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Micro resales is a big con?

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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
i been on their website, the things are very very cheap,
http://www.microresales.com/pioneer-pdp507xd-ready-plasma-p-278.html
£1550 vs £2300 at currys?
i cant belive they can do it for such a special price, but they accept credit card? if it was faud surely the credit card company would have stop it by now? uk contact is a mobile??? anyone had any dealing with them as i am tempted by the pioneer sat nav
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Remember one of the HUKD mottoes:

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is..."
#2
wouldnt trust em mobile for conact = dodgy prices too cheap
#3
Head Office Address:
17 Hocazade Sokak
Beyoglu
Istanbul
Turkey
UK Sales & Enquiries: 0871 310 9049

Never trust anything with turkey in it ! :)
#4
i know but why would they accept credit card payment? surely we are well protect against cons like this? or do they just want our card number and details :-(
#5
What a very strange site. I went through the ordering process and created an account for the TV and before I knew it I'd ordered the TV. It never asked for my Credit Card details, so I've not paid for it but the account status is 'pending'.
#6
I've just read through the whole of their info boxes on the right hand side.
As Steve says, very strange.

I personally wouldn't touch them with the proverbial bargepole.

Free delivery from Turkey as well ?
#7
[SIZE=2]This is what I have found on their phone number:-[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
This is what we know about the number you entered (08713109049).

ICSTIS does not regulate this type of number. However we can tell you the following.

[LIST]
[*]This is classified as a Special Services higher rate: up to and including 10p for BT customers (non-internet) number.
[*]It is provided by Your Communications Ltd.
[*]And costs 10ppm [in pence or pounds where 'pm' means 'per minute' and 'pc' means 'per call'].[/LIST]
#8
From their website

CALL 0871 310 9049 TO ORDER FROM OUR WEBSITE.
calls are answered between 10am-7pm seven days a week and are charged at local call rates.


So that's rubbish then if it's 10ppm.


Are they a wholesaler ??
#9
hottoshop

Are they a wholesaler ??

I think they could be a 'drop-shipper', if they are legit. Some of their prices are very suspect, far too low.
#10
dinosteveus
What a very strange site. I went through the ordering process and created an account for the TV and before I knew it I'd ordered the TV. It never asked for my Credit Card details, so I've not paid for it but the account status is 'pending'.


Is it just harvesting names and addresses then?
#11
accepting credit cards is easy to set up mate for an extra £5 on my site i can het a https:// (secure bit and then free software to do it for me!!!!!!!!
#12
Hi Guys

Im not sticking up for micro resales, but I am trying to be objective as it seems nobody has actually ordered anything from them on this thread but is slating them! How can you perceive this company to be a con if you have not placed an order?

I'd just like to make a few points....

1) their contact number, the 0871 one, is not a mobile one, I dont know where that asuumption comes from. 0871 is a non-geographic number which is linked to a landline, many big brand UK companies use an 0871 number to accept incoming calls. (BT, British gas, SKY, etc)

Is it not a bit harsh ASSUMING that because their head office is registered in Turkey, then they are automatically a scam company? If that was the case, is every company, organisation, plc etc based in Turkey fraudulent then?......hmmm, I think the british mentality is beginning to show here, dont trust anything which is not in the UK!

2) If a company accepts credit card payment, then as we all know here, we are protected by our card company if anything gores wrong. So if micro resales took payment but failed to deliver, then by all means, you can just call up your card company and get them to press a 'chargeback'.

3) I have looked on their website and they are owned by a company called arena. Arena have shares on the Istanbul stock exchange, so that checks out for me. I have also checked out their head office address, and that is a legitimate building too, I got this confirmed from the British consulate in Turkey.


Im all for being cautious, but I do think it's unfair to 'judge a book by its cover' so to speak, so until somebody actually purchases something from them, there is no point in making assumptions and this thread is totally pointless.
#13
walter77

Im all for being cautious, but I do think it's unfair to 'judge a book by its cover' so to speak, so until somebody actually purchases something from them, there is no point in making assumptions and this thread is totally pointless.

Welcome to HUKD :thumbsup:
Your first post on HUKD, you found and posted on an old post/thread. Why did you bump this two month old post up? How did you find it?
Have YOU purchased from this company?

All we did was post information on this company that is available, until proved otherwise I stick by my posts and I would NOT purchase anything from them.
[admin]#14
dinosteveus
Welcome to HUKD :thumbsup:
Your first post on HUKD, you found and posted on an old post/thread. Why did you bump this two month old post up? How did you find it?
Have YOU purchased from this company?

All we did was post information on this company that is available, until proved otherwise I stick by my posts and I would NOT purchase anything from them.



Dinostevus, P.I. - on the case again :giggle:

Looks quite suspect to me too!
#15
juliet_bravo
Dinostevus, P.I. - on the case again :giggle:

Looks quite suspect to me too!


