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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:52pm
Subject: universecoffee, too good to be true?
 

Hello, been a while since I've been to the forums but I've been looking to get a lever machine and eventually stumbled to this site, universecoffee.com

Their prices are crazy low, they are located in Indonesia and offer free shipping if the order is more than ~$580 (which it would be for  almost everything they sell...) Basically I'm thinking it's too good to be true but hoping that maybe somebody here has had any experience with them. For example, an Astoria Sibilla costs around $4500-5000 most places, but at universecoffee it costs $1520.63

Like I said, I'm pretty sure it's a scam but am hoping that someone has dealt with them and can provide feedback.

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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 1:36pm
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Uh, let's see . . .

"If it looks too good to be true, it probably is."

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

"The name has changed, but the song remains the same."

In other words, search "Indonesia" on this site and over on HB, and see how many times people have asked the same or similar questions . . . I'll bet you they only take wire transfers, no credit cards, with full payment required in advance.  

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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 2:04pm
Subject: Re: universecoffee, too good to be true?
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

In other words, search "Indonesia" on this site and over on HB, and see how many times people have asked the same or similar questions . . . I'll bet you they only take wire transfers, no credit cards, with full payment required in advance.

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Yes & on this site despite being TOLD it was a scam (another "company/entity"), a member send money anyway & got taken!!? {:-/

 
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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 2:13pm
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Thanks, that's exactly what I was thinking.
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Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012, 3:24pm
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Poor fool and his money, soon parted...

 
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