(Topic ID: 281718)

Pinball Base


By HIPPY

71 days ago



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  • 26 posts
  • 20 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 13 days ago by la_canuck
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    #1 71 days ago

    Has anyone had any experience with them? They are at pinballbase.com. The prices seem way too good. Thanks.

    #2 71 days ago

    Domain name registered 10/30/2020

    LTG : )

    #3 71 days ago

    Those prices are comically low. Also, a lot of the photos don't match up with the machines being sold. On top of what Lloyd said. Red flags galore.

    #4 71 days ago

    There’s no way that is real... Scam city.

    #5 71 days ago

    I thought so, too. Sure sounded good. Thanks.

    #6 71 days ago

    I like under the FAQ it says you can pick up but no location is given. Scam for sure.

    #7 71 days ago

    Who is willing to be the bait and give this scammer a good run around?

    #8 71 days ago

    Visit in

    Quoted from Only_Pinball:

    I like under the FAQ it says you can pick up but no location is given. Scam for sure.

    Location is a house near Vancouver, BC. shown in the "Contact us" section.

    2758 Nelson Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 2R9, Canada

    I don't understand the Ohio "location"

    #9 71 days ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Visit in

    Location is a house near Vancouver, BC. shown in the "Contact us" section.
    2758 Nelson Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 2R9, Canada
    I don't understand the Ohio "location"

    Both are residential locations. Facebook link to 'max' is invalid. $4k TroN? I'll take two please.

    Scam

    #10 71 days ago

    The 30% down before local pickup is great.

    #11 71 days ago

    I did a reverse search on a couple of images. They were stolen from old ads.

    Image for TAF from here:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/archive/100500

    That in addition to the newly created domain screams scam to me.

    These new scam sites seem to keep cropping up fairly regularly lately.

    #12 71 days ago

    Good catch ForceFlow.

    This is the same group of individuals operating a ring of scam sites (pinballshore.com uses the same phone number listed in PinballBase's contact page). All of their domains are relatively new.

    Stay clear of these folks!

    -- Jimmy

    #13 71 days ago
    Quoted from Compy:

    Good catch ForceFlow.
    This is the same group of individuals operating a ring of scam sites (pinballshore.com uses the same phone number listed in PinballBase's contact page). All of their domains are relatively new.
    Stay clear of these folks!
    -- Jimmy

    Pinballshore.com uses FUN!’s address with a different phone number. Looks like you can also call that same number to score some meth!

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    #14 71 days ago

    has anyone reported these scammers to their IT abuse centers?
    PinballBase dot com point to:
    namecheaphosting.com
    which has this
    https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9196/5/how-and-where-can-i-file-abuse-complaints

    PinballShore dot com points to hosterpk.com which:
    https://www.hosterpk.com/aup

    #15 71 days ago

    I like how it says they sell parts on front page then on faq page it says they don’t sell parts.

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    #17 70 days ago

    I just asked them if they have a Jimi Hendrix and they said they do and are shopping it out now! Wow!

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    #18 70 days ago
    Quoted from ilovegames:

    I just asked them if they have a Jimi Hendrix and they said they do and are shopping it out now! Wow![quoted image]

    Hey great news everyone! They responded that they have the Jersey Jack version!

    #19 70 days ago
    Quoted from ilovegames:

    Hey great news everyone! They responded that they have the Jersey Jack version!

    i can't even open a chat on the site. it's a dead link.

    #20 70 days ago
    Quoted from ilovegames:

    Hey great news everyone! They responded that they have the Jersey Jack version!

    Thank god! I haven't been able to find one!

    I've also been wheeling and dealing with them over email. Trying to set up a phone call so they can play sounds from the game back to me over the phone as proof that it works!

    #21 70 days ago
    Quoted from Compy:

    I've also been wheeling and dealing with them over email. Trying to set up a phone call so they can play sounds from the game back to me over the phone as proof that it works!

    If you do get them by phone, your going to need to record and post it

    2 weeks later
    #22 54 days ago

    So who's going to email them something along the lines of "I did want to buy a pinball machine from you, but once I looked up your phone number and saw that you also sell Methamphetamine, I'd like to buy that instead".

    2 weeks later
    #23 37 days ago

    This address is 10 minutes from where I live. I’m gonna go check it out.

    #24 37 days ago

    I popped by the house in Vancouver. Initially I thought it was weird cuz the driveway was packed full of trucks with a jeep parked out front. I spoke with a guy named brian who is staying there. He says the owners are a nice old couple. There’s a guy living downstairs as well named derick. Brian spoke to derick and returned some info to me about the situation.

    Here’s the email:

    Hey Wes,

    The tenant who lives downstairs just came home to confirm: definitely no one here who deals in pinball machines. In fact, he was aware of the situation, and has submitted a change to Google maps. The change should take place in the near future, and hopefully the business will update with their correct address, or just go away if they're illegitimate.

    Feel free to post this message to the forums where pinball enthusiasts are being misled by any business claiming to exist here. This is a residence, not a business, and has nothing to do with pinball.

    Hope you have a merry Christmas and a successful 2021.

    Brian

    3 weeks later
    #25 13 days ago
    Quoted from HIPPY:

    Has anyone had any experience with them? They are at pinballbase.com. The prices seem way too good. Thanks.

    I sort of feel stupid, really stupid.

    I saw this ad for Tron on Facebook for Pinballbase and I though the price was good. I contacted them. Some things didn't add up. He wanted me to Pay with Zelle, then Apple Pay. He had early on asked for my address for shipping, I told him, but that was all. I started feeling odd - started searching - faces, names, numbers and things were out of line. I think they are fake. talking on the phone the call faded in and out, that was my first flag, why the troubles. Anyways, I didn't give any information. I was checking their Amazon payment link, didn't put anything through on that.

    I'd stay clear. I just feel dumb. Hope nothing comes from it.

    I jumped on here and donated to tell you all.

    #26 13 days ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    If you do get them by phone, your going to need to record and post it

    See my post below. I was an idiot and spoke to them.

    Things started to add up strange. Only mistake was gave my address for shipping. No money details.

    The phone line kept fading in and out, that was my first concern.

    Feel so very stupid.

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