This guy really got around
I GOT DONE TODAY IN SPRINGVALE IN MELBOURNE
i got done by the same guy also today 8/6/7
i was having my lunch when an italian guy approached me cause he didn't know where he was and needed directions.
this led to that, that led to this, and so forth
he told me the same story he told every1, i have to go to italy, i dont wanna take these with me, i wanna do this and that. same sh**
he wanted to sell me a armani suit for $1800 and he said he'll give me a couple of leather jackets for free
i said i dont carry that amount of money on me. anyway, straight to the point, i told him ill give him 600 and he wanted more, so it ended up being 800
as he started to count the money, i knew something was up, so while he wasn't lookin, i took another 4 jackets, so i ended up with 7 jackets and a nice suit,
even though i got ripped off with fake stuff, it still looks good, and im gonna sell them,
so stuff that italian rat
Same in Australia, BEENLEIGH
What happened. I was filling up fuel at 7/11 when a car pulled up and asked me for directions, he wanted to go to brisbane airport because his plane leaves in an hour, he said he was lost and wanted directions, so anyway he goes on to tell me that he has just come from a fashion show at the Sheraton mirage.
He said that he wants to get rid of the jackets before he goes to itally because if not he will have to pay tax on them. He said the jackets were original and were worth around $2000 each. He had 4 jackets and offered me $1300 and I can have them all, I said I didn't have much money, he was very persistent, then eventually I gave in paying 150 dollars each for them.
I have had a look on the internet and they are worth substantially less
Got ripped in SYDNEY in silver Hyundai 4WD
Like the bloke above.
I got done, got 8 jackets for $600. My mum is a seamstress and says the stiching is decent, and jackets are decent. Espcially for only $80 each. I figured they were fake.
He had a passport, QLD plates, rental call, he arrived in Australia on 11/10/06, so all the italian must be having a big laugh at us. Heavy accent, and ALOT of tatts.
I hate being ripped, might call the coppers, but still did well. One jacket for day for Xmas,and father in law, my bro, and 4 more for me.
Lucky I didnt pay the $1,000 he was asking for.
Got done as well in Rydalmere Sydney
Got scammed in Rydalmere today. Standing at the back of my office on the phone, guy pulls up and asks if I spoke Italian... When I told him I couldn't he's english suddenly got much better.. Same story as in other reports, 'just finished a fashion show at the convention centre, had to fly back to Italy that night and did not want to take the stock with him as he did not want to pay the taxes'> Trust me this guy is smooth!! I am a very street smart person and I don't believe I have ever been scammed before but this guy nailed me...
The story was he wanted $2000 for one suit and he would give me three leather jackets for free, we negotiated (as you do) and the deal ended up at three suits and eight leather jackets (everything he had) for $1800. I thought I had got him at that stage.. This guy had answers for everything, I asked him whose car it was? he showed me the euro car key ring. I asked him what airline he was flying, he pulled out plane tickets and a door card for the IBIS hotel. He was good, very good.
He was driving a small silver 4WD rego AL 60 D0 and if you are reading this 'Marco' following your success I'm not unhappy about the deal, I quite like all the jackets and the suits but becareful because one day you will cross my path again and I will give you a free flight back to Italy.
Perth, Nationwide, 6036
Submitted: 3/26/2008 3:15:06 AM
Modified: 3/26/2008 3:15:00 AM
Ripoff Report Verified Safe
Just getting petrol at GULL petrol station Marmion ave butler at 10 am, 26 March, 2008, some New NISSAN X-Trail pulls up and some italian dude yells out ey can you help me find the airport ive got till 3pm to be at the international airport etc etc...
' I am manager of emporio giorgio armani ' (With either a cheesy accent or maybe the real thing) shows me ID along with countless cards and an AVIS car rental ticket (who knows if they are his) he said he has a problem that he would like me to help him out.
' This is my last day here i have to fly to italy at 3pm but my company has given me these 3 Leather Jackets and 1 Pure linen suit as bonus and i dont want to pay taxes at the airport, So if you like you can have them for the price of the material $900 '
Me 'No I dont like the suit, but (like a fool) I like the jackets '
'So I can sell to you the jackets 'friend to friend' (of course) for a price that will cover my rental car $600 '
'Too much make it $500 '
'OK We Have deal' Cha - Ching - SCAMMED HARD !!!!!!!
But hey got three fake rga jackets
When You read this Mr rip off man just think im one more person on your ever increasing ' People I Better not see again ' List. Because when i do .
Someone will catch you. And then...........................