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

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banned3y, 11m agoPosted 3 years, 11 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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banned3y, 11m agoPosted 3 years, 11 months ago
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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
banned#2
Sounds dodgy as ****
banned 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?
banned 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.
banned#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
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
banned#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
banned#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
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
banned#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
banned 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!
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
suspended 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?!
banned#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
banned#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 :)
#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.
banned#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
suspended#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
banned#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
banned#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?
#21
Will have to keep an eye on Happli. They are for sure the underdogs with Groupon and Gumtree as their rivals.

I hope it works out for them, but the cloak and dagger nature of those 1234buy/wmaster websites doesn't fill me with confidence.
banned#22
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?

yes it is
banned#23
I'm assuming with a receipt then it will be covered by apple anyway for warranty purposes.................
#24
I purchased one too.

They seem to have other offers from 123buy listed on Happli, ie Samsung 3D TV
#25
I've just emailed Happli, as they nearly conned my company out of €60k last week and have done with wowcher & Qype.. Otherwise known as Wholesale Masters

On the 30 Jul 2012 you requested that we monitor the company WHOLESALE MASTERS LTD for changes.
The following changes have been detected:
16 Aug 2012
New Company Document Available
Form: AP03 - Appointment of Secretary
SECRETARY APPOINTED MR DARRYL TAWIAH
Purchase a copy of this document for £4.99 + VAT
banned#26
Must have 100
#27
jenindublin
I've just emailed Happli, as they nearly conned my company out of €60k last week and have done with wowcher & Qype.. Otherwise known as Wholesale Masters

Can you go into any details?
banned#28
jenindublin
Yes, I am the company director of an Irish Dealsite, I ran a deal for a guy that initially called himself Gerald Taylor (Since Gerald Tawiah & now DARRYL TAWIAH) from a company called Wholesale Masters, we ran the 1st deal for Samsung TV's, I put a cap on 11 of them, just as a safety precaution, sent money over for them to be dispatched and we were given Royal Mail tracking codes, and ran the next 3 deals. We sold hundreds, so rather than transfer money to an unknown company I suggested we pick them up on a truck and delivery them to royal Mail ourselves a few days later and giving them a bankers draft, knowing if they were a legitimate company they would be delighted. They came up with some lame excuses and said they couldn't fulfill this order as they needed immediate payment for immediate dispatch, which we would never do as customers have 7 days cancellation clause. I then found out that the first tracking codes were were for HDMI cables, not televisions that we paid for. Since then I got confirmation from Wowcher and Qype deals that they had also been conned. They have now a similar content to the wmasters.co.uk site to their new one 1234buy.co.uk. Also on the privacy policy on the new site it says contact [email protected]
I before had never heard of the happli dealsite, but have spoken to them today and they are taking this very seriously and investigating into this now, I wouldn't hesitate to say that Happli were in the exact same position as we found ourselves in, and will do everything in their power to keep their customers money safe and will refund the customers, if their investigations prove that they are unscrupulous con artists behind 1234buy.co.uk.
On every deal, dealsites have to take calculated risks on providing deals for their customers, whether its a restaurant / hotel that may close down, or a postage deal, all we can do is make sure that the customers money is safe, and many times we take a financial hit ourselves for merchants that we are running deals with... so all I can say is be patient with us, we don't always get it right, but we do protect your payments -- Well, we do, as a company.. anyway!!
I hope it helps

thanks for this - might want to tell happli that 1234buy's address is actually a JET petrol station! oO

hopefully the Police will be able to prosecute the scum
banned#29
If all else fails, you can get cheap rates on 10 gallons of unleaded!
#30
Is there a breach of contract on their part?

If there is, we could then claim compensation, 'loss of a bargain'

Edit

Just found this:

(d) Once the Deal reaches the required number of purchases and we debit your account, this is our acceptance of the transaction and our contract to provide the Voucher as advertised. We will inform you by email when this happens,


I can't seem to find where it's mentioned about directly providing the goods purchased

Edited By: robot1000 on Aug 22, 2012 14:30: info
#31
robot1000
Is there a breach of contract on their part?

If there is, we could then claim compensation, 'loss of a bargain'

Loooooool.
#32
strike
robot1000
Is there a breach of contract on their part?

If there is, we could then claim compensation, 'loss of a bargain'


Loooooool.


I've checked my statement and I have been charged the amount (rather then it being on hold).

The question is who is the contract with
#33
Just found this:

(d) Once the Deal reaches the required number of purchases and we debit your account, this is our acceptance of the transaction and our contract to provide the Voucher as advertised. We will inform you by email when this happens,


I can't seem to find where it's mentioned about directly providing the goods purchased
suspended#34
I'm still confused! Have we been scammed then?
1 Like #35
hhkk
I'm still confused! Have we been scammed then?

Looks that way
banned#36
NatashaHappli
Dear all,

I work for happli daily deals website.

In response to the comments above, I can confirm that everyone who has ordered our iPad 2 & Samsung 3D TV deals will receive their goods.

We have had some issues with the original merchant regarding the stock. We have now rectified the matter by finding a new supplier who is fulfilling this order.

Please be assured that you will receive your goods within the original delivery time of 28 days.

If you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact happli’s customer services department by emailing: [email protected]

Many thanks,

Natasha Piscitelli

happli Retention Marketing Manager


Do you have a reply for jenindublin? Or was that someone different?
#37
good news on the ipad deal from happilli Just got email today from happilli saying they were fullfilling the orders through a new merchant and they would be deliverediwithin 28 day time
#38
westwoodirene
good news on the ipad deal from happilli Just got email today from happilli saying they were fullfilling the orders through a new merchant and they would be deliverediwithin 28 day time

receiving it or a tracking number would be good news, getting told something by email isn't that good
suspended#39
Any news on this one?
#40
I got an email saying they will be dispatched before the end of the week, fingers crossed.

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