Scam or no scam?

Jamesw

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Hi, my name is James. I am a student in Toronto Ontario.
I am looking for a cheap MacBook Pro, either then 1.8GHz or 2.0GHz.
Money wise, I COULD buy from Apple 2.0GHz MBP $2199 + $120 for 1GB RAM + Apple Care + 15% tax. (CDN figures) or I could buy from a reseller and get a deal. This guy e-mialed me from
http://www.americanwarehouse.us
I am wondering if it is a scam or not, the prices seem very cheap, odd indeed.
Thanks a lot.
James.:)
 

Sun Baked

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Definitely a scam ...

Domain Registration Date: Mon May 29 16:01:53 GMT 2006

Along with no addresses or phone numbers on the site.
 

Jamesw

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This came with the e-mail they said me.



Will be waiting for any of your questions and comments,

John Taylor
Premier Manager, Sales Dept.
American Warehouse
11400 NW 32nd Ave
Miami, FL 33167, United States
Phone: 786-693-4223
Fax : 786-513-2916
 

mac000

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hmm obiously seems too good to be true, very good prices though. Please let us know if you find out
 

4God

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Sun Baked said:
Definitely a scam ...

Domain Registration Date: Mon May 29 16:01:53 GMT 2006

Along with no addresses or phone numbers on the site.

Yeah, that would be a concern of mine. I never do business online without the ability to contact a real person - especially if there are no phone numbers or addresses posted.
 

Sun Baked

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4God said:
Yeah, that would be a concern of mine. I never do business online without the ability to contact a real person - especially if there are no phone numbers or addresses posted.
That and they've been in business since 2003, so the registration date definitely looks odd, when you see they did a SPAM campaign.
 

4God

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Yup, I'll bet thay had another site that was recently pulled due to fraudulent activity hence the new site with a recent domain reg date. SCAM and SPAM.
 

Kwyjibo

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Theres no such thing as a cheap MBP ... unless its used or refurb. Once you accomplish this concept you will have no trouble picking out the scams
 

beloved84

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its definately a scam. theres already another thread on this site about it. phone # and address are all different.
 

Jamesw

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Thank you for the imput all of you. I will not be buying from that website any time soon. Does anyone know another site/store other then Apple where i can purcahse their products? I hate how they jack the prices up to the sky. If any of you know a reliable site which sells, please, post it :) -James.
 

Demon Hunter

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You won't find cheaper prices on the MBP, it's Apple's policy, unless it's a rebate from Amazon, etc.
 

Sun Baked

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dferrara said:
You won't find cheaper prices on the MBP, it's Apple's policy, unless it's a rebate from Amazon, etc.
Bingo, Apple enforces their MAP (minimum advertised price) -- so it is rebates, free crap, free shipping, and no tax charged that make for a smoking deal on a Mac.

But a lot of PC buyers are used to 10-50% advertised discounts, so they don't think anything is wrong with these companies.

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Of course, it is about time for another price fixing lawsuit against Apple -- from those that don't think they are getting smoking deals on Macs.
 

WildCowboy

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FYI, we had another thread on this place a few days ago. You'll find some more information in that one if you're curious. Nothing definitive, but lots of red flags.