Report: #807472

Complaint Review: Amazon.com

  • Submitted: Fri, December 09, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, December 10, 2011
  • Reported By: Narasin — Houston Texas USA
  • Amazon.com

    Internet
    United States of America

Amazon.com Amazon.com sold very old refurbished item as new Internet

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I was looking for a Sports watch that would monitor the heart rates and calories that could also be connected to a computer to see whether the training targets were achieved or not. I decided on Polar FT80 watch and looked for prices. Found out that amazon.com was selling for about $20 cheaper and placed an order with them. This was in Dec of 2010. Once I received the watch, after a couple of jogging sessions, I hooked up the watch to my laptop and was surprised to see data from beginning
of January 2008. I thought it could be a mistake. Within 8 months, the unit was not working. I contacted the manufacturer Polar USA and sent it for repairs. They said the unit is out of warranty and that my out of pocket expenses are around $60 + shipping and Handling of another $25. I told them that I bought the watch from amazon.com about 8 months ago (these units come with 2 years of warranty).

Basically, I was fooled by amazon.com. Not only I got a refurbished unit, but it is very old too. Buyers be ware. Do your homework. It is worth buying it at a bit more expensive at a reliable place than going
online like amazon.com and get ripped off. I have contacted them and they are saying they will investigate from where the product shipped to me and let me know. God knows how many days, months would go by. I will never buy again from them.
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