Originally Posted by BigAl87
I was curious if you got the 160s yet?
No. Store promised twice to send them, I waited twice, they didn't send. Then the other day I phoned them and got an answering machine with something I think is German which I don't understand (I had German back in high school but that was many years ago).
Now I found this:
Looks like I may be ****ed.
I'm surprised if that's so, as the homepage looked/looks genuine to me:
Also there's a Swiss page where many people apparently have reviewed the shop:
If I got ****ed, it's a lesson learned the hard way for me. I'll survive. Of course I hate to lose so much money, but really, all I can think of right now is being thankful I didn't go out and order some C1's from somewhere out there. Then I would have had put myself at risk of potentially losing 4 x as much money.
The bonus I've been talking about I'm going to receive is actually an inheritance btw.
I just thought to myself that calling it a bonus in here would be kinda less personal info :-)
Fact is it's a substantial amount of money, which is why I can literally afford to pretty much just shrug if it turns out I lost the money I paid for the (perhaps fictive) Focus 160 to this Swiss company.
Thing is, I've several times bought used hifi gear from people here in Denmark at a distance without being able to check out the items in personal first - never had any problems.
That ends right here.
No chance I'll make this mistake again.
Anyway, when is it "safe" to buy from someone when you can't inspect the item personally?
As an example, here's someone selling some white Focus 160 on Ebay:
Guy has solid feedback, doesn't he?
And there's some kind of buyer protection in place on Ebay, I think? (and via Paypal too if paying by that method which seller writes he accepts?)
I can see now I did the stupidest thing with this Swiss store: Order from a seller with zero feedback, and pay by making a direct bank transfer.