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Author Topic: "SGNRSALE" - be careful ...  (Read 176 times)

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"SGNRSALE" - be careful ...
« on: March 06, 2020, 02:58:02 AM »
... Actually, avoid like the plague.

This popped up on my Google search today; I'm looking to build up a rake of 14T Esso/BP Tank Wagons so I look online every now and again:


The price looks great, too good to be true, and I'm sure, yes, it's too good to be true. The website has no feedback, no endorsements and no corroboration from anywhere on t'Internet. They take Visa (with a warning that the transaction might not go through so retry if it fails) and money order. Red flags and alarm bells anyone? They also say that the product us "usually in stock" but sometimes it might be "on back stock". Go ahead and confidently enter your credit card details.

A quick bit of research shows that "SGNR" is a common abbreviation for Shri Ganganagar, a town in India. They ship to anywhere in the world (!) show prices in a few different currencies, but offer free shipping if your order exceeds the equivalent amount to GBP33 no matter where it's being shipped to.

Yes, I'm sure it's totally genuine and you'll get your rake of wagons at half-off retail with no problems.

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Re: "SGNRSALE" - be careful ...
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 03:59:13 AM »
There are a fair few of that kind of site popping up, a common feature is that product descriptions contain a phrase like this:

New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions

as presumably they've scraped eBay listings (which also explains why they have an implausible range of products).
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