online store legitibility

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by phuong, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. phuong macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    ok a kid asked me to help him buying one of those Rumble Pack thingy for his DS on this site

    he keeps saying that this store is legit as his friends purchased successfully from there. but honestly it doesn't look letgit to me at all. seems to me like somebody just sets it up and sells a few cheapo products so that it looks legit but they're actually collecting credit card infos.
    so can somebody with experience help me on this?

    or better yet, point me to somewhere else where i can buy it without worrying.

    what he wants is the M3 DS rumble package
    and they must be shippable to Canada.

    any help would be appreciated.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    We have a Guide on checking whether a company is legitimate

    Domain Name..........
    Creation Date........ 2008-01-08
    Registration Date.... 2008-01-08
    Expiry Date.......... 2009-01-08
    Organisation Name.... Howard Chan
    Organisation Address. P O Box 99800
    Organisation Address.
    Organisation Address. EmeryVille
    Organisation Address. 94662
    Organisation Address. CA
    Organisation Address. US

    Established 3 months ago. All other information is stealthed. Not a good sign.

    I agree, the website is an amateur effort in Yahoo Stores

    "A Devision of LAE Manufacture Inc." <-- can't spell

    10675 Rush Street
    South El Monte, California 91733 USA
    Phone: (626) 448-2195
    Fax: (626) 448-7488

    Google Maps shows an industrial building, which is neither good nor bad.

    As for alternatives, - website is just as bad, and they don't list their street address or phone - bad sign

    Anyway, Search (display by Post) for M3 Real Rumble on (Canadian bargain hunters forum) and you'll see waaay more info then you need. According to them, in Hong Kong has them and ships to Canada

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