too good to be true?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by olup11, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    What up, 212?!
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    Meet the seller at the voice carrier you plan to turn on the service with. Have them run the phones serial numbers and confirm its not stolen/locked.

    If it checks out with the phone co. then go for it
     
  6. olup11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wrote the seller an email, turns out that they supposedly are a company that sells these. No website, no further information, so I didn't go for it.
    Thanks for your replies though.
     
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    Craigslist ls nice I gotten some good deals and sold some stuff including my 3GS. However it's also a scammers wet dream!
     
  8. sicmac, Jan 21, 2011
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    scam

    if it were true bulk buyers would have bought all available items immediately!

    if you want you can try with paypal only ;)

    By the way I will try to contact this guy and will tell you about my experience here.
     
  9. olup11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alright cool, I already contacted him as well, as I wrote in my second post, there was no website included in the seller's reply, nor any further information on payment options. So I concluded that there's something not quite right about it.
     
  10. sicmac macrumors newbie

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    SCAM !!!
    Read his letter carefully. He offers white iPhones 4.

    The price is EUR600 for 3 phones = $260 per iphone iPhone 4. It's impossible - you can easily sell unlocked iphones4 for $500+.

    If it were true I would have bought 50-100 pcs. ;) for my retail business.

    He also offers to pack everything before you pay :p It's complete non-sense.





    Here is letter from this guy:

    Hello

    Thanks for your mail..

    We are a company that deals with all kind of Mobile phone and Electronics.

    The Brand New Apple iPhone 4 32GB Smartphone New sealed is available in Brand new, factory sealed and Unlocked to all networks with full accessories in it box.Works with all network provider (Sim Card) Worldwide.

    The asking price for the Apple iPhone 4 32gb cost 300 Euros


    In the box

    Apple iPhone 4 32GB Smartphone New
    Earphones with Remote and Mic
    Battery
    Charger
    Dock Connector to USB Cable
    USB Power Adapter
    Documentation

    We also offer a PROMO of buy 2 unit and get 1 unit free

    We deliver to customers doorstep ...delivery is sure.

    So all you need to do now is to get back to us with your full placement order so that we can start by packaging and labeling the item in readiness for delivery to your doorstep.


    TO ORDER:

    Provide us with the following information's

    RE-CONFIRM YOUR ORDER:
    COLOR SPEC : (available in White and Black only).
    UNIT OF PURCHASE:
    SHIPPING NAME:
    FULL DELIVERY ADDRESS:
    TELEPHONE#:

    Once we receive your details, we will proceed with your order.

    Hoping to read from you soon

    Regards
    Sales Manager
    Mr Dennis
     
  11. Pomeless macrumors regular

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    Obviously a scam. Especially the way the letter emphasizes "New" and "...delivery is sure." Nevertheless....

    You could try to have some fun with Mr Dennis ala scam baiting.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. olup11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, that's precisely the same mail I got from that guy. Word for word. As soon as I read them offering white Iphones, I deleted that mail. Now that I read it more carefully none of it is making any sense at all.
     

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