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www.tescobox.com is so cheap - safe to shop?

Found 28th Sep 2006
I just came across the site tescobox.comtescobox.com and its unbelievably cheap...
e.g. tescobox.com/cgi…tr= core2 duo e6600 for the equivalent of £115 whereas usually they are £215.

However, has anyone heard of this site? It is on froogle and everything they sell seems to be 1/2 the price of the next cheapest shop.

I am a bit weary as they only take money order and check (not credit card), have a mobile phone number as a contact phone number and have lots of spelling errors on their site... Also they have a minimum order value of 500 Euros. However, it is a large site with a lot of products - would someone go this far to con people?

Could any of you guys help me out? I am thinking of buying a new PC system, so would make the 500Euro mark with ease, but am very worried that i will be conned!

Thanks!

Qi

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Looks like a big red flag not a good idea no. Just the name alone will result in their folding.

Original Poster

But they claim to have been around for 15 years?
The prices seem so good - they even appear on Froogle...

But you are probably right - it seems too good to be true...

This ]x1900 All in wonder is wayyyy to cheap, like by about 3 times.

The website seems so legit... but that is probably what they want you to think before suckering you out of your 500 Euros

UK based but prices in Euros? what's that all about

if you google for tescobox you won't find many results...

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Yeah - that worried me too. I think we can safely say its a con then?

The website seems so legit... but that is probably what they want you to … The website seems so legit... but that is probably what they want you to think before suckering you out of your 500 Euros



Doesn't look legit at all to me. In fact if you look at the whois it's been around for all of 6 days:

Domain Name: TESCOBOX.COM Registrar: TLDS, LLC DBA SRSPLUS Whois … Domain Name: TESCOBOX.COM Registrar: TLDS, LLC DBA SRSPLUS Whois Server: whois.srsplus.com Referral URL: http://www.srsplus.com Name Server: NS.NSHOSTS.COM Name Server: NS2.NSHOSTS.COM Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK EPP Status: clientDeleteProhibited EPP Status: clientTransferProhibited EPP Status: clientUpdateProhibited Updated Date: 21-Sep-2006 Creation Date: 21-Sep-2006



This is a scam pure and simple. I hate to use such strong words but anyone who orders from this site would have to be an idiot. Sorry but true.
Expiration Date: 21-Sep-2007

Please don't post this again qpan. I just removed the thread from the Hot Deals forum. It is a scam let's not keep posting it.

Original Poster

Sorry - had posted they two things at pretty much the same time - wouldn't have posted it after i'd had confirmation it was a scam.

If ever you're in doubt simply don't bother, and remember the golden rule: [COLOR="Red"]If it's sounds too good to be true - then it probably is![/COLOR]
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