This can't be legit...

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Jeff67, Jan 15, 2022 at 8:59 AM.

  1. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I was on facebook yesterday, and this ad came up for a site called rbaitu.com. They are showing guitars for $69 bucks- all name brand, and some are guitars that go for thousands. It says try it from your home for 30 days, and if you don't like it, send it back. I didn't see anything about it hitting your account every month if you decide to keep it. It also has Guitar Center's logo at the top of the home page. Definitely sounds like one of those too- good- to- be- true deals. Check it out and see what you think. I'm very tempted to try it out and take one for the G-T team if it turns out to be BS...
     
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  2. KaHOnas

    KaHOnas Electromatic

    It definitely sounds shady. Let us know how it goes!
     
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  3. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    If it sounds too good to ne true it probably is.
     
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll PM you my info so you know where to send the $69
     
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  5. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

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    Apr 14, 2020
    Kentucky
    rBAITU.com??? At least they are admitting what they are right in the name.

    At best, you may get a junky fake. Or nothing. At worst, you will find later that you bought a lot of stuff … for someone else.
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    If it was Guitar Center it wouldn’t be rbaitu.com. Sounds fake to me. I do not see GC running that deal through a third party. There’s lots of fraudsters that also make pages look official from another.
     
  7. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    If you wanna throw away 69 bux, go for it, My friend did.
     
  8. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I thought the same thing.
     
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  9. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    That's what I was thinking- they just hijacked the logo to make it seem legitimate.
     
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  10. Although I think guitar center started to lease instruments.
     
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    "The Scam Detector's VLDTR® finds rbaitu.com having a low authoritative rank of 27.60. This means that the business is characterized as Suspicious. Unsafe. Doubtful."

    69,- USD for a Gretsch. Come on...that`s all-too obvious.
     
  12. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I would never pay money for any of the fake stuff they sell on Facebook, it's almost ALWAYS a scam. You'll get nothing, or some cheap item that has nothing to do with what you ordered.
     
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  13. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I was thinking at best, it would probably be one of those little mini replicas about 5 inches tall. Whatever happened to truth in advertising? Folks used to get in trouble for misrepresenting items for sale. These days, it seems like any kind of scam is fair game, and no consequences.
     
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  14. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    This is definitely a scam! I know someone who fell for it a while ago.. Lost their money. Don’t get involved..
     
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  15. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I definitely won't! Kinda funny though, the stuff scammers think folks will fall for.
     
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
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    There's one born every minute.....

    Turns out they're selling photos.
     
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    R bait U? Masterful.:rolleyes:

    According to Whois the Registrant is : “Domain admin” which probably just shows details of the registration service they used. Looks like they lease a nice cubicle in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    If you have been duped you could mail or phone. Mind the time difference.

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    Google maps show this location
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  18. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    My Nigerian prince buddy says it's probably a scam
     
  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    The good news is that they are only stealing $69 from you, plus shipping and taxes. Sounds like a great deal. Fraud is bad but sometimes someone is so greedy and stupid they just might kinda deserve it.
     
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