Is this website a scam for APPLE products?

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  1. leftywamumonkey, Aug 26, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011

    leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't look reliable or legitimate.

    You could buy something extremely inexpensive and see how that goes if you feel like gambling in the O'l West.
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I wouldn't trust it.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    There's no page ownership information at all for the website so as others have said, it looks pretty shady.
     
  5. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't buy anything from a place using one domain in the URL and another in the graphics on the site.

    Seriously, "Famousaler.com"? [sic]. Famous aler? Sounds very trustworthy. ;)
     
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  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It was registered to some guy in China earlier this week. Obvious scam.
     
  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    The reader line that crawls across the top of the page reads like so:

    Welcome to our company,we hold promotion now.Here is the details:If you buy one items you can recieve a ps3 ,an ipod touch or xbox 360 as a gift;If you buy two items once you can recieve vip price and an iphone 3 GS 32GB as a gift; If you buy three items once you can recieve vip price....

    Bad English generally equals a bad company.

    Dale
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Yes it's an obvious scam.

    My dog poops out more legitimate websites.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yeah, I was having a good laugh at the Engrish on that site.

    In case you weren't convinced it's a scam before, the "customer testimonials" plus the whois info prove it's a scam:

    The problem with this is that our friend Nick here ordered his projector on the 12th of July, a full month and a half before the site's domain name was even registered.

    So I decided to have a bit of fun with the online chat (which is probably a bot anyways):
    I'm convinced!
     
  11. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Amazing. I laughed IRL
     
  12. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Guess after all the fake Apple China stores, it only makes sense for them to branch out to the web.
     
  14. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Looks totally legit to me. Please make your purchase and report back about your experience!
     

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