cheapdroids.com is a fraud?

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  1. jwahler

    jwahler New Member

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    Does anyone know if cheapdroids.com is legit? I ordered stuff from there almost a month ago and it still hasn't arrived. I went to the site a couple weeks after I ordered and discovered my stuff is supposedly on backorder. They did not contact me in any way to tell me this. When questioned, all they said was it was backordered and a shipment was on the way to them. Haven't heard from them since.
     
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    How did you make payment? Where are they located? If somewhere local, try the BBB or something, or if it's somewhere remote, contact your financial institute(bank, CC,etc)...and see what options you have of getting your money back.
     
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    The whois records show:
    Registrant:
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.

    DomainsByProxy.com
    15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (Browser Update Page)
    Domain Name: CHEAPDROIDS.COM
    Created on: 02-Nov-09
    Expires on: 02-Nov-10
    Last Updated on: 05-Nov-09

    Administrative Contact:
    Private, Registration CHEAPDROIDS.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
    Domains by Proxy, Inc.
    DomainsByProxy.com
    15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
    United States
    (480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2598

    The company name doesn't sound promising, but the registrant is in the US.
     
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    Tanstaafl.
     
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    Amazon, I just looked at cheapdroids, saw a moto car charger for $20, MSRP $30, I got it on amazon for $4 with $3 shipping. 3 of em for $21 total.
     
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    They charged you before shipping the product?
     
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    eBay seller northwestauctiondrop did the same thing to me. I ordered a Monaco case.
    They then put the burden on ME to find out it was backordered, even though they took my money.

    Screw them. I got a refund.
     
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    This sounds just like a scam company that was in NJ and NY. What they would do is when you order a product from the website that says it's "in-stock", they would place your order on "backorder" status, and never send you the items, and then IF you could get a hold of them, they always stated it would be a long time before that product would come in, then they would try to get you to pay more money to get the item there quicker (which is a scam) or they would want you to upgrade to a different model (which they charged 2 times the listing price for).

    That experience in looking for cameras and finding that scam, made me vow never to get anything from a no-name website unless i wasn't worried about ever receiving that product. I just purchase through amazon, newegg, and a few other sites.

    EDITED: Just noticed they don't have a direct number to them located on the site, only a form based contact me back form. I will never buy from a company that doesn't at least have a phone number listed. (Apple is one :) )
     
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    domainsbyproxy.com usually =scam
     
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    It's a scam. I ran into a similar one with an audio company. They say it's in stock, you order and they say it's back ordered. If you wait longer than 60 days, you can't refuse the CC charge and they get the money. Cancel the transaction, get a refund and let everyone know it's a scam.
     
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    Exactly, the best thing to do in that situation is to refuse the charge if it was a credit card, and then report them to the BBB.
     
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