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    Posted: 20 July 2011 at 02:08
Has anyone ever heard of this outfit ?

I was googling for the a700 and these guys are selling the body for $497.00 ... and they claim there are 80+ units in stock ?

This sounds very fishy to me.

http://www.forumsstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=131_146&products_id=8958
 



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Search them up at resellerratings.com, but if you think it's fishy why even consider it?
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No mention of the company, negative or positive, on BBB.org. Probably it is safer to stay away.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dxqcanada Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2011 at 02:28
I thought of bringing it up ... just in case they are known.

I figured that if this was a legit seller, you guys would have already bought up their stock.
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Hotmail email accounts?????
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Originally posted by ponz ponz wrote:

Hotmail email accounts?????
 



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Let's see how many red flags we can find:

Verisign seal but clicking on it doesn't bring up verification page.

PayPal verified but link goes nowhere.

Verified by Visa does link to Visa. But the Visa site lists all participating merchants and this is not one.

Fake McAfee Secure logo (no date on it, doesn't link properly).

DHL logo but store states that it only ships within the 50 US States (DHL no longer ships from US).

Guess I'll stop there.



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And the contact mail address is a 2000 sq ft home, that is valued at $135,000 (http://www.city-data.com/harris-county/C/Cypresswood-Ridge-2.html#prop_350649).

Searching on the property owner's name brings up this thread: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/Fraud-phishing-and-spoof/Goodwebu-com-Legit-or-Scam-Help-Please/td-p/191330

And domain name registered 7 days ago (for a company in business for "many years"). Address is Fremont, Alabama with a zip code that also doesn't exist, but if it did would be somewhere near Nebraska. http://www.whois.net/whois/forumsstore.com.

This is fun.

Edited by rsjaffe - 21 July 2011 at 03:42
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If your looking for a use A700 in Canada, check this out.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/nvn/pho/2503356855.html
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Some great work Rory; you should work for the News of the Wor... oh wait
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 July 2011 at 14:38
Originally posted by rsjaffe rsjaffe wrote:


DHL logo but store states that it only ships within the 50 US States (DHL no longer ships from US).


Excellent fact checking from everyone but just a small correction on one detail that doesn't alter the very clear verdict. DHL does still ship from the US, in fact their drop-off/drop boxes only work for international shipping
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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

Some great work Rory; you should work for the News of the Wor... oh wait


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stinks ...
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Someone should send this guy a link to this thread and see what happens.
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