Scam or no scam?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jamesw, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Jamesw macrumors member

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    Hi, my name is James. I am a student in Toronto Ontario.
    I am looking for a cheap MacBook Pro, either then 1.8GHz or 2.0GHz.
    Money wise, I COULD buy from Apple 2.0GHz MBP $2199 + $120 for 1GB RAM + Apple Care + 15% tax. (CDN figures) or I could buy from a reseller and get a deal. This guy e-mialed me from
    http://www.americanwarehouse.us
    I am wondering if it is a scam or not, the prices seem very cheap, odd indeed.
    Thanks a lot.
    James.:)
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Definitely a scam ...

    Domain Registration Date: Mon May 29 16:01:53 GMT 2006

    Along with no addresses or phone numbers on the site.
     
  3. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

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    This came with the e-mail they said me.



    Will be waiting for any of your questions and comments,

    John Taylor
    Premier Manager, Sales Dept.
    American Warehouse
    11400 NW 32nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33167, United States
    Phone: 786-693-4223
    Fax : 786-513-2916
     
  4. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Whoa, I'm not sure but I sure like the price of the Canon XL-2.
     
  5. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm obiously seems too good to be true, very good prices though. Please let us know if you find out
     
  6. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that would be a concern of mine. I never do business online without the ability to contact a real person - especially if there are no phone numbers or addresses posted.
     
  8. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    17" iMac, 2GB RAM, $999?!?!!?

    No Way. It's a scam or it's stolen.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That and they've been in business since 2003, so the registration date definitely looks odd, when you see they did a SPAM campaign.
     
  10. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Yup, I'll bet thay had another site that was recently pulled due to fraudulent activity hence the new site with a recent domain reg date. SCAM and SPAM.
     
  11. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Theres no such thing as a cheap MBP ... unless its used or refurb. Once you accomplish this concept you will have no trouble picking out the scams
     
  12. beloved84 macrumors regular

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    its definately a scam. theres already another thread on this site about it. phone # and address are all different.
     
  13. Jamesw thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the imput all of you. I will not be buying from that website any time soon. Does anyone know another site/store other then Apple where i can purcahse their products? I hate how they jack the prices up to the sky. If any of you know a reliable site which sells, please, post it :) -James.
     
  14. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    scam

    yeah thats definately a scam^2 id report them if possible. Nobody sells ipods in bulk. and nobody sells 30" displays for half price.
     
  15. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    You won't find cheaper prices on the MBP, it's Apple's policy, unless it's a rebate from Amazon, etc.
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Bingo, Apple enforces their MAP (minimum advertised price) -- so it is rebates, free crap, free shipping, and no tax charged that make for a smoking deal on a Mac.

    But a lot of PC buyers are used to 10-50% advertised discounts, so they don't think anything is wrong with these companies.

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    Of course, it is about time for another price fixing lawsuit against Apple -- from those that don't think they are getting smoking deals on Macs.
     
  17. 4God macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if anyone has attempted to call them?
     
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  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    FYI, we had another thread on this place a few days ago. You'll find some more information in that one if you're curious. Nothing definitive, but lots of red flags.
     

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