Thursday, February 01, 2007

XBStore and XBStore.com

Lately when doing my semi-regular searches for HDTV models I've noticed a new "store" consistently popping up with the lowest prices on televisions, cameras, and other products. XBStore.com. Their prices are significantly and suspiciously lower than everyone else. For a while, I couldn't find a single word about them online. Well, it turns out there's a good reason why. A WHOIS lookup of xbstore.com reveals the domain was just registered just a couple of weeks ago to someone overseas (Spain?). And finally tonight I found this thread. The site only takes wire transfers. How. Very. Suspicious. Now I have no proof, no firsthand experience with this site, and it is within the realm of possibility that they are legit. However, my personal opinion is that all signs point to XBStore and XBStore.com being a slapdash scam site. So buyer beware. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Registrant:

XBStore Company
Calle Mayor, 40
Zaragoza, NA 50001
ES

Domain name: XBSTORE.COM

Administrative Contact:
Melendez, Rodrigo contact@xbstore.com
Calle Mayor, 40
Zaragoza, NA 50001
ES
+34.942940116 Fax: +34.942940116

Technical Contact:
Melendez, Rodrigo contact@xbstore.com
Calle Mayor, 40
Zaragoza, NA 50001
ES
+34.942940116 Fax: +34.942940116



Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
Record last updated on 20-Jan-2007.
Record expires on 18-Jan-2008.
Record created on 18-Jan-2007.

Domain servers in listed order:
NS7.IXWEBHOSTING.COM 71.18.255.99
NS8.IXWEBHOSTING.COM 71.18.216.3


Domain status: clientTransferProhibited
clientUpdateProhibited



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