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

csimancsiman

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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    miikeyblue
    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_69
    Sounds dodgy as ****
    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?
    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.
    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
    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


    Edited By: PhearFactor on Aug 17, 2012 07:33
    csiman
    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
    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
    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
    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
    csiman
    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
    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!
    PhearFactor
    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
    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?!
    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
    csiman
    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
    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.
    csiman
    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
    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
    csiman
    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
    guv
    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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