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« on: July 16, 2021, 12:13:06 PM »

Anyone ever hear of these guys, or do business with them?
https://www.rfbroadcast.com/
They don't answer their phone, don't indicate anywhere on their website where they are, and it seems that the 280 area code doesn't correspond to any location in the U.S.
Just a little suspicious.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 03:38:45 PM »

Never heard of them but I looked up their website. 280 is the telephone exchange. The area code is 877, which is a toll free code that's not assigned to a specific geographic area. Unless someone here knows anything more about them your best bet would be to call the people who know: RF Broadcast. How they interact with you could speak volumes. Or maybe not.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 03:53:35 PM »

They have some information on their Contact Us page https://www.rfbroadcast.com/contact-us/ including an email address of sales@rfbroadcast.com.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2021, 06:24:26 PM »

Apologies - wrong terminology - but no luck in establishing a location based on that number. And they never answer, just pass me to voicemail. I suppose I'll just try that. Maybe I'm being too suspicious, but something feels fishy.

Never heard of them but I looked up their website. 280 is the telephone exchange. The area code is 877, which is a toll free code that's not assigned to a specific geographic area. Unless someone here knows anything more about them your best bet would be to call the people who know: RF Broadcast. How they interact with you could speak volumes. Or maybe not.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2021, 08:42:03 PM »

Unsettling web site - no real info on ownership or location.
Going to ABOUT US and

About Us

Comming Soon..

Poking around the web site, another one: best seler products and more,
Faster Delievery

Can't afford a spell check.  Cheesy

No reviews of Company anywhere online.

You can Google the phone number or do a reverse telephone lookup.

I would pass on purchasing anything from this place. They can't be the only place that carries what you might need. It's sort of like sending your money into a void and hoping that something comes out on the other side.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2021, 07:03:37 AM »

maybe this will provide some insight.

https://whois.domaintools.com/rfbroadcast.com
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2021, 07:38:33 AM »

something feels fishy.
"Trust your feelings, Luke."

Any business that consistently fails to answer their published fone number, and where you have to go anywhere but their own website to learn about them is to be avoided. Run away!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2021, 10:55:05 AM »

Wow! You can't beat these deals on broadcast transmitters:

https://www.rfbroadcast.com/product-category/amfmtvsat-transmission/transmission/am-transmitters/

Free shipping would be superb...
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2021, 11:34:40 AM »

Looks exactly like the Telescope scam that came out a few years ago. Based in Indonesia they burned quite a few foolish people thinking they were getting impossible deals on high priced telescopes. Selling  scopes that were impossible to get without long waits for 20 cents on the dollar.

I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole.

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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2021, 12:11:26 PM »

What's to worry about?  All the pieces of their website fit together like a custom knitted pair of gloves, with the word SCAM! nicely embroidered in Day-Glow orange.  

If you simply google "rfbroadcast", the first hit is a link to their reviews(s), with a map detailing their geographic coverage.

See the three attached images for a good laugh!

I clicked their "online chat" button, and a window appeared asking for my name, email address, subject, and a nice big window to leave a detailed message.  Seems like the perfect online chat implementation to me.. YEAH RIGHT!

As Pete mentioned, the "About Us" says Comming soon.

But in the attached image of their five-star review from Supa Cindy, (the only review), you can see that they have been in business for apparently more than two years.  Certainly enough time to post their address information.  

If you look at the image linked to their review, they have offices or warehouses all over North America, including Alaska!  It indicates they are open 24 hours, but they don't ever answer their phone?

After seeing all this carefully organized bait, I am ready to run for the hills!


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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2021, 12:48:55 PM »

They caught my attention because they were offering new 4-400A's for $200; not too bad in today's market. But, they advertise them as Eimacs, the text says Taylor, and the picture shows Penta.
I started getting that creepy feeling when the website was so vague about who, and where, they were.
The idea of tossing money into a black hole and never getting anything back is bad enough, but  the idea of sending my credit/debit card info into that black hole is worse still. Spider Sense is tingling.
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