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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 1:32am
Subject: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

Just wondering if this deal is too good to be true?

see link: Click Here (healty-kitchen.com)

Has anyone bought from these guys?

Looks like they are located in Indonesia.
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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 2:11am
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If that's legit, sounds like a good find...except I can't afford that! lol
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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 4:46am
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

I have never heard of them. If it sounds too good to be true, ......

 
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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 9:10am
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

Another Indonesian company. You should consider the possibility of warranty difficulties. If saving around $125 makes it too good to pass up, I would consult your credit card company to be sure that you are covered . Their site does state, "We are Responsible 2 ways return order.customers will not charges anything." Hmmmm....

 
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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2012, 9:50am
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

bsacco Said:

Just wondering if this deal is too good to be true?

Posted July 31, 2012 link

You know the story...  if it looks too good to be true....  it usually is!  Just be careful.

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Posted Sat Nov 3, 2012, 8:40pm
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Yes, I would agree that this does not seem legit.  Just my 2 cents...
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012, 3:06pm
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

bsacco Said:

Just wondering if this deal is too good to be true?

see link: Click Here (healty-kitchen.com)

Has anyone bought from these guys?

Looks like they are located in Indonesia.

Posted July 31, 2012 link

As a vendor, I am amazed what can put on the internet. The country is one significant finding, but the lack of SSL or https is another. There are different levels of SSL. The higher the SLL level, the greater the authentication of the vendor being confirmed as a true legitimate business and of course, the greater the cost to process the SLL. In this case, there was no SSL. Also, in this case, one part of the checkout page, they state PayPal, but in the last page, they only had options for MoneyGram and WireTransfer.

After checkout is complete, this is is the page one lands on
Click Here (healty-kitchen.com) which states the following:

*****start of doc from their web site*****
Thanks for Your Order!
Your order was sent to us but requires payment before it can be completed.
Once you've provided payment, your order will be completed. The outstanding balance of your order is $108.37 USD. Instructions on how to pay for your order are shown below:
   PLEASE CHECK ESTIMATE SHIPPING TIME ON WEBSITE
        Payment method : Bank Transfer - Money Gram
   Below you will find our Payment Options. Please select one that suits your needs.
   Once you have made your payment you will need to send us confirmation of the payment details so that we may verify receipt.
   Wire/Telegraphic Transfer (T/T)
   HEALTY KITCHEN accepts direct payment through bank. The invoice that you are paying against will only be considered paid once the transfer has completed successfully with cleared funds in our account.
   Just follow the details below and pay us through bank transfer. Please contact us for your concerns.
   Bank Payment Details:
   Account Name: INDRA
   Account number: 1310010160713
   Bank Name and Branch: Bank Mandiri (Soekarno-Hatta Branch)
   Bank Swift Code: BMRIIDJA
   Bank Address : Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 486

   After confirming the payment,send us an email at order@healty-kitchen.com or text us the details of payment.
   1.) Date Payment Was Sent
   2.) Total Amount of Payment
   3.)  Recipient name and Shipping address (for confirmation purposes).
   4.) Recipient contact number
   5.) Your name and address with phone number.
   6.) Your ordered product name and quantity (Found at our website: http://www.healty-kitchen.com)
   7.) Special Instruction (If any)

   Take note, we cannot process your request until your payment arrive to our account and above information.
   Money Gram International Transfer
   MoneyGram offers a similar service to Western Union but the online payment service is only available from the US.
   For all other countries please click here to find your local MoneyGram branch and payment instructions in your language of choice.
   Please Pay to:
   First Name: SATRIA
   Last Name : PERMANA
   Country : INDONESIA
   

   After confirming the payment,send us an email at order@healty-kitchen.com or text us the details of payment.
   1.) Money Gram Reference Number (8 digit )
   2.) Total Amount of Payment
   3.) Date Payment was Sent
   4.) Recipient name and Shipping address (for confirmation purposes).
   5.) Recipient contact number
   6.) Your name and address with phone number.
   7.) Your ordered product name and quantity (Found at our website: http://www.healty-kitchen.com)
   8.) Special Instruction (If any)

   Take note, we cannot process your request until your payment arrive to our account and above information.
   For inquiries, Contact Us.
*****end of doc from their web site*****

 
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012, 3:50pm
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

Wouldn't buy one of those anyway, least of all throwing my money down the drain with this "supplier" ;o)
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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2012, 5:41pm
Subject: Re: Rancillio Silvia for $419 & free shipping?
 

Two red flags for me - first, they make too big a fuss about "holding to the highest ethical standards"  on their "About Us" page. Long experience tells me that the more somebody tells you about how ethical they are, the more tightly you should hold on to your valuables.

Second, they can't spell "Healthy". Maybe that's just me, but I won't buy from anybody who can be bothered to proofread their website.

Not to mention the other appliance scam sites that have come out of Indonesia, of course.
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