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Do not order an Alpha Litebook from this website
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muggins

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PostPosted: Thu 25 May 2017, 22:02    Post subject:  Do not order an Alpha Litebook from this website  

I saw this post by Barry, on his blog, A laptop for linux, and dived in and ordered one straight away. I don't know when the warning of the bottom of the page appeared, but in any case I missed it.

Well i'm posting here, as I don't know where else to post, that the site https://alpha.store appears to be run by scammers. My money has disappeared down a blackhole, all emails to them are never answered, forum posts are, at first unanswered, then just purged.

There was a thread on delivery delays for the litebook but, again, it just disappeared. Caveat emptor!
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Flash
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PostPosted: Thu 25 May 2017, 23:32    Post subject:  

Exactly where did you order your litebook from?
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James C


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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017, 00:26    Post subject:  

https://alpha.store
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drunkjedi


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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017, 10:03    Post subject:  

Muggins, Barry did give warning at end of that post, see comment there for details.
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mostly_lurking

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PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017, 10:54    Post subject:  

muggins wrote:
I don't know when the warning of the bottom of the page appeared, but in any case I missed it.

The blog's time stamps are no help here. Unless my browser is doing something funny, it would seem that Barry K. travelled back in time to post the comment...

(Actually, the warning must have been there since at least March 17 according to Google cache. I agree that it can be easily missed, though, especially if someone only skims the post and then goes on reading the linked Softpedia article. Maybe put the warning on top or change the title?)
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