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R/E/P => Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab => Topic started by: Oleh Malyy on October 18, 2011, 07:54:02 am

Title: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on October 18, 2011, 07:54:02 am
Please see
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Neumann-U-77-legendare-Mikrofon-/120794865165?pt=DE_Elektronik_Computer_Audio_Hi_Fi_Mikrofone&hash=item1c1fef5e0d

the seller has used photos of my Neumann U77
you can see its in
http://picasaweb.google.com/OlehMalyy/NeumannU77/

this microphone is not for sale
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: klaus on October 18, 2011, 05:18:11 pm
As eBay listings go away after a few weeks, please copy and paste the auction's wording here!
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on October 19, 2011, 12:54:47 am
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/2020/77sc03.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/838/77sc03.png/)
and
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6980/77sc04.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/77sc04.png/)
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on October 19, 2011, 01:01:22 am
Klaus (or any who another), can you contact to ebay.de and tell them about this situation?
I donít know German at all.
Sorry
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: matti on October 19, 2011, 04:01:20 am
I reported this via ebay.UK as my German is not isn't good either
-Did it after asking him is the mic pictured exact the one he is selling and got answer YES

Matti
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: gpiccolini on October 20, 2011, 05:38:15 am
I watched the auction and the serial number in the box is different, but the picture is the same...
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on October 20, 2011, 10:15:14 am
I watched the auction and the serial number in the box is different, but the picture is the same...
7858 was changed to 7855
task for 1 minute in photoshop
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: gpiccolini on October 22, 2011, 08:32:25 am
It sold expensive for a fake. I may consider selling one of mines for that money (well, a little more, as mines are real :D )
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: klaus on October 22, 2011, 01:35:44 pm
Now I am getting confused: WHAT sold? The image of a mic (i.e. a fraudulent, non-existent product) or a real mic that looks like yours?
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: gpiccolini on October 23, 2011, 05:59:21 am
oops.. for some reason I get the impression that the auction had ended with a winner paying around 1600Ä. Now it's removed... well, at least they took measures.
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on October 24, 2011, 03:12:44 am
oops.. for some reason I get the impression that the auction had ended with a winner paying around 1600Ä. Now it's removed... well, at least they took measures.
auction was deleted
I hope that they really took measures
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: jpalden on October 25, 2011, 11:19:31 am
I'm the "lucky" winner of that auction who already bank wired Ä 1.442,-/$ 2.000,- to that scumbag...
Anybody here selling his/her U77?
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: klaus on October 25, 2011, 12:49:43 pm
Folks,
This thread is utterly confusing (at least to me):
Are we talking about fraud, where an illegitimate seller tried to scam for money? Or was this a legit eBay auction, but the seller conveniently grabbed someone else's pictures to sell his (legitimate, real) microphone?

I'd like to have clarity from the threadstarter, Oleh Malyy, and from the eBay buyer of a supposed U77, jpalden.

Thanks,
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: didier.brest on October 25, 2011, 05:08:29 pm
Please, please tell me the end of the story !  :)
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on October 26, 2011, 01:46:26 am
I donít know
Seller used my photos of my microphone.
This microphone is with me now and not for sale.
I asked seller why he use this photos. Without any reply.
I discribed situation in ebay and some forums as attantion.

But I donít know the true. Maybe that is scam. Or, maybe, seller only used photos.
Sorry, i donít know where is the true
but want to know the result too.
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: klaus on October 26, 2011, 01:49:12 pm
I'm the "lucky" winner of that auction

And....? Did you receive the microphone that is described in the auction, regardless of what the picture shows?
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: jpalden on October 31, 2011, 03:56:33 pm
The end is:
it was a scam, seller pretended to own the microphone but fortunately I've got my money back (due to the fact I wired on a Saturday and called it back Monday morning after getting an alert from ebay). So many many thanks to Matti Lehtonen who reported to ebay, without him I would have lost Ä 1.442,-
Never again I will use ebay without PayPal!!!
Matti, I owe you one!
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: Oleh Malyy on November 02, 2011, 08:40:05 am
pleasure to hear that this story had a happy end ;)
Title: Re: POSSIBLE SCAM: Neumann U77
Post by: matti on November 07, 2011, 08:55:58 am
All well in the end

Matti