Global Brandoff - Too Good to Be True?

received an email from my boss as below which he got it from brandoff@globalbrandoff.com

the website is http://www.globalbrandoff.com/ is it even legit at all???

Below is the current stock list with prices and availability

UPDATED LIST AS OF 23/1/2012

Product Details Unit Price (in US$) Available Stock

TELEVISIONS

SONY
XBR-60LX900 / 60 INCH 3D TV $ 643.00 379
XBR-52HX900 / 52 INCH 3D TV $ 553.00 221
KDL-46EX600 / 46 INCH 3D TV $ 493.00 720
KDL-60NX800 / 60 INCH LED TV $ 623.00 554
KDL-60EX500 / 60 INCH LCD TV $ 597.00 761
KDL-52XB900 / 52 INCH LCD TV $ 523.00 410
KDL-52XBR10 / 52 INCH LED TV $ 599.00 119
SAMSUNG
UN65C8000 / 65 INCH 3D TV $ 699.00 187
UN55C9000 / 55 INCH 3D TV $ 645.00 191
UN46C5000 / 46 INCH LED TV $ 492.00 500
UN55B8500 / 55 INCH LED TV $ 599.00 265
UN65C6500 / 65 INCH LED TV $ 664.00 115
UN32C4000 / 32 INCH LED TV $ 399.00 44
LN46B650 / 46 INCH LCD TV $ 485.00 99
LN52C750 / 52 INCH LCD TV $ 585.00 501
UN60D8000 / FULL HD 3D LED TV $699.00 15
650MP COMMERCIAL LCD 65 INCH $899.00 5
COMMERCIAL LCD 55 INCH $799.00 11
650TS-2 65 INCH OPTICAL TOUCH LCD $1099.00 8

PANASONIC
TH-85PF12W / 85 INCH COMMERCIAL $4,100.00 3
PHILLIPS
BDL6545AT /65/ TOUCH COMMERCIAL $999.00 6
BDL5585XL /55/ COMMERCIAL LCD $810.00 6

SMART PHONES

APPLE
iPhone 4s 8GB $ 369.00 225
iPhone 4s 16GB $ 399.00 181
iPhone 4s 32GB $ 499.00 90
iPhone 4s 64GB $ 599.00 55
iPhone 4 16GB $ 299.00 225
iPhone 4 32GB $ 325.00 200
BLACKBERRY
BOLD 9000 $ 225.00 155
BOLD 9700 $ 279.00 180
STORM 9500 $ 263.00 99
PORSCHE P9981 25 1250
CURVE 9830 107 799
BOLD TOUCH 9900 44 799

DELL
DELL VANUE PRO 55 999

HTC
HERO $ 269.00 15
GOOGLE NEXUS 1 $ 299.00 720
HD7 $ 245.00 90
TOUCH PRO 19 899

MOTOROLA
RAZR 5 599

NOKIA
8800 ARTE 4 899
N9 419 699

SAMSUNG
GALAXY S2 $ 367.00 259
i9250 57 799

SONY ERICSSON
Xperia x10 $ 279.00 61

TABLETS

ACER
ICONIA A500B 10.1 Inch $ 307.00 109
APPLE
iPad 1 / 64GB $ 199.00 191
iPad 2 / 64 GB $ 279.00 97
ASUS
TRANSFORMER / 32GB / DOCKING $ 199.00 32
BLACKBERRY
PLAYBOOK / 64GB $ 249.00 113
SAMSUNG
GALAXY 10.1 3G / 32GB $ 279.00 78
GALAXY 8.9 3G / 16GB $ 189.00 91
SONY
SONY S2 SMART $ 299.00 6
TOSHIBA
10.1 TABLET / 16GB/ AT100 $ 180.00 77

DESKTOP/LAPTOP

APPLE
Apple IMac 21.5 inch $ 429.00 440
Apple iMac 27 inch $ 479.00 200
Apple MacBook Pro – 13 inch $ 519.00 139
Apple MacBook Pro - 15 inch $ 549.00 187
Apple MacBook Pro – 17 inch $ 579.00 201
Apple MacBook Air – 11 inch $ 529.00 201
Apple MacBook Air – 13 inch $ 549.00
DELL
ALIENWARE M18X 145 3299
XPS 15 INCH 185 1599
XPS 17 INCH 215 1799
FUJITSU
LIFEBOOK T900 $ 527.00 90
HP
ELITEBOOK 8730W $ 506.00 101
ELITEBOOK 8760W 53 4599
TOUCHSMART IQ816 $ 359.00 100
SONY
VAIO VPCZ11Z9E $ 526.00 72
VAIO VGNUX1XN $ 531.00 79
VAIO F SERIES VPCF217HGBI 2899
TOSHIBA
R830 3G 111 3699

