Anybody from the EU can confirm this Crucial M4 Deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ciberkarlos, May 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi everybody, i'm from Spain and i've just seen this deal:

    http://technologies-shop.com/index....=product/product&product_id=14679&language=es

    I think this store is from the UK, but the spanish translation of the website, the weird product information and the price of the Crucial M4 256gb (178€ with free delivery, when in Spain the cheapest i've found was 225€) let me think that this is not a reliable shop.

    What do you think, does anybody from the EU (better from Spain) knows this store and can confirm its reliability?

    Thank you very much!!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Hola. I'm in London and know Devonshire Square (where this company's contact details say they are). There is certainly no store there, but they are probably operating from an office for mailing purposes.

    Strangely, when the English page is loaded the prices are all still in Euros. Could be nothing, but seems odd for a UK company. Especially when the Euro is in the ****. :rolleyes:

    Remember having no actual physical store can reduce overheads dramatically, possibly giving the company the small margins that they seem to be offering. That said, I've never heard of them.....
     
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    theSeb

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    Well, you can change to English quite easily:

    http://technologies-shop.com/crucial-technology-256gb-m4-ssd-2-5-solid-sta?currency=EUR&language=en

    The website supports multiple languages. What is odd though is that it's showing prices in Euros even though I am logging in from the UK and it claims to be a UK company. That's not normal.

    It claims the following in the about us section:


    So let's go find out more about Red Onions Limited.

    Red Onions is indeed a legitimate limited company registered with the UK companies house

    http://www.do-business.net/Indexer/Company/Red-Onions-Ltd

    So do they really run this technologies-shop.com website?

    Hmm...

    What about some details about this technologies-shop website?

    77.79.12.5 is from Lithuania(LT) in region Eastern Europe

    Domain Name: TECHNOLOGIES-SHOP.COM
    Registrar: EVERYONES INTERNET, LTD. DBA SOFTLAYER
    Whois Server: Whois.theplanet.com
    Referral URL: http://www.softlayer.com
    Name Server: NS1.DUOMENUCENTRAS.LT
    Name Server: NS2.DUOMENUCENTRAS.LT
    Name Server: NS3.DUOMENUCENTRAS.LT
    Status: ok
    Updated Date: 19-apr-2012
    Creation Date: 19-apr-2012
    Expiration Date: 19-apr-2013

    Registrant:
    N/A
    Kiner, 522
    Oharo, MG 01051
    mg

    Domain name: TECHNOLOGIES-SHOP.COM


    Administrative Contact:
    Simkevicius, Martynas @duomenucentras.lt
    Tilzes 74
    Siauliai, LT-78140
    lt
    +370.70005030 Fax: +370.70005070

    Technical Contact:
    Ryzakovas, Vitalijus @duomenucentras.lt
    Tilzes 74
    Siauliai, Siauliai 76140
    LT
    +370.70005030 Fax: +370.70005070



    Registration Service Provider:
    UAB Duomenuce Centras, @duomenucentras.lt
    +370.70005030
    +370.70005070 (fax)
    http://www.duomenucentras.lt
    Jei turite daugiau klausimu susisiekti su mumis.
    If you have any further questions please contact us.


    Registrar of Record: Everyones Internet, LLC dba Resellone.net



    THIS IS A SCAM. I've checked red-onions' registration info and they have nothing to do with this.
     
  4. dusk007, May 22, 2012
    Last edited: May 22, 2012

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    dusk007

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    Great research.
    Did someone already report it.
    Chromes phishing doesn't trigger.

    Usually if a company isn't listed with a decent number of reviews in a price comparison engine or you can visit it locally, don't buy. Even without theSeb research I'd have said that is not to be trusted.
    There is zero data on it from any trusted web site, price comparison site or anything else.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all for your responses. theSeb, amazing research, very helpful. It seems that i have to continue looking for a good deal, since in Spain SSD's are still very expensive (i want to pay less than 200€ for a 256gb one).
     
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    theSeb

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    No worries. The cheapest I've seen that particular drive for in the UK is £178.
     
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    dusk007

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    Under 200€ ist possible if you exclude shipping costs
    http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/info/p736265/pid/geizhals
    It includes the 19% German MWSt.
    http://geizhals.at/eu/626737
    most of the shops don't ship to Spain. Wait a little longer and you will see a price under 200€ in some Shop for Spain.
    Me personally I don't care about a few € more or less and usually go with Amazon if possible. They have the best return policy and customer service I know much better than all those smaller shops.
    German Amazon is 211€ which is about as cheap as mindfactory since it is free shipping. amazon.es seems to offer less stuff and the m4 prices are higher. Maybe you can order from french amazon or something close by.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought (and installed it) for €192 including everything. I'm from Amsterdam, but this was the cheapest I could find within The Netherlands.

    It was a weekend offer (last weekend) and it passed. Now it's up again to 210 exc.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, i think i'll wait to see prices dropping a little bit more, hoping for an under 200€ offer after summer (i can wait a few months). Lets see if the rumored new Macbook Pro helps with that.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    thank you theSeb

    I nearly bought a dslr for 3k €! :eek:

    I just wondered, why they don't offer payment per credit-card... so i googled, but didn't find anything but this forum...

    so thank you! :)

    due this thread actually is not about that shop, I post here some "tags", that other user maybe also find this site...
    / is "Technologies-SHOP.com" a safe site
    / any experiences with technologies-shop.com
    / customer feedback technologies-shop.com
     

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