GeekBuying.com Wants More Money for My Order, Tactics, Your Thoughts?
Last edited 11/03/2016 - 07:54
Hi everyone, mods please delete if inappropriate.
So placed an order with geekbuying for a xiaomi phone, paid via PayPal and received the following email from them. Item was pre-sale shipped 10/3/2016.
Thanks a lot for your patience of waiting the xiaomi purchased on Geekbuying.com.
Everybody know that xiaomi is really the most popular and top selling brand among all Made in China cellphones. However, they only supply very limited quantity each time which makes huge of our orders a lot of delay. And we know that you are so worried but eager to get the amazing xiaomi in hand. The good news is that we can get them from the market at a much higher price (36 USD more) and then we can delivery all orders in 2 business days.
This situation was out of our control but we should let customers know the truth. So we want to discuss with you with these decisions:
We each Share the extra cost by 50% and phones will be sent at the soonest time. If you agree with this, we will send you an email for you to make up the price of 18 USD.
We wait for more days together to get the cellphone at the price that you have paid (Xiaomi will lower down the price when they have adequate inventory. )
We look forward to your soonest decision. Thanks you so much for your understandings!
Geekbuying Service Team
I note item is still on their website at the same price. I paid for TNT express shipping and insurance.
Is this a scam?
Is it unreasonable for me to expect the item and not pay additional money?
Your comment, advice would be greatly appreciated.