PSA: Beware Bessey Clamps on Amazon
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I've been getting a ton of price drop alerts about Bessey clamps on Amazon today. The prices are ridiculously low (like $4-$5 for a typically $40 clamp), but upon investigating I've found:
  • The clamps are shipping from Korea.
  • The different sellers (yes, that's multiple) are using personal sounding American names rather than business names
  • They are all brand new with no seller history
  • Their profiles are all the same

Now, I may be doing the sellers a disservice here and they may be totally legit, but I've got warning bells going off all over in my head, so I won't be biting. Buyer beware.
Jason

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#12
  Re: PSA: Beware Bessey Clamps on Amazon by Jason28 (I've been getting a ...)
Noticed the same thing going on when I researched blueberry phospate. Actual names used for the co names. Some were .10 for 6# bags + shipping. Shipping from china with a 2 week wait.
I didn't bite. Crazy
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#13
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Unless it's one of the light duty clamps I buy the Besseys made in Germany.
Don
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Got a link? I have looked at a bunch of bessys  there and couldn't find any priced like that. Course I wasn't looking much at the light duty f clamps as they aren't anything special and any will do for the most part.
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What kind of clamp?  Bar?  F-Style?  Parallel?  A lot of Bessey's are now made in China.
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Allan Hill
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#16
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How do you go about getting price alerts from Amazon ?

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#17
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I noticed a similar issue when looking for carving chisels. Brand new seller, listing it as "used - like new" for 50% off retail. When I emailed to ask questions the listing got removed.
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(03-21-2017, 08:32 AM)digger Wrote: How do you go about getting price alerts from Amazon ?

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Google Camelizer. It will load into your toolbar, then will only open when on amazon.
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#19
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Interesting issue.

I just came across this $600 tent for under $100:  Flying Diamond 8
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Every decision you make can be viewed as a choice between comfort and opportunity.

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(03-21-2017, 11:39 AM)Anak Wrote: Interesting issue.

I just came across this $600 tent for under $100:  Flying Diamond 8
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[url=https://www.amazon.com/Big-Agnes-Flying-Diamond-Camping/dp/B0021AUOO4]Uhoh


Also a 75.84+1.60 shipping. Raised
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