The “new shopping new life” spam

For about a year I have been receiving spam emails like this one below. They all look like they’ve been sent by private individuals somewhere in the world (usually from Yahoo or Hotmail accounts) but advertise companies in China:

hi:
New shopping new life!
How are u doing these days?Yesterday I found a web of a large trading company from china,which is an agent of all the well-known digital product factories,and facing to both wholesalers,retailsalers,and personal customer all over the world. They export all kinds of digital products and offer most competitive and reasonable price and high quality goods for our clients,so i think we you make a big profit if we do business with them.And they promise they will provide the best after-sales-service.In my opinion we can make a trial order to test that.
Look forward to your early reply!
The Web address: www.vanigo.com
E-mail: vanigo@188.com
MSN : vanigo@msn.cn

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Få en billig laptop. Se Kelkoos gode tilbud her!

Looking at the mail headers, it had come from the mail account of a Danish Yahoo user, but originated from an IP address in China (details edited to protect the privacy of the account owner):

Received: from [124.118.179.157] by web26101.mail.ukl.yahoo.com
via HTTP; Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:54:29 GMT
X-Mailer: YahooMailWebService/0.7.260.1
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:54:29 +0000 (GMT)
From: uffe #####sen <uf###2@yahoo.dk>
Reply-To: uf###2@yahoo.dk
Subject: hi:
To: undisclosed recipients: ;

IP address 124.118.179.157 belongs to China Telecom:

inetnum: 124.118.0.0 – 124.119.255.255
netname: CHINANET-XJ
descr: CHINANET Xinjiang province network
descr: China Telecom
descr: No1,jin-rong Street
descr: Beijing 100032
country: CN

What appears to have happened is that spammers know the passwords to these mail accounts and are using them to send that spam to everyone in the mail account’s address book.

This is a very effective way to get through spam filters, as many recipients are likely to also have the sender in their address book and address book entries are automatically whitelisted by many spamfilters.

If you receive an email like that, alert the “sender” that their account has been compromised. They need to immediately change their email password to something more secure.

This abuse of stolen passwords illustrates the potential of password harvesting scams such as this one I documented in August 2008, which is still going on.

Here are some Google searches related to the hacked webmail spam:

Here is a (probably incomplete) list of websites advertised this way:

  • gvccn.com
  • ibvcn.com
  • jvccn.com
  • tvtcn.com
  • szfac.com
  • cxkeg.com
  • yaier.com
  • mmhdf.com
  • ixicb.com
  • vanigo.com
  • wabada.com
  • bj-trade.com
  • store-168.com
  • ele-motors.com
  • electronics-brand.com
  • exciting-zone.com

Common subject lines:

  • New shopping new life
  • Good shopping good mood!
  • Good web site
  • Have a great shopping!
  • good website!
  • Hi,Thank you!
  • Hi,
  • Dear friend

Good passwords and bad passwords

A strong password should be the first line of defense against such criminals, but what makes a password good? It should contain a mixture of all of the following:

  • lower case letters
  • upper case letters
  • digits
  • at least one non-alphanumeric character

This makes it hard to break the password through brute force or through dictionary attacks.

Also the password should not be too short (8 characters or more) and should be reasonably easy to memorize, so you don’t have much need to write it down. Some examples:

  • 45Knife%Cabbage
  • 4F5g6H&j
  • J0hn1945-07-31

Bad choices are passwords that consist of any word found in a dictionary, proper names, digits-only dates, adjacent keys on the keyboard or repeated characters. Never use anything like these:

  • secret
  • qwerty
  • xxxx
  • john45

It is very important not to use the exact same password for different purposes.

If spammers manage to trick you into revealing your password for one site (e.g. by getting you to create a new account at a site they control or by breaking into the database of another site where you’re a customer) then you’ve effectively handed them the key to the candy store. They can get access to your email account, in which they may find login information, password reminders, etc. of many other sites you’ve signed up for. At the very least they can harvest all your email contacts.

Beyond using different passwords for every site and service, it’s also a good idea to use a different password schema for “core” sites that you trust and depend upon (such as your email provider and webhost) and another for sites to which you sign up more casually (such as various forums, online shopping, etc.). Thus if one of the latter is compromised, it does not give criminals any clues what your more critical passwords may look like.

