Is this site for real

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by daneoni, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If it looks too good to be true...


    oh, and if the contact e-mail address is @hotmail.com...
     
  3. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

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    Yeah thats what i was thinking but the site looks professional although bad english (can excuse for being chinese) and it accepts credit cards/paypal so you can do chargebacks but still...something iffy about it

    I guess better safe than sorry
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    real (as in they probably do sell products).

    fake (the product you recieve would be NOTHING like the real thing)

    real (as in products are black-market material)
     
  5. Agurri macrumors 6502

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    Hummmm Scam bell is ringing.... I have to say that... just by having an hotmail email as a compagny seems really suspicious to me... really...
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What's up with the world clocks at the bottom of the page? :D

    I call fake based solely on that.

    (yes, I see many other, legitimate reasons that the site is fake...)
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Their e-mail address is a hotmail address! I cannot believe a legit retail site would not have their own domain. Definitely a scam. English is obviously not their first language. And free gift to everyone? There's no such thing as a free lunch.
     
  8. celticgrid macrumors newbie

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    A good check is always inventory.

    Some sites will have loaded themselves up with default of, say, 3 of each item. Try ordering a large number of a couple of items and if they system throws you back to a particular quantity of each then it is probably fake.

    In this case there appears to be NO inventory control and it will let you order tens of thousands of each item. Would a legitimate site do this? Probably not.

    It's a fake.
     
  9. admwright macrumors regular

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    I am regularly amazed at the number of times I see businesses that have their own domain name and still use a hotmail/gmail/etc mailing address. It does not take much to setup a re-direction and also setup the "reply to" in the email program.

    Andrew W.
     
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    lol, 999,999,999 XPERIA X1's FTW! and 999,999,999 PS3's with 160GB each... all this can be mine for: Euro344999999655.... OOOOOH YEAH.:cool:
     
  13. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    did they really have to put in their FAQ that it is safe for people to buy from them? if some one did ask them this it's not like they're going to reply "no we're just going to scam you but please keep it on the down-low".....
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    When checking out a site, a quick search of the domain in GoDaddy.com reveals the site is registered to:
    yu Zheng tt8t@msn.com
    +86.1062777187 fax: +86.1062777187
    Beijing City
    Beijing Beijing 100871
    cn

    DNS:
    ns1.4everdns.com
    ns2.4everdns.com

    Created: 2009-02-20
    Expires: 2010-02-20​
    While it's not always the case, usually if a site has only recently been created, it's a sign of a scam. Scam sites will pop up, then disappear, then reappear with a different domain name.
     
  15. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    I don't see ":apple: Authorized Reseller" anywhere either. ;)
     
  16. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I never trust any site that gives a hotmail/gmail mailing address. Even if a real company, then they aren't smart enough to set up their own e-mail and not worth dealing with.
     
  17. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Their FAQ recommends you use msn to contact them. Legit for sure! :rolleyes:
     
  18. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    If you have to ask that question, then it is not. Go with your gut.
     
  19. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, this site is an absolute joke. You'd have to be stupid to order from there.
     
  20. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Don't do it, seriously. Stick to official retail channels or the bigger name, established sites.
     
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    Why would a scamer want to give away his private details, would he not want to keep it hidden, though its probably a fake number too
     
  22. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    If they're in a different country it doesn't really matter much if you have their details, nobody will do anything about such a "minor" (to the police anyway) crime. Plus as you said, they're probably fake.
     
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  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You have to provide some kind of info when you register a site. You're right that it's possibly bogus info. I've seen scam sites that were registered to some kid who's address was an apartment. It's always good to check.
     

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