legitimate website? im not so sure

  AL47 18:13 13 Mar 2011
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one of my family wants to order a PC part from this site

click here

it has an address but no landline, the address on google street view doesnt show any shop

it does have google checkout but im not sure about it

advice?

  spuds 18:34 13 Mar 2011

Would this be the same company click here

Rebel Gadjets Ltd, 667 Halifax Road, Rochdale.

Doing a quick search on-line, they would seem to be okay?.

  OTT_B 18:39 13 Mar 2011

Couldn't see an address, but could find a mobile number.
The Trust Pilot reviews are all from people who have only made one review.

The alternative language options are interesting; Turkish and Bulgarian. Since delivery is stated to be Royal Mail, I'd guess that parts are despatched from the UK since they state Royal Mail delivery.

There is a Rebel Gadgets Ltd registered with Companies House:

REBEL GADGETS LTD
667 HALIFAX ROAD
ROCHDALE
UNITED KINGDOM
OL129QZ

This looks to be a residential address. That's not to say that there's not a business premises elsewhere.

Could just be a new site / business.

  beeuuem 19:09 13 Mar 2011

It would appear to be a one man band click here
run by click here
There appears to be very little information or reviews of the company through Google.
Although the company may be perfectly legitimate- it is registered at Companies House- the lack of a landline and any feed back would make me wary.

  OTT_B 19:27 13 Mar 2011

"Rebel Gadgets is one of the largest online leading computer retailer's for the whole of the UK"

Lol. I think not!
click here

  AL47 19:59 13 Mar 2011

Nice find

I've never been got by Internet fraud yet and I think ill steer clear of this ine, i expect the guy I talked to on the sites chat was him

Too risky although he did say the item was out of stock

  AL47 20:03 13 Mar 2011

Nice find

I've never been got by Internet fraud yet and I think ill steer clear of this ine, i expect the guy I talked to on the sites chat was him

Too risky although he did say the item was out of stock

  birdface 20:59 13 Mar 2011

Looks like the business is being run from a private house.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
As far as I can tell the phone number given is a BT one.
So the choice is yours.
To buy or not to buy is the question.

  AL47 21:23 13 Mar 2011

problem is theres no refund option if anything goes wrong.

google checkout doesnt guarantee it, i dont know how much protection paypal gives away from ebay, all the reviews are single reviews, it also encourages wire transfer, there is no legitimate landline number, only mobile phone,

im kind of encouraged that the guy said the item i wanted was out of stock,

still, a tad risky i think, and saying a big online retailer? hmmm

  birdface 22:07 13 Mar 2011

I usually stick with Amazon or E-Buyer but bought one out of Aldi about 6 weeks ago and so far so good.
I would have preferred the 32Bit version but it came with the 64Bit version.
Never had a computer that was so quiet before.

  carver 08:18 14 Mar 2011

Every one has to start some where, he may be very good at his job but no land line number is a bit of putting.

Two blokes by the name of Sergey Brin and Larry Page both started with nothing and a lot of people didn't think much of them at first.

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