Is this legit or scam? www.buyforapple.com

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  1. Visualgap macrumors member

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    So I want to replace my iPhone 3GS's LCD and I came across this website with affordable prices for iPhone parts. Anyone have experience with this site?www.buyforapple.com
     
  2. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.
     
  3. DaftDrunk macrumors regular

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    Personally, I don't buy stuff from websites that look more like a domain placeholder than an actual site.
     
  4. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    Can't speak for that site but when a friend replaced hit 3g screen a year ago, it cost him like 12 bucks shipped he said. So prices seem in line, but fishy site.
     
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  6. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    The site title is "stuffs for apple"

    Get real. I'd only suggest a site like that to an enemy.
     
  7. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    Digitizers aren't all that expensive, I bought one for a netbook 10 inches, for 23 bucks. Again, not saying this is or isn't a good site though.
     
  8. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    dont trust it. thats the same junk parts you find on eBay and Amazon.com. they are totally a waste of money. real Apple parts are alot higher. I would never consider using junk parts like that on my iPhone.
     
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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  10. stackshady macrumors member

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    Agreed.
     
  11. John89 macrumors regular

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    No 'Contact Us' link which seems a bit weird...?

    I wouldn't bother.
     
  12. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I purchased my 3G Screen & Digitizer replacement through Amazon about a year or so ago; it cost me less then $20, and I think it was around the $12 mark.
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you have to ask, It's a scam. Also not sure why anyone would buy a phone anywhere but Apple, carriers included.
     
  14. datusmarco macrumors newbie

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    Chineese parts probably not official ones, and indeed there wesite is a template they didn't even bother to fill out the Shippin&Returns section of the website.
    Site registered to:

    REGISTRANT CONTACT INFO
    Ozgur Oz
    Ozgur Oz
    Fuharu
    Shenzhen
    Guandong
    518028
    CN
    Phone: +86.13590383374
    Email Address: ozgur@gsmsimlocking.com
     
  15. youknome macrumors 6502

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    The website doesn't even have a SSL certificate, as others strongly advised above - do not buy from here.
     
  16. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Good point.

    This reeks of being a fake site, but I wouldn't know for sure unless I bought something and either I never got the product or somebody then goes shopping with my credit card.

    I have been scammed back in the early days of Craigslist with a pretty legit looking ad, and then found similar scams with taleo.com and caljobs.com.

    A good site for looking for online scams is snopes.com and also ripoffreport.com

    No matter how legit a website looks, it doesn't hurt to type in that site's name/product and then type in the word "fraud" or "scam" and see how a Google search treats it.
     
  17. patp Guest

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    Great advice and only takes a few minutes to see if any others have had issues.





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  18. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    If you phone is broke, take it to the Apple store. Their prices are quite good and the results are perfect!:p
     
  19. 63dot macrumors 603

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  21. ericlin0122 macrumors member

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    no SSL at checkout. very phishy and risky.
    would not recommend it
     

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