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Is this place a scam ?

silverdale

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So the wife decides to order an ipad for a Christmas present and without thinking got it from here
eGlobal Central UK - Online Shopping Store with Low Price on All Latest and Branded Consumer Electronics and Gagdets
When I ask why the f##k she said Argos was out of stock and it was the next cheapest plus it's .co.uk so I thought it was a uk company.

It turns out their a Hong Kong based company. It gets worse , there's no email address , no phone number, no live chat. We did get a confirmation email but that's about it the website just says "possessing order".
I then read reviews and they stink to the high heavens., she paid via PayPal.
Anyone used them?
 
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I wouldn't worry too much apart from it may not arrive before Christmas lol. If it's still processing you could cancel and ask for a refund. As you paid via PayPal you should be covered for any issues


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I've never used them myself but a m8's ordered a few phones off them and he's been happy with them etc.

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I'll give a week or so then if no joy take thing from there. There are some good reviews but alot seem to be based on bad comms and people sh*ttin it then the reviews end up doing the snowball affect.

When I order things from unknowns I always do a background check and if it doesn't look right then I go elsewhere, but her ? , ffs .... she must have been like a moth attracted to the flashing banners all over the page
 

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A couple of years ago (just before Xmas funnily enough) I went through a similar agony- I found a "UK" site with very attractive prices (xpediteelectronics) and ordered a couple of mobile phones and an expensive camera lens. After the confirmation email they went very quiet. BUT the stuff arrived (for UK so no customs charges), just what the doctor ordered, albeit intended for the Saudi market!
As T3rminal says, you should be covered by Paypal if it's' a no-show.
 

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As a follow up, my order still remains as "Processing" so I have taken it up with PayPal.
I have to wait till 25th December before I can do anything else which means I will have to order elsewhere.
~~WARNING~~
DO NOT USE EGLOBALCENTRAL they are a rip off
 

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So easy to get caught by these sites, most of the time a product arrives, but it may not be exactly what you thought you were getting. Hopefully paypal will sort you out
 

silverdale

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My PayPal dispute claim is in then by magic the delivery status then changed on their website to "Dispute".
When I got up this morning it changed again and it's now saying "Your order is been packed ready for delivery".
It seems the PayPal dispute claim has kicked them into some kind of action but it still doesn't mean I will get anything and before Christmas, we'll see.
 

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Wasn't me, was the missus who bought it. and effendi1 ? , I take it you have used them then ?
Until I have the goods at hand then I'll hold judgement ,,,so

a f**kin scam it is :)
 

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I hate that, sellers say they're a UK based company but in reality they just have a drop-shipper here to redirect the goods from Hong Kong via Royal Mail so you think it's going to arrive in a few days. So frustrating when it arrives three weeks later.
 

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Still not got mine so ordered elsewhere while PayPal deal with it. If there's one good thing about PayPal , they'll get your money back if you can prove you've not got the goods.
 

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So long as they have easy to contact customer support your probably okay. If you bought it with a CC you should be able to issue chargeback if you did get screwed.
 

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So long as they have easy to contact customer support your probably okay. If you bought it with a CC you should be able to issue chargeback if you did get screwed.

You really haven't bothered to read the thread have you? :err:
 

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I never received mine so I claimed via PayPal and got paid out. I'm not saying don't use them, that's up to you but I won't be using them again