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chevyman26 
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Posted: August 25, 2006 at 9:45 PM / IP Logged  

Hey. This is a little off the car audio topic, but I need some help. I live in a town on the U.S. side on the Canadian border, and had a couple of guys tell me that they couln't get across the border with some home audio equipment because their packing slip showed that they were only supposed to have 2 of these Digital Research DR-2810's and the warehouse accidendtily loaded 4, so their boss told them to sell them to the first person they came to and get the load delivered. So I talked them down  to $200 for the pair. The MSRP on the box, and in their product line catalogue that they showed me is $1689 ea. On the way home I started thinking way to good to be true. I can't find anything on them on the 'net. Now I'm a little worried. Anybody ever heard of them? Did I just get scammed? I have their license plate # and can and will find them if so.

Thanks for any help/replies.

You'd better get me out of this lord... or else you'll have me to deal with. -- Hunter S. Thompson "F.A.L.I.L.V."
boardinbum 
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Posted: August 25, 2006 at 10:06 PM / IP Logged  
Why don't you just listen to them and decide if they're worth $200. Really, if they make any kind of decent sound, they're probably worth that... So either way I wouldn't say you got "ripped off"
boardinbum 
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Posted: August 25, 2006 at 10:12 PM / IP Logged  
Maybe try looking a little harder next time...
Google = Your smartest friend
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pmh61 
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Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:24 AM / IP Logged  
LOL its cool man for 200 bucks not saying you got the deal of alife time but you a decent deal they are not high quality but throw them in your garage or if you like them put them in your house and yes it is a type of scam but it you pay 250 or less its a deal the brand you have i haven't heard of that scam but look under dalhton speakers or check this out http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/index.php?topic=9046.0 this is the one i am familar with i cam across this one about 4 years ago when i lived in central texas was it a white van or some kind of cargo van they were in that is what most of them are in did they get you by an ATM or out side YOUR BANK LOL that is where they usually hang out they approched me at atm and they were like ya they gave us double what i needed and if i take them back to his work then they will keep them and i can't give you this deal so i told him shouldn't you give those back to your boss can't you get fired for that just trying to push his buttons,...he was like naw man he is cool with it he said to get rid of them and make some extra cash and that is where i got him........i was like well if he told you to get rid of them and nobody will miss them ill give you 100 for them..then he showed me the catalogue like he did you and was like these are 1500 speakers come on thats kinda cheap don't you think then i said they are extras remember you said if you don't get rid of them they are gona take them back right thats what you said he had this look on his face like he was gona drive off i said i have you tag number you know its illegal to sell stuff on the street like this and it not be taxed the government will get mad you know they like to be in on the action like this......i can call them if you want (as i whipped out my celly LOL) then he agreed to the deal......but the best part was i no F.ing clue if its illegal or not.........but to finish it off i they are nice looking not the best sound quality so i put them in my garage with a stereo reciver that i got off ebay for 30 and for 130 i got a banging loud stereo in there and if you look into it more on the net you will see they are suppost to get 300 for a pair so they can make a little extra for selling them i got bored one day and researched this sh** one day they get you by malls, atms, banks, anywhere large cash flows are..they are usually fast talkers like they are in a hurry just stay a step ahead of them and get you a set of good garage speakers cheap LOL LOL and sorry for the long post just made me laugh when i saw this post.....i thought you were gona say you paid like 500 for them i seen a guy complian cuz he spent the whole 1500 for them lol hoped this helped
chevyman26 
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Posted: August 26, 2006 at 10:25 AM / IP Logged  

Wow, the story is exactly the same, just that they got me at a gas station right by the border. Yeah, like you said, it's only 200 bucks so what the hell. I kind of figured they were hustlin something, that's why I wrote down the license # before I drove away. Now if I can just get the wife to stop telling people about the "good deal" lol. 

Are they pretty loud anyways, even if the sound quality isn't so great?

You'd better get me out of this lord... or else you'll have me to deal with. -- Hunter S. Thompson "F.A.L.I.L.V."
flobee4 
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Posted: August 26, 2006 at 6:05 PM / IP Logged  

I found This:

http://www.scamshield.com/

I live right outside NYC and I've been approach numerous times. I thought it was because I live just outside New York.  I didn't know it was nation wide until I saw your post and did some digging. Its called the "white van scam".  Some people seem to be happy, but others not.  I always walk away from people like that, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.

Frank

wranglercory 
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Posted: August 28, 2006 at 3:18 PM / IP Logged  
sounds like a good deal to me maybe they could load up a extra receiver next time
pmh61 
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Posted: August 28, 2006 at 4:26 PM / IP Logged  
well if you do some research they aren't the best quality by any means but if you can get them for under a 200 do like did put them in your garage or something as loud as i listen to music in there sq doesn't matter

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