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Discussion in 'Bad Supplier Experiences' started by guru4us, Oct 9, 2005.

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  1. guru4us

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    probably scammers...
    lemme know what u think
  2. Xile2005

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    Not sure, not a bad looking site. However, they don't mention payment terms and the pricing is a bit vague. Also, can't see any other contact information other than the oline contact form. Have you sent them an enquiry?
  3. MustHaveMobiles

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    Sites a standard HTML one dropped into a flash template, a pretty good approach to the sector they are aiming for. Agree that the information that it provides is very vague, it also seems to contradict itself.....shipping charges vs free shipping etc.

    This could be down to a language issue or a translator problem as they are Indonesian, I am sure we have seen the images of the building on another site mentioned on here but I may be wrong. Personally wouldn't touch them.

    Mike
  4. m287j

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    Agree, probably scammers indeed. Prices look too cheap for starters and they are a bit all over the shop.

    Personally i have set myself some very basic criteria before even contacting potential suppliers;

    1/ If prices look too good to be true = scammer
    2/ If website does not provide phone numbers and address = scammer
    3/ If information on website contradicts itself = scammer
    4/ If english language poor or very vague = scammer
    5/ If website has many graphics and referrals to other sign-up sites = scammer
    6/ If website does not accept wire transfer or credit cards = scammer
    7/ If website says does not use escrow due to being scammed = scammer

    The last one i checked out was a US site and when looking up their address on whitepages.com the address was a car wash ! Go figure.

    Cheers from down under,

    Matt
  5. Xile2005

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    Just to be clear, are you saying that you think this site is run by scammers? :D
  6. m287j

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    Get those runners out, i smell a scammer.
  7. guru4us

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    ok, i'll clear this up. payment has to be sent to Indonesia... Western Union Only
    Trainer Time :D
  8. guru4us

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    ahh, i missed out mike's post about them being indonesian
  9. Xile2005

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    Is it name & shame time?
  10. Anthony

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    I'll do the honours.. :p
  11. guru4us

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    moving to name and shame
  12. Anthony

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    I don't believe it.. you got in there before me..

    Hope you wouldn't jump in my grave that quickly.. :D
  13. woodle

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    Yep guys its a scam for sure because i was stupid enuff to mail them 175 dollars for a sample.

    Heres the lowdown so forum visitors here can use this as a guide when dealing with ANY indonesian ipod wholesalers.This scammer goes by the name : benny cahyadi

    From:sales@benn-store.com

    > Hi there.
    >
    > Here you can find you invoice as attachment. Please tell us as soon
    > as
    > possible if there is have a mistake in writing you invoice because we
    > will
    > using it to ssend you order.



    My response:

    > Hi Again Benny,
    >
    > Just emailing you my bank reciept for my 1 ipod mini 4gb silver.
    >
    > All delivery address details on the invoice are correct .So all is
    > good.If u can supply a tracking number this will be great.
    >
    > A question as well.Will you be selling the new ipod nano`s 4gb and 2 gb
    > in the near future?There is a very good market for these here.
    >
    > Regards

    His Reply:

    Hi there.

    Thank you for you payment.

    We will give you the tracking number after our bank have accepted you
    wired transfer paper. I hope you can wait, because our bank says they
    sistem have a little error on they system yesterday. Today they system was
    working good. They will confirm us after they have accepted you wired
    transfer paper and we will give you the tracking number quickly.

    We will email you when we have a Apple iPod nano.

    I hope you can wait sir.

    Thank you.

    And wait i did_____for 4 weeks_____then i discovered this forum and i now
    realise there is no hope in hell of getting my ipod :rolleyes:
    Just glad i didnt wire the guy 2000 dollars+ for an order :p
    Glad i discovered this forum cause its certainly opened my eyes a bit to scammers.
    So i guess i have some advice to give all ipod searchers out there:
    1: if they send you professional looking invoice prior to payment/shipment and have a pro looking website and have thier own company email account,it doesnt mean they arent scammers.

    Once again the old adage is true______if its too good to be true then it prolly is.
  14. Anthony

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    Sorry about your loss.. :(

    Its a real shame you didn't find us before dealing!..

    Anthony
  15. projectgz

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    almost got em

    Dear Mr. ____,
    Thanks for your email.
    We have de-activated the membership of Benn Store and will removeits postings from our site within 12 hours.If you are aware of any parties sending spam or engaging in possiblyfraudulent activity,please notify us immediately. To learn more aboutreducing the risks of being the victim of Internet fraud, please go tohttp://www.alibaba.com/trade/servlet/page/static/safetrade/index.
    If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us.
    Sincerely Yours,Alibaba service teamEmail: ***********************--------------------------------------------------------

    heres something entertaining lol

    Dear ________,
    Thank you for you e-mail. You have received this because you visited
    *************************. to send us you message.