Who is behind this spam?

The sites advertised from the hacked email accounts constantly vary. They usually have been created only a few weeks or months earlier. For example, the domain in the above example was created two months ago:

Domain name: vanigo.com

Registrant Contact:
wuxianj
xiaos wu zhongfm@it5.cn
0592-5861837 fax: 0592-5861834
beijin
beijin beijin 100000
cn

Administrative Contact:
xiaos wu zhongfm@it5.cn
0592-5861837 fax: 0592-5861834
beijin
beijin beijin 100000
cn

Technical Contact:
xiaos wu zhongfm@it5.cn
0592-5861837 fax: 0592-5861834
beijin
beijin beijin 100000
cn

Billing Contact:
xiaos wu zhongfm@it5.cn
0592-5861837 fax: 0592-5861834
beijin
beijin beijin 100000
cn

DNS:
ns1.4everdns.com
ns2.4everdns.com

Created: 2008-12-08
Expires: 2009-12-08

Considering the highly illegal way the companies advertised, what are the chances that any order you make at those sites would ever get shipped to you? For sure, they will gladly take your cash by (untraceable, unsafe) Western Union or take your credit card number, expiration date and security code. Never use Western Union to send money to people you don’t know from real life in person. Never enter your credit card on a site that doesn’t have SSL access (indicated by a URL starting with https:// and a padlock icon in the browser status bar) with a proper certificate.

Even more basic: Never do business with spammers. By sending you spam, they have already proven to you that they lack any morals. You have no reason to trust them and every reason to be alert!

If you have received similar spams, feel free to post them below.

91 thoughts on “The “new shopping new life” spam

  1. To: skyhigh2008@live.com
    Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:07:12 -0700
    From: topbansua@hotmail.com
    Subject: ข้อความตอบกลับขณะลาหยุด

    Hello,
    hows everything going? one of my friends has a site, mainly for electronics,and price is fanscinating! laptop,Iphone and motorcycles are most popular stuff,their items are fully with original quality,furthermore,if you wanna do wholesale busines,please do not hesitate to contact them.
    Mail: xinkeke2009@188.com
    MSN: xinkekeshopping3@hotmail.com
    web: http://www.xinkeke.com
    Online Customer service hours:8:00PM – 6:00AM ,7 days a week,Beijing,China(Timezone: UTC+8hours)
    please forgive me for this email if you are not interested in anything upon them.

  2. buangels.com is hosted at 208.43.148.102, same place as ele-eden, which in turn is mentioned on easevshop.com, which are all part of this same scam series.

    xinkeke.com is hosted at 204.16.194.115, but it shares name servers ns1.4everdns.com and ns2.4everdns.com with buangels.com, ele-eden, easevshop.com and numerous others mentioned in this blog posting and the comments.

    All these scam domains appear connected.

  3. An article on the BBC website speculates the passwords to the Hotmail accounts may have been obtained via key logging:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8294714.stm

    I am not convinced, because of the spam is sent almost exclusively via Hotmail accounts, but key logging would also yield a lot more other accounts, such as Yahoo or Gmail which I’m not seeing.

  4. My hotmail account is sending out this message to all of my contacts. I have tried changing password, but it has still sent another very similar message. Virus checker does not find anything. Don’t have an email signature set-up, nor an auto reply. Does anybody have a clue how to get rid of it?
    Thanks,

    ” Heya,how are you doing recently ? I would like to introduce you a very good company which i knew.Their website is http://www.saleele.com . They can offer you all kinds of electronical products which you need like laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles etc……..Please take some time to have a check ,there must be somethings you ‘d like to purchase .
    Their contact email: saleele@188.com .
    Hope you have a good mood in shopping from their company !
    Regards “

  5. My hotmail account is sending out this e-mail to all of my contacts as well, like yours Ian Grayson.

    Heya,how are you doing recently ? I would like to introduce you a very good company which i knew.Their website is http://www.saleele.com . They can offer you all kinds of electronical products which you need like laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles etc……..Please take some time to have a check ,there must be somethings you ‘d like to purchase .
    Their contact email: saleele@188.com .
    Hope you have a good mood in shopping from their company !
    Regards
    q

  6. @Maria:

    The have somehow acquired the password to your account. Either it was something weak, such as “1234”, “password” or the left portion of your Hotmail address, or they managed to get a password logger onto your machine. For the former it should be enough to change the password to something more secure. You should also check if additional secondary mail addresses have been added to your account, or the criminals could get back in again.

