Real or fraud? Cheap Apple laptops.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HolmesQatar, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. HolmesQatar macrumors newbie

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    A friend of mine pointed me to http://www.truethgood.com/category.asp?csort_id=145

    What do you all think? The prices seem too good to be true. But with a Macbook Pro (I assume that's what the one at the bottom is) at that price it's almost worth taking a punt. Especially since I can pay with Paypal which should cover me, no?

    Anybody else seen them? Can't find any hints in Google searches.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Scam site by XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION in China, known for other scam sites.
     
  3. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, It's run out of China.....
    The site has not been updated since 2007......
    Not sure what the exchange rates are, but the prices seem too good to be true.......
    Wouldn't touch it with a 10' pole......
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Domain Name: TRUETHGOOD.COM
    Registrar: XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Whois Server: whois.paycenter.com.cn
    Referral URL: http://www.xinnet.com
    Name Server: NS1.CDNCENTER.COM
    Name Server: NS2.CDNCENTER.COM
    Status: ok
    Updated Date: 05-jan-2008
    Creation Date: 05-jan-2008
    Expiration Date: 05-jan-2009
     
  5. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    lol i love the payment page, it almost reads please give me free money you silly white man.
     
  6. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    If it's too good to be true, it usually is. Never buy from anywhere other than authorized Apple reseller or Apple themselves. Apple requires all their resellers to meet a certain pricing scheme, that's why many places bundle extra accessories to keep the cost down, or give you mail in rebates (never instant rebates). If a place has significantly lower costs, it is definitely not legit. Save yourself the trouble and buy from a reputable store or retailer (Amazon, Best Buy etc), not an online store that's a few months old.
     
  7. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    so the front page

    it has a dozen macs on it

    none of the pics/descriptions are consistent

    the prices use a Euro sign at the wrong end

    lol...understandable...i'm not tooo sure what currency it is either:p
     
  8. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    They accept Western Union, arent Western Union payments the #1 choice for scammers? Like 100% of the time when you pay that way you will get scammed?
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Your friend is an idiot, if you go for this ... well ... I think you can guess what we would say.

    I'll start up a donation site for you and your friend to help purchase you two matching t-shirts.

    Similar to this...

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  10. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    And are you sure it was your friend? Was your friend talking like he no speaka the english no well? This company sends spam for their sites through other people's hotmail accounts.

    is one example of the message they send
     
  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a scam. Use ebay and buy a used macbook, if your resources are tight.
     

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