Too right:-
walter77 Last Activity: Today 11:30
Ummmmmm, post and run :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
#16
Welcome to HUKD
Your first post on HUKD, you found and posted on an old post/thread. Why did you bump this two month old post up? How did you find it?
Have YOU purchased from this company?

All we did was post information on this company that is available, until proved otherwise I stick by my posts and I would NOT purchase anything from them.

Thanks for the welcome. I too, like many of you, was looking around online for people who had actually placed an order with micro resales, but I cant find anybody that has. No I havent purchased from them yet, I would have made that clear if I did but I am considering it especially as they accept credit/debit cards, so if anything goes wrong, I know im just a phone call away to the card company.

Im just saying that there's only one way to find out if they are for real or not, and until then, it's a bit judgemental to make assumptions based on no facts.
#17
Surely when it comes to spending your hard earned cash and potential credit card fraud, the 'There's only one way to find out' route is SO NOT the way to go? Isn't that just outright stupidity?
#18
I agree, that's a valid point, but the fact still remains that nobody here has made a purchase from them, yet are accusing them of not being legitimate.
#19
hottoshop
Never trust anything with turkey in it ! :)


Even Bernard Matthews! :?

I probably wouldn't but from these either if no-one recommends them...:p
#20
and our dispatch warehouse is located at Istanbul Cadessi, number 96, Kemerburgaz, 34990. Our secondary dispatch warehouse is located at Connolly Park, Tralee, Co Kerry, Republic Of Ireland.

Where is my order shipped from?



All orders are shipped from our warehouse in the Republic Of Ireland via UPS.
wonder which one is right?!?!
#21
http://www.gumtree.com/london/80/9575580.html

They seem to be promoting themselves on a lot of free sites.
#22
walter77
I agree, that's a valid point, but the fact still remains that nobody here has made a purchase from them, yet are accusing them of not being legitimate.


I would bet £100 that Walter77 has a connection to microresales. It is blindingly obvious!

If he didnt have a connection and was a normal HUKD'er, he wouldnt care so much about this company. He definitely has a vested interest.

Any takers on my bet?? :giggle:
#23
I dont have an interest in them!

I havent made a purchase from them so what interest can I have? All im trying to say is that nobody on here discussing them has actaully made an order from them, so until then, why are people so quick to dimiss them as a scam? Im just asking a general question which as of yet, has not been backed up by any hard evidence.

For a company that takes credit card payments and offers a 14 day money back guarantee, they dont stike me as a fraudulent, I mean they dont ask people for western union or bank transfer payment like most online shysters.

Maybe Im wrong, Just like everyone else on here, im no expert, but Im just putting my opinion foward.
#24
Who needs hard evidence? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck then it's probably a duck.

We're talking about giving a site our credit card details here...if a site even has ONE thing that looks a bit dodgy, don't buy from them...this site has several things that look dodgy, definitely don't buy from them.
#25
Best thing to do is call them up with some fake card details and see if they get accepted or not. If they do, its a total sham, no doubt about it. If not, then at least it goes to show they have a genuine card terminal.
#26
walter77
Best thing to do is call them up with some fake card details and see if they get accepted or not. If they do, its a total sham, no doubt about it. If not, then at least it goes to show they have a genuine card terminal.

The thing that I don't understand is, you joined HUKD and all your posts have been on this thread:-
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1165583
Aren't you going to contribute to anything else on HUKD?
I'm sorry, but something ain't right.:x :x :x :x
#27
dinosteveus
The thing that I don't understand is, you joined HUKD and all your posts have been on this thread:-
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1165583
Aren't you going to contribute to anything else on HUKD?
I'm sorry, but something ain't right.:x :x :x :x


LOL was just gonna post the same thing!
#28
walter77
I havent made a purchase from them so what interest can I have?


Erm, its your site perhaps??

You joined up and have only posted on this thread. A thread which was pages and pages back which you bumped up to the top.

Any regular newbie wouldnt do that for starters, and they certainly wouldnt spend so much time and effort sticking up for the site. Why would they??

People like you are so obvious. We can spot you a mile off! I hate to dash your hopes of some free marketing, but nobody on here will be buying anything off you!

By the way, your site looks awful. How long did it take you to knock that up??
#29
Well guys, can't see anything incriminating if I google walter's username... :giggle:
#30
emmajk42
Well guys, can't see anything incriminating if I google walter's username... :giggle:

???

I can't find anything, am I just being blind???
#31
Firstly, Im not defending them! If you people actually stopped to read my posts, I clearly stated that I replied to this forum because I was looking for people who'd purchased from them!

Oh please do excuse me, I forgot to see the rule where it says I must sign up & post on OTHER THREADS TOO! what a load of nonesense!! I dont have an interest on the other threads on this site, only with anybody who has ordered from microresales.