    If the problem is a key logger on your machine then you’ll have to run a malware scanner or even wipe the hard disk and reinstall Windows.

    I believe in most cases the problem is a weak password.

  7. WARNING

    http://www.saleele.com
    http://www.ae-shoppingmall.com
    saleele@188.com
    aeshoppingmall@188.com

    I think this Chinese webshop has made me loose 405 euros last week. First I received an email from friend saying:

    “Heya,how are you doing recently ? I would like to introduce you a very good company which i knew.Their website is http://www.saleele.com . They can offer you all kinds of electronical products which you need like laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles etc……..Please take some time to have a check ,there must be somethings you ‘d like to purchase . Their contact email: saleele@188.com .Hope you have a good mood in shopping from their company ! Regards 0″

    I inquired on their website and got all the answers quite soon. I even asked one question in Finnish to check how serious they are. It seemed they had translated my question quite right and said they are not joking but doing serious business wanting new contacts. I thought I’ll give it a try and ordered a digital camera – knowing that I might loose my money. However I did some research in the internet not finding anything serious against saleele.com. I didn’t find this website at that time.

    I paid my order by Western Union accepting the risk. First everything looked OK. They kept communicating with me after receiving the payment and confirmed the item has been shipped. They gave me an estimated time of delivery within 7 days. However on the 6th day I received the following message:

    “Dear Kevin, we are sorry to tell you that your Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 12.1 Megapixel was blocked in the custom offices now .the custom officers told us should pay the customs is 185 usd. the addational tax is 87 usd.the VAT is 33usd.the total is 305usd (205euro).
    you must pay this as soon as possible so that you can received your items in time.and if the time more long ,the customs office will require the keeping fee. best wishes to you ! awaiting your early reply!”

    Of course I now understood not to pay more money to them as it seems to be a fraud – just steeling my money. And by the way, my name is not Kevin!

  8. Hi Joe,

    Thank you for the answer. I don’t think my password was weak. But maybe. Anyhow, now I have changed it. I hope that was the case.

    Jussi: I’m so sorry that you lost money to those bas****. I tried to post a quite harsh question on their site, asking them if they have been trying to send out spam from my hotmail account… of course no answer. They also have an other site with the exact same lay out, but different name (probably more sites as well).

  9. That’s right. They also have these domains & emails:

    CHINESE FRAUD WARNING!

    http://www.saleele.com
    http://www.electronbest.com
    http://www.phone-bay.com
    http://www.ae-shoppingmall.com
    http://www.sale-buys.com
    http://www.friendly-trade.com

    saleele@188.com
    sale-ele@hotmail.com
    saleele@188.com
    aeshoppingmall@188.com
    buyerusd@hotmail.com
    electronbest@hotmail.com
    electronbest@yahoo.com.cn
    Sales: 0086 010-873807588
    E-mail: electronbest@188.com
    friendly-trade@hotmail.com
    friendl_ytrade123@yahoo.com.cn
    friendly_trade@188.com
    sale-buys@hotmail.com
    salebuys@188.com

    Some quote from their fraudulent website marketing:

    “China Wholesale
    It is very convenient to buy all the famous brand electric products through http://www.saleele.com. we get all the items from the original companies directly ,so can ensure the high quality and the best price ,we have strong service system for all our customers anywhere in the world.our belief is : customers are our god,and satisfaction is our best persuit,and long business is our pleasure !”

    “Disclaimer
    All products are original and new ,and our company is the biggest represent wholesaler in china ,and any company that use our company name to sale their items ,once find ,we will have the sue right !”

    “Privacy Policy
    Account Creation and Registration
    When you make a purchase at saleele.com, you will have the option to create an account. By creating an account, the system will remember your personal and purchase information. This results in a more express checkout process for future purchases that will be fast, easy and always completely secure. You are not required to create an account in order to checkout.
    Creating an account will enable you to access specific information such as your order history and enable you to update past purchase addresses and information. At all times, your personal information is accessible for you to review, edit, or update as necessary by clicking on the “My Account” link. This information is the property of saleele.com and we do not sell or share any information with third parties unless otherwise specifically indicated.”

