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Old 21-07-2013, 09:14 PM
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sale-telescope is a scam

thanks eveyone, i have reported it to the police today. its shame, but there you go it happens. ill be looking at the internet in a diffrent way, ill stick to uk sites. i have posted this on cloudy nights as well.
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Old 21-07-2013, 10:39 PM
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For future reference you can use this website to get a risk analysis of possible scam websites (it's free).


It list further information about sale-telescopes including website domain & owner etc.
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Old 22-07-2013, 10:31 AM
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Notice that they are also behind,, and a bevy of other sites all with the same modus operandi.
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Old 22-07-2013, 10:35 AM
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Here's their details:

- Beneficiary Name / Account Name : Putra Jaya
- Beneficiary Number / Account Number : 021-840-2557
- Bank Name : PT. Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk
- Bank Address :Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 1 Jakarta 10220
- Country : INDONESIA
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Old 21-10-2013, 06:20 PM
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Sale Telescope, do not buy from this website, its a SCAM SCAM SCAM, i checked this website out on it turned out that the website is high risk , the website is based in indonesia, but the owner is Australian
you can check yourself got to then in the search bar type in and it checks it for you.... Hope i helped , be well
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Old 21-10-2013, 07:17 PM
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Some astro buddies from 'Sing Astro' , Singapore's IIS went to the address of this so called telescope supplier and guess what ??? IT DOES NOT EXIST ,
Scam for sure , just look at the prices and some of the gear is obsolete now .
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Old 20-06-2014, 08:23 PM
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A complain, a trial ?

Originally Posted by foxdie76 View Post
hello, i placed an order about 2 weeks ago ...
they cant refund....!!
Very sorry for your bad experience.
But positive point, it will help maybe hundreds or amateurs to avoid this trap...

I noted that when you order something on that speudo site, the page does not even switch in secure mode. It is simply written in php !!
Indonesia is famous for its fraud and cybercriminality.... This site is a school case :-(

Question : have you tried to record a complain to your police and opened a file to a customer protection association ?
No possibility to put the owner in trial ?


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Old 21-06-2014, 07:55 AM
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When are people going to learn? If it sounds too good to be true. It is.
That should be everyone's personal radar to scams.

72mm ed astrotech for $260. Half price. Not to mention it's been out of stock from retailers everywhere in the world approaching 1 & 1/2 years. Sounds alright aye?

They are preying on peoples greed.
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Old 26-06-2014, 12:57 AM
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Wow - I am sooooo glad I searched this. I was being lured in by the 1/2 off price of the Tak TSA 120.

What a bunch of criminals. You would think that once a website was established to be a scam that their DNS records would get updated and nobody would get directed there. There should be some international movement by the internet committees to do something like that, to stop online fraud.

Thanks for having this site and calling attention to these scum!
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Old 26-06-2014, 09:53 PM
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Very disturbing.

I remember many years ago when I bought my DSLR - similar scenario - someone had set up a very convincing website with the cheapest prices on the net and wanted a wire transfer - they were quite convincing and answered all questions etc - what gave them away was when I Googled their so called address in Italy - it ended up being a hotel! Busted!!!

As others have said - if it is too good to be true then it is!

Caveat Emptor.

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Wow, I'm really glad I looked this up! I was being tempted by a really cheap Explore Scientific ED 102 Carbon at US$899 (a tad over half its MSRP), but wanted to do some due-diligence first.

Just as well; it appears to be a well-crafted scam.

If it's too good to be true, it probably is, sadly :-)

Will now look at SW ED100 from someone like Andrews Com - sounds like a less stressful buying experience!
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by johngwheeler View Post

Will now look at SW ED100 from someone like Andrews Com - sounds like a less stressful buying experience!

Comes with GENUINE Australian warranty too and the same price as Andrews (grey imported, dubious warranty)
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:21 PM
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There is an ED100 Saxon brand for sale right now in the classifieds for $800 , that's a good buy for a great scope .
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