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This guy was LUCKY - use your heads people - HE GOT HIS MONEY BACK

Started by AstroMart, 03/20/2019 04:58PM
Posted 03/20/2019 04:58PM | Edited 03/20/2019 06:14PM Opening Post
Hello Herb-

I've been an Annual Astromart supporter for many years.

Just to let you know...I was scammed out of $1475 when I thought I was buying a Televue 102 refractor and accessories posted for sale in the attached ad from a  "Jim Celestino" who has no ratings and joined Astromart only a week or so ago. The ad was #449601

He instructed me to send my Paypal payment to a Janie Cundiff. After not receiving the scope despite him repeatedly postponing shipping it due to various excuses he came up with over several days I filed a dispute with Paypal.  Luckily, Paypal reimbursed me. The ad has been deleted from Astromart after having been marked "SOLD"

I noticed the next day after being reimbursed by Paypal that he posted another ad, #450084. This time it was for the sale of two like new Pentax XW eyepieces for $150 each, well below their actual value. This time he used a name Mr Cundiff, again from Syosset, NY.

This morning the same Mr Cundiff has posted an FSQ -106 with Tak finder for $2500, also well below actual value. Ad number is #450459. Again, he's shown as being from Syosset, NY.

I wanted to alert you to this because chances are very high that the recent eyepiece ad and now the FSQ ad are also scams.

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Posted 09/11/2019 04:42PM #1
Thank you for posting.
I was thinking of buying this one:

https://astromart.com/classifieds/astromart-classifieds/telescope-refractor/show/takahashi-fsq-106ed-462259

Looks like a scam? Same guy?
Posted 09/11/2019 05:05PM #3
Thanks, Im 99% sure.

He send me a bunch of pics, when I asked he needs to write my name on a piece of paper next to the serial number and send me pic he couldn't.

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