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Anyone bought from hookedontronics.com?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by LonghornTaco, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Nov 21, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I ordered my Kenwood 8120 from them on 11/12 via EBay and PayPal (money was withdrawn from my account that day) and I haven't received any communication from them. All the phone numbers I find for them are no longer good except their 1-800 number. It asks you to leave a message, but the mailbox is full.

    Has anyone purchased from them successfully?? I'm getting pissed because they have A LOT of my money!
     
  2. Nov 21, 2008 at 8:59 AM
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    camsbored

    camsbored Well-Known Member

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    I bought a head unit and speakers for my boat from them back in April without any problems... I bought directly from their website though. Hope it works out for you. The 8120 rocks.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Thanks... I'm just getting really nervous...

    Did you ground out the parking brake cable to be able to watch DVDs while driving?
     
  4. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    That's the normal process with Paypal. When you send the money it is theirs. It is not like when you enter a credit card and they bill you when it ships.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    camsbored

    camsbored Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I cut it short and grounded it to the ground wire on the same wire harness. Incredibly easy to defeat. Sometimes I put in DVDs of TV shows that I've already seen while driving... works great.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    On the other hand, from a seller's perspective, Paypal does not release the funds to the seller until a tracking number is uploaded that shows it was delivered. I sold some items on eBay last month where each item was more than $1k. Paypal wouldn't let me have the money until it was delivered or, in the eBay case, they left positive feedback.

    If the item doesn't arrive within a week, you should have no problem getting your money back from PayPal.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    That's exactly what I was thinking... I'm driving back to Texas for Christmas, so I thought I might have time to make it through the entire series of Seinfeld. Something I've seen before so I don't really have to pay attention to the video, but can hear and laugh... :)

    EBay just went WAY down on my list of preferred vendors...
     
  8. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Well, that didn't happen in my case... PayPal sent my money to their account on 11/17. I have received NOTHING - no tracking information, no communication whatsoever.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I don't think so. I think that Paypal is probably holding it.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    X-Travagant

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    If they are a Paypal verified business account they will release the fund I'm pretty sure.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    Don't let one crappy vendor ruin the whole experience. There are a lot of reputable vendors on ebay.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:17 AM
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    The money was withdrawn from you, but not necessarily released to them. If it's been a week with no communication then file charges with PayPal. you'll either hear from Hooked really quickly or get your benjamins back. Good luck!
     
  13. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    I am a Paypal verified business and in my experience they do not release funds immediately.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I'm going to give them until the end of the day today. Then, IT'S ON! :cool:
     
  15. Nov 21, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I filed a dispute with PayPal this afternoon. Amazing enough, I got an e-mail from them this afternoon with a tracking number. Apparently it was shipped on the 19th. No e-mail.

    Anyway, I'm reserving judgement until I actually get it, it's installed and working...
     
  16. Nov 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    If you don't mind me asking, what'd you end up paying?

    I've noticed over the last few months the price of these units has come down ~10%. You can now easily find them for <$1000 on multiple online stores...
     
  17. Nov 21, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I paid $1153 for it. It's by far the lowest price I found personally. But, feel free to post links to cheaper ones. I'll only be pissed for a few days, but it will help the rest of the community.

    Post away - I'll take one for the team!! :D
     
  18. Nov 21, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    Just a few...
    not from eBay...
    http://www.topchoicedigital.com/viewproduct.aspx?id=9981314&l=Froogle

    This is a good eBay deal... includes a back-up camera for ~$1000
    http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-DVD-GPS...14&_trkparms=72:1234|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318
     
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