[SCAM] Nintendo Switch - Gray Joy-Con $366 Delivered @ Amazon AU (Via Ruth Morse)

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Nintendo Switch for $366 delivered from Amazon AU. Seems a good price, my concern is it's from a new seller, 'Ruth Morse'.

Also available with the Red Blue joy-cons for an extra $2

Delivery for me is within 3 days.

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  • +29 votes

    Ruth Morse? I would say she's got a…

    sunglasses on

    … dotted past

  • +3 votes

    It is a newly launched seller…so I would be careful….

  • +4 votes

    New seller only selling cheap video game consoles (also selling PS4 Pro at $399) with stock images is almost always a scam.
    But I thought Amazon would have some sort of way to avoid these type of scams?
    I guess if anyone wants to risk it, you're at least covered by the "A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee"

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      I have been wondering about this since I saw this earlier today. Amazon looks like it will protect the buyer, but I wonder what sort of pain we are in for if this goes sideways.

  • +15 votes

    Probable scam. Buyer Beware.

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    "Gray"

    Is it US stock?

    (If it is even legit…)

  • +14 votes

    Ruth is an anagram of hurt.

  • +1 vote

    I bet that this is a grey import stock.

  • +1 vote

    Yeah nah

  • +10 votes

    Down voting due to possible scam and warning others.

    I have recently got caught up in the “Sports 2018” scam from a new Amazon Au seller no different to this

    Amazon AU really need to look at themselves and do their due diligence- or they will be folking out a hell of a lot of vouchers and dealing with angry customers.

    As in my previous report to Op as amazon aren’t listening to my calls maybe ozbargain can approach amazon au and raise these checks and concerns… just a thought

    • +1 vote

      I thought the jury's still out on the Sports 2018 QC35 deal as to whether it might be a scam? Might be a bit early to tell if you will receive the headphones? Will be keen to see if it is indeed a genuine deal myself.

  • +1 vote

    After reading all the comments, I have cancelled my order. If anyone has experiences with this seller, pls let me know.

  • +4 votes

    Nope, seems not legit

  • +6 votes

    only time will tell in the next few days if it really is a scam.
    will update

    • +2 votes

      please let us know :)

      I bought the $20 umbrella back in January from AmazonAU and ended up getting a refund from paypal due to non-delivery :(

      • +4 votes

        I bought the ps4 pro that was posted a few mins earlier from the same seller. Im not to fussed due to the buyer-protection from amazon. Will defs keep posted.
        I dont mind biting the bullet a test guinea pig =D

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        AmazonAU and ended up getting a refund from paypal due to non-delivery :(

        How…? Amazon doesn’t accept PayPal.

  • +3 votes

    I doubt a new company would sell Nintendo switches for Thisbe cheap.. it's an obvious scam.

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    already hinted in the name "Ruth Morse" that there is no (less) in ruthless and no (re) in remorse.

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    Yeah….once bitten, twice shy!

    I was caught on a web similar to this one involving a Wii U some years ago - on amazon Uk nonetheless. Amazon Uk seemed to have no clue when the seller went sideways. Eventually got my refund.

  • +1 vote

    Says "Currently Unavailable" now anyway….

  • +1 vote

    Hopeless from Amazon. The brand damage is immense.

    Likely to go the way of most other US companies that try to come here - e.g Krispy Kreme / Starbucks.

    They just assume brand advantage and don't work on other aspects of the product / offering.

  • +1 vote

    I don't trust Amazon. one of my accounts was hacked, an account i haven't logged into for years and never from this pc.
    The hackers were posting fake reviews, i got my account back and tried to change the reviews showing the seller pays for reviews but the edits were always rejected by amazon. In the end all i was allowed to do was change it to 1 star. (but the glowing fake review stayed)

  • +1 vote

    Amazon have a reputation in the US (especially in the early days) of scams etc. Seems the Australia site is no different

  • +1 vote

    I ordered the PS4 Pro 1Tb from the same seller listed for $399. Ultimately I decided to cancel mainly because of the potential of no Au warranty/Grey import etc.

    To the sellers credit, the order was cancelled with no issues. Hopefully anyone who bought the Switch/PS4 from this seller has their orders fulfilled with no issues.

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      do you have a direct link to the ps4 pro listing? Can't seem to find it even on the page which shows the seller's other listings.

  • +6 votes

    A quick update, my switch is mark d as “shipped” at around 6.41am today. Will keep this thread updated

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    A few more "stores" have popped up selling at the $360-$366 pricepoint now that Ruth Morse has finished:

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/offer-listing/B01MUAGZ49/ref=dp...

    Joshua Bernal, Alva Leighton and ladimaoyiyo for those who missed it and are goign to risk it!

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    Guys, even if you paid less and received the switch doesn't mean it is safe.
    Nintendo bans both account and machine if the account involves using a stolen credit card to purchase digital games. Therefore, the machine will no longer connect to the Eshop and internet service hence no digital purchase can be made and no online gaming.
    There will be delay between using the stolen credit card and getting the ban. You might get a banned machine or received a ban couple months later.

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      What do you mean? If a stolen card was used wouldn't it just be the console that was bought from say Target. Nintendo would not know that.

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        Stolen card was used for buying digital game on Nintendo's Eshop not buying the actual console. The digital game is attached to a Nintendo Account, and the Nintendo account is attached to a Switch. Nintendo can identify the account that used the stolen card and block the online service for both the Nintendo account and the machine.

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          But these are consoles aren't they, not Nintendo accounts.

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          If a machine was tied to an illegal account before, even if the account is already unlinked from that machine, the machine will still be banned. I saw people sell their Switch for $200 on Chinese website for this reason.@PVA:

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    anyone order from Joshua Bernal or Alva Leighton? I feel like taking the plunge..

    • +1 vote

      I would recommend you hear from others first to see if it's a scam…
      The hassle of getting your money back might take ages.

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      I tried ordering one, but it seems like Amazon isn't processing it and keeps deleting the order.

  • +1 vote

    Found a thread on Amazon scams. Amazon really don't give a s*** about fake sellers

    https://www.amazon.com/sp?_encoding=UTF8&asin=&isAmazonFulfi...

    Coming up on 7000 'sales'. 93% negative feedback.

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    Update. All of the low cost PS4 and Switch sellers have been removed

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    I got issued a refund without requesting it. Amazon musta have been into it. arr well, all part of the game :D now I'm going to go pay normal price for a PS4 pro out of frustration

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      Same here…. I managed to get a pretty cheap switch using the 10% ebay storewide thing….maybe if it rolls around again, you might have luck with that