Reliable Online "Outlet"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Briview, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Briview macrumors regular

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    Hello friends,

    I know there was a fraudulent Apple retailers thread that has been stickied (all the way from 2004) but I came across this site: http://stores.appleoutletsale.com/StoreFront.bok

    I wanted to see what you think. Prices are really cheap, of course mostly from refurbished items, but the case also comes that they seem to have an e-commerce system that backs them up and also a fairly credible privacy policy and disclaimer (which they could have also just copied right off of another site). Any ideas?

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Site appears to be built using Intuit's stuff -- likely a small outfit at best, perhaps a garage seller.

    Couldn't find them on Resellerratings.com -- that'd make me nervous right there.

    Domain was created on 14 August 2010 according to a Whois lookup at whois.tucows.com -- that'd also make me nervous.

    Domain contact address is 1750 Occidental Avenue South
    seattle, WA 98134 -- Google Maps shows it looking like a warehouse district. Makes me even more nervous.



    The four factors together? I'd take a pass on anything costing more money than I could afford to lose.
     
  3. Briview thread starter macrumors regular

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    All seem very logical. Thanks for your analysis on the situation.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    They provide zero information about themselves or privacy or anything else. Don't waste your time; even scammers can go through Intuit's websites. They are offering ne iphone 4G, 32Gb unlocked for $495, which is an indication of either a scam or stolen equipment.

    Stick to legit retailers that have a history of taking care of customers. Don't even think of trying any site that cannot be found on resellerratings.com.
     

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