Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: White vans?

  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    N.Z.
    Posts
    61

    Default White vans?

    Over here in N.Z we had a problem with guys selling speakers out of the back of vans. They sold on the pretence that they were American high performance when they were actually made in china. They sold them for u.s $400 and were valued at u.s $30? Today they were charged with fraud (big round of applause). The u.k, aussie and we have all had the problem. Did it effect you guys in the U.S? Any thoughts.

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    8,008

    Default

    The white van specials have been around for quite a while, but I'm not aware that they've ever been officially charged as a group here in the US....
    .
    comment comment comment comment. bitchy.
    .
    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7995/meterdq8.gif

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (7)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    lookin' for fava beans and a nice chianti
    Posts
    12,608

    Default

    Yes, the 'White Van' folks are alive and well in the US as well. I've always found that a deal that seems to good to be true, usually is.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (3)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    3,955

    Default

    Ahhh yes, the White Van Man. The guys that roll up beside your car and tell you to pull over in the parking lot ahead because they've been "Authorized" by their store manager to dump excess stock at a very reduced price.

    I've had my run-ins with them over the years. Have never heard of them being arrested and charged though. Too bad!


    Strong Bad
    I'm not saying she's a slut, but if her vagina had a password...it would be password.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    2,098

    Default

    They used to hang out in the CC parking lot by my house. I had about 4 run-ins with them. They would look for people going in to CC (there are other chain stores that share the lot). Their line is usually something to the effect that there was a "clearance" sale.

    They were in that parking lot many times until about a year ago when they disappeared. Good riddance

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Planet Gong
    Posts
    227

    Default

    i first met the white van people as a kid in the 70's. They would cruise around trying to get kids to buy the speakers. It was always the authorized clearance, but once or twice the story was, they gave us a double order when we loaded the van, so we are selling them cheap.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42...626/Purple.jpg
    You never blow your trip forever! < Daevid Allen

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Denial...it's in Egypt.
    Posts
    12,726

    Default

    Ah, yet another experience with teh White Van Man!

    I don't see any laughter in this post though. Where are all the people who laughed at me when I brought up the white van man? ;)

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    8,008

    Default

    Originally posted by Jstas
    I don't see any laughter in this post though.
    We're all laughing at the resident bug......you should see the $hit he spews.......;)
    .
    comment comment comment comment. bitchy.
    .
    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7995/meterdq8.gif

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    53

    Default

    I had a run in with the white van at taco bell one day, lol. they had brought a shipment down and someone had cancelled their order after they got there, go figure? so there boss said merry chirstmas in october, lol.

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (18)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    7,359

    Default

    they are in canada too !! I have not had experience with them but know they are around

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    America's Finest City
    Posts
    365

    Default

    Here's an article about the white vans from AudioEnz, it's a kiwi online audio mag.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,522

    Default

    There are tons of "white van" encounters documented on the Internet. It would be really funny if it is a single organized group.

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    N.Z.
    Posts
    61

    Post

    I actually know someone in nz ( to embarrassed to call him a friend) who bought a pair! I did get to listen to them aswell, one word sums it up S#!T. I would've put it in the original post but didnt have the courage. Any ridicule will be passed on by the way;)

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    A little further north now
    Posts
    144

    Default

    I know a guy who got the white van guys to load the speakers onto his truck with the idea to follow him to the ATM. He lost them in the parking lot and never paid. We figure the speakers were worth upwards of $40-45 canadian.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    82

    Default

    here's an interesting complaint about someone buying audiophile speakers from a parking lot. :D


    http://www.badbusinessbureau.com/rep...ipoff98092.htm

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts