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Evo for $200

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bobeo6253, May 31, 2010.

  1. bobeo6253

    bobeo6253 Active Member
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    I look on ioffer.com every now and then and i decided to see if anyone was selling any Evos. So i found this one person selling them for $200 and he has 6 of them. I asked if he had them but he said his english isn't that good and sent me an offer. What do you guys think??


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  2. Mikesnap

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    i think you should just wait 3 more days
     
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  3. hodgsonevo

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    You gotta be kidding... scamola all the way.. no way you should go for that. Why would someone sell 6 for less than they can get on ebay? think about it.
    How would 1 person even get 6.. to good to be true.
     
  4. DougFunny

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    Yeah. U never know with buying from third parties :/ Id say just wait 3 days like the rest of us who dont have it :p
     
  5. bobeo6253

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    3 days seems like forever. lol
     
  6. sikclown

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    Hmmm I wonder if the seller also has 65 million dollars that he needs someone to deposit in their bank account and he will give them 10% but he needs the account number
     
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  7. Caloy

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    I concur!
     
  8. skpd

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    by the time that guy ships the phone (never?) and by the time it gets delivered, it will be Friday the 4th and the EVO flood gates will be wide open.

    but I think you never meant to buy it from ioffer.com and I get the feeling you're just killing time with this thread :rolleyes: (and I don't blame you)
     
  9. cary328is

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    Why risk something when all you have to do is wait 3 days? How did this person get 6 Google I/O phones when people paid $400-$500 just to enter the event and receive ONE phone? Now he's selling them for $200 each? hmm. 3 days. Just wait and play it safe
     
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  10. unplugged1

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    I can't upgrade until September, so I decided to go ahead and see if this is a scam. I used my credit card, so there really is no particular risk: if the offer is bogus, I just file a dispute with my card company. So thanks for the link, maybe....

    BTW, my girlfriend is adding a line on my plan, so SHE is getting the Evo on June 4. Whaahh. :mad:
     
  11. sikclown

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    Oh they are gonna send you a phone but it will be a knock off. Do another search and you will find another member who has 6 available and claims to speak poor English but can list a grammatically correct listing. Oy vey.... Nothing but a pain in the butt can come from this. Good luck
     
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  12. unplugged1

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    Oh, I imagine you are right about this being a rip-off, but all I need to do is call my card company and fill out the dispute form. Not really a pain. I wouldn't suggest this to anyone who has a card company that isn't as responsive as mine. It will be interesting to see the response I get. I would never do this with a cash paypal payment.
     
  13. LS1

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    Looks like an I/O phone, if real - ad mentions the extra 2GB card.
     
  14. tmaxey1

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    This has scam written all over it. Why would the seller do this when EVO's are selling for 500+ on ebay with no problem. If you had 6 EVO's would you sell them for 1200 total or 2500-3000 total?

    If it seems to good to be true then guess what?
     
  15. ashykat

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    Yeah I talked to this guy. He's in Nigeria. All I had to do was send him my social security number and bank account information and I should have some money and my phone tomorrow. I just have to western union him some money back. :D
     
  16. cary328is

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    For your sake unplugged1 - I hope you get a genuine item for that price. I just don't wish for anything bad to happen to anyone here. We are all here for the same reason and we each have our own preferred methods of purchase, but it's stuff like this that makes me just want to be overly cautious for you guys. But like i said if you get a legit item - then hey good for you!! Good point on the credit card too - I like all the new protection plans most cards offer these days. I would rather see a post from you saying "HOORAY I GOT AN EVO!" Rather than "I got scammed and now I need to clear it up with my credit card company." Let us know as soon as you get it
     
  17. Covert_Death

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    OMFG ... guess what... everytime you call your credit card company because you did something stupid, your credit score goes down... you may get your money back but guess what now! someone who is not legit is walking around with all the info they need to charge anything to your account... reallllly smart thinking on that one

    if it's too good to be true... IT IS

    when will people learn?!?!?!?!?
     
  18. ashykat

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    So how did it turn out?
     
  19. chasers

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    lol
     
  20. seigex

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    Its probably an MTC EVA 4 ... as engadget puts it, a KIRF... it'll look just like an Evo but with a beautiful and useful telescopic antenna
     
  21. unplugged1

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    Before I paid, the website pulled the guy from the auction. It was a fraud.
     
  22. unplugged1

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    Where the heck did you learn this? Your credit score is based on a lot of stupid things, but disputes are not one of those things.

    I suppose if you regularly disputed items, the card company could cancel you, but they can't lower your credit score because of disputes. That's silly.

    Oh, and BTW, many people can get your credit card number. Believe me, my card company calls regularly to confirm purchases. When there is a "charge back", the merchant simply gets stuck with the non-payment, not the card company. Unfair? Yes, but frankly, the card companies don't care, because they don't foot the bill for fraudulent purchases. That is why it would never affect your credit.

    Too good to be true? Yep. I have purchased quite a few legitimate things on that basis. In fact, I have two phones that were "too good to be true."
     
  23. AJ_EVO

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    A fool and his money are soon parted
     
  24. ashykat

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    As expected. At least you didn't lose anything.
     
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