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I know that speedcubestore.co.uk is known to scam, but before I knew that they often scammed people, I ordered from there and my cubes actually came. The prices on this site, are typically pretty similar if not the same an stores like the cubicle. I do not recommend that you buy this here because I guess this site has scamed people. I would wait for it to come out on a trusted website before you try and buy it but really gan... $105

https://www.speedcubestore.co.uk/product/gan-robot/
 
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It's technicaly not a scam site. It's astore, they sell cubes, they deliver cubes, and that's it.

The 'scam' is that they are not from the UK. They are Chinese. You could consider that a scam if you order from them as a European and end up paying import taxes since your package comes from China.
 
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The 'scam' is that they are not from the UK. They are Chinese. You could consider that a scam if you order from them as a European and end up paying import taxes since your package comes from China.
To be fair, they state that clearly in their FAQ:
4. Where is my order shipped from?

We airmail directly from Hong Kong, China. You are able to enjoy such low prices and even worldwide free shipping because we take advantage of the lower operating costs (in warehousing and logistics) and we bypass the middlemen.

They are either a Chinese company that "tries to pass" for a UK one (by using pounds and a .uk domain name), or a European / UK company that uses drop shipping. Neither is illegal. They don't actually claim to do / be anything that they aren't; if you as a customer "expect" that your order will come from a UK address, that's on you and you should have read their FAQ/TOS. But yes, it is misleading of course.
 
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To be fair, they state that clearly in their FAQ:



They are either a Chinese company that "tries to pass" for a UK one (by using pounds and a .uk domain name), or a European / UK company that uses drop shipping. Neither is illegal. They don't actually claim to do / be anything that they aren't; if you as a customer "expect" that your order will come from a UK address, that's on you and you should have read their FAQ/TOS. But yes, it is misleading of course.
That's why I put scam in quotation marks because it's not really a scam. It's just... well what you said. :)
 

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It's more than that. There are multiple reports from people saying they didn't receive their order with no customer service help.

The fact that their site was intentionally created to be misleading - copying the look, layout, and name of SCS and with a URL to hide their true location - makes them look super shady. If you're NOT shady, why act that way?
 
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copying the look, layout, and name of SCS and with a URL to hide their true location
You got two out of those four correct. The look and layout seem to be essentially standard for any web store using Shopify, and last I remembered, it wasn't especially similar to SCS. (This is the crucial thing! If both the "impostor" SCS and the American SCS had vaguely similar layouts to every Shopify web store, does it even make sense to say that the "impostor" SCS was trying to mimic the more well-known one?)

For the record, I agree that they are shady, but half of your stated "reasons" simply aren't.
 

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