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Old 05-09-13, 04:49 PM   #1
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Arena Bikes?

Has anyone heard of this site?

http://arena-bikes.com/products/2012...WHEELSET-.html

Super cheap but probably/maybe a knockoff?

hmmmm
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Old 05-09-13, 11:19 PM   #2
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bump

in a word, yes
http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/specta...nternet-911692

if it sounds too good to be true......

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Old 05-11-13, 12:06 PM   #3
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This Domain is a group of scam sell bicycles online on the internet:

http://www.ardirasport.com
http://www.tifonesport.com
http://www.seracycles.com
http://www.milahcycle.com
http://www.mitracycles.com
http://spectasports.com
http://www.vineracycles.com
http://betacycles.com
http://www.arena-bikes.com

we see this group have a domain and website are very much to sell bicycles online, They are only just copy the website and all products is same,all content of website is same used joomla ecommerce site.You can check domain above list domain

Even my dislexic ass can tell that this statement is fulled with grammer problems. Makes me question the validity of the statement. I may not use good grammer all the time, but I at least make sure it's good and what not when makeing an official report to something.
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Old 05-11-13, 12:14 PM   #4
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Many Indonesian contact addresses posted on the web are bogus. That's especially so, when there are serious grammatical errors.
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Old 05-13-13, 10:19 AM   #5
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Is there a way to report this site as fraudulent? The IP address is based out of Kansas but that's easy to mask

http://www.scamvoid.com/check/arena-bikes.com
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It's an Indonesian bike "seller". Stay away.
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almost bought a frameset from this site. are they really selling knockoffs? how can we know for sure?
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almost bought a frameset from this site. are they really selling knockoffs? how can we know for sure?
Easiest way is to do a bit of sleuthing.

1. Visit the site and try to find a physical address via their 'Contact Us' link. Then plug that into your favorite online mapping tool. This will at least tell you if such an address even exists. If no address and just a generic "leave your email w/note and we'll get back to you" form- close the tab/window, because that screams scam.

2. Visit site and see what brands they carry. Easiest is the bikes- look up the site/shop name in the bicycle manufacturer 'dealer locator' search function- if ain't listed, then contact the nearest importer/distributor for the country in question and ask them. The manufacturer may not be as diligent about maintaining the dealer database, but you know the middleman/distributor will be on top of that kind of info.

3. Just take a look around the site in question. I just took a look at the 'Shipping & Returns' policy. Some interesting tidbits that raised flags for me:

-Delivery: "All orders will be delivered within 24 - 48 hours upon successful payment confirmation. You should be able to receive your order within 3-10 business days depending on where you are ordering from, excluding Saturday and Sunday." They probably mean shipped within 24-48 hours...
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Goods sold are neither returnable or exchangeable", so unless they shipped the wrong item(s), you're stuck with the item(s).


Payment - For this time we just accept : Credit Card, Banking/Wire Transfer, Western Union.
"Please note: Credit and Debit Card payment facility available for Local Customer Only".
<--That SCREAMS scam to me.
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Please help and information, whether alvincycles.com is a real company or SCAM.

Thank you
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See the above post ^^^^.
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Please help and information, whether alvincycles.com is a real company or SCAM.

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The price is so good. But I am concerned with a good price on the site alvincycles
Please help and information, whether alvin is a real company or SCAM.

Thank you

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I can't tell you if it is a scam site or not (for sure, anyway), but consider that it a) was created less than six months ago and b) most, if not all, of those brands they stock do not permit mail order sales of current production models, I would not give them my business.

However, if I lived near to their stated address (as your IP would suggest that you do), I would go to the store and only hand over money after I laid hands on the goods.
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However, if I lived near to their stated address (as your IP would suggest that you do), I would go to the store and only hand over money after I laid hands on the goods.
Where does the IP suggest 'sopanat' is?

This person has been asking the same questions on another forum, they list their location as Chile, the scam 'bike shop' is supposedly in Indonesia.
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Is this another scam site (Segway World LTD) to add to the list
Diamondback 2013 Sortie Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike with 26-Inch Wheels - Segway World
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