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Is pinballshore.com a scam store or legit shop?

By tampa12

10 days ago


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#1 10 days ago

I was shopping for avenger infinity and Jurassic park premium and found a website pinballshore.com from Texas which had pins $1,000 cheaper than anyone else. Is this store a scam store? Their address can't be pinpointed and texted them but no response where the shop is.

#pinballstore #avengersinfinity #jurassicpark

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#2 10 days ago

Looking at their prices on their website, it's red flag on red flag... on a pile of more red flags.

#3 10 days ago

It is a scam: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/caution-pinballshorecom

Their content is stolen from various other sites. Generally any time you see a pin that far under MSRP you know it's a scam.

#4 10 days ago

Defiantly a scam.

#5 10 days ago

Thank goodness there are so many red flags. If these guys had more brains they'd make it only slightly cheaper than legitimate sites rather than egregiously cheaper.

#6 10 days ago

It's probably not a good idea to suggest how to improve the scam...

#8 9 days ago

That's a low life, dickless, piece of shit scammer if I ever saw one.

When in doubt check with the manufacturers to see who their authorized distributors are.

#9 9 days ago

Makes you wonder if it was supposed to be pinballstore.com but the scammer made a typo?

#10 9 days ago

That address points to Fun! (a real distributor) and the phone number is Ohio (not TX)

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#11 9 days ago

The big, COLOSSAL red flag for me is the fact that the address provided (4359 Gus Thomasson rd.) by the PinballShore web site is identical to the address of Fun! Billards and Gamerooms, which IS a legit distro.

Also, the Pinballshore web site robbed the www.thepinballcompany.com web site for lots of graphics, pinball machine pics, and other web page elements.

“If it seems too good to be true…”

#12 9 days ago
Quoted from oPinsesame:

Makes you wonder if it was supposed to be pinballstore.com but the scammer made a typo?

They did it intentionally so when someone mistypes it or it auto fills incorrectly, it will come up in a search and catch the attention of a potential victim.

#13 9 days ago
Quoted from tampa12:

I was shopping for avenger infinity and Jurassic park premium and found a website pinballshore.com from Texas which had pins $1,000 cheaper than anyone else. Is this store a scam store? Their address can't be pinpointed and texted them but no response where the shop is.
#pinballstore #avengersinfinity #jurassicpark
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All the content is stolen from other websites, including ebay.

Here's one example:

Ebay listing for Funhouse:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153617976791

Same pictures stolen from ebay listing and put on Pinballshores funhouse:
https://pinballshore.com/product/funhouse-by-williams/

They didn't all come from ebay, but the pictures of pins on the pinballshores website ALL came from other sites where someone listed theirs for sale. So, yeah, total scam.

#14 6 days ago

thank you for replaying and advise.

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