    “About us

    We are a professional supplier of many products like computing, motorcycles, mobile phones, musical instruments, photography and so on.
    We have good cooperation with many manufacturers which can grantee all of the products are originals at reasonable and competitive price!
    Through our tremendous effort and extensive experience, our company expands into the international market and establishes a great long-term business reputation with the high quality and excellent service.
    At present, we are preparing more stronger and professional export department concentrating our advantage for attracting and meeting with our customers. We believe we are well positioned to become a top enterprise of industry of electronics in China.
    If you are interested in any of our products, or searching for a supplier to fill your order, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more details. Any inquiries will be appreciated. We are looking forward to establishing business relationships with customers both at home and abroad. We will offer you competitive prices, excellent quality, prompt delivery and great after-sale service.
    We always keep the commercial principle of “Quality first, customers upmost” to meet the interest of our customers.If you didn’t get the products on time, please tell us in time, so that we can check what’s going on immediately, and tell you the results .If you didn’t find the items you need in our website, please tell us, we will help you to seek for them.If you have any question, you can contact with us at any time.

    Strategic Alliance
    Easepurchase Electronic Commerce
    In order to promote the development of electronic commerce throughout China and strengthen international cooperation between China and the rest of the world in e-commerce, the Easepurchase Electronic Commerce was set up on May 6th, 2001
    Easepurchase aims to promote the development of e-commerce, encourage technology innovation, improve existing technologies and management methods, and take more steps on the road to further opening-up.
    With the principle of justice, unity, and service, Easepurchase aims to enhance the development of e-commerce in China by offering services to the global cooperation.
    51.la 专业、免费、强健的访问统计

    Shipping
    1).EMS/TNT/DHL/UPS (4 – 7 Business Days with Online Tracking) 2.The shipping price must be according to the item’s quantity, weight and what kinds of shipment methods you would need. 3.We will send confirmation email after payment is received, package will be sent Within 2 business days after payment is clear!

    2).Send to all over the world. 2. Please make sure your shipping Address and postcode is Correct. 3、 Please contact us within 7 days if item doesn’t arrive. 4. We can exchange goods,but no return of goods. when exchanging goods,the buyer is responsible for shipping price. 5. We will send you tracking NO. after the items are shipped. You can track online.
    —————————————————————————

    Privacy and Security:
    When you place an order, we’ll ask you for your name, email address, mailing address, and payment information,which allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. http://www.saleele.com is totally committed to protecting your privacy. We make every effort to assure your confidentiality and to keep your trust.

    —————————————————————————

    Our Warranty:
    (1)These items have been tested and are guaranteed to be working when they arrive.
    (2)We operate a 20- day refund policy so that you can return any item that you are not happy with.
    (3)If you do have a problem with any item please contact us first to allow us the opportunity to rectify it
    (4)All our items have the full warranty, during this time, the project of maintenance is free. when I send your items, we can send Warranty cards and Manuals to you together.if items have problem, you can also direct mail for maintenance.

    —————————————————————————

    Our belief: Credit is the first, Customers are our god.

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  12. if you or someone use my email to send this information or another thing or using my contacts i will send you to court, and if you continue or you are from overseas i will ask the gov. to investigate it.

  13. Hi Joe,

    Thanks for this man. You have saved me £1000 that I was gonna spend on a 5D MII.

    It’s a good job that I found your blog. As always: IF IT LOOKS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, THEN IT ISN’T.

    Thanks again

  14. Hey I found your blog when I found out my account had been phished/hacked by the same scam.
    Thanks, for confirming to me that my password details had been compromised, I have taken your advise to prevent this happening further.
    The reason I comment is to say (although it may have already been said) that the easiest way to find out whether your hotmail account has been hacked is you will receive emails from postmaster@mail.hotmail.com with the subject line Delivery Status Notification (Failure)‏

  15. Hey Jussi!

    I got scammed by the same website for $420. =[
    Thank god I read what you wrote or else I was going to send them the money for customs as well. Just wondering, what happened with your whole situation? Did you ever get your item or receive any mails from them after that? Your response would be kindly appreciated.

