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    Hello..

    Im looking for a fair-price IPhone 3GS on eBay until I found this listing:

    BRAND NEW! Unlocked iPhone 16GB Apple iPhone 3GS Black!

    Its being sold for 649$ but the seller claims that on their website Advantix Unlocked - Unlocked iPhone 3G & 3G S for use anywhere worldwide! its being sold for 599$.

    Now I dont understand why would they list the iPhone for 650$ and actually tell people that they sell it on their website for 600$? Does it sound right to you?


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    Hi

    eBay has a sold-item fee, its 4-5% i think, so its logical but i dont know...

    If you buy with eBay and pay with paypal you are fully protected if its a scam, paypal will refund what youve paid, otherwise if you buy from the web and they dont send the phone, you can make a dispute, but paypal only returns what they can get from the seller account, if his account is empty you are not refunded.

    I would wait 1 o 2 weeks for people to start reciving (or not) their purchashed phones. I searched on google people talking about "goadvantix" with no results.

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    Yeah I know eBay has a fee, but compared to the price it would be a small amount, not 150$. Im kinda in a hurry because theres a great deal on eBay that I dont want to lose. And its not that much expensive.

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    He's feedback looks ok but only having 66+ isn't much to go by..

    I would suggest to be safe you do the deal using paypal & also within the ebay system

    What I mean is don't pay with paypal to an email address, only pay from your ebay account sold invoice.

    That way you should have some protection with Paypal & the credit card company from fraudulent sellers.
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    The difference it 50$ not 150$, on ebay its 649 and in the web its 599.
    But doesnt matter anymore because the auctions got cancelled on ebay... they still sell them on the website...


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    Yeah - diffrence is 50$ (typing mistake) - so you think I should get one from eBay? Safer eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nasty devil View Post
    Yeah - diffrence is 50$ (typing mistake) - so you think I should get one from eBay? Safer eh?
    If you can choose, ebay+paypal is the safest way.

    The website updated a few hours ago and the price just went up from 599 to 649$. If its a scam... they have big balls lol

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    Well, I sent them an email:

    Hello..

    I came across a listing of yours on eBay. I wonder why do you sell 600$ iPhones on your website and sell them at 650$ at ebay and tell people that you sell them at a lower price (your website)

    I was concerned. Can you make me feel safe purchasing from you?


    I am seriously considering getting a 3GS


    Ali



    They replied:

    The reason the eBay listing is more is because there is a Final Value Fee of about $50 that eBay charges us per transaction, so we must cover it with a higher price. We have now suspended all eBay sales though due to these high fees. Our website Advantix Unlocked - Unlocked iPhone 3G & 3G S for use anywhere worldwide! remains open for sales though. Thanks!


    Best Regards,

    Kyle Jourdan
    President/CEO
    Advantix Enterprises, Inc.
    kyle.jourdan@advantixenterprises.com





    But of course, eBay + PayPal is much safe. You have two companies to scream and shout at if in case you get scammed
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    Their website is now showing a price of $649 and
    DUE TO A RECENT SUPPLIER ISSUE, WE HAVE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ALL SALES OF IPHONE 3GS. ALL PREVIOUS TRANSACTIONS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REFUNDED, AS THE TIME OF DELIVERY WOULD BE WELL OVER ONE WEEK. THANK YOU.
    If something seems to good to be true it usually is.
    I wonder if anyone who paid will actually see their money back...
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    Yeah, I doubt it too.
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