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Are happli.co.uk reliable (IPAD 2 16GB - £199)?

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csimanbanned2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
The Daily Mirror was advertising a full page brand new IPAD 2 16GB for £199 from happli.co.uk so my Mum bought one. I thought this was cheap and looked into it and it seems happli are like groupon and the actual ipad is being shipped by 1234buy.co.uk.

Looked into 1234buy and their address is a Petrol station in Bromley in what looks a really run down area. Has scam written all over it if you ask me.

Anyone else buy the ipad and receive it?

Luckily, she paid via credit card.
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csimanbanned2y, 10m agoPosted 2 years, 10 months ago
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miikeyblue 1 Like #1
Didn't buy it myself, but can't find any reviews on these guys at all (1234buy), positive or negative. Keep us posted.

Edited By: miikeyblue on Aug 17, 2012 06:36
ODB_69banned#2
Sounds dodgy as ****
ODB_69banned 1 Like #3
Google throws up comments from them posted to Facebook. Not got Facebook or I'd look but anyone giving negative feedback on there?
guvbanned 1 Like #4
What's the address? (pm me if you don't want to publish)

I live in the borough of Bromley, though it is one of, if not the biggest London Boroughs, I might know the location.
csimanbanned#5
guv
What's the address? (pm me if you don't want to publish)

I live in the borough of Bromley, though it is one of, if not the biggest London Boroughs, I might know the location.

http://www.1234buy.co.uk/

42 croydon rd
se20 4ae

looks a right hellhole in that area tbh
PhearFactor 1 Like #6
http://www.wmasters.co.uk/

Domain name:
wmasters.co.uk

Registrant:
wholesale masters ltd

Registrant type:
Unknown

Registrant's address:
97 carsington crescent
derby
derbyshire
DE22 2QT
United Kingdom


Edited By: PhearFactor on Aug 17, 2012 07:33
csimanbanned#7
still on their site priced at £339 so went to buy to see what payment types accepted and get this message which is worrying:-

This is probably not the site that you are looking for!
You attempted to reach http://www.1234buy.co.uk, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as wmasters.co.uk. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of http://www.1234buy.co.uk.
You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.

Edited By: csiman on Aug 17, 2012 07:34
csimanbanned#8
PhearFactor
http://www.wmasters.co.uk/

Domain name:
wmasters.co.uk

Registrant:
wholesale masters ltd

Registrant type:
Unknown

Registrant's address:
97 carsington crescent
derby
derbyshire
DE22 2QT
United Kingdom


cheers - a small bungalow oO
PhearFactor 1 Like #9
First time I have heard of Happli. Must admit, their site and set-up looks fairly nice. If they haven't made sure this 1234buy is capable of supplying what is being sold, Happli is going to be very short lived.

That is who I would be contacting. Happli in my opinion have a responsibility.

csiman
cheers - a small bungalow oO

It is worrying CSI, a clone of his original site with a few company name changes, address changes, etc. Can not be sure, but that would make me worried. Almost as if they have set-up this secondary business to just drive it into the wall.

Edited By: PhearFactor on Aug 17, 2012 07:44
csimanbanned#10
PhearFactor
First time I have heard of Happli. Must admit, their site and set-up looks fairly nice. If they haven't made sure this 1234buy is capable of supplying what is being sold, Happli is going to be very short lived.

That is who I would be contacting. Happli in my opinion have a responsibility.

csiman
PhearFactor
http://www.wmasters.co.uk/

Domain name:
wmasters.co.uk

Registrant:
wholesale masters ltd

Registrant type:
Unknown

Registrant's address:
97 carsington crescent
derby
derbyshire
DE22 2QT
United Kingdom


cheers - a small bungalow oO


It is worrying CSI, a clone of his original site with a few company name changes, address changes, etc. Can not be sure, but that would make me worried. Almost as if they have set-up this secondary business to just drive it into the wall.

exactly - I noticed that. Guess its a scam so will give it a few weeks before progressing a chargeback (if no ipad2 obviously ;) ).

cheers
guvbanned 1 Like #11
csiman
guv
What's the address? (pm me if you don't want to publish)

I live in the borough of Bromley, though it is one of, if not the biggest London Boroughs, I might know the location.
http://www.1234buy.co.uk/

42 croydon rd
se20 4ae

looks a right hellhole in that area tbh

It's Penge, not Bromley (which is a nice town).

