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Ripoff Thanks USA we now have 2 young guys in a van selling Home Theatre Systems Queensland

Well, we may be pretty laid back in Australia but we eventually catch up! We now have another of the US of A's "marketing" ploys in Queensland. I was just about to get into my car at the local shopping centre and a young guy yelled out "hey mate do you want to buy a home theatre system". He had just got out of a white van (unsure what brand but had Predigo as the model Rego number 137HIY).

I immediately thought of all the reports on ROR about two guys in a white van selling speakers so I thought I'd play along. He took me over to the van - opened the side door and asked me if I knew anything about this fantastic product that was all boxed up and looking new. I said I did and he then said that it was surplus to a job they had just finished and was now legally his and he then gave his offsider a high five.

He asked if I could read and I answered a little. He pointed to the output on the spec sheet on the box (which incidentally only stated 100 watts - nothing to get excited about!!) and then asked if I could lay my hands on some cash and I said of course. Then he pulled the "invoice" out and said these are worth $1600 but I'll do you a deal. By this time I realised it was the exact scam that you guys have been putting up with for ages.

I said that I didn't recognize any of the brand names and he pointed out printed on the carton was "made in USA". I then said look I have to go but thanks for the entertainment - I have enjoyed reading about this scam on www.usaconsumercomplaints.com but it is certainly a pleasure to have you attempt it in the flesh. He choked and then said that he doesn't have the internet so I walked away and his parting words were "we are famous eh"

Both guys were Australian - early twenties and clean cut so beware fellow Aussies they are out there trying to scam you!!!

Wally
Warana
Australia



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