Not selling Cardas cables online again, just wanted to share.....

After being a member with Audigon for 22 years with only positive feedbacks, this was the first. Sold a set of authentic Cardas Golden Reference Interconnects to a guy in the US who has good feedback. He paid via Paypal and all was good. Then, he sends me a note saying left cable is not working and the cable looks like its fake. Send images of a fake cable to the moderator and everything goes on hold.

Of course, he reaches out to Paypal and my full payment was on hold. After sending all the pics and shipping document with customs paper to Paypal. He is getting his money back and I am going to get a set of fake Cardas cables as a gift from him as a return. I have to take my other Cardas cable off the ad and look for local sale to avoid such things from happening again...sad but true.

*Audiogon has been very good by providing the necessary support from both ends.

Lesson learned: Take as many pics you have of the product being sold and include them into the ad and also keep extras as a safe guard for such events.


So the guy switched your real cables with fake cables and now you’re getting his fake cables back?  Correct?  What caught my eye here was Cardas.  I’m a Cardas fan boy and familiar with their older cables.  I mean Cardas GR IC’s unless they’re VERY long are going to sell for 500 bucks or so.  What some people will go through  to rip you off. Unbelievable.

That’s nothing.

I sold a perfectly good Pro-Ject RPM 10 Carbon turntable and got a PP charge back and a completely destroyed turntable returned to me 45 days later. The guy claimed it took him 30 days to open the giant wooden crate and refused to participate with the carrier’s insurance claim.

I documented everything with photos and videos, packing process, pick up etc.

Argued with 10 different PP agents for 3 months to no avail.

Eventually I just refused to pay them (PP) back.

I have never once agreed to use PayPay. Just Google Top Ten PayPay Scams.  It is unfortunate you have fallen victim to one of them.  Everyone should take this as a warning.   Sellers have zero protection when using PayPal. Frankly, I'm surprised we don't hear a lot more of these stories. Forget the adage Buyer Beware.  It's Seller Beware these days.   A sad commentary indeed on our society.