questionsdid anyone see the 32 gb hp touchpad for $39.99…

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Ships from China, you say?

Definitely a case of "If it's too good to be true ..."

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@misterron: lol that its under motorcycle gloves

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@drsilentg: I can't say who I work for, but I can say I am invloved with checking into internet fraud, and for the seller's sake I hope everything is on the up and up. That's why I didn't want to post a link without a warning in the description.

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This pretty much says it all:

"Welcome you visit our shop again"

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They state they ship within five business days of receiving payment, shipping to the US takes 7-23 days, and refunds or exchanges will be honored within 30 days of the date the payment is accepted. That cuts it awfully close to "sorry, it's been more than 30 days."

The whole site looks a little skeevy to me, given the "too good to be true" prices, the fact that nearly all their recent feedback lists the item as "private" so that I can't see what was sold, and that essentially all of their non-private sales have been for $3 silk ties.

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@magic cave: I ordered one as a test. If, for some reason, it all works out this was a good deal, I'll be very surprised. If it turns out to be a scam, we'll go after him or them, which will have to be through international authorities, I'm sure. I will let all of you know the outcome if or when the shipment arrives.

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"The listing has ended" and his feedback dropped a full percentage point from ten minutes ago.

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@misterron: Knowing how it turns out for you would be very nice; I hate not getting "the rest of the story," as it were.

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@lisaviolet: The drop in his FB score isn't as much numerically as it might seem: with only 111 FB items, just one more negative would equal a 1% drop. If he had twice as many existing FB entries, one neg would only be .5%. Still, I've run into a surprising number of folks who think, just as in high school, that a FB score of 97 or 98% is good. Not so.

After 13 years on eBay and almost 900 purchases, I learned to look at FB with a broader view than just the numbers, but this one is sort of a classic in the 'asking for trouble' category.

(I find it interesting from an observation point that the second negative comment used the exact same language as the first neg, although one buyer is in Australia and the other is in the US. Perhaps the second guy was too lazy to think up his own complaint?)

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not sure of the details of ebay's buyer protection, but the seller says if you want to return the item, you have to pay for the shipping. which may be expensive considering you have to send it back to china.

Also remember, this is the internet. You are under no obligation to give any seller the benefit of a doubt. Rather the seller should be the one who clearly proves to his/her customer their uprightness, transparency, and reliability.

Considering the seller has many of their items set on private except for some cheap silk ties and there are two negative comments exclaiming "BEWARE" and "FRAUD" are enough to let me know not to give this seller the time of day.

And who in their right mind sells an HP Touchpad (or 3TB hard drive) for such low prices when he/she could easily sell it for a significantly higher price and it will still fly off the shelf like hotcakes? Makes me wonder if the items are counterfeit or if someone trying to exploit customers for a short term gain.

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The seller exists no more.. The listing also disappeared.I have filed a case with ebay customer support.

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I ordered one of the tablets, and it is a scam. I received a chinese coin in return. Since I used paypal they said they would reimburse me, and report it. They were investigating because there had been more complaints. Hope you get your refund. But I was hoping it was true.

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I ordered one of these. It was too good to be true, but since it was covered under eBay buyer protection and since the seller had good ratings, I went for it. I don't see the seller registered on eBay anymore. I called ebay customer care and the rep also thinks that it wasn't a legit offer. I have opened a case with eBay asking for full refund.

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@magic cave: Yes! Unbelieveably, I received one Monday, January 9th, and it works, but no power cord came with it. Fortunately, we have another 32GB Touchpad at the office and used that cord to charge it. From what I understand there may have been 2 actual Touchpads sent out, and the rest of the people got some kind of little silk-like pouch or a tie. Also, PayPal and eBay sent NO money whatsoever to the "seller" and shut him/them down. Plus, everyone who ordered and got in touch with PayPal or eBay will receive their moneys back. So, we couldn't go after him/them through legal channels. But, there's always a next time!

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@misterron: I'm pretty astonished that you got one! Thanks for the update.

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Holy cow, or should I say 圣牛!

I can't believe you actually received this. If you were a white triangle, I would have probably called BS or sock-puppet on you.

I feel like this post needs to have one of those TV disclaimers - warning do not try this at home, this highly risky ebay purchase was performed by a trained professional.