    Our staff will be processed You request shortly. Our reply will be sent
    to:pathuml@msn.com.

    Our lowest price is applied to the 10-20 order.

    The lowest prices applied to more than one unit order For the following
    product: *Home theatre-in-a-box system
    *Home audio speaker
    *Laptop Computer

    Please read our shipping and return policy for more details.
    You order will be shipped the following bussines day or within 48 hours after
    you do a payment.

    Please keep this e-mail handy for future reference.

    Best regards,

    Benny C.A

    Web: *************************.
    E-mail: mailto:sales@benn-store.com



    - _______ - websites under construction. says:

    now benny i read it as JI. Asia Afrika #80 Bandung - Jawa Barat Indonesia. P.O 20155

    Benny says:

    yes

    Benny says:

    oh please apologise i have typed the wrong postal code

    Benny says:

    20155 is my home postal code

    Benny says:

    the postal code for our company address is 40251

    Benny says:

    .please apologise

    Benny says:

    the address is JI. Asia Afrika #80 Bandung - Jawa Barat Indonesia. P.O 40251



    ============================================

    I am new here so welcome me thx


    many thx to ********************************* for saving my 2k.
  16. woodle

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    Ah xcellent...lets hope alibaba do delete them coz atm their latest sales leads are for laptops MOQ 7
    ..........so hes trying to scam someone a kool 3000+ dollars.
    Honestly i dunno how the guy can live with himself knowing hes ripping honest people off.
  17. projectgz

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    o trust me im making sure ;)
  18. guru4us

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    i say down with the scammer :eek:
  19. jacqster

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    Just to let you guys know they are still on Alibaba - got a email from the today.

    Quote as below! Really sad actually as their website looks very professional

    _____________________

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thank you for your message.
    Here is the information about our apple ipods:
    -Apple iPod Nano MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 2 GB
    -Just 80 USD
    -Color available Black and White
    Mac System Requirements
    -A Mac with built-in USB 2.0
    -Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later
    -iTunes 4.9 (included) or later
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    ========================
    -Apple iPod Nano MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 4 GB
    -Just 95 USD
    -Color available Black and White
    Mac System Requirements
    -A Mac with built-in USB 2.0
    -Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later
    -iTunes 4.9 (included) or later
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    ========================
    -Apple iPod Mini MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 4 GB
    -Just 70 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    M9160LL/A (silver)
    M9436LL/A (blue)
    M9435LL/A (pink)
    M9434LL/A (green)
    ========================
    -APPLE IPOD MINI 6GB SILVER (M9801X/A)
    Price US $90.00
    ========================
    -APPLE IPOD MINI 6GB BLUE (M9803X/A)
    Price US $90.00
    ========================
    -APPLE IPOD MINI 6GB PINK (M9805X/A)
    Price US $90.00
    ========================
    -Apple iPod 20GB MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 20 GB
    -Just 120 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    M9282LL/A (20GB)
    ========================
    -Apple iPod U2 Special Edition MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 20 GB
    -Just 130 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    M9787LL/A (20GB)
    ========================
    -Apple iPod 30GB MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 30 GB
    -Just 200 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    M9829C/A (30GB)
    ========================
    -Apple iPod 40GB MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 40 GB
    -Just 160 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    M9268LL/A (40GB)
    ========================
    -Apple iPod photo 40 MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 40 GB
    -Just 170 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    M9585LL/A (40GB)
    ========================
    -Apple iPod photo 60 MP3 Player
    -Hard Drive Size: 60 GB
    -Just 200 USD
    Memory Type: Hard Disk Drive
    Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF
    M9586LL/A (60GB)
    ========================
    Condition:
    -Distributor Direct
    -Brand New
    -Factory Sealed Box
    -complete original MANUFACTURES WARRANTY
    -2 years guarantee material defects.
    -Multi Language
    The box contains:
    -Software CD
    -Instruction booklet
    -Firewire IEEE 1394 cable
    -Firewire power adapter
    -Rechargable lithium battery
    -High qualit earphones and the iPod itself.
    -USB cable for PC (USB 2.0)
    -Line in cable
    -Worldwide voltage

    Our minimum order qty is 20 units and ship by UPS express and insured
    shippment. We'll pay for the shipping cost and isurance for minimum
    order quantity in order. All the price above is include shipping and
    insurance cost (Only for 20units in order).
    We accept payment trough Bank Wire Transfer (T/T).
    Please let me know if you interested with our ipods.
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    Registrant Contact:
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    Benny C (oejang_kasep@yahoo.com)
    +62.2270238610
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    Jl. Asia-Afrika No. 80
    Bandung, Jawa Barat 40251
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    Jl. Asia-Afrika No. 80
    Bandung, Jawa Barat 40251
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