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scoobyalty- BEWARE

Hey everyone,

Over past 3 weeks I had an unfortunate accident with purchasing fake
wheels from a seller that is listed on our forum. And I thought that I
should warn other guys on so they would not do same mistake I did and
loose considerable chunk of money.

So here is the thing, we have this posting from scoobyalty, who
claimed that wheels were real and “not some cheap knock- offs”.

So I talked to the seller, we agreed at price and I wired him money
via paypal. Several days letter I receive these wheels and the first
thing I notice was the fact that these wheels do not look like
original at all. So what I did is- I contacted PayPal to immediately
start a claim about counterfeit product that was sold to me (
unfortunately that been going on since the beginning of June, and up
to now there is no resolution, Paypal asks you to submit tons of
paperwork and apparently they are so swamped up with work, they do not
have enough case officers to look into case promptly- I was told case
revewing might take more than a month and there is not a certain
timeframe- hey, so much for promised buyer protection with Paypal-
ironic huh?). So right now I am stuck with those fake wheels that I am
afraid to put on my car- safety is more important for me and I would
not risk putting fake knock- offs. Other thing is that I AM OUT OF $
1200. These money are stuck with paypal who apparently takes such a
long time deciding if to grant this money back to me since it was a
counterfeit sale . I mean I am stuck with the fake wheels in my
garage, that take space, but paypal is stating that they do not
authorize me to send those fake wheels back to the seller ( you think
this would be an easy case- send back fakes, receive my hard earn
money back and be done with that? – no!). So while Paypal thinking if
this is a counterfeit and what to do with that, I am out $1200 big
ones, upset and angry, pretty much.

Oh, and I did contact the original manufacturer of Incurve wheel- who
did confirmed that those were fake. So how do you know the wheels are
fake? Apparently very easy –the front wheels center cap area, the
fakes have a much more "recessed" cap area than the real ones, not to
mention the mercedes caps, not incurve caps.

So here it is, beware of seller- scoobyalty. Apparently he is in the
business of selling fakes, I had so much headache, fuss and paperwork
that I have to submit with Paypal- it been a real nightmare!
Especially the fact that Paypal customer service is not in US, but
India- so there is not even a live case reviewing officer that you can
talk to, only call answering reps that sure are not very helpful.

Be careful when purchasing used wheels, and always check with the
manufacturer first on the subject of authenticity.
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