    <3 Nida

  16. Hi Nida!

    They (Lili@Saleele) kept communicating with me for a while. Here is some quote from her messages:

    “Dear friend ,
    please understand me ,i am only a salepeople in company ,what i do is obey the decision by managers or other leaders . it is my job .
    i understand your position too ,if i were you ,maybe i am angry more harder .but the fact is that the package is in the customs office ,we must deal with it ,and about 60% of our customers have paid the customs tax for theirselves packages .
    i looked several times your daughter’ photo ,but i have no ideas to do anything for you ,my salery is about 240usd monthly ,i suggest you deal with is soon ,friend. if beyond 3days ,the customs office will require holding fee and fine .
    we have sent the copt customs file to you already ,and if you want to pay the customs ,you should pay is 208euro ,because the holding fee and fine . if you don’t want to pay for it ,i have no ideas ,but i think we can not help you again.
    regards
    Lili”

    Then I pretended to be someone else and approached “Lili” with different email address. I was asking if these “rumors” about the customs tax were true. She said there have never been any customs tax or other hidden cost ever and the rumors as such would be a lie. Then I just knew they would be liers completely because what they told me was opposite to what happened to me with them.

    From another email address I also pretended to order 4 laptops or so with them and pushed them a bit asking for discount etc. and giving them false Western Union numbers “by mistake”. They were happy to give me big discounts just to rip any money off me! Of course I never paid more 😉

    Please do not send any money to Saleele, or these other websites including same text or layout! They don’t have anything for you! However you may want to push them a bit as well…

    yours
    jussi

  17. I had this scammer come into my hotmail account last year and literally take my entire contact list out of my account! Here is the messages that are sent:

    Hey,
    how are you doing recently?
    I would like to introduce you a very good company.It can offer you all kinds of electronic products that you may be in need,such as laptops ,gps ,TV LCD,cell phones,ps3,MP3/4,motorcycles and etc……..
    You can take some time to have a check ,there must be something interesting you ‘d like to purchase .
    Web: http://www.enjoyshopcn.com
    Email: enjoyshop@188.com
    MSN: enjoyshop888@hotmail.com

  18. Hi Melva.
    This is for sure the same fraudulent company. They are just using the different domain- and email addresses, but the pattern of their messages and actions is exactly the same!

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  20. Another example of these emails which I receive from my housemate who confirmed that the email was not sent by him:
    —————————————————-
    Dear friend,
    how were you going? I would like to introduce you a really good space, there are mainly run various kinds of famous electornic products, it’s true eastshopcn. Now the company is under promotion, all of the products are sold nearly as the same as their cost.
    Eastshopcn renders the best service to customers, and provides you with original products which are very cheap, but good-quality.
    It is really a good opportunity for taking action, let’s go, just do it, we are sure that you must be surprised.
    The web address: (www.) eastshopcn.com

    Send instant messages to your online friends http://asia.messenger.yahoo.com
    —————————————————-
    Received: from [123.53.100.63] by web76515.mail.sg1.yahoo.com via HTTP; Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:31:18 SGT
    —————————————————-
    Base on the header record, the email was sent from the IP 123.53.100.63 and it belongs to China (http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/123.53.100.63)

  21. Yep! I fell for it and I’m usually super cautious.
    Yep I even went to the bank and sent a T/T for an I phone for $AUD 398

    The bastards were called Friendly-Trade.com
    The initial contact was a so called recommendation from a contact on my list who had been hacked.
    Yep, I know I’m a goose. It won’t happen again.

  22. Thanks, Phil!

    I’ve added “Friendly-Trade.com” to the spam blacklist. There’s also a warning against them on McAfee (www.siteadvisor.com/sites/friendly-trade.com/postid?p=2503734)

  23. So these examples are a scam originating in China where the victim pays by Western Union or MoneyGram and if they go ahead get tapped for even more money on some pretext involving customs. And the websites and emails of course vanish after a few weeks.

    And it’s only effective because the recommendations apparently come from contacts who’ve had their Hotmail account details compromised.

    Just these last few weeks I’ve also seen real Hotmail accounts abused to send links to web pages that redirect to an “online pharmacy”. The X-Originating-IP address in the header this time is not usually in Asia, but in any location, possibly a botnet. Presumably the list of compromised details is now circulating more widely, and I given the proportion of contacts using Hotmail I’ve had this from, I think far more than 10,000 accounts have been affected. And most of those run up-to-date virus scanners and some are quite security-conscious.

