Does this website seem fishy to you?

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  1. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    I've been scouring ebay and other sites for a good deal on a MBA, and I came across this:

    http://jeaarelectronicstore.com/Apple-Laptops/

    I'm rather shocked that they're selling a brand new 2011 MBA (11", 4/128) for $980. They also sell a 2011 11" 2/64 for $700... :eek:

    It seems like a "too good to be true" kinda thing... :confused::confused::confused:
     
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  3. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    Their info says they're located in England. Why is everything priced in dollars? I don't see them listed as an authorized retailer. I would stay away.

    JEAAR ELECTRONIC STORE
    (Registered No 04361663)
    14 CHENDUIT WAY, STANMORE,
    MIDDLESEX, HA7 3NY,
    UNITED KINGDOM
     
  4. flight, Sep 1, 2011
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    It's a UK-based company, but seems to be targeting the US market. I tried to checkout an item to have an idea where they ship from, but you must have an account to do so. Their contact email is a Hotmail account and here is the address from their 'Contact Us' page: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=14+CH....677068&sspn=28.749334,56.337891&vpsrc=6&z=16

    Fishy indeed.

    Update: OK, so judging from the shipping cost, they do ship from the U.S. Their least expensive option is 2-day at $30.
     
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  6. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    C'mon, you can't be serious
     
  7. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

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    I think those are laptops that fell off the "back of the truck" if you know what I mean. ;) Not to mention aren't Airs in England a lot more than here in the US. What they pay in their currency would be quite a bit more US dollars correct?
     
  8. deeddawg, Sep 1, 2011
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    The single most common reason most people allow themselves to get scammed is they allow their greed to override their instincts.

    There is nothing confusing here.

    Have a look at http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/jeaarelectronicstore.com

    They claim to be in the UK but the domain is registered to someone in Lafayette, Louisiana and they're offering high value stuff for "too good to be true" prices from a website using a @hotmail.com email address.

    Not real difficult to figure this one out.... :D
     
  9. 3dflyboy1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, clearly this site is something to stay faaaar away from. :p

    Ah well. Then my search for a good deal on a mac continues...far away from there. :D
     
  10. UCF Sam macrumors regular

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    If its too good to be true, it probably is. How could a company like this sell MacBooks at that price? Unless they were stolen or they were willing to take a loss on every sale, they couldn't.
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    any any site offering deals like that would have *HUGE* threads here and on Slickdeals and other sites (c.f. Amazon 20% Kindle Special Offers deal).

    The absence of such is a good indicator of a potential scam.
     
  12. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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  13. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    My rule of thumb is that if it sounds too good to be true then it generally is.

    Stick with trusted well known shops or sites.

    Personally I prefer to buy such items from highstreet stores so I have somewhere to re visit if I need support.
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    They have a hotmail email address. That usually signals a reputable company. :rolleyes:
     
  15. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Having looked at the address on Google Streetview I wouldn't order a takeaway pizza to be delivered there let alone a laptop from there!

    Streetview of sketchyland
     
  16. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Ya know, when I see a title like this the first thing I want to do is click the link....NOT :D

    reminds me of all those charming emails I get saying "click this link" for a surprise.
     
  17. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    made me laugh
     
  18. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Not only was the domain registered in Lafayette, LA but:

    Creation date: 22 Aug 2011 09:24:02

    Interesting--and fun when you know there are tools to check them out--but not so fun I suppose if you just follow along blindly.
     
  19. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    As long as you're not buying it in a gas station parking lot, I think you'll be alright.

    But seriously: Don'y buy it there.
     
  20. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    A couple more months, and you should start seeing sandy bridge airs on the apple refurb site.
     
  21. CyrusKafaiWu macrumors member

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    I recognize the street view to be true. One of the scripts on Codecanyon.com demo was that street view.
     
  22. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Probably under water now.
     
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  24. 3dflyboy1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    heh. :rolleyes: I'll keep my money, thanks. :D
     
  25. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I think you made the prudent decision.
     

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