48441Re: [PanoToolsNG] OT - tbseller.com - Chinese electronics retail, scam or true?
- Mar 3, 2011Sorry, I see that this post was ambiguous and possibly misleading.
On Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:35:46 +0900, Roger D. Williams
> On Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:50:20 +0900, wilster <willbrown@...>The first "this" refers to the entire Alibaba site. The second
>> Maybe that is so they can steal your credit card number perhaps? I
>> looked online for a review of them and found a website that had glowing
>> reviews that were full of misspellings and obvious grammatical errors.
>> I wouldn't trust them.
> The Japanese media have been full of an Alibaba scandal recently, in
> which an Alibaba executive cooperated with a number of vendors who
> use this site to defraud customers. Maybe this site is a part of that
"this" refers to the improbable bargain site.
> Initially I wondered if they might be selling bankrupt stock or
> remainders... when I checked their Nikon offerings they were
> largely for the D300, which has been replaced by the D300s for
> some time (at least here in Japana--assume so elsewhere). But
> then I saw an iPad for about half price. THAT seems quite
> impossible unless the Chinese manufacturer is diverting stuff
> from Apple, in which case how could the guarantee and support
> work? The hardware is clearly and uniquely identified. Apple
> would be bound to recognize this was a pirated product.
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