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 Post subject: Wire money to Europe
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:48 am 
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Location: Regina, SK, CA
I am new here. I hope someone can help me out. I am looking for a 500+ watt amp to drive my power hungry Gallo 3.5's. Budget is "UP TO" US$3000. Most people don't ship to Canada. I found one, from a store, in Europe. The store seems legit with all high end gear. I couldn't finish the transaction because of language barrier. The guy told me to wire him the money. I thought eBay/Amazon all advise "NOT TO". Then I found a pair of adcom 555 II in my city. 
Questions
1. My first pick is the one from Europe. Is it safe? (US$1600)
2. Demo the pair of adcom in my space (US$700)
3. buy new emotiva XPA-DR2 US$1800 or a pair of XPA-DR1's US$2500
Any input is much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
DonRua
Canada


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 Post subject: Re: Wire money to Europe
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Please post a link to the store.

I'm going to suggest that any store in Europe that is willing to ship a 220VAC amp to Canada should be considered with extreme caution.

  1. A good dealer will not want to burden you with an amp that you could plug into North American 120 VAC mains.
  2. Shipping from Europe is EXPENSIVE and fraught with enormous risk of damage
  3. There have been many reports of fraudulent online stores with ads that look great but a quick investigation of their site reveals that they are scam ads

If the store is willing to accept an Escrow service to conduct the payment transaction, the risk is much less bit do not ever wire money overseas. PayPal is not without its risk too but certainly a safer way to pay.

https://www.usaudiomart.com/safety_tips.php
https://www.usaudiomart.com/scams.php

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