Looking for a nice inverter generator for your schoolie? Maybe something like a Honda EU7000is, but find out they are rather expensive?
If you search Google shopping, you may be stunned after finding there are companies in Asia offering them at half price or less, with $199 "flat fee" shipping anywhere in the world (who ships a 252 lb generator from Indonesia to any other country for that price?) Many of those companies are in Indonesia, Places like:
- Andrew Equipment Store
- Automart Marine.Com
- Jack's Marine
- Mr and Mrs fast Sale
- Justin Power Equipment
- Jarvin Power Tools
What are the signs they are outright scams?
- Most of the places are WAY overseas, like in Indonesia.
- All the sites have pretty much the same layout.
- If you check their physical address it makes zero sense (a tool store in a playground?)
- They don't answer emails.
- Their chat tool doesn't work.
- The phone has the right country code but a mobile number prefix.
- The prices are TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, often as much as 60% off MSRP.
- The shipping cost is absurd. No one ships a 250+ lb generator from a foreign country to the US for $199 by FedEx, UPS, DHL or air freight.
I really shouldn't have to post a message like this, but unfortunately there are stu... <del><del><del> naive people who fall for these scams hook, line and sinker.