Buyer Beware!!! Suspicious online websites selling Camaro parts.

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  1. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've been collecting part to replace the entire A/C system in my Camaro and stumbled across of few sites which are EXTREMELY suspicious.

    Here are links to the A/C condenser they list:

    https://www.qnostar.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=686827
    https://www.kincaviet.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=608216
    https://www.gyiturl.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=883646 (Canada?)

    The item is MUCH cheaper than anywhere else. ($99 instead of $250 or more)

    Good deal... Right?
    Maybe too good.

    The links all show the exact same picture of a Camaro A/C condenser.
    (Pic was "borrowed" from "The Parts Place... Complete with their watermark.)

    The LOUD warning bells sounded when I found no online reviews.

    Further reading showed these sites don't take phone orders or PayPal. (Credit Card only)
    They seem to have no physical address or phone number and only have a Hotmail.com email address for contact.

    Their FAQs, payment and return policies seem to be well written (and identical) to convince you to place an order.

    I don't think you will ever need to return something as I doubt you will EVER receive an order placed with these sites.

    I suspect the items pictured are being harvested from the internet by 'bots and nothing about their inventory actually exists.

    They look like fully automated sites intended to separate the gullible from their money via Credit Card fraud and/or identity theft.
     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you read their "about us" page it takes away any doubt.
     
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    70Znut Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LOL
    About us "With many years of experience in the direct relationship with the manufacturer's supplier"
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    "Year of experience"
    pretty amazing for a company that's less than 2 months old. :confused::cool:
     
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  5. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good review site, Budro!

    I had also found the Qnostar site was just created in June.

    I didn’t bother to look up the info on the other ones after I saw the same email address.

    I knew there were scam shopping sites but these are the first ones I’ve noticed selling car parts and thought I would share my suspicions.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There are tons of these sites in the music world. They pop up on Google Shopping advertising instruments for grossly low prices take the money and disappear a few days later.
    I think they play on people who think they are cleaver finding items that are mispriced and hope to get them in their hands before anyone realizes what happens.

    It's sort of a gravity-well of online shopping immorality.
     
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    They take PayPal
     
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    They take PayPal
     
  10. CorkyE

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    Of course, they all do. Three first time posts, trying to decipher your intent.
     
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