Complaint Review: Audiofile, Worldwide Audio - Paul Hughes - Sacramento, Placerville, El Dorado California
- Audiofile, Worldwide Audio - Paul Hughes Sacramento, Placerville, El Dorado, California U.S.A.
- Category: Sales People
Audiofile, Worldwide Audio, Paul Hughes rip people off with 'extra speakers in shipment' scam Sacramento, Placerville, El Dorado California
*Consumer Comment: I went to highschool with one of those guys
*Consumer Comment: Ford Expedition I have their LICENSE plate number
A few days ago, September 9th, I was in a grocery store parking lot in Placerville, California. Two white guys pulled up in a blue mid-90s Ford Expedition and motioned for me to come close. A tall, goofy looking, and unkempt white guy who called himself Paul Hughes popped the trunk, inside which were several packaged tower speakers. Paul said he works at Worldwide Audio in Sacramento, and that someone had screwed up at the wherehouse and sent them 4 too many speakers.
I was then flashed a catalog that listed the speakers (Audiofile 583lr) at 1500 a piece. With that in mind, and after a good 20 minutes of sweet talking, I agreed to pay 400 for two. This appeared to be a good deal at the time, as he was asking for 600+. And of course, I had in the back of my head the whole time that I'd never heard of Audiofile anything, much less a high quality speaker.
I ended up buying them anyway. By the time i got home a few minutes later, skepticism overtook me and I tried in desperation to find the Audiofile manufacturer's website. No site exists, but I was able to find this site amongst others describing ripoffs that went down in the same way mine did.
Please contact me if you can help me nail this guy. He followed me into Wells Fargo, which means he's on camera. I had him write his phone numbers down (they're probably fake) so I have a piece of paper with his prints. I also have an actual speaker that he touched, as well as the packaging. It'd be pretty straight-forward if I had the right help.
El Dorado, California
*EDitor's Comment: Rip-off Report confirms contact info salesman misrepresentation ripoff
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