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Report: #51135

Complaint Review: Audiofile Speakers - Jacksonville Florida

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  • Audiofile Speakers Southside Blvd Near Avenues Mall Jacksonville, Florida U.S.A.

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Just encountered the same ripoff artists that I've been reading about on this site. Two white males in a Green Ford Explorer flagged me down while I was heading south on Southside Blvd in Jacksonville, FL. The driver looked to be in his early 30's and the passenger his 20's We pulled into the parking lot next to Sound Advice and the driver gets out and asks me if I want to buy some speakers. He said he was given eight to install instead of 4 and that his boss was going to be at the delivery site.

He would have to give them back if his boss saw them so him and his buddy were trying to sell them for "whatever" they could get before they got there. He showed me the laminated sheet with the $1499 retail price. The speakers were in boxes and sealed. He also had a home theater kit with a subwoofer and 5 satilite speaker cubes. My first instinct told me this was too good to be true. I was also suspicious of the fact that this guy conveniently had the laminated sheets with prices right there with him.

If this was an "accident" why would he have those sheets? I'm not the "audio gearhead" that I used to be but I have never in my life heard of a high-end brand of speaker named AUDIOFILE. I told the guy that I would probably regret it but no thanks. He was persistent and kept asking me to make him an offer and "how much would I be willing to give him". The more he did this the better I began to feel that the whole thing was a scam. I didn't buy the speakers and immediately rushed home to look them up online to see what a "good deal" I passed up. This site was the first thing that came up. I've been burned by scams in the past. I'm happy I followed my first instinct and didn't get burned this time.

T
Jacksonville, Florida
U.S.A.

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#4 Consumer Suggestion

They just got me too Publix/Bank of America Parking lot jacksonville

AUTHOR: Andres - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Friday, December 12, 2003

Well, they just got me too. In a pale gold/brown mini van. This was in the Publix/Bank of America Parking lot where southside and old baymeadows meet. At around 2:30pm. A guy calling himself Mike, early 20s, about 6 foot tall, I fell for the 6.1 system for $200... Seems like they are on a spree right now here in jacksonville. Be on the lookout for this guy and please let us know if anybody spots this guy again.

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#3 Consumer Comment

I was ripped off too

AUTHOR: Matthew - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, December 11, 2003

I was at Best Buy on blanding and these guys in a green explorer or expedition asked "how would like some home audio speakers" i ask if they are free and they say hold on let me park and ill show them to you and like an idiot i say sure so they pitch the line "our supplier gave 4 pair instead of the 2 we ordered" and they tell me that if they showed up with them at the install sight their boss was gonna keep for himself and im thinking the whole time "i shouldnt buy these " they tell me to make an offer i offer them $150 and they tell me dude theyre 2000 dollar speakers they give me the line about the plasma screen tv their boss kept and didnt want him keep them for himself and they would be in trouble . they got me for 300 dollars. they even wrote me a reciept with his phone number on it im gonna call it and see if the number is real.If i see them they wont be able to walk away theyll be on a strecther in the E.R.

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#2 Consumer Comment

I was ripped off too

AUTHOR: Matthew - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, December 11, 2003

I was at Best Buy on blanding and these guys in a green explorer or expedition asked "how would like some home audio speakers" i ask if they are free and they say hold on let me park and ill show them to you and like an idiot i say sure so they pitch the line "our supplier gave 4 pair instead of the 2 we ordered" and they tell me that if they showed up with them at the install sight their boss was gonna keep for himself and im thinking the whole time "i shouldnt buy these " they tell me to make an offer i offer them $150 and they tell me dude theyre 2000 dollar speakers they give me the line about the plasma screen tv their boss kept and didnt want him keep them for himself and they would be in trouble . they got me for 300 dollars. they even wrote me a reciept with his phone number on it im gonna call it and see if the number is real.If i see them they wont be able to walk away theyll be on a strecther in the E.R.

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I was ripped off too

AUTHOR: Matthew - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, December 11, 2003

I was at Best Buy on blanding and these guys in a green explorer or expedition asked "how would like some home audio speakers" i ask if they are free and they say hold on let me park and ill show them to you and like an idiot i say sure so they pitch the line "our supplier gave 4 pair instead of the 2 we ordered" and they tell me that if they showed up with them at the install sight their boss was gonna keep for himself and im thinking the whole time "i shouldnt buy these " they tell me to make an offer i offer them $150 and they tell me dude theyre 2000 dollar speakers they give me the line about the plasma screen tv their boss kept and didnt want him keep them for himself and they would be in trouble . they got me for 300 dollars. they even wrote me a reciept with his phone number on it im gonna call it and see if the number is real.If i see them they wont be able to walk away theyll be on a strecther in the E.R.

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