GAMES
XBOX 360 $ 261.00 100
PS3 SLIM 80GB $ 271.00 190
PS3 SLIM 120 / 160 / 250 GB $ 301.00 199

CAMERA

CANON 5D MARK II $ 557.00 40
NIKON D3X $ 627.00 121
NIKON D90 $ 457.00 100
NIKON D700 $ 437.00 15
NIKON D5000 $ 417.00 9

PRINTERS

LEXMARK X945E COLOR MFP $ 1,193.00 3
LEXMARK X854E MONOLASER $ 893.00 7
LEXMARK X854E $ 1,093.00 7

Comments

  • +6 votes

    sounds too good to be true, not much history on google as well

    damn.. U.S/FBI should spent their time raiding international scammer websites rather than megaupload

    •  

      It's easier to convict the innocent kiss…

  •  

    Looks dodge as. Why would you have a website dedicated to getting the best deal for Australians, but price your goods in a foreign currency.

    Check out warranty as if that's not concerning enough, Payment methods. It's pretty much cash only direct deposit no paypal no nothing, so when you need to report these guys it's a civil matter and you have to take their ass to court to get your money back.

    It also states no price for shipping/delivery but they promise you the best they can do but only they can organise it, and you have to check the item works on delivery with the delivery guy there otherwise you are not covered. So in theory they expect you to plug in a television with the delivery guy there… yeah right.

    Warranty

    All products sold have a six month warranty for any repairs up to USD $200.00.
    
    If the product fails to operate as it should, due to a problem caused by a faulty component or faulty workmanship, the product will be fixed for you at no charge.
    
    If the product is a lemon or cannot be repaired or will cost more than USD $200.00 it will be replaced.
    
    This warranty applies wherever you live within Australia
    

    Then on another page it states, "Everything we sell is brand new with a full six month replacement warranty".

    Payment Methods

    The products that are listed on this site can be purchased by direct deposit to our bank account. This is for your safety and also because of the high dollar cost of orders it is economically unviable to accept credit cards.

  • +2 votes

    Short Answer: Yes

    Long Answer: Yes
    Because usually when emails are like this

    SONY
    XBR-60LX900 / 60 INCH 3D TV $ 643.00 379
    XBR-52HX900 / 52 INCH 3D TV $ 553.00 221
    KDL-46EX600 / 46 INCH 3D TV $ 493.00 720
    KDL-60NX800 / 60 INCH LED TV $ 623.00 554
    KDL-60EX500 / 60 INCH LCD TV $ 597.00 761
    KDL-52XB900 / 52 INCH LCD TV $ 523.00 410
    KDL-52XBR10 / 52 INCH LED TV $ 599.00 119

    It's a scam already

    • +1 vote

      yep, i recognised the style from the old spam emails i used to get via hotmail

  •  

    taking out second loan to buy all their stock and sell on bay for double the price
    instant win win!

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    The trick used here is to price them at a point where it could possibly be true (ie. not so cheap it's completely ridiculous). Only takes a few minutes to type it up, and just needs ONE person to fall for it.

    •  

      yea… that would be true for a normal scam, but did u check the website?

      Apple iPad 2 3G 64GB for $279!!!!

      thats just insane

      • +1 vote

        Probably you will only get iPad box. No iPad.

  •  

    How can any of these items be "surplus" anyway? The demand for iPads and Android tablets are quite high.

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      yeah i've often thought that anyone who spends $600+ on an iPad must be high.

  •  

    "We are an honest, hardworking Australian operated business". - so where is you ABN???

    US$550 for a Canon 5D - er no…

    •  

      "We are -business that has scammed many -an honest, hardworking Australians"

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    lol, hardworking australian business, no AU phone, abn, or AU listed address even after "established for many years in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul and have an associate company in Australia." haha scammmmmmmmmmm

  • +1 vote

    US$ - and the TV's are Australian Stock??

    Just one warning sign.

    At best its going to be US product, but really you are placing faith in a company that wants a bank transfer. Where you have no recourse if they dont deliver. At least with a credit card you have some sort of non delivery guarantee, although with Credit card they also get to use your credit card details.

    Steer clear very clear. You spend hours here trying to save a few bucks and then blow it and much much more on a deal like this….

  •  

    Call off Columbo, case closed.