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Old 10-29-2009, 03:54 AM
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I got an e-mail from this people, with hong kong prices but their ship from USA?
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:02 AM
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Default Hobby Partz, are this people for real?

I got an e-mail from this site, with Hon Kong prices but their ship from USA, I'm wonder if is not an scam?
Any body buy from them?
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:02 AM
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Post again after you buy ,and results of your process.thanks
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:25 AM
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Rocketman they aren't affiliated to Wattflyer.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:56 PM
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FYI - I have had several contacts from China on several boards in a similar manner. A real person creates a real user account and looks for people with a real interest in their product, so contacts them directly in what is basically 'manual spam'. Of course most boards don't approve of this, but there is no way to filter against it until people complain.

Honestly, I am surprised at the audacity of it, however I actually responded to one and they were quite friendly and helpful, although I learned their product (clone heli parts) were of no interest to me in the least.

My point is; if you have an issue, let a moderator know. All of life's unpleasantness can't always be filtered!
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:47 AM
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Thank you for the info, the e-mail i got came with a RCUniverse as a e-mail partner??
I'm suspecting spam, as you indicated.
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