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Amazed I've never heard of these ppl. before:
www.chonstore.com
All the classic signs...
Incredible inventory, ridiculously low prices and of course WIRE TRANSFER ONLY!
1,400$ Planet Oceans anyone? :rodekaart
3573.50 Speedy for 1,870??? :-d
They claim an actual address in Orlando...
Any Orlando snoops here?
 

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The Better Business Bureau doesnt have a report for the business at that url. Though, you can fill out a short form with the BBB and they will develop a report.
 

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Amazed I've never heard of these ppl. before:
www.chonstore.com
All the classic signs...
Incredible inventory, ridiculously low prices and of course WIRE TRANSFER ONLY!
1,400$ Planet Oceans anyone? :rodekaart
3573.50 Speedy for 1,870??? :-d
They claim an actual address in Orlando...
Any Orlando snoops here?
Could be arranged. ;-) (What's the address?)
 

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Chon Store
4203 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839
United States
 

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I found them last night, they must have just put that site up. I have been searching for a Mido Commander and they didn't show up in a Google search until yesterday. When I saw the price I did a little investigation and started to laugh at the wire transfer/money order only. @#$% scammers...:-|
 

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I found them last night, they must have just put that site up. I have been searching for a Mido Commander and they didn't show up in a Google search until yesterday. When I saw the price I did a little investigation and started to laugh at the wire transfer/money order only. @#$% scammers...:-|
That seems likely. There is no record of them in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
 

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Even their name, "Chon Store" could be "Con Store" :-d

They just registered the domain on 10/10/07

From Whois:

Domain Name: chonstore.com
Registrar: Name.com LLC

Expiration Date: 2008-10-10 00:00:00
Creation Date: 2007-10-10 21:29:49

Name Servers:
ns44.domaincontrol.com
ns43.domaincontrol.com

REGISTRANT CONTACT INFO
Protected Domain Services
125 Rampart Way
Suite 300
Denver
CO
80230
US
Email Address: [email protected].com

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT INFO
Protected Domain Services
125 Rampart Way
Suite 300
Denver
CO
80230
US
Email Address: [email protected].com

TECHNICAL CONTACT INFO
Protected Domain Services
125 Rampart Way
Suite 300
Denver
CO
80230
US
Email Address: [email protected].com

BILLING CONTACT INFO
Protected Domain Services
125 Rampart Way
Suite 300
Denver
CO
80230
US


Email Address: [email protected].com
 

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Uh, that address doesn't appear to exist; the 4200 block of Conroy Rd. in Orlando is taken up by the Mall at Millenia. This is based on a little internet sleuthing; locals correct me if I'm wrong....

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Man, if only this were real, what a deal huh! All of the pics on the site look like they were scanned out of catalogs... what a selection! Glad you all caught it, thanks for the heads up John!
 

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So much for their "long history" :-|
Spread the word about this shabby bunch guys.
Hate to see anyone get burned.
 

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Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set up that site. Looks a lot like that other scam site "GenuineTimepieces"

Don't know about "Chon Store", it should be renamed "Con Store" <|
 

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prices are too good to be true! Ball quartz chrono? Stick this thread PLS!
 

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Yup the red flags are going off. I think I shall keep my money:-d:-d
 

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Just wanted to give you a further heads up on "Con Store." I went ahead and submitted an order. Here is the payment instruction they emailed to me.

Check out who and where.

jeez...

Chon Store
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Order Number: CS-36102807213
Detailed Invoice: http://chonstore.com/account_history_info.php?order_id=CS-36102807213
Date Ordered: Sunday 28 October, 2007

Products
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1 x TAG Heuer Carrera Twin Time Auto WV2115.FC6181 - US $830.00
1 x Rado Ceramica R21540712 - US $790.00
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Sub-Total: US $1,620.00
Price break Discount: US $89.10
FedEx Int. Standard (free - up to 8 business days): US $0.00
Total: US $1,530.90

Delivery Address
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"I deleted this part..."


Payment Method
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Western Union Transfer

Please transfer the payment by Western Union international transfer to:
Name: Uladzimir Parfimchuk
City: Madrid
Country: Spain

Use Western Union Agent Locator to find nearest Western Union Agent to you at http://www.westernunion.com/info/agentLocatorLookup.asp

Please email us the 10-digit MTCN number that you received from Western Union after the transfer to: [email protected].
As soon as we receive this information we will ship your order.
 

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Welcome to WUS Affordables Easy!
That's neat you went the extra step to see just who's scamming us...lol.
 

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Any site that does'nt take credit cards with an inventory like theirs, and wants you to send payment by Westrn Union, has to be a scammer.:rodekaart<|:rodekaart

You may as well leave your money on a park bench if you fall for it!
 

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Nice detective work there gang.
I have to admit that I was contemplating a purchase from them.

Has anyone had a positive experience with an online discount vendor that they would like to share?

Ram
 

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Nice detective work there gang.
I have to admit that I was contemplating a purchase from them.

Has anyone had a positive experience with an online discount vendor that they would like to share?

Ram
Welcome aboard Ram!
Plenty of excellent online vendors about the net.
Don't let these scammers put you off.
If you'd give us a brand/style you're interested in, it would help :-!
 
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