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Gaingrip.com psoyvj.com ntfdvd.com household mini excavator $179 SCAM

Ogaingrip.com psoyjv household mini excavator komatsu PC01 scamh Dear. Was browsing facebook, and a an ad for pretty attractive deal for a $179 “household excavator”  popped up.

Advertiser was “gaingrip.com” and it listed some suspicious looking site called psoyjv.com as the online store.. hmmm. is this legit? My suspicions were already aroused.

Wow. What a cheap deal…. bust be for a very cool electric and plastic kids toy at that price though, right?

It would make a great gift.. but something seemed slightly strange about it… not to mention a lot of the negative and derisive comments that had been posted on the ad. There was a lot of attention though- 800+ shares, and thousands of comments.

Couldn’t be any harm in looking anyway, right?

Of course, I was curious, so I clicked on it…  took me to a fairy dodgy and poorly designed shopify “online store” called ntfdvd.com (see screenshot below for what I mean)

Looking more closely at the “Household Excavator” that was allegedly for sale, It became pretty clear that it was no toy, and showed pictures and videos of a very expensive Komatsu PC-01 Excavator.

Komatsu’s are very high quality, and very pricey pieces of professional construction equipment.

Not a chance in a million years one could be sold for a supposed RRP of $899, let alone the insane price of $179.00 USD, or AUD.

Most likely a massive SCAM. there were other products such as DeWalt lithium tool packs that are thousands in retail stores… also selling for, you guessed it; the magical price of $179.00

Checking on Alibaba, a Komatsu PC-01 mini excavator / shovel digger sells for a whopping$5,000 – $17,000.


And on Alibaba, the quality and creditworthiness other sellers may be questionable in the first place, so even those prices are probably cheap in comparison.

Absolutely no chance that this was some kind of Chinese import dumping or clearance. just too cheap.

The final nail in the coffin for this being a clear scam site was the FREE SHIPPING to Australia. Yep, casual free shipping for a 3 cubic meter excavator, weighing over 700Kg at a minimum.

That alone was worth thousands. SCAM SCAM SCAMMY SCAM.

Amazingly, people were falling for it. As I watched the site for a couple minutes, the inventory dropped 10 units as the site made sales to some poor hapless people.

I added the product to cart, and went though a checkout page, putting in garbage details- all seemed legit, with credit card payment channels, so I’m thinking that buyers were just optimistic that it was real, and prepared to  launch a credit card chargeback if the seller failed to deliver… but we are most likely dealing with CRIMINALS here- so it’s a dangerous game thinking you can outsmart them at their own game.

The scam is probably not stealing $179 off you for buying a cheap fake excavator that never gets delivered, but most likely credit card detail theft, and identity theft, which is infinitely more scary and serious.

Long story short, be honest people, if its too good to be true, it just probably is a scam that will cost you time, money and stress. Don’t take the chance, and be safe online.

Hopefully this post finds a few people and saves them some major anxiety!

gaingrip ntfdvd.com excavator fake site scam

Rowena Wallace Gofundme Campaign- Viral? She DOES NOT need your help!

Rowena Wallace has her begging bowl out again, and needs your help” (or, well, her (cough) friend, the mysterious “Steven M” has on her behalf) At the time of writing, I’m horrified to say that people have donated over $1500 to this cringworthy old bat, who should have been told squarely to go solve her own problems with a $200 plane ticket and a suitcase of clothes, like anybody else who needs to move towns quickly.

This kind of thing makes my blood boil, as she is no different to any other Australian pensioner, and certainly doesn’t deserve a 20K fighting fund so she can move to Brisbane.

gofundme_rowena_wallace_fundraising_brisbane_wonthaggi_dollars_earntMost of us have old Nannas and pops, relatives or friends doing it a lot worse, who never earned more than minimum wage in a day in their lives.

So, its a Monday public holiday, with horrible dreary weather, so I and the lass did the totally unspeakable, embarrassing.

WE WATCHED DAYTIME TV. some utter puss of a show called studio ten, filled with ageing “Celebrities” and “TV “personalities” who should have been put out to pasture long ago.

It’s pretty low budget I suppose, because they rolled out “tell all” interview with an old has-been who starred in TV shows back int he 70’s and 80’s… or sometime like that. The strange looking fat old bat’s name was Rowena Wallace. Apparently she was famous for being a hated character called “pat the rat”.

This level of D grade television charity case lands squarely in the same category that Australia’s other “favorite” desiccated old charity case, washed up old woman that nobody cares less about- Dawn Frazer.

Dawn at least is a “golden girl” of Australian swimming, and a medal winner, not a worthless logie winner.

That said, Dawn is also probably Australia’s most popular attempted thief- since she got kicked out of swimming for trying to steal a flag from the imperial palace in Japan.  Enough of my hate of the continued presencethat particular pathetic old crone on Australian television.

In my garage, there is a fat old rodent I have dubbed “raider rat”, and just like him, Rowena Wallace needs to die a horrible, slow death, but on television. Just like raider, noisily and shamelessly squeaking and scuttling out every time there is a food source, or some light (aka a few pennies from today tonight/ D grade TV shows) Rowena Wallace crawls out of the wall, straightens her whiskers, and moans about how terrible her life is, and pleading for some love and money.  It’s been happening every couple years now like clockwork, since I was a small child- which was a long, long time ago now, so its wearing thin!

In the interview, she moaned and groaned about how she was broke, “had hit “rock bottom” (for probably the fifth time this decade) and had to sell or pawn her precious, but utterly worthless gold Logie.

She also made outlandish claims that she could barely eat on her massive $400 a week, tax free disability pension, while living in a very low cost rural Victorian town.

Doing a little research on her cost of living to back up my claims, I discovered, not surprisingly, that you can buy a nice 2 bedroom unit for 209K in Wonthaggi, and rent a house for around $230 a week.

It looks like a nice beachside town too. Live must be grim there. I’m sure.

Realestate.com – buy in wonthaggi for less than 250K

Realestate in wonthagggi- rent for less than $230 a week

Considering that she is quite a large, fat lumbering beast, I don’t believe for a moment that she doesn’t get to eat regularly, and copiously either.

The already low rent, and considerable rent assistance from the government she would receive, plus the option to share the house with a flatmate does leave a lot of options for comfortable living for this apparently clueless old woman.

By my reckoning, more than a couple hundred dollars a week for bills and food, that’s for certain.

I’ve lived off $50 a week for groceries before when I did it “tough”, and needed to budget very stringently to make ends meet. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. I also remember a nice bit of steak and fish on my plate every week too.

This woman probably earned Squillions when she was a star on Australian television- where did it all go, may I ask? Most normal people manage to save up a bit for a rainy day.  Even my old nanna who was on a pension.

Below is a link to her stomach churningly un-deserving crowdfunding campaign.

rowena wallace’s shameless gofund me begging campaign for your hard earned dollar.

I’m thinking that since this earned more than $1500, if i started a crowdfunding campaign to buy a lifetime’s worth of laxatives for a dear friend who has severe gastrointestinal and chronic constipation issues, I should be able to raise twice the amount of money Rowena has already, because, clearly, Australians are willing to support Sh*t causes.

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