Beware of "Antminer reseller" on Facebook.

Cristian

New member
Outrageous prices, more than double Alibaba's insane prices. D3 for $3200 is just an example. Bought 3 from an Alibaba seller for $1800. I wish Bitmain would track down these price gouging scumbags and prevent them from buying.
 

Cole

Member
Outrageous prices, more than double Alibaba's insane prices. D3 for $3200 is just an example. Bought 3 from an Alibaba seller for $1800. I wish Bitmain would track down these price gouging scumbags and prevent them from buying.
The prices are high because they are targeting people that don't know anything about crypto. Also, they might be taking advantage of
the time when the main suppliers don't even have stocks anymore to sell to the public. This is similar to concert ticket scalping, I guess
 

Maxwell

Member
Can you please post these FB accounts so we can mark them and try to inform everyone? Ty. Especially now with the BCC chain creating more demand for more miners, the scammers will surely take advantage of the noobs.
 

Ivan

Member
Outrageous prices, more than double Alibaba's insane prices. D3 for $3200 is just an example. Bought 3 from an Alibaba seller for $1800. I wish Bitmain would track down these price gouging scumbags and prevent them from buying.
The prices are high because they are targeting people that don't know anything about crypto. Also, they might be taking advantage of
the time when the main suppliers don't even have stocks anymore to sell to the public. This is similar to concert ticket scalping, I guess
Agree, I think they can still target those who know about crypto and I wouldn't be surprise if someone would bit on this when there is out of stocks from the supplier similar to ticket scalping in an event like concert or big sporting events. I most probably think that this company or guy is pulling a scam if you have deposited first.

I don't know if Bitmain would do something about it, but its worth a try. Why don't you report them to see how it goes. You didn't post the facebook page so really who are those guys are. But I probably won't trust them either. I hope no one will take this bait, otherwise you will regret it by buying at this insane price
 

Kingston

Member
Outrageous prices, more than double Alibaba's insane prices. D3 for $3200 is just an example. Bought 3 from an Alibaba seller for $1800. I wish Bitmain would track down these price gouging scumbags and prevent them from buying.
The prices are high because they are targeting people that don't know anything about crypto. Also, they might be taking advantage of
the time when the main suppliers don't even have stocks anymore to sell to the public. This is similar to concert ticket scalping, I guess
This is the exact thing and should not really be surprised. The one would really be surprised on these things are to those who have knowledge on their current prices and as you said for those people who knows nothing will surely purchase this stuff without knowing that the price is 2x or 3x on the original which they can really make money out of this. Its not actually a scam if they are really shipping the item with those insane prices. This is just pure business but with a little bit swindling
Smiley
 

Juan

Member
some of my miner's group on facebook also selling mining thing more expensive than the retail on my country does like +25%.
i dont find about antminer though, only the VGA one. maybe my group is for intermediate to lower class. but i dont really like that they gonna reap more profit for new/used thing. also not going to help any other member.
 

Ashton

Member
some of my miner's group on facebook also selling mining thing more expensive than the retail on my country does like +25%.
i dont find about antminer though, only the VGA one. maybe my group is for intermediate to lower class. but i dont really like that they gonna reap more profit for new/used thing. also not going to help any other member.
As long as they are not lying in the sales description, then what has it got to do with you? Nobody is forcing buyers to get them and they'll probably stay unsold for many years. You don't know if the person selling now overpaid for them and is just trying to recoup some money back
 

Kaiden

Member
some of my miner's group on facebook also selling mining thing more expensive than the retail on my country does like +25%.
i dont find about antminer though, only the VGA one. maybe my group is for intermediate to lower class. but i dont really like that they gonna reap more profit for new/used thing. also not going to help any other member.
It's their item and they can put any price tag they want for it. It's the buyers responsibility to have some product knowledge on an item before buying it off of someone considering that it's used. We don't need to meddle with their affairs as we clearly don't have any business with them. Trying to help is cool, but making someone look bad just because they have a high asking price for their item is something
 

Giovanni

Member
some of my miner's group on facebook also selling mining thing more expensive than the retail on my country does like +25%.
i dont find about antminer though, only the VGA one. maybe my group is for intermediate to lower class. but i dont really like that they gonna reap more profit for new/used thing. also not going to help any other member.
It's their item and they can put any price tag they want for it. It's the buyers responsibility to have some product knowledge on an item before buying it off of someone considering that it's used. We don't need to meddle with their affairs as we clearly don't have any business with them. Trying to help is cool, but making someone look bad just because they have a high asking price for their item is something
If the buyers really want to buy eventhough the price is steep then there's no way we can't stop them. But we can advise and rethink everything before buying. Of course the sellers is after the profit and we can't blame them because everything about bitcoin now is now at premium price because of the current price. If he can get away with it, the seller would be happy and of course the buyers will be using the product to maximize it and get profit as well. So its gonna be a win-win for both
 

Jesus

Member
We've seen this all over. People are trying to trick newcomers into paying outrageous prices over what has a market value based on profitability or lack of thereof. I think that the community's most effective defense over such shady attempts to profit from newbies would be to report such vendors on the soon, and preferably in a way that would make their services unwanted from potential victims
 

Calvin

Member
I'm trying to reach Neo at Bitmain. Somehow he got deleted from my friends list. The manufacturers need to step in and stop the price gouging. These people are spamming F5 waiting for miners to be for sale, then buying up all they can get, then selling them for outrageous amounts. Bitmain and others could put a stop to it because it is making them look bad. When Bitmain can't sell miners to miners because price gougers have bought up all the stock, it makes it look like Bitmain is advertising ghostware no one can buy.

The mining community as a whole needs to make their voices heard to the manufacturers to get this lunacy stopped. I can't buy 500 gpu's, but any dickwad can buy 500 D3's to resell. Someone with decent verbal skills should draft a petition to send to all the manufacturers letting them know this shit is hurting their rep. If they limit purchases to their website buyers it would slow this shit down quick. It will not affect how many miners they sell, since they will sell them all anyway. It also won't affect the whale buyers with offline contracts with Bitmain. But is will dam sure slow down the Alibaba scammers and Ebay twits, leaving a few miners for actual miners to buy at MSRP.

I think it would be hilarious if Bitmain tracked sales and if they see their miners being resold at high prices, they simply send the code to nuke the miner. It wouldn't take but a few to be shut down before the resellers get the point. If you buy, then mine. If you are not going to mine, sell at MSRP or risk getting the miner nuked when it connects to the internet lol.
If you have Neo on your skype, please PM me
 

Stone

Member
It is also possible that these "res-sellers" have direct links with Bitmain and are doing this with their blessings. I have serious doubt about Bitmain not knowing and are actually supportive of these people
 
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