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PDM Games Review - Is it a scam?

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Hey everyone, have you shopped at PDM Games? Is it a legitimate company? Have you read any reviews? Or is it a scam?

They list products and in my research consistently come up as cheaper, but it seems too good to be true. Have you had any experience with them?

What do you think of this?
Jackinatorz699 months ago

Some people here reporting they were scammed by PDM Games: http://www.thetechgame.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=7660571.html

Another Savvibuy?

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Tom
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9 months ago

I couldn't find an address on their website which is why I thought it maybe dodgy. Do police not have the power to shut down dodgy websites? I don't get it - it's just pure robbery.

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Dread9 months ago

Our police won't. The website is based in the US and owned by somebody in China. It has only been active for 38 days. Stay well clear.

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Rockman9 months ago

I just read a review of PDM Games on Trustpilot and it's exactly like my experience with World Trade Express / PS3Xbox360Wii!

PDM Games - Trustpilot @ https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.pdmgames.co.uk

Here's the review:

I've ordered a product under the label of "Official" and what I've got is a replica and all that they have done since is argue about it when I asked for a total refund.

You would receive your item from a seller in China and, if you want to return the product, you will have to pay for the shipment or keep it. Even after asking several times (right from the beginning) for a prepaid label to send the item back, they keep ignoring that request.

Really angry.

By: Miguel García

Avoid it, everyone.

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Rockman9 months ago

IP: 104.238.85.129

Decimal: 1760449921

Hostname: ip-104-238-85-129.ip.secureserver.net

ASN: 26496

ISP: GoDaddy.com, LLC

Organization: GoDaddy.com, LLC

Services: None detected

Type: Corporate

Assignment: Static IP

Geolocation Information

Continent: North America

Country: United States us flag

State/Region: Arizona

City: Scottsdale

Latitude: 33.5092 (33° 30′ 33.12″ N)

Longitude: -111.899 (111° 53′ 56.40″ W)

Postal Code: 85267

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Johnny9 months ago

I’ve never heard of PDM Games so I just had a quick look at their website.

Usually there’s some telltale signs when things aren’t quite right, e.g:

1) There’s no Registered Office Address or Street Address listed on the site.

Guess what? There isn’t one.

2) There’s dodgy spelling and grammar.

Here’s an example from the PDM Games About Us Page: PDMgames.co.uk is a online game shop in West Wickham, Offer New and used game contorllers….

3) Text has been ‘borrowed’ from another site and looks odd.

Here’s an example from PDM Games Privacy Policy Page: Thank you for visiting the controllersale.com Website.

4) The website makes claims that are hard to substantiate.

Here’s an example from PDM Games About Us Page: Trusted eBayer Powerseller with over 21,000 positive feedback and years of experience on eBay.

When I checked, I couldn’t find PDM Games listed on eBay

5) Then check online at Companies House whether the firm is registered as a limited company.

PDM Games isn’t.

I don’t know if PDM Games is dodgy or not, but I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole!

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Rockman9 months ago

The Trustpilot reviewer left a comment which was exactly like my experience so this website definitely needs to be flagged as a scammy one that pretends to sell "official" controllers and then ships clones.

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SueKnowles9 months ago

I ordered 2 games controller 3 weeks later it hadn't come cancelled went to bank got refund then they arrived this a semi in rural street they have no stock it's all shipped from China they now want me to pay via Paypal told them will pay by check they don't like that idea

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Tom
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9 months ago

PDM Games sounds dodgy to me. When buying games and things for consoles I'd stick to well known retailers. Thank you for sharing your review and experience.

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Rockman9 months ago

They're worst than the Nigerian princes. lol

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SueKnowles9 months ago

i did manage to find an address for them which when i google earthed it ,it is a semi in a quiet street but the address is 16 hawthorn drive ,Coney Hall,w wickham ,BR49EZ got a charge back from bank now they have arrived so said i would send them cheque ,didnt want that at all

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Tom
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9 months ago

Perhaps you could just leave it as is then - doesn't seem worth the trouble. I wish PDM Games were as good as they sound because the PS4 controllers listed are too good to be true!

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Sharyn9 months ago

I ordered 2 PS3 controllers from PDM (£52.61) I realised I had made a mistake straight away as they are not UK based. I cancelled within minutes but the money had been taken out my account. This was the 18th of December.....I have sent email after email....the last email was not nice. Eventually a woman called 'Jean' replied asking me not to take the items when delivered, which I didn't. she sent a email saying 'refunded in my account' I wish..... nothing......it's now the 13th of Jan....got no chance getting it back!!!

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Tom
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9 months ago

I'd contact your bank, explain the situation as potential fraud, and see if they will give you your money back.

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Sharyn9 months ago

Tom I did thank you and they are now looking into it...:slight_smile:

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goodygob9 months ago

Same here i ordered a ps4 dualshock controller and it was fake. Works fine but its just the idea that you are being scammed. Bastards!

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andystoker9 months ago

I received a Wii controller from this supplier this week. I was concerned, but it seems to be a genuine Wii item and works fine so far. It took over 2 weeks to arrive, but I was given a tracking code for it.

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sambo8 months ago

Ordered a wii controller myself. Been waiting 3 weeks for it to arrive, hence googling reviews on the website. Probably should have done that first!

Hopefully ours is a genuine one too When it gets here :(

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J0nny8 months ago

Tried to buy a ps4 controller and got confirmation of purchase and an email receipt. Then had a call from my bank saying a load of transactions had been attempted from China immediately after my pdm purchase. Had to cancel my card. The pdm transaction never showed up on my statement and the product didn't arrive. Avoid!

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Tom
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8 months ago

Thanks for your feedback J0nny!

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rich2428 months ago

I got done, Genuine PS3 controller for £23.99, didn't work as it should, complained, they even sent another one. Opened them up to see what was inside and they are full of obviously fake parts. I knew something was up when the package was shipped from China.

Avoid at all costs. I will be reporting this company to the citizens advice service, hopefully they will shut the website site down.

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Tom
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8 months ago

rich242 thank you for sharing your feedback on PDM Games - hopefully more people will see this before shopping there. It'd be good to know what happens when you reach Citizens Advice Service. At Christmas, there was a shop called Savvibuy that ripped of tens of thousands of customers, but despite reporting to Action Fraud nothing got done.

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restonecreeper18 months ago

i orded a wii u pro controller over a week later im still waiting for it

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Rockman8 months ago

When you get it, it might look legit but it's a fake controller. Look on the back and if it's missing the Nintendo print as well as Wii U logo on the front, that tells you.

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Rockman8 months ago

I was thinking about buying some games from http://galacticgames.co.uk but after checking reviews on Trustpilot they're just ripoff con-artists.

Atronica is the same. I bought a game stated "New" and it was used re-sealed. Now I'm waiting to send it back (bought it through Flubit and they've guaranteed that I'll get my money back -- if I don't then I'll be left down to ask my bank for a chargeback or something).

Flubit should ban Atronica from selling as they're only ruining their image and wasting customers' time.

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suel7 months ago

Definately a scam site. Avoid like the plague.

Purchased wireless xboxone remote as christmas present. Arrived weeks late and wired version. To add insult they charged me a currency rate conversion fee plus the item cost more than advertised. Refused refund of 'overpayment' saying it was to do with exchange rate. Pointed out they advertise as being a UK site. Established it is run like ebay by a man in China. Told me partial refund put in my account with rest to follow after I returned item. Still waiting for partial refund. Luckily as I totally distrusted this site I didn't return item as thought I'd wait until I got the partial refund first, so at least I can sell it and get some money back. Lesson learned. My guess the 'excellent' review on the website was written by themselves - I did make this comment to them!!!

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SueKnowles7 months ago

Be careful also with these i cant prove it was them but my network had a trojan sent to it via an foreign site it locked my computer down trying to access my details and cost me £ 250 to get my computer clear

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Judith4 months ago

Hi, thanks all for comments re pdm games - I bought an "official" PS3 controller for a friend, it took a g e s to arrive and then was covered in chinese writing tho one reason I bought it was it looked like a UK site - I've learned more what to look for now having read thos thread! Anyway, it was boxed all fine etc but friend very fed up as it works but is crap, the game play parts etc. I did try to find the website to ask why it hadn't arrived after a fair length of time and it didn't come up in the search like before, and i mislaid the details I wrote down which I've now found - purchased 19th Jan this year so too late to tell the bank re fraud? I may do anyway.. maybe lucky due to Ubuntu laptop but no issue with any trojans or anything, so I count my blessings. Thanks again for sharing all your experiences. Any recommendations for good place to buy a proper genuine PS3 conttroller please?!!

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AgnesFaludi4 months ago

If you can pay with Paypal, than there is no problem. If you get a replica, you can report it and they will need to pay u back.

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Judith4 months ago

Thanks Agnes - I usually like to pay thro paypal but as I remember there wasn't an option for that at the pdm games checkout so I ended up paying by debit card... I am going to speak to the bank about it but maybe too long ago now, I can't remember exact date it should show on bank statements... some valuable lessons learned..

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Rockman4 months ago

Judith That's definitely what you should do. Say, do you have a credit card? If you do then you should use that for your online purchases as it covers you moreso than a debit card.

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