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Offline kirill_ka

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R&S FSH6 on ebay looks like scam...
« on: February 21, 2019, 03:15:34 am »
There are two listings from different users:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/202600138073
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333081040138
The listings look somewhat similar. I don't like the pictures.
 

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Re: R&S FSH6 on ebay looks like scam...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 04:48:37 am »
$2000+ instrument from a 0 feedback seller is always gonna be a risk.  I'd contact them and I wouldn't pay a regular rate because of the risk, also be sure all the Is are dotted and Ts are crossed in payment and such to make sure there aren't any impediments to a potential fraud/return claim.
 
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Re: R&S FSH6 on ebay looks like scam...
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 05:23:53 am »
the 2nd seller doesnt ship outside USA so dont dream. always pay with paypal.
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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Re: R&S FSH6 on ebay looks like scam...
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 06:01:19 pm »
probably real, I have 5 of them. pictures look legit to me.

US sellers may not want to ship overseas due to risks violating ITAR.

you could always use an escrow company.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 06:04:15 pm by usagi »
 

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Re: R&S FSH6 on ebay looks like scam...
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 09:46:41 pm »
There are so many mail forwarding services, so US-only shipping is not an ultimate barrier. However in this situation it's even more risky.
I did notice one more thing:
"Based in United States, mamo_9324 has been an eBay member since Jan 16, 2019"
"Based in United States, laugo-2331 has been an eBay member since Jan 16, 2019"
Is it coincidence?
 

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Re: R&S FSH6 on ebay looks like scam...
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 10:09:27 pm »
probably not a coincidence. could be a scam, maybe not. escrow would at least help reduce risk.

but there are plenty of other FSH6 on ebay to choose from.

fwiw i would say a nice loaded up R&S CMU200 is a much more capable device and much better value for money, if you don't need the portabililty or 6ghz.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 10:13:13 pm by usagi »
 


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