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    • MLA73
    • By MLA73 26th Nov 17, 12:02 PM
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    Watch Scam?
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:02 PM
    Watch Scam? 26th Nov 17 at 12:02 PM
    I've recently bought a "free" watch from a site called Glazed Watches, with only a charge for postage and packing. I ordered it on 3rd November and no sign of it.

    Have I been had? Is anyone else familiar with this company or been in a similar situation when ordering a "free" watch from an online company? I found out them via a twitter advert.
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    • photome
    • By photome 26th Nov 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:34 PM
    Not sure how much you have lost?

    yet another online company with no contact address or telephone number. and "giving" away watches....

    unless postage and packing is pennies why would you even try to order one
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 26th Nov 17, 12:50 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:50 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 12:50 PM
    How much was the postage ?

    Why on earth order one, an add on Twitter and like Facebook isn't really to be trusted.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 26th Nov 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 1:08 PM
    Just looked $20 shipping.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 26th Nov 17, 1:16 PM
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    • #5
    • 26th Nov 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 1:16 PM
    Ticking clock and Shopify?
    It’s dropshipping
    • camelot1971
    • By camelot1971 26th Nov 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 2:20 PM
    The watch will be worth about 50p - the scam is getting people to overpay for "postage and packing". Sorry.
    • camelot1971
    • By camelot1971 26th Nov 17, 2:21 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 2:21 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 2:21 PM
    The website has all the hallmarks of a scam one too. Sadly, people's greed getting the better of common sense.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 26th Nov 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 3:35 PM
    From their website

    How long does shipping take?

    We ship orders out within 24 hours of your order. Usually most orders will arrive within nineteen days of processing period. Some international orders will take up to 3/5 weeks to arrive.

    My bold
    • z1a
    • By z1a 26th Nov 17, 4:33 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 4:33 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 4:33 PM
    Just looked $20 shipping.
    Originally posted by RichardD1970
    US, HK, Aus, or any of 20 odd others?
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 26th Nov 17, 5:06 PM
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    US, HK, Aus, or any of 20 odd others?
    Originally posted by z1a
    No idea. That's as far as I went into the order process. I would assume 20 USD, for delivery to the UK, but could be wrong.

    Either way the OP isn't getting a watch worth anything, if at all.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 26th Nov 17, 6:59 PM
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    Looking at the flagship on that site ($220 watch) it's a Vietnamese manufacturer charging about £9 so for $20 you'll probably get your watch in a month or more and it'll be worth $20-odd and be good enough value for it, especially of you don't get hit for import duty
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 26th Nov 17, 7:07 PM
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    Plenty of cheap watches on Aliexpress, usually with free shipping.
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    • photome
    • By photome 27th Nov 17, 6:51 AM
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    Looking at the flagship on that site ($220 watch) it's a Vietnamese manufacturer charging about £9 so for $20 you'll probably get your watch in a month or more and it'll be worth $20-odd and be good enough value for it, especially of you don't get hit for import duty
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    my guess is it will never arrive
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 27th Nov 17, 9:32 AM
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    When I worked in KSA, the 200 Regal Cigerettes came with a free watch.

    The cigerettes lasted longer than the watch!
    I soled my last sock
    For a whiff of your cheap perfume filled with hope of tears gone by
    • MLA73
    • By MLA73 27th Nov 17, 9:21 PM
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    It's $9.95 postage and packing. Thanks for the feedback.
    I'll know the next time!
    • camelot1971
    • By camelot1971 28th Nov 17, 10:05 AM
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    Looking at the flagship on that site ($220 watch) it's a Vietnamese manufacturer charging about £9 so for $20 you'll probably get your watch in a month or more and it'll be worth $20-odd and be good enough value for it, especially of you don't get hit for import duty
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    It will almost certainly be a Chinese fake of that watch.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 29th Nov 17, 5:46 PM
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    It will almost certainly be a Chinese fake of that watch.
    Originally posted by camelot1971
    Yep, well that was a £9 retail watch, so rather than a Chinese fake, it'll just be from the same factory/line I expect.
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 2nd Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    I know we are all looking for good deals on MSE but well, there is the 'if it sounds too good to be true it probably is' line words of caution as well.

    You were very unlikely to be getting a watch that was worth having with £9.95 postage (i.e. high postage to cover cost of watch, kindof lets you know its going to be a bad deal).
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