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# 258693 16-Oct-2019 09:42
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For the first time in almost 30 years of online shopping I have been hoodwinked. I thought I was buying from batteryupgrade.co.nz, it even has nz domain email address. The first hint that someting was wrong was the statement on the visa (via paypal) with the letters BV. Having worked for Philips, I know that means Private Limited company. So, obviously not a New Zealand Company. I have sent numerous emails, no response. Paypal refuse to do anything because I cant show any responses from them. They have a number of websites, hence the asterisk in the title of the post. Be warned !!! In some countries you can not own a business domain unless you have a local company or can show local residency. Why dont we ? This would cut down so much scam.


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# 2337962 16-Oct-2019 09:51
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It's taken you 30 years to work out that a company outside of NZ can have a co.nz domain?


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  # 2337965 16-Oct-2019 09:55
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They are not exactly hiding the fact they are based off shore

 

https://www.batteryupgrade.co.nz/contact.php

 

Contact

 

BatteryUpgrade.co.nz is part of BraunOni B.V..

 

 

Address

 

BatteryUpgrade.co.nz is part of BraunOni B.V.

Do you have questions: contact us at info@BatteryUpgrade.co.nz
Please write your email in English, our preferred communication language.

 

Luchthavenweg 81 - 139A
5657 EA Eindhoven
-Netherlands-

 

KvK (Dutch Chamber of Commerce) nr: 08129450
Tax ID: NL8177.51.920.B01

 

 

 

Bank

 

BraunOni B.V.
IBAN: NL12INGB0657542822

 

For international transactions, you might need the following information:
BIC: INGBNL2A

 

Bank address:
ING Bank N.V.
Foreign Operations
PO Box 1800
1000 BV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2337999 16-Oct-2019 10:22
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I required such an uncommon battery I no other option than to purchase from them. It came all the way from the Netherlands. It took a while, but it arrived, well packaged and genuine OEM.








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  # 2338002 16-Oct-2019 10:35
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I had a battery from them no problem as well. It took a while but nowhere else had it.


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  # 2338004 16-Oct-2019 10:36
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why not (buy from them)?

 

if you get the goods you want at the price you're willing to pay for, then it should be fine.

 

if they were batteryupgrade.nl, would you (1) not feel 'hoodwinked', or (2) not even consider buying from them?

 

not all items from amazon.com.au actually ship from within oz.

 

 


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  # 2338393 16-Oct-2019 19:30
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I have sent numerous emails, no response. Paypal refuse to do anything because I cant show any responses from them.

a) Check your spam folder

b) Use a different server email account to make your enquiry in case your address is filtered by their spam gateway for some reason

Lastly - initiate credit card chargeback with your bank.

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  # 2338414 16-Oct-2019 20:33
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Given others here have used this company successfully and say delivery took a fair while - what was the date you placed the order?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2339958 17-Oct-2019 22:33
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Install "Flagfox" or "uDomainFlag" on your browser so you know what country a website is hosted in. Search the name of a website plus "scam" before buying from it.

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