Wusthof on Craigslist... Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by jn835, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. jn835

    jn835

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    Hey Guys,

     I was looking for some knives on Craigslist and found below set of Wusthof Gran Prix II 12 pcs for $150 in Dallas, TX, which is way below market price. I was about to buy it but then I saw same exact item in Austin Craigslist as well with slightly different price & description. 

    I got suspicious and tried to search internet to see if there are any reported cases of fake Wusthof. Didn't find any.

    What do you guys think?

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/hsh/4147059071.html

    http://austin.craigslist.org/hsh/4147072726.html
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    One of the listings has been pulled, which is not a good sign. 

    I wouldn't recommend buying a set of knives in general. For many reasons that have been discussed to death here before.  There's a lot of filler blades in there and the design is generally not considered ideal by most cooks anymore. 

    And it's suspicious on a few levels as you noted.

    Avoid. 
     
  3. dillbert

    dillbert Banned

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    as the comedian sez  . . . . and here's yer sign:

    "Cash and no negotiating."

    buying _anything_ over the internet "cash" / money order / wire transfer / bank check /  PayPal "gift" is _the_ NUMBER  ONE sign of fraud.

    use a credit card - NOT a debit card

    or

    PayPal but NEVER send money "as a gift" for goods because PayPal will tell you to take a hike.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013