    If you’re someone whose account has been compromised, Hotmail recommends changing signature, personal security questions (although doesn’t mention the auto-responder): http://windowslivehelp.com/SOLUTION.ASPX?SOLUTIONID=1FE6ED3E-EEF6-4C57-933F-F3C408F1C5C1

    I would recommend that anyone with a Hotmail account changes their password on a regular basis.

  24. “From: Jo Koos

    To: emily_smith1993@hotmail.co.uk

    k enjoy yourself

    f i have a very good friends in china they sell all kinds of brand new original products with best price,fast ship,and 100% satisfy after-sale service . you can choose whatever you like on on site hope you can have a happy business with them too their page address is : take a look and enjoy yourself ! “

  25. I rather hardly ever go through weblogs on web as the majority of options are time spending technique. Yet I need to declare that this is completely opposite way round. Continue the good job.

  26. This is the spam email I received from a friend who was not aware of it, written in chine-glish:

    Dear firend:
    Heya, how are you doing recently ? I would like to introduce you a very good company which i knew.They can offer you all kinds of electronical products which you need, such as laptops, mobile phones, digial cameras, TV LCD, PS3, GPS, MP4, etc. Please take some time to have a look at it,there must be something you’d like to purchase.
    Their website: Sale-ele.com
    Hope you have a good mood in shopping from their company!
    Best Regards!
      The face is no index of heart [mind].

  27. I received a somewhat scam thing. It says I won a million dollar (2.7m$ USD to be exact) and it did get my attention. But I didn’t reply and placed it in spam. Can you guys cite some of this scam? Can this be remedied? I know this isn’t true and am not taking my chances on it though temptingly awesome but I am very afraid of the time when you transact the sender would scam you. It was sent from africa claiming to be the late president in Buna so she said.
    Kindly place some post regarding this and the means to get it right.
    Happy Blogging!
    Mark

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  29. This is alarming. A spam is an annoying factor which people find very agitated to remove on their lives ( mostly on blogs). But there are also some scams on this one. A spam message sent and when you comply you got to see their message and sometimes got hooked on their message. I can relate with Mark here of stretch mark removal, when he got sent a message claiming he won USD money. I know that is a scam and not to be answered. It is not legitimate. Beware of it. There is no such thing as that these days.
    ___
    Genie

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  31. So these examples are a scam originating in China where the victim pays by Western Union or MoneyGram and if they go ahead get tapped for even more money on some pretext involving customs. And the websites and emails of course vanish after a few weeks.

  32. The following scam was posted by “Aly kabba” (sglotele@gmail.com). Note that one phone number is a South African mobile phone while the other number is a free voice mail box to email gateway in Seattle, WA, USA. There is no “Federal Bureau of Telecommunication” in South Africa. A search for “Federal Bureau of Telecommunication” provides many examples of fake electronics supplier offers.

    SCAM! SCAM! SCAM!

    SOUTH GLOBAL TELECOMS INC

    (ESTABLISHED IN 2004 IN CONJUNCTION WITH FEDERAL BUREAU OF TELECOMMUNICATION & MINISTRY OF POST)

    OFFICE ADDRESS:103 Grayston Drive,Sandton shopping Centre,Sandton 2148,South West.

    REGISTRATION NO:SA657565884, VAT NO:200401144

    URL:http://www.sglotele.co.ie/

    SALES & INFO ENQUIRY NO: +27-785-043-321, +1-360- 753-3500

    FAX NO:+27-730-392-99

    CONTACT EMAIL: sglotele@gmail.com

    Yahoo IM: sglotele@yahoo.com

    MSN: sglotele@hotmail.com

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    Apple Iphone 3G 16GB (Unlocked)===$270usd
    Apple Iphone 3G S 32GB (Unlocked)=====$280usd
    Apple Iphone 3G 8GB (Unlocked)===$220usd
    Apple Iphone 3G 4GB (Unlocked)===$230usd
    Apple iPhone 4GB (Unlocked)===$180usd
    Apple iPhone 8GB (Unlocked)===$250usd
    Apple iPhone 16GB (Unlocked)===$300usd
    Apple iPhone Gold 24K 16GB unlocked===$400usd
    Apple iTouch 32gb (Unlocked)===$200usd
    Apple iphone 4 32gb(unlocked)====$290usd

