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Beosound 3200 (from auction) Need Pin / Code / MasterCode

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darxoon
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darxoon posted on Mon, Aug 10 2015 10:18 AM

Hi !!! B&o Fans ;)

 

I didnt found in general forum a subject about Pin "Code" to the BS 3200 so I write it hier... when is in wrong pace sorry !... its my first theme.

 

About one year ago I have decide to buy a "New" iteam for my B&o collection - this time from auction - a Beosound 3200  So : 21403292 Item No: 1262718 ...

 

The BS come to me with out Code / Pin nr - I have try to contact the seller but didnt receive any answer.

Hope that somebody can help me to "On" this unit ;)

 

Thanks for all reply

darxoon

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Dillen replied on Mon, Aug 10 2015 4:20 PM

 

darxoon:

Hi !!! B&o Fans ;)

 

I didnt found in general forum a subject about Pin "Code" to the BS 3200 so I write it hier... when is in wrong pace sorry !... its my first theme.

 

About one year ago I have decide to buy a "New" iteam for my B&o collection - this time from auction - a Beosound 3200  So : 21403292 Item No: 1262718 ...

 

The BS come to me with out Code / Pin nr - I have try to contact the seller but didnt receive any answer.

Hope that somebody can help me to "On" this unit ;)

 

Thanks for all reply

darxoon

Welcome to Beoworld !

You will need to contact B&O to get the code(s) you need. For this you will need to bring the purchase receipt, preferably the original. You will
have to get this from the prevous owner. B&O will then also check if the item has been reported stolen.

B&O things are among the most stolen items in the world. Without the codes the items are pretty much worthless.
This is B&Os way to counteract for trading with stolen goods.

Beoworld neither can - nor will - give out codes.

Martin

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Ben_S replied on Mon, Aug 10 2015 7:46 PM

Agree with Martin, and B&O will not provide the codes without some sort of evidence of ownership. This after all is the whole point of the coding system in the first place!

Keep pestering the seller would be the best advice!

Ben

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There was a man here in Melbourne who had a Beovision 7-55 with Beolab 5s. He went on vacation for a month, and when he came back his entire house was emptied. Everything. Every item of clothing, furniture, food, everything. All was claimed on insurance thankfully. 

A month later, a B&O store in Melbourne was phoned. It seemed this gentleman had a newly acquired Beovision 7-55, but he couldn't get past the pincode screen. He asked the salesperson if they could give him the pincode, so they asked for the serial number. It turned out it was the stolen Beovision 7-55!

The salesperson quite cleverly didn't let on, instead asked for the gentleman's details including name and full address as "we would need to come to your house to deactivate the code'. The gentleman provided these details, and was of course arrested the next day! His house was full of stolen goods including the Beolab 5s, Beovision 7-55, the poor victim's clothing, etc. etc.

The moral to the story? Pincodes are a good idea!!

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Contact B&O customer service and tell them you have not been given the PIN by the seller. Send a copy of your eBay invoice or PayPal receipt to show you have bought it in good faith. If it has been reported stolen, they should tell you and you can report the seller to eBay, PayPal and the police for them to follow up.

Dave
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Another story...

A guy in Australia bought a pair of Beolab 5s from a guy in Spain. This was on eBay. He paid his money, all $15,000 of it, and the speakers were duly sent to him. 

The speakers arrived in perfect condition, exactly as the seller described them. Of course, the buyer was very happy (and relieved!). He plugged them in, but of course they needed a pincode. So he contacted the seller. The seller told him to contact B&O as he had forgotten the pincodes. The buyer contacted the local showroom here in Melbourne and provided the serial numbers. These were looked up, and came up as stolen!

It seems these same serial numbers were on Interpol's database. So Interpol reacted. They seized the speakers to return them to their rightful owner back in Europe. The buyer therefore lost his speakers, and his $15,000!

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I think the moral of the story is actually just to ask your seller if the PIN code is active. All the B&O I buy and resell I ask about the pin code first, before going any further. Haven't actually come across a pair of 5s yet that had it active here in the states, cause its a pain in the butt to deal with. One pair did have their codes written in their manuals, but it was deactivated anyway. 

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Playdrv4me:

I think the moral of the story is actually just to ask your seller if the PIN code is active. All the B&O I buy and resell I ask about the pin code first, before going any further. Haven't actually come across a pair of 5s yet that had it active here in the states, cause its a pain in the butt to deal with. One pair did have their codes written in their manuals, but it was deactivated anyway. 

In an ideal World with honest sellers that would work but reality is usually that a dishonest seller wouldn't answer or just say 'no'.

This is one advantage of registering the newer Beoplay products online with Beoplay as it registers the serial number to the buyer.  If  stolen, at least B&O know who the owner should be.

Dave.

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Dave Farr:

Playdrv4me:

I think the moral of the story is actually just to ask your seller if the PIN code is active. All the B&O I buy and resell I ask about the pin code first, before going any further. Haven't actually come across a pair of 5s yet that had it active here in the states, cause its a pain in the butt to deal with. One pair did have their codes written in their manuals, but it was deactivated anyway. 

In an ideal World with honest sellers that would work but reality is usually that a dishonest seller wouldn't answer or just say 'no'.

This is one advantage of registering the newer Beoplay products online with Beoplay as it registers the serial number to the buyer.  If  stolen, at least B&O know who the owner should be.

Dave.

In the states, at least for *Ebay* purchases only (and it just so happens that here it seems that is where the lion's share of B&O transactions occur outside of the B&O retail shops), selling someone a PIN coded item that would be rendered worthless without the code, after representing the item as fully working or worse, after telling the prospective buyer that the PINs aren't active, would absolutely qualify for a Buyer Protection claim of item not as described. 

Of course, the other venue where B&O equipment is exchanged a lot here would be craigslist, but most of that would be an in person transaction where you could test the equipment first. 

I realize elsewhere in the world there are probably significant variations on how B&O stuff gets traded. But here at least, the PIN codes seem to just get in the way. A case of the saying "Locks are for honest people" if you will, much like copy protection and the like. I'll admit I don't always do this, but you can also always get the serial number from the seller to check with B&O on the theft registry as well. But if a seller would lie about the PIN code, they could just as easily find another serial number and lie about that. Caveat emptor, I guess. 

 

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kokomo replied on Fri, Aug 14 2015 2:25 PM

Unless I've misunderstood things, according to the OP he bought the item about a year ago. Long time to wait for the code.

Am I over-suspicious? 

Millemissen
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Strickly speaking he 'decided to buy' it a year ago.

When he actually bought it, we don't know.

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