I cant belive that you bigots are accusing me of all sorts, I show a little objection to you lot calling a company a scam because the fact remains, nobody on here has actually PURCHASED anything from them. Dont get me wrong, they may well be a scam, or look like a scam, but that doesnt mean they are in my book. Innocent until proven guilty is what I belive in, so unless ANYONE on here can prove that they are a fraud, then I will change my opinion.

It makes me laugh when you dont agree with the majority, your automatically accused of all sorts. What a lame lot!
#32
walter77
Firstly, Im not defending them! If you people actually stopped to read my posts, I clearly stated that I replied to this forum because I was looking for people who'd purchased from them!

Oh please do excuse me, I forgot to see the rule where it says I must sign up & post on OTHER THREADS TOO! what a load of nonesense!! I dont have an interest on the other threads on this site, only with anybody who has ordered from microresales.

I cant belive that you bigots are accusing me of all sorts, I show a little objection to you lot calling a company a scam because the fact remains, nobody on here has actually PURCHASED anything from them. Dont get me wrong, they may well be a scam, or look like a scam, but that doesnt mean they are in my book. Innocent until proven guilty is what I belive in, so unless ANYONE on here can prove that they are a fraud, then I will change my opinion.

It makes me laugh when you dont agree with the majority, your automatically accused of all sorts. What a lame lot!


Why do you keep coming back to this thread? Instead of posting about them why don't YOU buy from them and post how reliable they are?
HUKD has a lot of different companies listed in threads/posts and you singled out just one from way back. Can't you see how strange that looks?
Nobody is prepared to take the chance that this company could be 'dodgy' so your "Innocent until proven guilty" is crap. Why should anybody 'take a chance' with them when there are a lot of 'reliable' and well known companies with a selling history out there?
As for posting on 'other' posts/threads, that's entirely up to you of course, but it just adds questions about you and your posts.
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This lot designed and host their website:
http://www.firepages.co.uk/index.php
#34
walter77
Firstly, Im not defending them! If you people actually stopped to read my posts, I clearly stated that I replied to this forum because I was looking for people who'd purchased from them!

Oh please do excuse me, I forgot to see the rule where it says I must sign up & post on OTHER THREADS TOO! what a load of nonesense!! I dont have an interest on the other threads on this site, only with anybody who has ordered from microresales.

I cant belive that you bigots are accusing me of all sorts, I show a little objection to you lot calling a company a scam because the fact remains, nobody on here has actually PURCHASED anything from them. Dont get me wrong, they may well be a scam, or look like a scam, but that doesnt mean they are in my book. Innocent until proven guilty is what I belive in, so unless ANYONE on here can prove that they are a fraud, then I will change my opinion.

It makes me laugh when you dont agree with the majority, your automatically accused of all sorts. What a lame lot!


Coming back here time and time again just cements to me that you have an interest in them. Like I said, and normal HUKD'er wouldnt be fighting their corner as vigourously as you are. Why would they??

What I want to know is how you found this site when looking for reviews of this company. Type in microresales into google and one of the top results is a big forum discussion on the company. I would have thought that would be enough for you.

You are as dodgy as they come mate, and it is not fooling anyone!! :-D
#35
IMO it seems everyone is jumping on the 'your connected to the site' bandwagon.

I think that this is no different to bullying.

Unless you can prove he's connected, I'll stand by my opinion.

I'm currently looking for a macbook. Micro resales sells the top spec black macbook for £750. Which just seems too good to be true, especially as I can only get the mid spec laptop for that when I purchase through apple's higher education store. The voice of reason says it's too good to be true, it's probably a scam. But I know sometimes I think "what if this isn't a scam?". This is where I'd usually make an arguement to some extent how walter77 is.


Found a thread from AV forums on them http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=454377

One quite detailed order described there. Sounds very dodgy.
#36
as i pointed out earlier, at one point on the site it says that its warerhouse is in turkey and further on it says ireland.

Are these items really full UK spec, what come back do you have for a company based in Turkey if things go wrong?
#37
freeDUMB
I think that this is no different to bullying


Are you serious?
#38
Ian182
Coming back here time and time again just cements to me that you have an interest in them. Like I said, and normal HUKD'er wouldnt be fighting their corner as vigourously as you are. Why would they??

What I want to know is how you found this site when looking for reviews of this company. Type in microresales into google and one of the top results is a big forum discussion on the company. I would have thought that would be enough for you.

You are as dodgy as they come mate, and it is not fooling anyone!! :-D


Of course Im going to come back on here when people keep accusing me of being connected to the them which Im clearly not.

Actually, when I type in [url]www.microresales.com[/url] or microresales into google, the first thing that comes up is their homepage, I found this forum on a latter page.

Thankyou Ian182 for showing some support, I do feel like Im being bullied by some ignorant people on here.

Bottom line for me is that people will order from them if they want too, if they dont, they wont. Forums like these do not prove anything to me because comments could be made by people who have a grudge against them, or from competitors who are worried about loosing business, or just xenephobes who like to give something a bad name because a company is not based in the UK or does not 'smell right.'

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