Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

44 posts


Topic # 25233 15-Aug-2008 20:17
Send private message

Hi all

Did a google search and found this website selling very cheap 3G iphones for $ 205! (US). Its called When you click 'buy' you're taken to for online purchasing. Anyone heard anything dodgy about these two sites? You can buy by credit card so I guess that does offer some protection.



Create new topic
1539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 157291 15-Aug-2008 20:32
Send private message

They look and sound too good to be true tbh.

Yes paying by credit card does bring some security but it also leaves you open for them selling your details and making things alot worse.

1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257


  Reply # 157297 15-Aug-2008 20:52
Send private message

They do not accept credit cards, and have a minimum order limit of US$500.


394 posts

Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 157381 16-Aug-2008 10:58
Send private message

looks pretty legit.. i did a whois and doesnt look like they are trying to hide anything... but 290nz bucks seems too cheap. Unless they intercepted a whole shipment! haha

I'd be pretty keen to get one, will do some searchs for some feedback.

Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter

283 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 157422 16-Aug-2008 15:07
Send private message

I rang the number listed..

Customer service: (210) 408-1335

Address US (Main): 2206 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78230-5309

Answering machine picked and it is a US residence, the answer machine greeting is as follows..

Hi you have reached xxxxxxx residence, this number is being used by a false website, superelectronics and this is not their number, they have been using it for the past few years, I wouldn't trust it.  I have also checked the address and there is no business by that name at the address in San Antonio.

My opinions and ideas expressed in posts are solely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer in any way..

1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  Reply # 157452 16-Aug-2008 20:27
Send private message

Have you read the thread about i-store? Have a read through it and you will see what will happen if you send money away in the hope you will get a cheap iphone.

394 posts

Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 157457 16-Aug-2008 21:05
Send private message

some good detective work there!

Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter

BDFL - Memuneh
59406 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10614

Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 157462 16-Aug-2008 21:16
Send private message
Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21

Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15

Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59

Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42

New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18

All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54

How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52

NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46

Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47

Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.