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Is this a scam or is it real?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by 12TRDTacoma, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. AK Taco

    AK Taco 'Murrica!

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    OverRated Well-Known Member

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    that site looks really sketch lol
     
  3. Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    I'd do this.. This is a big scam so might as well waste his time.
     
  4. Mapcinq

    Mapcinq Well-Known Member

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    Subddd
     
  5. BERTHDZ

    BERTHDZ KF5TUQ

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    Its tricky I felt the same way when I started doing business from an over seas vendor in China but this is exactly how they work as well. I send everything western union. I'd ask for refrences or contact info for past customers in the US and call them up to ask how thier service was. This is what I did for what I import. I literally had a string of over 100 emails back and forth from the company before I started sending money to them and talked to a few customers either on the phone or through email first. He could be legit and he could be a scammer. If he is unwilling to provide you with any customers contact info then I would definetly stay clear.

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. mclovin

    mclovin chicka chicka, yeah!

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    this.

    i've done some jersey purchases like this and i think they even called me once to complete the sale.
     
  7. BERTHDZ

    BERTHDZ KF5TUQ

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    Also since my imports are custom made products and have at least a week build time I only send half and only after they send me a picture of the finished product while holding a sign with the date and my name will I send the other half. We are talking of purchaces that range in the $1000-$3000 range though. Since we've built a solid business relationship now I don't really do that much now.
     
  8. BERTHDZ

    BERTHDZ KF5TUQ

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    Paypal does not offer their service in China Western Union is pretty much world wide.
     
  9. 12TRDTacoma

    12TRDTacoma [OP] Mid Traveling

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    The big issue is that if he is legit then why are his contact pages and other portions of the site still incomplete??
     
  10. 169.254.255.201

    169.254.255.201 Well-Known Member

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    The "Best Regards" tips me off..

    Good luck!
     
  11. mclovin

    mclovin chicka chicka, yeah!

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    no clue, i don't think either one of the websites i went to for jerseys had true 'contact' information. i think there was just an 'email us' button? either way it was probably 20 bucks for the stuff. didnt really care either way... ended up working out for the best.
     
  12. 12TRDTacoma

    12TRDTacoma [OP] Mid Traveling

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    Not only that. He never mentioned a grand total to ship it out, he was more worried about method of payment to him.
     
  13. aficianado

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    good luck.

    he is probably creating a credit card account in your name right now..
     
  14. mclovin

    mclovin chicka chicka, yeah!

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    maybe it was included in the sale price... haha, i dunno?
     
  15. BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

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    Visa, Master Card, and American express are worldwide, and offer great protection for purchases. If I can't buy it by card, then I'm not getting it. lol
     
  16. numbah57

    numbah57 BORN AND RAISED MAUI BOY

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    I wanna see how this pans out.
     
  17. Speed Freek

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    To make this even better we should all "Fake" order one! :)
     
  18. 12TRDTacoma

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    We should! Everyone do it!!! The outcome would be epic!!!
     
  19. junkman

    junkman Well-Known Member

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    Unless the guy is legit and then we are all the assholes.
     
  20. 12TRDTacoma

    12TRDTacoma [OP] Mid Traveling

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    That would be a bad day for him. Have you seen hhis spelling in the original post though? Its atrocious!
     
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