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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Red Flags ! Has anyone encountered the website Ardpot ?


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tdennis - Posted - 05/20/2022:  15:36:52


I came across this website while looking for a Gibson banjo ukulele. Ardpot posted a Gibson UB-1 with a preposterously low price, compared to the existing market. I searched for reviews of the site, & found it was already flagged as a potential scam & very suspicious, but too recently created to confirm it was a scam. It was so new that there was not much feedback yet. It just wreaked of scamdom.
They post a large variety of quality musical instruments from trumpets, guitars, drums, amps, etc. , ...all at a price range of $75-85, regardless of model, age, type of instrument or date. This site has a red flag of fraud the size of Texas.
Checking out this site may be a form of amusement.

banjoy - Posted - 05/20/2022:  15:45:46


Holy cow!!



Yeah, a website out of nowhere with hundred of musical instruments, pool filters, and tools. What??



Check out their "About Us" page where it describes how Ardpot is one of the largest names in the textile industry, Ardpot "is celebrated for combining 100% pure fabric with unprecedented design aesthetic to create designer wear at an affordable price. Our range of clothing has something for everyone: Daily wear, party wear, formal wear, silk tunics, scarves and unstitched fabric."



Looks like the website was dormant and taken over, or simply hacked. Nothing about it makes any sense. High-end musical instruments for $89, just add it to your cart and go through checkout. Easy. Yep.



I recognize some of the fiddle photos from eBay.



It's most definitely a scam.


Edited by - banjoy on 05/20/2022 15:46:50

A Drum On A Stick - Posted - 05/20/2022:  15:56:11


quote:

Originally posted by banjoy

It's most definitely a scam.






Agreed.  This is a pretty common scam advertised on facebook/instragram.



I've reported them before, but I don't think it does much good.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 05/20/2022:  19:00:07


“pure fabric” ….Huh??


Edited by - Bill Rogers on 05/20/2022 19:00:41

mike gregory - Posted - 05/22/2022:  06:38:00


But think of how happy your NEIGHBORS will be, when you practice your beginning banjo moves on an instrument with a "pure fabric" head.

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