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    • Hello, Pretty common scam, unfortunately.  Best to ensure you're buying direct from Amazon (NewEgg, etc.) or the manufacturer to avoid such scams.  Even then, it's still possible to get stung if the inventory is mixed (I think Amazon might sometimes mix and match their own and third-party inventory i their warehouse, possibly to save on distance that pickers have to move when fulfilling your order).   Regards,   Aryeh Goretsky  
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