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ahactor

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Okay, so a few days ago, a user named "chelsea" came in and made the offer to buy an iPhone fore $250, because her company was selling them for people to test them. I was a little worried/hesistant at first, but I e-mailed her, and it seems to be legit. However, I noticed all of her messages are gone off of here. So, do you think I am being cheated? Or, should I try it? And then if I don't get it, dispute the charges? She claims that if I don't get it in 3 days then I can be reimbursed. What are all of your opinions? :confused:

I am wondering I guess if I should try it for the heck of it, and just dispute the charges if there is a problem.
 

ebrunn

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Okay, so a few days ago, a user named "chelsea" came in and made the offer to buy an iPhone fore $250, because her company was selling them for people to test them. I was a little worried/hesistant at first, but I e-mailed her, and it seems to be legit. However, I noticed all of her messages are gone off of here. So, do you think I am being cheated? Or, should I try it? And then if I don't get it, dispute the charges? She claims that if I don't get it in 3 days then I can be reimbursed. What are all of your opinions? :confused:

I am wondering I guess if I should try it for the heck of it, and just dispute the charges if there is a problem.
I say go for it. This person sounds trustable. Give me the email address. Ill take 5 of them.


























Not.


Is this a joke?

Are you retarded? Please don't tell me you already sent money to this person. If you fell for this, you have to be the stupidest person alive.
 

ahactor

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Well, yeah, those were my original thoughts, but I wasn't sure if I might as well risk it and dispute the charges. But, I suppose you are right. I will just wait for these two loooong months to get over....


Haha, I suppose it was too good to be true, but I wasn't sure if anyone on here had bought from her, since she posted here a few days ago. That was the main reason I actually decided to make this thread....

And no, I haven't bought anything. I figured it was a scam, and have been asking several questions, and haven't gotten too many direct answers. Again, I was curious as to if anyone else has bought from her, and if it had worked out well.
 

ebrunn

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Well, yeah, those were my original thoughts, but I wasn't sure if I might as well risk it and dispute the charges. But, I suppose you are right. I will just wait for these two loooong months to get over....

Haha, I suppose it was too good to be true, but I wasn't sure if anyone on here had bought from her, since she posted here a few days ago. That was the main reason I actually decided to make this thread....
whatever you say man. Did you know gullible isn't in the dictionary?

 

robhon

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I don't even think it was a person at all. It was a Spambot. I looked up the 5 posts made by "chelsea" and they were all made in a space of 5 mins.
 

chris

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#9
The internet is littered with this spam. Yes, it is a ripoff. Users who post this spam or any shameless self-promotion will have their posts removed and pick up a lifetime ban as a parting gift.

If a deal is too good to be true, then most time it isn't. Plus, we're talking about an Apple product. Rarely, if ever, will you find a low cost deal on an Apple product. Apple certified vendors usually stick to the MSRP. The only deals occur on close outs.

-Chris
 

chris

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#10
By the way, anyone and everyone should feel free to send me a PM when they see this stuff (thanks Rob!). I'll do my best to remove in short order.

Thanks!
Chris
 

ahactor

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Yes, I thank you all for your speedy replies. My Dad and I figured it was spam, and we did some e-mailing for the heck of it, and there were too many holes in the story. I guess no one here bought from her... that is what I wanted to know. Again, thank you.
 

khunlyon

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The internet is littered with this spam. Yes, it is a ripoff. Users who post this spam or any shameless self-promotion will have their posts removed and pick up a lifetime ban as a parting gift.

If a deal is too good to be true, then most time it isn't. Plus, we're talking about an Apple product. Rarely, if ever, will you find a low cost deal on an Apple product. Apple certified vendors usually stick to the MSRP. The only deals occur on close outs.

-Chris
I have a friend who did one of those sing up for a million different things that will send you a bunch of junk mail and get 2 friends to do it too and they will send you a free electronic website things. He got his psp that way and signed up months before it came out - the day it came out there was on on his door step and it only cost him around 70 or 80 in application fees and such - then he just canceled all the subscriptions. he did the same thing for the iPhone - we'll see if that works as well as it did for the psp (i know they had them for ipods and stuff too so i'm assuming it will - although personally i'd rather just get it from Apple)