Scam website?

Chango3

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    This website has some insane prices, Makairas and Visx’s for 320$ on all sizes. Also has crazy low prices on Seeker Rods and Avet reels.
    Anybody have experience with this website?
     
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    mullet

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    If you think you can get a AVET HX 5/2 MC RAPTOR TWO-SPEED LEVER DRAG CASTING REEL DORADO​

    For 340.00 8-)
     
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    Chango3

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    If you think you can get a AVET HX 5/2 MC RAPTOR TWO-SPEED LEVER DRAG CASTING REEL DORADO​

    For 340.00 8-)

    Was actually going to buy the VISX 50 for 350

    No but I was actually thinking about getting a Makaira, for half the price from a normal shop, it’s temping.
     
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    engelwurt

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    Was actually going to buy the VISX 50 for 350

    No but I was actually thinking about getting a Makaira, for half the price from a normal shop, it’s temping.
    Depends on how much you like being on the phone with visa.

    But look they actually have every model torque star drag (discontinued 2 years ago) in stock and half off. Not to mention Japanese address, phone number, but pst time store hours. Hmmm....
     
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    Chango3

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    It’s definitely some sort of scam

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    Rocket Dog

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    Haven't checked out the site, but I did try a site I found last year which was similar and eventually turned out to be a scam. I did eventually get my money back.
     
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    RodRage

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    I have a bridge for sale in Texas.......
     
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    HighWildFree

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    No, they are legit. They just do business differently. Works best if you send me the money first and I’ll make the transaction!
     
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    Chango3

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    I’m not going to get anything, but if someone does, let us know in a month when it arrives, or in 10 days if you pay 200$ shipping
     
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    Lake

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    Reminiscent of the days when the exchange rate was extremely favorable and we were all buying from an Australian tackle shop.
     
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    Whalebreath

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    It’s definitely some sort of scam

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    It's a variation on a scam I've seen a number of times I can tell because they always have Shimano Tekotas for less than half price-which never happens in the real world.

    I actually ordered something from one of these operations last year they never delivered anything and my CC was never charged I guess the law caught up with that bunch.
     
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    Rusty123

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    Another site with super low prices. Seems like a scam to me, but i dont know. I wont order from there tho, looks kinda fishy
    Fishingturbo.com - anyone tried this site?

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    Pacific Jigger

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    Oh, that’s definitely a scam.
    Your first and biggest clue to any site’s legitimacy is any product advertised below MAP (manufacturers advertised price). If they were legit, they’d get their dealer status canceled by that manufacturer. Shimano is probably #1 where MAP enforcement is concerned.
     
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