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PayPal Enables Scam Artists

Word to the wise, make sure to diligently check out the reputation of whomever you're ordering from whenever you decide to use Paypal as the payment method. I didn't, and what I received wasn't even close to what I ordered. And I've since learned that this is a growing scam category... entice orders of things that appear to be bargains, but still cost between $50-$100, deliver a toothpick in an envelope, then because there's a delivery notification that can be cited by Paypal, they deny a request for a refund, and there's nothing the scammed customer can do about it, because you're shielded from any contact information beyond the Paypal email address of the scammer.

I suggest never using the scam artist enabling Paypal shysters again.


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Geeks Mobile Review: Stay Far Away From These People

On 2/9/2011 I called Geeks Mobile to send out a technician to take a look at my Dell desktop.

It had mysteriously powered itself off a day earlier, and when I went to power it on, it did this crazy thing (it hadn't ever done before), where it started to power-up, stopped, and then continued like it was going to boot up, but never did.

I described the problem to them and they said they'd send out a "technician" the next day. Sounded good to me, so I agreed to it.

The next day the technician showed up, tried a few things for a total of ten minutes, and then suggested I buy another computer because, as he said, "You could probably get one for 200 bucks somewhere."

He then told me I owed Geeks Mobile $119.95.

Infuriated, I told him it was outrageous considering I wasn't any further along than before he showed up.

After speaking with his "manager", I was told that I could get someone else to come out (which considering the quality of who they first sent out, I was not interested in doing), or I could get a 20% "discount" to end the matter right away.

Needless to say, I wrote out a check for $96 dollars just to get these people out of my life forever.

The lesson from all this... NEVER CALL GEEKS MOBILE FOR ANY KIND OF SERVICE! EVER!


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