Penge IS the poorest part of Bromley. It is predominantly a black area. That postcode is coming up as Hawthorne Grove in Penge, though Croydon Road is between Beckenham and Croydon. It's not a bad area at all. Those houses along this road will be a £1m and up. (use SE20 7YZ as your search in google maps)

So it can be fairly certain it's a scam if they can't even match their postcode and road!
PhearFactor 1 Like #12
csiman
exactly - I noticed that. Guess its a scam so will give it a few weeks before progressing a chargeback (if no ipad2 obviously ;) ).

cheers

See if you can contact Happli, it would be great to know if the company has any customer service to back up such a pretty website haha
hhkksuspended 1 Like #13
I'm the same situation! I bought one then was like omg this has to be a scam! I then emailed happli and they emailed back saying its a genuine deal, they said I could cancel and get refund if I want, I then phoneed this s 1234, and they too assured me it's a genuine apple iPad. The support team at happli then emailed me again and said that if I'm not happy when I get it I can get refund. Fingers crossed it all goes through- apparantly they had 120 units to sell and they went by 8.30am. I Must admit though it all sounds too good to be true though, an iPad for 200? And a case?!
csimanbanned#14
guv
csiman
guv
What's the address? (pm me if you don't want to publish)

I live in the borough of Bromley, though it is one of, if not the biggest London Boroughs, I might know the location.

http://www.1234buy.co.uk/

42 croydon rd
se20 4ae

looks a right hellhole in that area tbh


It's Penge, not Bromley (which is a nice town).

Penge IS the poorest part of Bromley. It is predominantly a black area. That postcode is coming up as Hawthorne Grove in Penge, though Croydon Road is between Beckenham and Croydon. It's not a bad area at all. Those houses along this road will be a £1m and up. (use SE20 7YZ as your search in google maps)

So it can be fairly certain it's a scam if they can't even match their postcode and road!

my mistake

1234 Buy Ltd.
42 Croydon Road, Cranbrook House, London, SE20 7AE, UK
csimanbanned#15
hhkk
I'm the same situation! I bought one then was like omg this has to be a scam! I then emailed happli and they emailed back saying its a genuine deal, they said I could cancel and get refund if I want, I then phoneed this s 1234, and they too assured me it's a genuine apple iPad. The support team at happli then emailed me again and said that if I'm not happy when I get it I can get refund. Fingers crossed it all goes through- apparantly they had 120 units to sell and they went by 8.30am. I Must admit though it all sounds too good to be true though, an iPad for 200? And a case?!

Thanks for that - sounds more encouraging so will reassure my mum :)
PhearFactor#16
hhkk
I'm the same situation! I bought one then was like omg this has to be a scam! I then emailed happli and they emailed back saying its a genuine deal, they said I could cancel and get refund if I want, I then phoneed this s 1234, and they too assured me it's a genuine apple iPad.

The two companies could be affiliated with one another. This could just be a customer acquisition technique.
csimanbanned#17
ODB_69
Google throws up comments from them posted to Facebook. Not got Facebook or I'd look but anyone giving negative feedback on there?

Thats for 1234buy.com but thx anyway
hhkksuspended#18
I honestly don't know. Happli itself appears to be a credible company- part of the trinity group? And apparantly I read pple post on Facebook that the mirror had run huge adverts about this deal which is why pple were so annoyed that there were only 130 units. I just hope they honour it as I paid by debit crd!! They wouldn't accept my Amex whch at least would have given me some protection!
The customer service at happli so far has been helpful but again let's see what happens. The guy I spoke to at 1234 said that actual delivery may be within 14 not 28 days as advertised
Will post here if and when I get the ipad
csimanbanned#19
hhkk
I honestly don't know. Happli itself appears to be a credible company- part of the trinity group? And apparantly I read pple post on Facebook that the mirror had run huge adverts about this deal which is why pple were so annoyed that there were only 130 units. I just hope they honour it as I paid by debit crd!! They wouldn't accept my Amex whch at least would have given me some protection!
The customer service at happli so far has been helpful but again let's see what happens. The guy I spoke to at 1234 said that actual delivery may be within 14 not 28 days as advertised
Will post here if and when I get the ipad

cheers - happli are like groupon who often have scam deals albeit beyond their reasonable control......

130 units sounds reasonable though as it was a full page spread costing thousands in the mirror so maybe happli subsidised 1234buy in order to get web awareness....

stupid website name mind you ;)

Edited By: csiman on Aug 17, 2012 08:08
guvbanned#20
csiman
guv
csiman
guv
What's the address? (pm me if you don't want to publish)

I live in the borough of Bromley, though it is one of, if not the biggest London Boroughs, I might know the location.
http://www.1234buy.co.uk/

42 croydon rd
se20 4ae

looks a right hellhole in that area tbh

It's Penge, not Bromley (which is a nice town).

Penge IS the poorest part of Bromley. It is predominantly a black area. That postcode is coming up as Hawthorne Grove in Penge, though Croydon Road is between Beckenham and Croydon. It's not a bad area at all. Those houses along this road will be a £1m and up. (use SE20 7YZ as your search in google maps)

So it can be fairly certain it's a scam if they can't even match their postcode and road!
my mistake

1234 Buy Ltd.
42 Croydon Road, Cranbrook House, London, SE20 7AE, UK

Interesting! 2 Croydon roads within a mile of each other with similar postcodes! I bet the postmen have fun with that one!

Don't know this location at all, but it's going towards Penge which is grot ville. Is it the Jet petrol station?

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