I ordered an item from them.
I made a payment through Paypal.
But, he said that it was not successful and asked to pay through Western Union to some unknown person in Texas.
I did not see transaction in credit card also.
Western Union was big red flag.
I still made the payment.
But, my account in Western Union was unverified, so, had to wait for a day to verify.
So, I spent some time searching internet about fraudulent merchants,
and I found out that these guys ask to make payment through Western Union.
so that, it won't be refundable.
I even chatted with a western union guy and he confirmed that WU is in business of sending money, but not holding and refunding.
So, I cancelled the transaction.
That guy has registered domain 15 days ago
Also, he uses free email (gmail
I did scam check from scamadvisor.com and it showed the site as very suspicious.
viableonlinesales.com domain's technical contact and administrative contact shows the information of domain hosting providers (email@example.com).
Also, my guess is that, he hosted the website using a pre-existing template from the hosting provider.
When I called him, he sounded rude. Probably, he is from middle-east.
But, I heard him typing something to search if the camera is available or not.
How can they manage to sell an item half of the original price?
He might have been legit, but there are too many big IFs.
So, it was not worth risk.
I felt I was too close to being cheated.
Thanks WU, It saved me few hundred bucks.
At the end, I replied him saying "Good luck with other stupid customers".
[Update] I ended up writing a blog post on them.my experience with probably a fraudulent merchant from WisconsinEdited by syuraj - 9/23/12 at 6:29am