1. baseballbert's Avatar
    You better get on it, they might not be up tomorrow. I used paypal, so I'm comfortable it's legit.

    12-03-2011 01:27 PM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I think you're the only one who would have anything to do with this website baseballbert. LOL :D

    Now, what if the phone has something wrong with it when you get it ?

    Hopefully not of course, but good luck with your bargain purchase all the way from Qatar. :)
    12-03-2011 02:08 PM
  3. baseballbert's Avatar
    I just got this from the site:
    Dear Buyer ,

    Thanks for your fast response but we no longer accept paypal for over few weeks now. we accept Western Union or money gram depending on the one nearest to you.

    Your item has been packaged and ready for shipment and as soon as you get back now, we will send you an email with the Western Union data .

    Await your prompt and fast response soon

    Mr John Freeman
    Sales Manager


    I just activated a micro sim card in an iPhone (was reminded quickly how much iOS pretty much sucks), so we need to make this happen quick! May need to pay a little more for a more reputable site?

    Trash the whole adventure and fire up the Focus again?
    12-03-2011 02:24 PM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well i certainly wouldn't have anything to do with it. I'd be buying a little nearer to home.

    A brand new Lumia 800 for that price is a little too good to be true if you ask me. :D
    12-03-2011 02:28 PM
  5. baseballbert's Avatar
    Just got this from another ecrater site:

    Dear Customer,

    Yes, my company still have the Nokia Lumia 800, (unlocked $320. UNLOCKED TO ALL NETWORK.

    The cost of 1 unit Nokia Lumia 800 (unlocked $320 and shipping to your location is available FOR JUST $20 each. FedEx delivery available.

    Grand Total is $340

    We have it in different colors Black, Cyan, Magenta depending on your choice of color.

    Product Includes
    Nokia Lumia 800 Smartphone Unlocked
    Standard battery
    AC travel charger
    Stereo headset
    User manual

    Key Product Features
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics
    Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
    GPS with A-GPS support

    Works with the following wireless carriers:
    AT&T GSM
    Cingular GSM
    Rogers Wireless
    any other GSM carriers in the world


    We are located in the UK and we are a wholesale mobile trading company.

    Currently we are running an End of the year sales promotion that is why you find our price cheap.


    All products are new and originally sealed, and mobile phones we sell are Brand New & SIM unlocked so you can use them with any compatible GSM service provider.Triband or Quadband(850/900/1800/1900) Phones can be usedWorldWide.Phones with 850 MHz & 1900 MHz can be used in the USA and North America.

    Models with 1900 MHz will work with AT &T, Voice stream, T-Mobile, Rogers and models with 850 MHz will work with

    We will like you to get back to us with your full delivery address and your contact phone number to enable us proceed with packaging of the goods.

    Note: How many units are you buying for now

    Mr Smith.
    Sales Manager

    Me smells something fishy on the interwebs. Two sites, only take western union, no regular websites, and a sales manager named Mr Smith.
    12-03-2011 02:28 PM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Located in the UK now ? but the country of the seller on the ecrater website was Qatar ? That doesn't set alarm bells ringing for you ?

    Originally $280, now it's $320 on your latest email ?
    12-03-2011 02:33 PM
  7. biggzyn9's Avatar
    This has scam written all over it.
    12-03-2011 02:38 PM
  8. baseballbert's Avatar
    Two different stores, both appear shady as **** thanks to your "HEY YOU DUMB YANKEE SOB, USE YOUR HEAD!!" advice.


    looking into an Omnia 7, problem is, I can only find 8gb models. The physical home button speaks to me!
    12-03-2011 02:38 PM
  9. EricCantona's Avatar
    Most sellers that require Western Union can be classified as scam.

    Sent from my PI39100 using Board Express
    12-03-2011 02:40 PM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    The only country that had the 16GB Omnia 7 was Germany. Everyone else got 8GB. Pah! :(

    Please baseballbert, have nothing to do with that Lumia sale! Scam for sure.
    12-03-2011 02:41 PM
  11. baseballbert's Avatar
    Definitely not, you really like your Omnia 7 right?
    12-03-2011 02:48 PM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Definitely not, you really like your Omnia 7 right?
    I really really do yes. Lots. :D
    12-03-2011 02:55 PM
  13. baseballbert's Avatar
    It looks like I might be able to get an 8gb one for about $70 (eBay funds make up the difference). Hmmmmm...

    Mangos taste better than apples!
    12-03-2011 03:15 PM
  14. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Only you know what you want baseballbert. Hmmmmm :D
    12-03-2011 03:25 PM
  15. trmnta82's Avatar
    I would never ever buy anything online from a seller that does not accept a major credit card or PayPal...
    12-03-2011 03:29 PM
  16. peestandingup's Avatar
    Dude, no offense, but why waste everyone's time with crap like this?? First in another thread about how you knew where to get a $400 euro Lumia 800 shipped to the states (then after being asked where you were seeing this, the site magically "dried up"). Now this (which is CLEARLY a scam).

    Again, no offense, but why even post this stuff??
    manelscout4life likes this.
    12-03-2011 06:56 PM
  17. baseballbert's Avatar
    Because I thought it was a good way to get the info out to site about s great deal. Thought it was legit until the western union thing.

    That's pretty much why.
    12-03-2011 08:56 PM
  18. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    @BaseballBert......I got lucky a few months ago on Amazon and was able to get a 16GB unlocked/unbranded Samsung Omnia 7 for about $250 brand new. Now the only ones I see are the 8GB. Mine was completely unbranded too....no branded boot up screens or anything.

    I am sure ebay must have people selling the 16GB versions for a good deal considering they were being sold on Amazon, etc.....

    The omnia 7 is a fantastic phone :) LOVE the metal back too :) The entire phone speaks "quality" and feels great in the hand. If you do end up getting one, you will love it and its what the Samsung Focus SHOULD have been originally in terms of physical build.

    Off topic....just picked up a Focus Flash today...couldn't resist:)
    12-03-2011 09:51 PM
  19. palandri's Avatar
    There was actually a game store online that sold all the latest PC games like CoD, Battlefield...etc..cheap. They were all legit copies, except you would get a foreign CD or DVD. Most of the time you could change the language after you loaded it, like from Russian to English, and sometimes you couldn't. At least you would get a legit copy of the game cheap.
    12-03-2011 10:46 PM
  20. baseballbert's Avatar
    Been using iPhone 4 today (needed microsim activated so I can unlock and sell), and it has sucked. No back button. No hubs, cant post to multiple accounts at once, keyboard doesn't suggest words, pretty much not digging it. Ca t edit docs without $30 in new apps, and I miss skydive.

    WP is SO much better, been using my new Focus Touch for everything!!
    12-04-2011 12:24 AM
  21. ashykat's Avatar
    I made a micro-sim adapter out of an old sim card. It wasn't too hard. You could try that if you want to throw your sim back in the Focus.
    12-04-2011 12:42 AM
  22. baseballbert's Avatar
    That's what I was wondering. Although, I did just find it for $599, Nokia Lumia 800 Black (3G 850MHz AT&T) Smartphone Unlocked Import at MobileCityOnline.com

    And this place looks legit.
    12-05-2011 12:09 AM
  23. baseballbert's Avatar
    12-05-2011 12:10 AM