Has anybody experiencde any problems ordering from this Shopify store - ecycleonline.com?
I saw an ad for them on Kijiji for a really good bike for a really good price, so I made the purchase on their website. Then, I checked the bike's brand website and, at the very top, it said:
We have received so many email told us they purchased a bike with unbelievable price, we have to clarify that we never authorize the other ones to sell our ebikes on shopify or any other websites except ourselves. Please beware: so far as we know, there are four sites are scams, engwebrand.com, engwebikes.com, engweusa.com and pinnaclebicycles.com, please note that our offical website is engwe-bikes.com. And please contact your Paypal or other payment institutions you used for chargebacks if you are deceived.
So it's possible I was just defrauded of that $550, which there was no tax nor shipping applied to.
I'll keep this forum thread updated whenever I get any updates about this order.
I see this happen everyday.
Before you make a purchase, you should:
a) visit their about page. if it is short it is probably not a real company
b) visit their contact page. do they have a phone number? what happens when you called it?
c) google scam then the domain name or business name or reviews then the domain name or business name (don't consider the reviews on the website legit as these can be faked)
d) see if they have an address on the website. if so, plug it into maps.google.com and see if it is a real business
e) do a whois search and see when the domain was registered: https://www.godaddy.com/whois (if it is set to PRIVATE registration and there is no info, you will have to use your best judgement or use other services online to find out more data just search for "domain tools" and you will find a bunch)
e) if you feel that the website is then legit, then order from it.
It sucks that consumers have to do this before they can make an order for a product.
When I go to my "Thank you for your purchase" email that I got upon the purchase and click the big blue button that says "View your order", i get taken to the following web page:
When I click on the order tracking number on that page, it takes me to ubismartparcel.com where, when I paste the tracking number, it shows me the following:
So looks like something is getting shipped and I'm waiting to find out what it's going to be.