Hardware King

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  1. kingdread

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    Has anyone bought anything from the above supplier. Seem to be the cheapest by far using Google shopping, however the shop seems to be in Germany and as you go through the checkout you are asked to pay into a Hong Kong bank account before good are shipped. Seems a bit to good to be true to me but thought I'd see if anyone has taken the gamble.

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    Thats one of the questionable sites, a fair few of them show up in google shopping results so be careful
     
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking, will be avoiding.
     
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    I would not touch these guys they look dodgy.
    I'm looking for a part that is END OF LIFE and hardly anybody has it and the ones that do are overcharging for it.
    Found the part on Hardwareking.net, half it's normal price (before it went EOL)......so I looked for their VAT no (which was under 'Impressum' on the webstore): DE817826949 ..... not a valid VAT ID, surprise, surprise! (EUROPA site - Validation)
    Wake up Google!!
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up, I nearly tried to buy a £400 video card from them (for £270. In hindsight, definitely too good to be true). They do look dodgy, and from what I can tell as a regular Google shopper, the site only popped up within the last few days. The barebones site design and poor English are usually good giveaways. I was also amused by the extent of their shipping and returns policy:

    "Shipping & Returns
    No shipping charges for everybody."

    :laugh:
     
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    This site has been listed on Scam Websites since 31st December. You will also find details of other computer, electronics and photographic scam websites there. I would encourage any user of this forum to report scam sites (where there is genuine evidence that is is a scam)to us via the Report page on the website. Early detection and spreading of the word will help everybody except the scammers!
     
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    Despite misgivings I transferred £130.60 to their account in Kuala Lumpur for an
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition, 6x 3.30GHz, boxed (HDE00ZF
    it being cheaper and more to the point, available.
    Cash cleared 10 days ago and so far no further contact - from them!:laugh:
     
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    @Boblav

    I would contact your bank and try and get the payment revoked ASAP.
     
  9. boblav

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    I contacted my bank who attempted to reverse the payment. The Maybank Bank in Kuala Lumpur were unable to contact their customer (who were located in the same building). Nothing can be done and I am advised by HSBC to report the scam to my local police station.
    Definitely a scam!
     
  10. robbo100

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    boblav,

    I know I am highly likely to get a shout of "Waaaaa", but I trust you are joking and didn't actually transfer money to their account....did you?
     
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    Can we stop with the mickey taking and name calling posts, if you can't post anything sensible or helpful then don't post at all.

    Curly
     
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    Where was the name calling?
     
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    I deleted the post.

    Curly
     
  14. jammyb2004

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    Lol now who looks silly! My pictures werent that bad were they?
     

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