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 Post subject: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 8:57 pm 
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OK, this was just sent to me by a Co-Worker. One can't be leave what is being sold on-line these days.


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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 9:30 pm 
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And this is what is in it...
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How do people get away with selling this stuff?

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 9:32 pm 
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And this is what is in it...
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How do people get away with selling this stuff?

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It's blatant false advertising, but they'll get away with it until someone files suit for that reason.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 10:34 pm 
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Looks like an Amazon ad. I am a little disappointed in Amazon, which I thought was an upstanding company. Seems as though they are not quite as credible as they once were. I have had scams where the stuff never came. Not a lot of money but the principle is what mattered to me. I did get refunded.

I wonder if Amazon was notified that this plug just has mud in it?

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 10:53 pm 
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I think that as with eBay, Amazon has to depend on buyers to report anything less than legal/honest/etc. There are just too many sellers under their umbrella for them to catch everything. I don't think that it should be taken as a negative reflection on them. You did get refunded by them, and that's really the bottom line, they covered you.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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Price is nice value to learn lesson

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Fri 06, 2017 11:56 pm 
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There's Amazon and there's Amazon. ... confused ?

Amazon sells both directly, and has third party "stores". The third party stores are just like eBay sellers. You list you wares on their site, and they collect a "cut". Basically just a broker.

This "putty in a plug" magic pixie protector is from a third party.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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They marketed them to the wrong crowd. The Audio-Phools would buy them up if they were advertised to expand the sound stage or something, and if priced four times as much.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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As much of a scam as this is, there are people out there who are deathly afraid of "radiation" from anything and will swear up and down they knew people who died from it. Those are the ones who get scammed and have no idea its a false product. Look at the stickers they tried to sell to put on your cell phone to absorb the harmful radiation. Yeah those really worked. There will always be snake oil even without the salesman, and shipping is free.

Yeah they look legit. NOT! http://www.aulterra.com/

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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The above aulterra website is interesting, to say the least. It is not at all scientific; their conclusions are not supported. First, it doesn't say where or how they obtained the two (w/ & w/o the whole house plug installed) graphs, or their significance. Then, the listed article is perhaps scientific, but it has nothing to do with this subject...it was written by a past professor of Psychiatry (unless that was also fudged, which is possible) where the results are maybe possible, as they placed certain types of metal treated disks between a source of rfi/emi and certain lab animals or other live tissues; then studied them using a type of spectrometry that, in my opinion, does not provide any clue about damage to any types of DNA or its precursors. The types of useful techniques for studying DNA damage were not used in that study. The study did not mention about any types of "whole house plugs" or other gadgets. The website evidence does not help support their conclusion.


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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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They marketed them to the wrong crowd. The Audio-Phools would buy them up if they were advertised to expand the sound stage or something, and if priced four times as much.

I think you've nailed it.

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As much of a scam as this is, there are people out there who are deathly afraid of "radiation" from anything and will swear up and down they knew people who died from it.

I do know people who've been exposed to unhealthy levels of Gamma, etc. To take two, there's a guy who was at the Trinity site and another who was at Bikini Atoll. One got sick, one didn't. But both had sick kids.

That said, I don't think that these are the type of people that you're referring to.


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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 3:18 am 
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Some people pay even more to get scammed

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMF-PROTECTION- ... Sw44BYPRDm

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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That said, I don't think that these are the type of people that you're referring to.


No not those people since its definitely true that nuclear radiation causes problems but the word "radiation" is used to describe anything invisible that people are phobic about to some degree or another. Its said some people are allergic to Wifi. Seriously. Google it.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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Wonder how much I could get for my house if i could parcel out the yard in $48 1 inch cubes of dirt?

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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Wonder how much I could get for my house if i could parcel out the yard in $48 1 inch cubes of dirt?

Hey... I actually own 1 sq inch of Yukon territory:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_ ... _Promotion

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 7:15 am 
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The Big Inch Land Co. did occur to me when I was writing the post. :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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clueless wrote:
f Gamma, etc. To take two, there's a guy who was at the Trinity site and another who was at Bikini Atoll. One got sick, one didn't. .


I saw a TV documentary about a guy who got exposed to too much gamma rays and now, whenever he gets angry, grow to monstrous proportions, turns green, and wrecks the town. He looks kind of like Bill Bixby.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 6:08 pm 
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I have one in every open plug in my house. Don't you know that RFI has a subcarrier, used by aliens to control your thoughts? Since installing them, I have noticed there are fewer voices in my head. Now I just have the one that tells me to crank up the boom box and dance naked in the driveway at midnight.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
PostPosted: Jan Sat 07, 2017 6:43 pm 
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They marketed them to the wrong crowd. The Audio-Phools would buy them up if they were advertised to expand the sound stage or something, and if priced four times as much.


Gives me a great idea!
I'm going to order about 10,000 of those things from the manufacturer, probably in China - and that entity can be found - and I will sell them on Amazon to audiophools at around $94.50 SALE PRICE! . Buy them now before the price goes back up.
Mine will have little antenna like structures sticking out of them and red and green LED's that alternate to tell the audiophool when the audio is in sync or out of sync with the acoustic resonance. I guess it's up to them to determine what the acoustic resonance is.

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 Post subject: Re: New Scam
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Sold by Friendly Bros and fulfilled by Amazon.


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