kambo

online store cheats!
« on: June 24, 2020, 01:17:18 AM »
some online stores replacing original product picture with photoshopped
version of them to cover/mask the actual product/model number and look of the product.. and some promises! this works etc etc!

so, i bought a specific glue online,  whole bottle was covered with the online store  company logo,
and the packet arrived finally... when i opened it
its actually regular Loctite 495 in its original packing, and i paid way more than what i would normally pay!

is it legal to cheat like this in US ?





pucho812

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 02:35:06 AM »
I would talk to their customer service about it
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

kambo

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 02:42:20 AM »
I would talk to their customer service about it

that aint gona solve anything.
they just gonna say sorry, and happy to refund/return etc bla bla.. and my return fee would be additional $10!..
they know that too... they are taking advantage...

googled but, i think i am not wording it correctly, so couldnt find anything....





pucho812

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 03:41:42 AM »
what website? I also would rain concerns with locktite
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

EmRR

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 10:37:01 AM »
Contact your state attorney general office and see what they suggest.  Mention your SAG to the vendor, if you discuss anything with them. 
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JohnRoberts

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 11:26:28 AM »
some online stores replacing original product picture with photoshopped
version of them to cover/mask the actual product/model number and look of the product.. and some promises! this works etc etc!

so, i bought a specific glue online,  whole bottle was covered with the online store  company logo,
and the packet arrived finally... when i opened it
its actually regular Loctite 495 in its original packing, and i paid way more than what i would normally pay!

is it legal to cheat like this in US ?
Caveat emptor...  If widespread there may be a class action possibility, these days the regulators are looking into large e-commerce sites stealing data from smaller merchants to copy their most successful skus with private label versions.
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I have seen e-commerce sites mix up images for SKUs... a couple years ago I purchased a shovel based on the picture from wally world's website, and I didn't get what I wanted... I returned it to the bricks and mortar store.
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when I ordered chinese masks from  amazon, the website image clearly shows a 95% marking.....  the actual mask packaging makes no such claim. In fact the actual packaging has a dander/dust logo with a strike through suggesting it doesn't even block dander or fine dust particles.

JR

Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.

kambo

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2020, 12:12:52 PM »
thank you all...
sounds like not totally legal what they are doing...
"private label versions" sounds the best wording for this!

they are on east coast, so this is a federal issue now :)))
i will contact local and federal offices, see what they say....

edit:  saved their page on wayback machine too :)))
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 12:16:15 PM by kambo »

JohnRoberts

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2020, 01:51:08 PM »
You may be over reacting.... what was the fraud? You paid more than you should have for common loctite?

Look at how many phools pay way too much for funny speaker wire.

JR
Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.

mjrippe

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 02:32:36 PM »
Contact the Better Business Bureau and file a complaint.

mjrippe

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2020, 02:36:02 PM »
You may be over reacting.... what was the fraud? You paid more than you should have for common loctite?

Look at how many phools pay way too much for funny speaker wire.

JR

I think you missed the point here.  If those audiophools ordered "Magic Audio brand SuperCable" and received Radio Shack 16ga Speaker Wire they would raise holy heck.


kambo

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2020, 03:46:51 PM »
I think you missed the point here.  If those audiophools ordered "Magic Audio brand SuperCable" and received Radio Shack 16ga Speaker Wire they would raise holy heck.
+1

JohnRoberts

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2020, 04:04:38 PM »
I think you missed the point here.  If those audiophools ordered "Magic Audio brand SuperCable" and received Radio Shack 16ga Speaker Wire they would raise holy heck.
but they do.....  ::)

JR
Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.

kambo

Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2020, 04:48:54 PM »
but they do.....  ::)

JR

still missing the point ;D
they at least stamp/pack with "Magic Audio brand SuperCable" on them!


Re: online store cheats!
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2020, 07:19:48 PM »
I once used cooker grade thick stranded double insulated cable for my speakers , I found that by twisting up the cores tight at either end they fitted perfectly into 4mm sockets on amp and speaker , not very flexible , but for domestic installation worked and sounded great . I used work in hifi for a while , I knew well the more cross sectional area of the cable the better it tended to sound ,anything they tell you beyond that is marketing .


 

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