I recently have seen many of these adds popping up while I am looking on Marketplace or Gumtree. There is some fantastic stuff and the web site all looks fair dinkum but the prices are too good to be true. Anybody ordered some of this gear off those popup adds?
the website domain name was registered 27 days ago and most of the photos of products, about 20 or so were only available in the last 3-5 days. The image also appears on a number of other similar sort of sites like flashsop.com that are cheaply set up to get some money quickly and get discarded
A search of the image shows up on Pintrest and an Automotive FB page and I couldn't find the source but if you look at the background behind the blue one that shows a partial URL on the poster and it is likely that is the original supplier of these things.
If as Terry suggested they set up for as long as they can to suck in customers then flee the scene it matters not if they have Paypal as they have their money and have closed shop by the time Paypal try to recover their dough. They are happy, customer is happy with a refund but Paypal cop the pain. We really can't complain about their commissions and charges if they have to cover thousands of these scammers and shysters hard at work to come up with new traps every day.
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Yep, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
I have been looking for a crew-can ute. Last week on Gumtree, I found a 2015 Nissan Navara that fitted my criteria. It was said to have done only 87000 kilometres and was in perfect condition. The price was half to a third of similar vehicles with much higher mileages. It was in my State, so although I was suspicious I enquired. After two emails the offer got so good, with free, insured delivery on a tilt tray tuck to my home and five days testing of the car before I committed to buy. The seller was said to be in Tasmania and was going overseas for several years. I had offered to pay with cash or electronic transfer but the seller wanted me to pay into paypal. He said that paypal would hold my money until I told them I wanted to proceed with the purchase. He said the car would be delivered on a RAAF boat to the port and then by truck to me, after I put the money in to paypal. I emailed to ask whether the car was in Tasmania or Victoria because the original ad said it was in Victoria. I said the offer was looking too good to be true and I suspoected it was a scam. I said I apologise if I am wrong but I will not pay money to anybody until I see the car. I finished by saying that if he did not reply I would know it was a scam. He has not replied and the ad is no longer there.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,