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Old 02-02-2021, 12:37 PM
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Our bait and switch friends are back at it...?? Or is it real?? who knows!

https://retraluna.com/products/rocho...-scaler-rc-car

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Old 02-02-2021, 12:44 PM
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they have the MB jeep for $49, it is definitely a scam site. how the hell do you even find this kind of stuff?
Old 02-02-2021, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by pitstain View Post
..... how the hell do you even find this kind of stuff?

Oh I have my ways....

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Old 02-02-2021, 01:50 PM
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You'll probably get a jeep, maybe 1/87 scale, and it will be absolutely NOTHING like what you see in the photos.

MAJOR SCAM.
Old 02-02-2021, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Tanque View Post
Oh I have my ways....

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idle hands are the devil's plaything, or something like that LOL

Originally Posted by Crius View Post
You'll probably get a jeep, maybe 1/87 scale, and it will be absolutely NOTHING like what you see in the photos.

MAJOR SCAM.
Don't be so cynical, even a Matchbox car is 1/64 scale....but otherwise you are correct.
Old 02-02-2021, 02:29 PM
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You guys laugh at that stuff, but it's how I got into RC tanks.

My kids bought me one of those $79 wonders for Christmas years ago. It ran for about an hour then died. I went online that day and found Heng Long tanks, then ordered one with my Christmas money. A Pantiger no less. Now I have about a dozen RC tanks of various brands, plus a bunch of RC trucks and a RC snowcat. That original cheap RC tank that died in an hour ultimately cost me thousands of dollars.

That's the real danger with those cheap tanks.
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Old 02-02-2021, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Pah co chu puk View Post
You guys laugh at that stuff, but it's how I got into RC tanks.

My kids bought me one of those $79 wonders for Christmas years ago. It ran for about an hour then died. I went online that day and found Heng Long tanks, then ordered one with my Christmas money. A Pantiger no less. Now I have about a dozen RC tanks of various brands, plus a bunch of RC trucks and a RC snowcat. That original cheap RC tank that died in an hour ultimately cost me thousands of dollars.

That's the real danger with those cheap tanks.

you didn’t see the poor excuse of a toy Crius and I got in our ‘experiment’ a while back!

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Yeah me too on the Facebook ads. Never ever buy anything from a Facebook ad. Nearly all of them are bait and switch, The Lego knock off stuff has worked out well though for my kid. They seem like legit ads, but the RC ads are all scams.
it’s shameful Facebook lets them advertise there.
Old 02-02-2021, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Crius View Post
You'll probably get a jeep, maybe 1/87 scale, and it will be absolutely NOTHING like what you see in the photos.

MAJOR SCAM.
...or a fake Cartier ring. Don't ask how I know.
Old 02-02-2021, 08:05 PM
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I believe I turned that one in. Any I see popup like these gets the same exact treatment from me - report & delete.
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I dug up this old thread because I found a bait and switch that makes our favorite tank scammers look like small potatoes. This guy got scammed for more than 30 grand on an electric car in much the same kind of scam. They showed him a photo of a seriously kick-ass electric super car, but what he received looked like a miniature Smart Car, about as big as a golf cart. And to add insult to injury, the super car had a cool paint scheme of red and black, what he got is painted white and ... pink. In the end he only lost about two grand (only, Ha!) but the similarities to the mystery tank scam are considerable. Like maybe the car guys saw the tank scam and put it on steroids! Anyway, here's one of the videos. The guy would never have had any trouble if he had followed the number one RC Tanker rule for buying online - No Paypal, No Sale!!


Old 05-27-2021, 05:59 AM
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Quick correction about what I said above, the guy lost a lot more than just $2,000. I arrived at that number because he said the car was $31,000 and I happen to know he got $29,000 back, but it wasn't just $31,000 for the car, there was an additional $9,000 in other fees that he did not recover, meaning that his total loss was probably somewhere around $11,000.
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Originally Posted by Crius View Post
Quick correction about what I said above, the guy lost a lot more than just $2,000. I arrived at that number because he said the car was $31,000 and I happen to know he got $29,000 back, but it wasn't just $31,000 for the car, there was an additional $9,000 in other fees that he did not recover, meaning that his total loss was probably somewhere around $11,000.
I'm feeling like there are entirely too many scams run out of China. In the long run reputations are one's most valuable asset and most difficult
to recover if you lose or damage it..

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Old 05-27-2021, 11:01 AM
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This stuff right here is why I run stuff like ghostery and noscript plugins. Just remember guys, if you aren't paying for a service YOU are the product. I've never seen any scammy ads like this, but then again I don't see ads anywhere I don't allow them.
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Old 05-28-2021, 12:53 PM
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Hate to say this but the only thing missing with all these "China scams" is called common sense. I see them appear all the time on FB & report them, but this one takes the cake.

Anyone who sends funds for what appears to be make believe, as in this very case, deserves to be had.

Caveat emptor.


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