$50 Boost refill for $40!!

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  1. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    He has a website. The website's security certificate is not expired or invalid. I went to the site. I paid for the stuff. I got my stuff. I verified it by putting the money into my account and it worked as advertised. I do not see the problem.

    True it seems too good to be true but its working. If someone got ripped off by the site we haven't heard about it yet.

    The other week I bought a Kindle 4 from Walmart for $50 out the door. Come to find out that is an unheard of price cut. Does that mean Walmart stole the devices? IDK. They were brand new in box.

    Is the site fishy? Yes.
    Has the site been delivering on its products? Yes.
    Has anyone been ripped off yet (personal or forum hearsay)? No.
    Should you be wary when dealing with them? Probably.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm not defending the site. I have no affiliation with the site... but I do feel some sort of "bond" with it because I'm the one who brought this site to light on this forum.

    I do have some theories... Maybe he's somehow buying these cards with his food stamps supply. That would go well with the pattern that he seems to "run out" by the end of the month or the beginning of the next and they're "back in stock" sometime by the middle of the month.

    It is also possible that somehow he's turning his SSI check into Boost credit and selling it to get actual cash in his pocket. (that by the way is a bad theory if SSI checks can be turned into cash directly, not sure I dont get SSI).

    It is also possible that he's involved in some sort of money laundry operation and God only knows how he's acquiring these cards but he's reselling them to get the money laundered.

    After all the other scenarios is the possibility that he has a Boost dealership that is very old. The commission that the dealers used to get were substantial but have diddled down to a couple dollars now. He has no store and is selling his refills online.


  2. guyphs

    guyphs Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm not saying he's ripping any of his customers off. That would just be bad business.

    Is he boosting the cards? Is he activating them somehow and selling them at a discounting and pocketing the profit? Buying them with food stamps? Who knows, could be any, all, or none of the above. All I'm saying is that he's selling something that has a $50 cash value for $40, and he's obviously not operating at a loss or else why bother going ahead and doing it? So alls I'm saying is something is fishy. Not necessarily illegal, but I'm also willing to bet he hasn't registered his business venture with the secretary of state, either.
  3. GamingForever

    GamingForever Well-Known Member

    I just got a valid pin as well.. When I first entered it a few couple of times they never worked but after going back to the email and clicking from the email somehow the pin worked and I did the same thing as before but whatever... saved me some money!
  4. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member


    I copy/paste PIN from the email to Boost site...always redeems first time without any issues
  5. MiguelAMX

    MiguelAMX Well-Known Member

    Damn the website was down but I checked a few minutes later and its back up. Lol my heart stopped for a second, id thought id had to pay my regular bill again.
  6. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Special Sale!

    $35 for the $50 pins. Get them while they last. Only for a couple of days.

    EDIT: I got these within a minute.
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  7. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Thanks for pointing that out to me tube517. I just bought 3 pins less than 5 minutes ago. I noticed that after I bought my 3 pins the Boost minutes got taken off the site. Not sure if it is back on but I sure hope it comes back!

    PS: I'll keep you guys posted as to when I get my pins.


    I got all 3 of my pins from them in 12 minutes. Counting from the time I got my Paypal notice that I paid, till the time I got my pins from them. I used my pins. They were good. I love this place.

    They also have them back in stock... the 2 day special sale text is there but they are now $40. I might've gotten lucky and bought the last few...
  8. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    Just bought and redeemed a $50 PIN for $35. Received PIN in 2 minutes.
  9. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Just an update to my previous post. As you may recall I'd bought 3 refills. I used two of them immediately. The third I held on to because someone told me that they wanted it. They ended up not buying it off me. I held on to it till yesterday night (22nd) and used it. It was still valid. Got my $50 credit.

    So it appears that he doesn't sell the pin to another party if you do not use it right away. Just a heads up to folks. Please try this at your own risk. I'm certainly leery on letting a pin sit about unused for an extended length of time.
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  10. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Did the same thing. I held onto it for 2 days and just used it now and it still worked.
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  11. jackbquick123

    jackbquick123 Well-Known Member

    Hey,, Call me paranoid lol but I went to check it out and clicked to get 2 cards and it came up check out with paypal and a log in block but looked up at web browser and its not secured paypal. I went to newegg and did the same thing acting like i was going to check out and the pp log was secured paypal site.

    Try it out and when it come to the part of signing in it says pp but its not secure. click the internet symbol and it will tell you your information can be seen so the site your still on is getting your sign in info to paypal.

    It may be legit and this person may not use the info but I dont think I want to log into a site that can see my password to something linked to my bank.

    Just passing this along cos I have had problems before with something else and I look for the secure symbol now always.
  12. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    Can anybody speak more about the safety of the site?

    The URL is "https" but my desktop Firefox browser does not have the lock symbol in front of the URL like most sites do... it has a globe instead. However, when I hover over the globe it says "this website does not supply identity information."
  13. jackbquick123

    jackbquick123 Well-Known Member

    Anytime you see verisign or paypal log in it should have the lock secure sign.
    Go to a secure page and click on the secure sign and it will tell you it is secure and prevents eavesdropping.

    If not then your not at paypal at that point and time. It may take you there after you put your sign in info there but not before in this case.
  14. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    The website itself is not secure. As they do not accept payment at the site or keep any kind of tracking information on you I do not see why they'd need to. They do direct you to Paypal and accept payments through them. Paypal is a secure site and when you pay them it is secure. Paypal doesn't say they share your information with the site (it is in the TOS) they just tell the site that they got money from you and they supply them with your email.

    Long story short. Paypal is secure and processes your payment. Prepaid refill is not secure and do not process your payment. YMMV.
  15. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    So does anyone think the PayPal link on the refill site and subsequent payment processing screens look suspect or totally legit?

    The 3 transactions I have done with the refill site appear in my PP account as normal.

    I'm far from an internet security expert. I just don't want this to be too good to be true. Could the ultimate cost be ID or CC theft?

    BTW...Boost is on sale for $35 right now.
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  16. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    The place is doing their 2 day special again. $50 refills for $35. I cannot pass this up. I'm going to get some.

    EDIT: Ordered 3 refills. Got them in less than 5 minutes. I love this place! If I said that twice that's because I love this place x2! lol
  17. jackbquick123

    jackbquick123 Well-Known Member

  18. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    Anyone notice the "/ru" in the PayPal address? Is that the extension for Russia?
  19. lordj

    lordj Well-Known Member

    I just did a mock order from my phone...took me to mobile PayPal.... .com not .ru. not sure if mobile makes a difference.
  20. skyhawkto

    skyhawkto Member

    the website is traced to the russian federation. i'm currently contacting paypal to verify their relationship.
  21. lordj

    lordj Well-Known Member

    I got an email from PayPal after I bought it, and it shows up in my transaction history. Not sure what the problem is here? Obviously its going through the real PayPal, if it freaks you out that much change your password.
  22. ZingBot

    ZingBot Well-Known Member

    $20 refill for $16 is back
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  23. jackbquick123

    jackbquick123 Well-Known Member

    LOL I know it ends up at paypal but look at the browser when you enter the log in info for the first time then after you log in you are directed to paypal then look at your browser it is a world of difference in security.

    It doesnt freak me out just trying to give a heads up to take precaution.
    I was changing my password but wanted to let everyone else know about it just in case geesh lol.

    Well Im done,, take it for what its worth take precautions or not cos I know I will cos this is a sweet deal.
  24. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

  25. kolosus

    kolosus Well-Known Member

    Drat! I missed that. I could've used a few $20s...

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