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  1. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im just stating the obvious and trying to protect the forums members.
    If you can't see what is going on in this thread about this business in question and find everything normal then you might be part of it too. ;)



     
  2. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    So you don't find it funny that all these accounts promoting this site registered, posted same day, added photos, and then never posted again? You also don't find it strange that most of the reviews on that first page link are from people who have never reviewed anything else, ever? Feel free to actively participate in our discussions, show us that you're not just a paid troll here to promote this site. Ask questions, get involved. Prove us wrong.
     
  3. akdubz53 macrumors newbie

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    #53
    I’m pretty sure I’ve proven that point thus far. Go ahead and point out the fakes and bots but don’t batch your responses in on people who are trying and give a cent. Make real points.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't prove nothing besides the obvious that everyone else noticed.
    You just registered and only posted in this thread so far.
     
  5. akdubz53 macrumors newbie

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    #55
    You’re not even contributing any helpful or reliable content (in this thread, I don’t particularly care enough to research beyond, obviously others don’t go beyond looking at profile pictures/avatars). Guess I don’t get it. Maybe be a skeptic sure but provide something other than “look at this grandma in this picture”. Hopefully MacRumors appreciates your “shoving” of useful insight by your ridiculousness. I’ll do you the favor and will delete my account to leave you with the bots. Enjoy.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Again you’re taking things quite personally here. I’m sorry you’re failing to see the broader issue.

    All the best on your travels elsewhere. Oh, and as you go, please don’t believe everyone who claims anything on the internet as you’re wishing us to. You’ll surely find yourself in dire straights if you do.
     
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  8. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Sounds good, thanks for proving our point.
     
  9. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Not really. Having actually lost a lot of $$$ buying cellphones online before (scammers are abundant), I don't think so. Anyone with any internet awareness knows that it is a risky business and anyone starting a company reselling phones should know this.

    Amazon is even getting infected with this very thing - 3rd party sellers who buy reviews by the thousands to make their products/companies look good. I've seen it on Ebay where sellers buy reviews for awhile only to scam, paypal freezes their account but not before they make off with thousands upon thousands. I was one buyer who didn't get all of his money back when a seller basically took off with $10k+ and by the time Ebay/Paypal did anything, we all got basically nothing back.

    New posters posting about this company is highly suspect. If I had longtime forum members posting about this company and how great it was, I'd put 500 times the weight in what they say vs a brand new forum member, with a profile pic (most brand new forum members don't do a pic).

    That said, if this company is legit, time will show this. Right now, time is not on their side. Eventually it will be if they continue the course.

    All these wise forum members are trying to do is to protect vulnerable forum members from losing $. As someone who has lost $ at the hands of companies just like these, I nod to @willmtaylor @Applejuiced @Newtons Apple and @Mlrollin91 (in this thread).
     
  10. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a problem with calling out fake posters but it became relatively obvious early on that one wasn't like the others and yet they just piled on mercilessly.
     
  11. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    It wasn't obvious to me. Brand new forum members posing as customers? That's still highly suspect in my book. What company have you created a brand new account on some forum you've never been to, to support the owner in posting about the company? I sure haven't.

    Yeah its harsh but it is also harsh to lose a $700 phone to a scammer.

    If this company is legit, time will tell. Reviews will show it over time.

    Edit: I hear you tho, it is sad that this has to be done.
     
  12. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    This poster didn't come across as real to me. They only posted in this thread, got very upset quickly, and then disappeared.
     
  13. willmtaylor, Sep 8, 2017
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I disagree. I don’t think that was obvious. The poster quickly worked herself up into a huff, then left. This, if anything, shows she was most likely a sham and not legit.

    Nothing, from what I can read, was “piled on mercilessly.” Facts were stated and multiple veteran members warned others based on evidence and experience. There were no personal or ad hominem attacks.

    The only poster escalating the situation was the one who’s legitimacy was in question.
     
