Same as myself. Bought a fusion subwoofer for the boat and had the whole BPay thing as CC won't work. Has anyone been to the police? I will be going in on Monday morning to report them and see if they can't be taken down. Don't expect my money back ever but hopefully they'll be caught or stopped. Just got an email from this company saying credit card failed and please pay by EFT.
Smelled a rat !. Checked for scams and found this site. Thanks guys. Saved me from blowing my dough for an EPIRB.
I'm also a victim of this scam. Attempted to get my money back through my bank but that failed. CBA's response was no and provided no reason. I would have thought the CBA would have some responsibility to do something about this. Why the hell has this site not been shut down. I'd hate to think how much money has gone into, and probably still going into, this account. if you paid by visa bank might assist you i have purchased a gps chart plotter and paid for it 3 weeks ago and have no reply to my emails or no receipt for my money ,their site on the internet .it looks that i have lost my $450 ,they answer no emails .i will have to give my case my lawyers to get my money back This company has taken my money with no evident supply. The phone is continually switched off and the admin email address errors when I attempt to contact them.
They are a bunch of crooks and swindlers
I fell for the same scam. Does anyone still have the ABN and address and phone number for sound marine? I need it to put a complaint in to Consumer and Business Services same thing , email saying cc doesn't work can I b pay . no phone number to call . must be a scam . company was listed for insolvency late 2016 Looks like more and more people get scammed every day with this lot. While ASIC whom I reported them too a year ago......say we can't just stop these web sites with a long investigation.....(and these shops appear every day)....
why do we pay for government bodies that don't have any balls!!
They at least they were honest and told me "don't ever expect to get your money back"...ha what a joke
Thank you everyone for the warning. ordered a vhf radio in December from this prick, never received item then reported them in February but I see that the site is still up and running.
Why cant the relevant authority investigate and shut them down.
Purchased EPIRB by CC just got the email today about it not going through and pay by EFT. Have asked them to cancel order, sorry to others in this thread who were not so lucky. Ditto above. Asking for EFT led me to search further, hence, this! I put an alert on the CC just in case.. Please do NOT purchase anything from Soundmarine.com.au I've just lost $600. I got carried away and made the EFT payment as requested after my CC apparantly failed.
I have reported them to Acorn and would advise everyone else to do so asap as it appears this is the only way the site will be closed down.
Banking still trying to reverse the payment but not holding out!
Northside Marine Boondall QLD have the cheapest electronics around and are legit!
Thanks to those who have warned everyone. Because of you I checked them out and the ASIC website says the company was deregistered in Nov 16
I was going to buy a gps for $899 but luckily I googled them first. Sorry to those who have lost money. Let's spread the word on social media about them!
I sent $609 late Oct 16 . EFT. No contact since. Guess its gone . wow, thank god i found this was going to buy an epirb cause they were so cheap but suspicion got the best of me and looked around to find this, thank you guys , i have now reported them to two different internet scam companies in Australia, this guy will go to jail , its only a matter of time Tried to buy a GPS combo but was then sent email saying credit card payment failed and wanted me to EFT instead
Instantly I've thought it's some sort of scam and now just found this page.
Please be careful save your money
Oh yeah I've just realised that me too have caught out by these piece of work.
Does anyone know how to get the site shunt down?
I have had a similar experience. Credit Card rejected and then paid by EFT. No goods arrived and all communication attempts failed. I lodged this with ACORN and it is being investigated and suggest you do the same, it may not help us but could put an end to this so others dont suffer the same fate.
15 complaints this year
20 total complaints
Westside Real Estate on (03) 9364 1188
I called back number (03) 9364 1188 reached IVR for a company called Westside Real Estate.
LM on (02) 8020 3509
I have received 6 calls this year. No message is ever left.
I Called Back on (08) 8208 4848
I called back number (08) 8208 4848 rang 5 times then goes to busy tone.
Sb'z Hair Studio on (02) 4932 8614
I called back number (02) 4932 8614 spoke to a woman who said company name is Sb'z Hair Studio.
Mortgage Help Center on (03) 5485 7923
I called back number (03) 5485 7923 reached IVR for a company called Mortgage Help Center.
In 2006, there were 17,963 persons usually resident in Kotara South: 48.9% were males and 51.1% were females. Of the total population in Kotara South 1.3% were Indigenous persons, compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. more
The most common industries of employment for persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kotara South were School Education 6.3%, Hospitals 5.6%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.4%, Tertiary Education 2.9% and Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services 2.5%.
English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 89.5% of persons usually resident in Kotara South. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Macedonian 1.8%, Italian 0.9%, Greek 0.8%, Polish 0.3% and Cantonese 0.2%.
84.2% of persons usually resident in Kotara South stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses within Kotara South were: England 2.2%, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1.0%, New Zealand 1.0%, Italy 0.7% and Scotland 0.6%.
* statistcs taken from the 2006 Census for postal area 2289 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics