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lostinautumn
04-08-2005, 05:00 PM
I've finally decided on buying the Sony DSC-W7 and was slogging through all the reviews on resellerratings.com trying to find a price better than the MSRP of $450. I noticed a cluster of sellers - CentralDigital, Dbuys, iBuyDigital, and DigitalMegastore - all had the camera for nearly exactly the same price ($389.99, give or take 10 cents) and shipping charge (either $12.89 or $12.90). Hmmm... so I clicked on each of the sites and noticed that, aside from color scheme, the sites are basically identical.

With more poking around, I noticed that 3 of the 4 share the same street address, 252 Conover St. in Brooklyn. (The 4th is in Brooklyn too. While the address is different, I have no doubt it's the same operation.)

While all 4 companies are well-reviewed on resellerratings.com and claim that their products are not grey market, it seems slightly fishy that they have four different fronts for the same business. Does anyone have any experience ordering from any of the four?

Rhys
04-08-2005, 06:41 PM
Server Used: [ whois.register.com ]

CentralDigital.com = [ 216.200.25.92 ]

Organization:
Central Digital Inc.
Central Digital
252 Conover St
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 800-896-4661
Email: info@centraldigital.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com
Domain Name: CENTRALDIGITAL.COM
Created on..............: Sun Jul 11 1999
Expires on..............: Wed Jul 11 2012
Record last updated on..: Wed Feb 04 2004
Administrative Contact:
Central Digital Inc.
Central Digital
252 Conover St
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 800-896-4661
Email: info@centraldigital.com

Technical Contact Zone Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor
New York NY 10018
US
Phone: 902-749-2701
Fax..: 902-749-5429
Email: domain-registrar@register.com

Domain servers in listed order:
DNS5.REGISTER.COM 216.21.234.73
DNS6.REGISTER.COM 216.21.226.73
Register your domain name at http://www.register.com





Dbuys.com = [ 216.200.25.90 ]

Organization:
IBuyPlasma.com
IBuyPlasma.com IBuyPlasma.com
252 Conover Street
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 718-907-9113
Email: sizisk@aol.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com
Domain Name: DBUYS.COM
Created on..............: Thu Nov 25 1999
Expires on..............: Mon Nov 25 2013
Record last updated on..: Mon Feb 09 2004
Administrative Contact:
IBuyPlasma.com
IBuyPlasma.com IBuyPlasma.com
252 Conover Street
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 718-907-9113
Email: sizisk@aol.com

Technical Contact Zone Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor
New York NY 10018
US
Phone: 902-749-2701
Fax..: 902-749-5429
Email: domain-registrar@register.com

Domain servers in listed order:
DNS11.REGISTER.COM 216.21.234.76
DNS12.REGISTER.COM 216.21.226.76
Register your domain name at http://www.register.com


uydigital.com = [ 216.200.25.91 ]

Organization:
Ibuydigital.com Inc.
Ibuy Digital
252 Conover St
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 718-787-9600
Email: info@ibuydigital.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com
Domain Name: IBUYDIGITAL.COM
Created on..............: Thu Nov 25 1999
Expires on..............: Thu Nov 25 2010
Record last updated on..: Tue Dec 30 2003
Administrative Contact:
Ibuydigital.com Inc.
Ibuy Digital
252 Conover St
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 718-787-9600
Email: info@ibuydigital.com

Technical Contact Zone Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor
New York NY 10018
US
Phone: 902-749-2701
Fax..: 902-749-5429
Email: domain-registrar@register.com

Domain servers in listed order:
DNS5.REGISTER.COM 216.21.234.73
DNS6.REGISTER.COM 216.21.226.73
Register your domain name at http://www.register.com




digitalmegastore.com = [ 216.200.25.93 ]

Organization:
DigitalMegastore.com Inc.
PL PL
181 Van Dyke
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 800-819-6342
Email: philiplev@digitalmegastore.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com
Domain Name: DIGITALMEGASTORE.COM
Created on..............: Sun Dec 23 2001
Expires on..............: Thu Dec 23 2010
Record last updated on..: Mon Dec 29 2003
Administrative Contact:
DigitalMegastore.com Inc.
PL PL
181 Van Dyke
Brooklyn NY 11231
US
Phone: 800-819-6342
Email: philiplev@digitalmegastore.com

Technical Contact Zone Contact:
Register.Com
Domain Registrar
575 8th Avenue - 11th Floor
New York NY 10018
US
Phone: 902-749-2701
Fax..: 902-749-5429
Email: domain-registrar@register.com

Domain servers in listed order:
DNS5.REGISTER.COM 216.21.234.73
DNS6.REGISTER.COM 216.21.226.73
Register your domain name at http://www.register.com

They do indeed seem to be very closely related. Personally, I'd advise more investigation before doing business.

Bucksnort
04-30-2005, 05:09 PM
Actually there are more like 8 with same physical address. Now what does that tell you?