  14. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Really? You guys could have looked at her twitter account linked to her MR profile to see she was different (active and references this thread). The fact she got bent out of shape unlike the others that didn't respond should have been another clue.
     
  15. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    That still doesn't convince me at all. This company is highly suspect to anyone who has any experience doing business online for any length of time. If you want to give it your business, go for it. But I would have a hard time recommending it to people I care about.
     
  16. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    If this person wants to continue to post here, and garner some credibility, they are more than welcome. When they sign up just to shill a company that looks very suspect, my suspicions will remain.
     
  17. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    That wasn't my point, again. I'm not saying gadgetgone is legit (I personally never use those kinds of services) but just how I think people were treating another poster. It seemed pretty obvious that one poster was different than the others and the slightest investigation would have revealed it to be true.
     
  18. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I don't think anyone was denying her being a person.

    1 valid person creating a new account on a forum to defend the owner of a company isn't going to change a lot of people's minds about a company. It's actually kinda suspect. Most people don't do this of their own free will.
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Exactly!

    When was the last time you or someone you know had a good experience with a product or company and said, “You know, I’m going to do a Google search, find a place to talk about this thing, and register a new account just to praise them.”

    I’d venture...never.
     
  20. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Everyone who posted here is a real person. Fact is, we don't know if they have an affiliation with this gadget site, and are not going to take their word for it, when they are brand new. Same reason "real people" can't buy/sell in the marketplace, or access other parts of this site until they have a history and credibility with the site.
     
  21. Skb3735 macrumors newbie

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    This thread has been very entertaining.

    There’s obviously something fishy going on here.

    I quickly noticed the balance of “newbie” posting to be very off balance.

    I just realized I look suspect as well. Lol. But you can check out my join date and previous posts :)
     
  22. the_ceeeeg macrumors newbie

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    New profile here. I recently got the Iphone X. I googled a few places for trade in. Stumbled across Gadget gone, and they were willing to give me the most money for my Iphone 6S. I did some research before sending it in and decided to go with them. Talked to the Support team on October 30th (ran into some issues receiving new phone, so shipped mine out later) On the 20th of November they picked my phone up from the Post Office (their website says they will contact you when the order is received) I was never notified. Two days go by and no response (Thanks giving is coming up) I send them an email asking how long the process takes, No response. November 27th (1 week later) I emailed them again asking out the Order. Never Received a response. The following day I see the President's email on the BBB Email him and no response, but finally receive an email back from support team saying everything cleared and they would be mailing my check out today. I will keep everyone updated on how it turns out. I was getting nervous especially after seeing the thread. Hopefully they are a good company, we will see!
     
  23. ImBuz macrumors 6502

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    I have had great success with Gagetgone--I have sold them 2 iPhones and a watch--if you have a question email them--they usually respond quickly during the week.
    It sometimes may take a while for them to get your check out--However I opt for the eCheck and no worries about the Post office.
     
  24. cmuina7 macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Dec 4, 2017 ---
    Beware, I don't think they are trustworthy. I sent them my immaculate iPhone 6 that has never been out of a protected case. I even sent them the cases I would no longer use. Didn't hear from them. Finally I contacted them and they replied with a photo of a damaged Iphone and told me they couldn't pay the price they had quoted. I was livid and told them to send the phone back, that I didn't want to do business with them.

    Today I received the phone and looking at it with magnification it shows a BLOW or HIT in the frame that caused the adjacent corner of the glass to crack. The hit looks like it is new and the phone shows no other damage.

    I swear this has not happened while in my possession and as you will see from all the cases it has always been well protected.

    I would NOT trust them. IMG_0058.jpg
     
  25. ImBuz macrumors 6502

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    I have used them selling 2 iPhones and a n Apple watch and had wonderful experience--the only time I ever had trouble was with Gazzele.
    Gagetgone is my favorite.--I always have them sen me an echeck.
    One iPhone I sent them I thought was a 5--turned out to be a 5s so they gave me even more money.
    t.r.m.v
     

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