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    Default Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    I bought a JB/59 from Amazon, order was fulfilled by Amazon so the pickups were in their warehouse. The actual seller (Zorro Sounds) seems reputable they sell all kinds of guitar accessories and small instruments, pups came in the regular SD clear box sealed with tape. Multi meter show the right reading of Ohmns. I would have bought them directly from SD or any other "official" authorized dealer but it is not possible given the current situation. Any reason to be concerned about them? I noticed some negative comment about Amazon from someone here, just curious.
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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    Amazon has no idea if the stuff they ship is real or a knock off. I've found lots of fake bike stuff on amazon, enough that I'm always leery about ordering from them now. There are plenty of real and honest businesses on there, but there are also plenty of people selling Chinese knock-offs.
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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    Do they state that they are an authorized dealer? Is there a good return policy? No matter what I buy, I know I am trading 'not knowing' for 'convenience' when shopping re-sellers on Amazon. Take a chance if they say they allow returns.
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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    Uh, reviews from google not the best. I'll just get them from Musician's Friend, they're listed as authorized premium online dealers. Going back to Amazon, last thing I want to do is re wire the entire guitar to find out that there is something off with the pups. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    If this is the same place, looks like they're a real, brick and mortar music store.

    I'd also add that the DCR of a knock-off pickup matching its real Duncan counterpart is, in my non-expert opinion, nearly zero.

    If I had bought them from that vendor and they read the correct DCR for both pickups, I wouldn't be worried.


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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    There's a ton of fake stuff on Amazon. The problem isn't just third-party sellers either.

    I bought Schaller strap locks from Amazon (not a third-party seller) that were so obviously fake that I knew immediately. I returned them and wrote a review but Amazon refused to post it.

    If the third-party seller is a brick and mortar music store, I'd trust them MORE than if Amazon was the seller.

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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    I had a Xotic BB that was sold to me fairly cheap (locally)... LOOOOOOOOVED the sound of it.

    However I after having it and sold it long ago... and seeing all the component epoxied to the board... and it being a borderline chunky flamethrower. I don't think a pedal based on a BlueBreaker pedal was supposed to be that.

    I didn't get the details but i am fairly sure it was something the previous owner got from amazon. I avoid anything not sold directly from amazon with anything tool, gear, or music related.
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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    If you post pictures of the pickups you received, we can probably tell you more. MOST pickups out there are genuine and there are plenty of ways non-authorized resellers get their hands on legitimate pickups, but buying 3rd party from Amazon is the same as buying 3rd party from everywhere else...you simply never know what you'll get for sure.

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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    There's lots of fake stuff on Amazon these days.

    However, if you look at https://www.seymourduncan.com/dealer...ersey&miles=10 you can confirm that Zorro Sounds is listed as an SD dealer, so chances are your pickups are legit.

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    Default Re: Any reason to mistrust Amazon pickup sellers?

    Quote Originally Posted by spi View Post
    Zorro Sounds is listed as an SD dealer
    BOOM! There you go! Legit Duncans.

    I incorrectly assumed the OP had checked the dealer's status before posting. Next time I'll just post a link to that page, LOL!

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