    Apple ipad 64GB with Wi Fi====== 310usd
    Apple ipad Tablet 64GB 3G Unlocked====== 320usd
    New Apple iPad 2 64Gb Wi Fi Unlocked==== $330usd

    Nokia E75 ============$ 280usd
    Nokia N900 ==========$ 300usd
    Nokia N95 ========$ 330usd
    Nokia E7==========$ 270usd
    Nokia N95 8GB $======$ 320usd
    Nokia N96 ========$ 270usd
    Nokia N97 32GB ============$ 320usd
    GOLD Nokia 8800 Arte Diamond 24K Saphire===$350usd

    Blackberry 9300 Gemini =========$ 320usd
    BlackBerry Curve 8900 ========== $ 280usd
    BlackBerry Bold 9000 ========== $ 270usd
    BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 =========== $ 140usd
    BlackBerry Storm 2 =========== $ 300usd
    Blackberry Storm 9500 ============$ 350usd
    BlackBerry 9630 Tour ============$ 310usd
    Blackberry 9800 =================$310

    HTC EVO 4G==============================315usd
    HTC Touch Pro 2 ==========================300usd
    HTC Dream ===============================350usd
    HTC Magic ===============================300usd
    HTC T Mobile G1 ==========================270usd
    HTC Touch Diamond 2 =====================260usd
    HTC Snap ===============================250usd
    HTC Touch HD ===========================240usd
    HTC Touch Pro 2 =========================220usd
    HTC Touch Viva =========================130usd
    T-Mobile G2 Touch ======================200usd

    Video Games Console:
    Playstation:
    Sony PSP Go Game console — $190
    Sony PSP Slim Giga Bundle — $100
    Sony Playstation 3 Slim —-$180
    Sony PlayStation 3 80GB Motorstorm Pack — $150
    Sony Playstation 3 60GB — $140
    Sony PlayStation 3 40GB — $120

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    Apple iTouch 64GB $200usd
    Apple iTouch 32GB $190usd
    Apple iTouch 8GB $180usd
    Apple iPod 60GB (Video) New – $145usd
    Apple iPod 30GB (Video) New – $130usd
    Apple ipod 80 GB – $140usd
    Apple iPod U2 SE 20 GB – $120usd
    Apple iPod Photo 60 GB – $120us

    =========ALL THE APPLE LAPTOPS ARE BRAND NEW=================
    APPLE LAPTOPS:
    Apple Macbook Air……………………….$460usd
    Apple Macbook Pro MC240LL/A …..$385usd
    Apple Macbook Pro MB990LL/A ……$400usd
    Apple MacBook (MA700LL/A) Mac Notebook…$410usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA611LL/A) Notebook…$390usd
    Apple MacBook (MA254LL/A) Mac Notebook…$405usd
    Apple iBook G3 (M7698LL/A) Mac Notebook..$395usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA609LL/A) Notebook…$520usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA600LLA) Notebook…$410usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA610LL/A) Notebook…$420usd
    Apple Macbook Pro (885909119400) Notebook..$415usd

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    DIGITAL CAMCORDER :
    Canon XH A1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder…………………$1,000usd
    Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder……………………$780usd
    Canon XL H1 HDV Digital Camcorder……………………..$1,680usd
    Canon Pro XL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder………………$810usd
    Canon XL2E Mini DV Digital Camcorder………………….$1,120usd

    ============ALL THE DIGITAL CAMERA ARE BRAND NEW==========
    DIGITAL CAMERA :
    Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Body Only Digital Camera……$280usd
    Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens…$250usd
    Canon EOS-5D Body Only Digital Camera………………………$750usd
    Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens………..$510usd
    Nikon D80 Body Only DigitalCamera………………………..$400usd
    Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens…..$260usd
    Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 Digital Camera………………$200usd
    Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera………………….$240usd
    Sony Cyber-shot?? DSC-H5 Digital Camera……………..$310usd
    Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 (Body Only) Digital Camera..$460usd

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    You may return the item within ten (10)days of delivery of the order.Products with Manufacturer Warranties which exceed 30

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    Sony PlayStation 3 40GB — $120

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