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Old 06-25-2020, 10:39 AM   #11
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Probably a reseller that claims to get products at wholesale price, and sells it at huge discounted price. From the looks of it, there many online stores that are similar to it.

If you do a whois search on the domain name, you will find the provided registrar's information, and can do some research on it. You will eventually find out if the company is phony or not.
Sadly as is normal in cases like this the DNS details are cloaked by Domains By Proxy and the IP details are the generic Cloundfare ones.
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:18 AM   #12
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Sadly as is normal in cases like this the DNS details are cloaked by Domains By Proxy and the IP details are the generic Cloundfare ones.
Ahh... Cloudflare... True.

But there are other cases, where you can do a search on the address and/or phone number from the registrar's information.

It doesn't work 100%, but you can definitely find something with the magic of Google's search engine to make a decision on the online store if its legitimate or not.

A couple of searches for that website's phone number brings up results of scam calls.

At the end of the day, you just have to trust your instinct.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:02 AM   #13
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Maybe it's an add from 1992 that just stayed up.
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:02 PM   #14
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:24 AM   #15
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You should totally buy it and report back to the rest of us....
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:01 PM   #16
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I am going through a 4,99€ PayPal issue with an eBay guy.....avoid that hassle !

The key that guy sent won't activate. 1st purchase of that kind that failed.

Should have checked his integrity before hitting the BUY NOW button

If it smells fishy, it likely is a rotten fish.
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