Is buying from a 3rd party seller on Amazon always safe?

I found a Sony Bravia 4ktv on Amazon from a 3rd party seller but the price seems a little too low not be suspicious.Has anyone have experience buying from 3rd party sellers on Amazon is it safe?

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Buy through Amazon only they will reimburse if they are cowboys don't get sucked in paying eg outside Amazon cash/cheque bank transfer etc etc

Original Poster

Here is the TV in question it does seem very scammy Sony Bravia 4KTV They are selling the TV for £448 when Amazon are selling it for £629.99 and they have a very suspicious contact us before you buy message. Just wondering how they can fake the positive feedback?

Edited by: "random_man" 25th Jan

Dodgy, dodgy, dodgy that you have to email them first. Avoid at all costs!

Never ever pay by bank transfer. Pay through Amazon.

The sellers account looks like it has been hacked

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Yeah, really dodgy. They want you to contact them outside of Amazon, and will try to get you to pay outside of Amazon too so there is no record and no protection.

Seems extremely dodgy looking at their details. Business address is a flat and customer service address is remote part of Scotland called Brute
Edited by: "MrCollective" 25th Jan

If it's not sold by or fulfilled by Amazon, I'd avoid it for major purchases. And yes, this one looks like its been hacked anyway.

Yup, hacked. Regular thing now unfortunately.

Just googled the address for cust services and business address. The said customer services address doesn't come up in anything. It doesn't exist in my opinion. Report them

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AvocadoDong

The sellers account looks like it has been hacked


Thanks for all the quick replies! Yeah it seemed to good to be true, I missed out on buying this TV when the price dropped the to £550 a while ago. Just out of curiosity how does a 3rd party seller get hacked and what will happen to the people that do buy some thing from them?

Contact Amazon and tell them your concerns

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how2

Contact Amazon and tell them your concerns


Amazon chat aren't always the brightest bulbs well the ones I get aren't.

A 3rd party seller could get hacked in all the usual ways - perhaps a company member downloaded a key logger for example. If you buy through the Amazon website from a 3rd party seller in this instance the item probably would not arrive and you would need to talk to Amazon to get a refund

random_man

Amazon chat aren't always the brightest bulbs well the ones I get … Amazon chat aren't always the brightest bulbs well the ones I get aren't.



Do you get the ones from Asia?

how2

Do you get the ones from Asia?



???????? How can you tell they are from Asia?

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how2

Do you get the ones from Asia?


India for me its hit and miss how helpful they are sometimes. There not all bad though the one i'm chatting to now seem to to know his stuff, but one time it took 5 times to arrange return pickup each time they filled out my address wrong even when I literally copy and pasted it for them oO

Random_man whatever you do get it in writing to you email.

rugbymike

Dodgy, dodgy, dodgy that you have to email them first. Avoid at all costs!


Simple but spot on advice.
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