$15 R3? Must be biggest scam ever

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I’ve done a little gambling and risky investments in my life but this was definitely not something I was willing to roll the dice on. Good luck all.
I ordered one just to see what shows up but i have screen shots and everything the description says uniden R3 if that's not what i receive then possibly some legal ramifications for them for false advertising...I have an R3 and DFR6 so the detector is not important but accountability however is and i don't like scammers...
 

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Neither the seller feedback or the return policy inspire confidence:
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I get it. “Curiosity killed the cat.” I think we’re all rootin for y’all. Stranger things have happened. Who knows, NK could have intercepted a barge full of Rs from SK, which got funneled to China. Can’t wait to see what happens. I love a risk taker! :cashwallet:
 

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I don't think anyone expected their $15 to get them anything close to an r3. I'm either going to spend that money on this cheap piece of Chinese **** or a different piece of Chinese **** ...
 

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Kind of like a lottery ticket, probably nothing good, but who knows. I hope whomever takes the lottery ticket gamble gets a funny story out of it at least.

With that said, I actually have had success with the dhgate over the years. One of the guitars I built came from there, was just a fun project, PRS style body with Gibson style 22 fret neck, and it was actually very high-quality mahogany... I had to remove all the Chinese wiring, and pups, but one of my favorite and most beautiful guitars I built over the years.

The back up camera system I got for a few dollars in dhgate on my G35 was a great price, just have to wait that month on orders.... I figure most things on eBay somebody made a bulk order from Ali or dhgate.

Grab popcorn, it will be fun to watch. I doubt they'll be real, but maybe send to @Vortex to let him test what ever your lottery ticket gets ya?
 

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Kind of like a lottery ticket, probably nothing good, but who knows. I hope whomever takes the lottery ticket gamble gets a funny story out of it at least.

With that said, I actually have had success with the dhgate over the years. One of the guitars I built came from there, was just a fun project, PRS style body with Gibson style 22 fret neck, and it was actually very high-quality mahogany... I had to remove all the Chinese wiring, and pups, but one of my favorite and most beautiful guitars I built over the years.

The back up camera system I got for a few dollars in dhgate on my G35 was a great price, just have to wait that month on orders.... I figure most things on eBay somebody made a bulk order from Ali or dhgate.

Grab popcorn, it will be fun to watch. I doubt they'll be real, but maybe send to @Vortex to let him test what ever your lottery ticket gets ya?
We'll be able to open it up and see what it is
 

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Won’t that void the warranty? :D
You wont have a warranty anyway. It would cost you $40 to $100 in shipping to send the item back to China when you only paid $15 for the item. The insides will be the same as the insides of every other cloned china detector. There will even be an IR lens on the outside with nothing on the inside under it.
 

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If nothing else, the entertainment of reading this thread is possibly as enjoyable as going out to a movie... really, the price fits.
 

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I ordered one just to see what shows up but i have screen shots and everything the description says uniden R3 if that's not what i receive then possibly some legal ramifications for them for false advertising...I have an R3 and DFR6 so the detector is not important but accountability however is and i don't like scammers...
I am not sure if you have ever purchased from DHGate before. If you have, disregard this (or add to). Your transactions is held in Escrow until you receive your item. Then you will have to go back into DHGate and say you received the package and it was as described, Then the money is released to the seller. Ali is much different, that is a gamble, in my unqualified opinion.

When in Osan, Korea is was measured for a Suit. I can still order more Suits from the same vendor (or different vendors) using the metric numbers they had given me when measured. If I can wait the month, Custom Suit for about $75?

If after a set amount of time after they received confirmation your package was delivered you have not approved the transaction, the money will be released to the seller. If you have a problem, they will try to haggle the price down to get something out of Escrow to them.

Also, if you have the mobile App, you get a discount for using it. Not sure why. I will put things in my cart on my computer, then open in my App to finish the transaction, sometimes 10% off.

If nothing else, the entertainment of reading this thread is possibly as enjoyable as going out to a movie... really, the price fits.
Now as for the electronics. This should be entertaining to see what comes to the buyers. There are YouTube videos of Faux Phones compared to the Real one at component level. Some are missing components inside. Just a quick youtube search, here is a video of a $99 Fake Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs $999 Note 9!

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I am not sure if you have ever purchased from DHGate before. If you have, disregard this (or add to). Your transactions is held in Escrow until you receive your item. Then you will have to go back into DHGate and say you received the package and it was as described, Then the money is released to the seller. Ali is much different, that is a gamble, in my unqualified opinion.

When in Osan, Korea is was measured for a Suit. I can still order more Suits from the same vendor (or different vendors) using the metric numbers they had given me when measured. If I can wait the month, Custom Suit for about $75?

If after a set amount of time after they received confirmation your package was delivered you have not approved the transaction, the money will be released to the seller. If you have a problem, they will try to haggle the price down to get something out of Escrow to them.

Also, if you have the mobile App, you get a discount for using it. Not sure why. I will put things in my cart on my computer, then open in my App to finish the transaction, sometimes 10% off.



Now as for the electronics. This should be entertaining to see what comes to the buyers. There are YouTube videos of Faux Phones compared to the Real one at component level. Some are missing components inside. Just a quick youtube search, here is a video of a $99 Fake Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs $999 Note 9!

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Thanks for the info much appreciated...I have an R3 already so if it doesn't run the same as the one i already have then i will make sure dhgate knows about it...I don't even care about the $ or detector...I just hate scammers
 

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Thanks for the info much appreciated...I have an R3 already so if it doesn't run the same as the one i already have then i will make sure dhgate knows about it...I don't even care about the $ or detector...I just hate scammers
If you feel technically enough to open up your detectors, you could really take some pictures of how they attempted to replicate the technology. Dhgate is just a broker house and they really don't care what their sellers are selling. Just assume you're getting a replica (I am sure you already know that because of the price, but it will be worth the entertainment, and who knows it might work very well)

It would be interesting to see how well it stacks up the real thing. Would make for a really cool video or pictures. I would like to get it one of these replicas in the hands of somebody has a lot of guns to just see what happens one.

But as my good friend @BlueV1 says, when the magical smoke gets out the electronics will no longer work.
 

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well this explains all the posts about "how my r3 is crap". they must have the $15 version....
 

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So does anyone have an ETA yet?
 

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As usual when you order from DHGate, mine is scheduled to be here between late next week and the 10th of never.
 

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I ordered one. It'll be interesting to see what I get.
 

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