Well I'm the latest of Home Theater speaker ripoff. Yesterday at the Navy Federal Credit Union on Saturn Blvd in Chula Vista, I was approched by two guys in an tan SUV with Nevada plates. They said they had just done a speaker install at a place in Coronado and had an extra set of speakers. Their boss couldn't find out they had an extra set and needed to unload them fast.
They continued on by showing me an invoice from Hi Tech Audio in Escondido, CA that showed an extra set. Next they pulled out a catalog that showed the Digital Audio 5.1 Pro Series II speakers at $1,999, just as it is on the box. One of them then opened the box and showed me the merchandise and offered them for $400, well still being half asleep I agreed on $300 and off then went. Immediately I began to feel had.
I got home checked to see if the speakers worked and they do..well if you can call it taht. They sound like a tin can, a very expensive tin can. I then checked RipOffReports and found the ongoing scam across the nation. I looked a bit further and found that Precision Transducer Systems so called Digital Audio speakers look and have the exact same specs as Dogg Digital Audio. Compare websites and you will see for yourself.
In addition I read the cheesey non specific warranty card from the box and it states to be covered write the serial number and send it in. There is NO serial number on the speakers. So I called the phone number one of the guys gave me and verified it is a place called Hi Tech audio in Escondido (1313 Simpson Way) and he said they are a warehouse and to call back and talk with one of the sale reps, which I am going to do shortly.
Just goes to show, any purchase that can't wait a day or so to research isn't worth the time and certainly not any money.
Chula Vista, California *EDitor's Comment: Rip-off Report confirms contact info, salesman misrepresentation ripoff