Legit site ?

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  1. abeld61014 macrumors member

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    http://www.applenano5th.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=26

    I just found this website on a stumble upon and it looks too good to be true, it says that you receive an apple one year warrantee on the phone and is unlocked by apple which would be perfect for me, even though the phone is refurbed this doesn't bother me in the slightest as long as it works, this would allow me the freedom to put my current sim in the phone and then sell it on when the iPhone 5 is out.

    The cynic in me tells me something isn't right, but my limited knowledge of these matters prevents me from knowing so, any help guys ?
     
  2. abeld61014 thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree but this site sells them for £200 cheaper than the apple site itself for a refurbished product, quite how it can already be refurbished is beyond me but i don't know.
     
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    A good rule of thumb is only to buy Apple products from Apple or an authorized reseller.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Another good rule of thumb, if it sounds too good to be true...
     
  5. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Another golden rule!
     
  6. abeld61014 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is £300 for a refurbished phone really that 'too good to be true' though, hmmm i dont know. The site appears pretty legit (as it would do if it was a con) and it claims to give you a one year warrantee but fails to specify how or who with etc, it is on this basis that i shan't use the website, also the fact that i can find no review for the site anywhere on the web ...

    To purchase direct from apple via my business, thus excluding the VAT it will cost me £400 as opposed to the £300 on this site, so really £100 isn't worth the risk i guess you are telling me
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That site claims to have factory unlocked iPhone 4S "refurbs"?:cool:
    I dont know but lots of things dont add up but its your money if you want to take the gamble.
     
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. Spend the extra £100 and have the security of it being Apple-purchased.
     
  9. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    Spelling mistakes and bad grammar rings alarm bells
    And the fact they are trying to look like an official apple site.

    Looking at the website details it looks like its based in china

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    Domain Name : applenano5th.com
    PunnyCode : APPLENANO5TH.COM
    Creation Date : 2011-04-27 22:43:51
    Updated Date : 2011-04-27 22:43:51
    Expiration Date : 2012-04-27 22:43:51


    Registrant:
    Organization : xiaoming ke
    Name : xiaoming ke
    Address : shang xia dong lu 865
    City : mingcheng
    Province/State : Shandong
    Country : CN
    Postal Code : 321021

    Administrative Contact:
    Name : xiaoming ke
    Organization : xiaoming ke
    Address : shang xia dong lu 865
    City : mingcheng
    Province/State : Shandong
    Country : mingcheng
    Postal Code : 321021
    Phone Number : 86-3021-3254215
    Fax : 86-3021-3254215
    Email : ahjsdhy6@163.com

    Technical Contact:
    Name : xiaoming ke
    Organization : xiaoming ke
    Address : shang xia dong lu 865
    City : mingcheng
    Province/State : Shandong
    Country : mingcheng
    Postal Code : 321021
    Phone Number : 86-3021-3254215
    Fax : 86-3021-3254215
    Email : ahjsdhy6@163.com

    Billing Contact:
    Name : xiaoming ke
    Organization : xiaoming ke
    Address : shang xia dong lu 865
    City : mingcheng
    Province/State : Shandong
    Country : mingcheng
    Postal Code : 321021
    Phone Number : 86-3021-3254215
    Fax : 86-3021-3254215
    Email : ahjsdhy6@163.com
     
  10. abeld61014 thread starter macrumors member

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    Think that about settles it for me, thanks guys, just going to have to accept the fact I'm going to have to put a few extra hours shift in and do it the proper way :D
     
  11. abeld61014 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now i know where i found it ! Sponsored ad on Facebook, couldn't i sue them for not taking due care to allow scam sites to advertise on their page :)
     
  12. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    A wise decision, in my opinion.

    Sue who? Facebook? I wouldn't go down that road if I was you.
     
  13. abeld61014 thread starter macrumors member

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    haha it was a joke, but i am surprised that they are allowing this site to advertise on their sponsored links, i would have thought they had some sort of liability to investigate these these companies before allowing them to make false advertisements (should they turn out to be of this nature), which i am now sure they are.
     
  14. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    Another rule of thumb for me is checking the "Contact us" details. If its only an email address, like this one, it always concerns me - I want a phone number and address at the minimum.

    Granted not a cast iron rule but it should at least concern you that there's no way to contact them other than some email address that could be made up.

    I just feel sorry for anyone who has actually fallen for it.
     
  15. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, didn't realize it was a joke. :eek:

    As for Facebook and the ads that appear on their site, they're not really "sponsored" by Facebook in the sense that Facebook has "partnered" with the vendor(s).
     
  16. abeld61014 thread starter macrumors member

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    No i agree they aren't sponsored by partnership but they are sponsoring the company on their page in return for payment, so in a sense they are on some level vicariously liable to ensure the company is legitimate surely, it can't exactly be an excuse that they don't have the time or employees to research a company when they receive a request to have their company sponsored.
     
  17. mcdj macrumors 604

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    A. Facebook doesn't screen ads, at least not very well. They'll sell ads to pedophilesphishing.com if they pay enough. Their ad deals are made through brokers.

    B. ANY site advertising Apple stuff with a URL that includes the names of 5 Apple products is a scam, period dot. This includes cheapiphoneipod5gscam.com.
     
  18. DryEyez macrumors 6502

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    I made a thread about this site myself a month ago, it's a scam unfortunately.
     
  19. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    I wholeheartedly agree with this. No Business address or phone number rings the alarm bells straight away. Unfortunately the draw of cheaper things catches less weary people out on a daily basis. :(
     

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