. Orion RC6 for $75 shipped. Paid with guest PayPal and actually got a shipping tracking info number a few days later! However, once it arrived in a week or two, I was unpleasantly surprised to receive this in a plastic mailer slip: 

 

attachicon.gif Alvins Report.jpg

 

After a couple phone calls back and forth with PayPal, I got all my money refunded. Not my proudest moment. Might frame Alvin's school report as a testament to "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

I wonder if Alvin's parent's ever found out about his day at school...lol.gif

 

I jest. It looks like someone (in the U.S.) just grabbed the closest thing they had to them at the moment and put it in a box.

 

George



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:56 PM

This looks like it could be the final exam to pass 6th grade now days!

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 10:59 AM

It’s a care plan for pediatric patients.

nevertheless a far cry from anything astronomical  




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