Is htmaspower.com legit or scam?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MVCalo, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. MVCalo macrumors newbie

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    This site offers an Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch with Retina Display: i7 3.0GHz, 256GB SSD, 8GB Z0PW0000X for... $910.00 plus $25.00 shipping!
    They run the business from Malaysia.
    They also accept credit cards!
    Has anybody used this site? No scam has been reported whatsoever!
    It is very peculiar though that they use gmail for their mail addresses!
    Any information is most welcome!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This is a serious question? It's an obvious fraud.
     
  3. bobbydd21 macrumors regular

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    Don't do it. Seems pretty obvious it's not real.
     
  4. omgitsbees macrumors member

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    Obviously a scam. Just the price alone is a dead give away. It's good that you asked rather then just impulse buying the computer and learning the hardway. Also remember to ask "is this too good to be true?" is a question that will save you.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Nothing I've been able to find out about them points to them being legit - including the fact that there's nothing about them going back more than a month.
     
  7. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    A guy comes to you while you're refueling your car at a local Chervon. He says "Hey, I have a brand new, never opened, iPad 4th gen 64GB here. You can have it for $200. Are you interested?" Would you take the deal?

    It always pays to be skeptical.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    They won't even make that effort - just take your money and run
     
  9. omgitsbees macrumors member

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    I'm checking out the site right now and I like all of the fake links on it.
     
  10. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I'd be suspicious the whole thing is a scam because the sign says Chervon instead of Chevron. :p
     
  11. LoMonkey macrumors regular

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    The site shows at the bottom the accept PayPal, however when faking information on the checkout page, it only shows Western Union, Money Gram, and (offline) Credit card processing. Sketchy and obviously a scam.

    I did a whois on the domain name (http://whois.sc/htmaspower.com) and got the address for this so called business.

    Batu 12, Jalan Klang Lama
    Puchong
    Kuala Lumpur
    47100

    Google Maps shows it's a either an Animal Kennel or Seafood Restaurant.

    Bottom line, this is obviously a scam website. They will take your credit card info and probably charge it hoping you won't do anything about it, or they will buy a ton of stuff with it and let you have to deal with your credit card company to get them to stop.
     
  12. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    The fact you even need to ask means you shouldn't be online shopping.

    Could not be a more obvious scam
     
  13. Buckaye macrumors member

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    For $65.00 I can tell you for sure if it is a scam or not. You have to pay up front though.
     
  14. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    I have added 9.2243720368548E+18 units of "Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch With Retina Display: I7 3.0GHz, 768GB SSD, 8GB Z0PW0003K" to my cart. It didn't complain at all, they still have more in stock... Now, I have to pay $11,530,465,046,068,472,053,760.00 :D
     
  15. scambuster1 macrumors newbie

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    Total Scam!!

    They don't accept PayPal as advertised. They wouldn't even process my credit card. I emailed them to check stock on a tablet. The owner emailed me back confirming plenty of stock, but stated they wouldn't accept PayPal for some unexplained reason. He suggested Western Union or a MoneyGram. I wrote back that I wouldn't do that for obvious reasons. He resended claiming to be legit and offered an option of wire transfer. Again I refused. I noticed there was an option to use a credit card, so I used one I wasn't currently using so I could watch it closely. My order showed "processing" for two days and then was cancelled. I got no email explaining the cancellation, NOTHING. IP Address shows up on the grid in North Texas so phony Malaysia number and address. Just a local drag on the economy. TOTAL FRAUD!!
     
  16. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    Did you really order one from those guys?

    Mind. Blown.
     
  17. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure this is fraud.
    I think, not hard to sell retina under $1000, if this is true, I will buy 10 pcs :D
     
  18. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  19. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

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  20. RedRallyeZ macrumors regular

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    Totally Legit, look at the grammar. Immaculate.

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