• Report: #378515
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Refurbished Wiis

  • Submitted: Sun, October 05, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, October 06, 2008

  • Reported By:Buellton California
Refurbished Wiis
www.refurbishedwiis.com Internet U.S.A.

Refurbished Wiis Ripped Off Too Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: Anyone will do anything to take your money....

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Heads up! I ordered the Wii online from www.refurbishedwiis.com for $19.99 on August 24th. My confirmation number was #1963409330. I waited, waited, and waited. Checked on order status every week and the Wii was supposedly on its way to the U.S. Last check was 10/2/08 and the website was no longer found on the server. I, stupidly, thought the up-dates were factual and because it was so cheap it would take awhile to arrive! They took my money from merchant terminal #55457028 at www.consolesforless.

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Buellton, California

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Anyone will do anything to take your money....

AUTHOR: Tmm33 - (U.S.A.)

It really is pathetic that we live in a world today where anyone can take money and yet nothing is done about it. People in general (who do this are the lowest of the low) Hope this helps you... And good luck to you in the future.


Buying Refurbished consoles, such as Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Playstation 3 is relatively common. Though they are indeed second hand and most likely recently repaired, they are still cheaper. You may be able to save somewhere between $100 - $150. Not a bad bargain especially if you're like me, who dresses like a hobo and tries to buy everything on the cheap.

After reading this discussion over at FraudWatchers however, and then receiving this comment on our own blog, I would like to reiterate.

You cannot buy a refurbished console for $34.99.

There are some sites that are legitimately selling refurbished consoles, but if you see a price for $34.99 with free shipping, or a price even remotely close to that, you should stay away. The statements on the Credit Card will show the payments as going to gaming-plugins.com. If you have one of these you should call your Credit Card provider immediately and explain the situation to them. Hopefully you can reverse the charge and get your Credit Card number changed to prevent any fraudulent activity. You should also report the crime to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, they will want any reports of this.

Thankfully their sites are being shutdown in quick time, but I'll list them anyway because Google is friendly to these kinds of things.

These sites are still active, but remember kids, it's a scam.

These ones oddly sell what seems to be a fake WoWCheat Mod

If you come across more, please let me know in a comment below and I will continue to post them here.

Edit : There is also a more extended write up on these scams here http://www.prowler-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=466

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