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Does anyone know if Solar Boks (Pty) (solar-boks.co.za) is legit? They have a special that seems "too good to be true"

The domain creation date of 2021/03/22 12:04:58 raises alarm bells, especially since their sales guy claims they have been in business 7 years.

CIPS has no company registered as Solar Boks (Pty)

The same special can be found on http://brightsunsolar.co.za/ and this domain creation date is 2021/05/27 12:34:19

In the write up of the batteries on both sites there is reference to SolarCity RSA - ""you have a 10 year exchange warranty exclusive to SolarCity RSA and our 12+ years of experience in the solar PV industry ""

 

 

 

 

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Does anyone know if Solar Boks (Pty) (solar-boks.co.za) is legit? They have a special that seems "too good to be true"

The domain creation date of 2021/03/22 12:04:58 raises alarm bells, especially since their sales guy claims they have been in business 7 years.

CIPS has no company registered as Solar Boks (Pty)

The same special can be found on http://brightsunsolar.co.za/ and this domain creation date is 2021/05/27 12:34:19

In the write up of the batteries on both sites there is reference to SolarCity RSA - ""you have a 10 year exchange warranty exclusive to SolarCity RSA and our 12+ years of experience in the solar PV industry ""

 

SolarCity RSA is a known scammer. He keeps creating new websites to try and con people. STAY AWAY!

 

Previous SolarCity RSA "deals":

 

 

 

 

 

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It seems like a new website has popped up:

https://powersolutionrsa.co.za/ Creation Date: 2021-05-17T10:14:13Z

About Us

Founded in 2013, The Watt Store, was launched as an E-Commerce website specializing in Solar Power and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) products. We are based in South Africa.

Our access to a huge amount of stock coupled with our 30+ years of experience and expert knowledge means that we are able to provide reliable, comprehensive advice and complete solutions.

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www.solarflow.co.za (Solar Flow RSA) could possibly be another one of these scammers.

Would prefer to be proved wrong.

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Good afternoon all

I wish to advice all users that Solar Boks are scammers, unfortunately I am one of their victims. When I saw their advert in May  2021 I thought it was legit, their website appeared to be professional and legit. I called them and a guy called Lucas was at the other end of the line. I got a bit suspicious initially because his accent was of a foreigner (ie. not South African but more like Zimbabwean) When they sent me the confirmation/ proforma invoice via email and WhatsApp  I decided to place a formal order. 

They confirmed the order and promised to deliver within seven days as I was from North West. I did the EFT and they confirmed that it was received.

I still had this little doubt in my mind and I decided to check their reviews on Hello Peter. As Graham indicated there was not much about them only one positive and two negative reviews , and one of the negatives was removed. I called them again to check and they told me that the reviews were from their competitors and they are working on having reviews removed from Hello Peter.

When the battery was delivered three days later i discovered that it was used and was only wrapped in rubbish bin plastic. As one of the consumers mentioned in Hello Peter, they tried to paint it so that it look new. I was so furious I called them immediately. This Lucas asked me to send him photos of the battery and he told me that he is going to check with management and they will send me a new one. To date I have not received a replacement battery, best of all they do not pick my calls up nor respond to my emails and WhatsApp messages except when I threaten them that I am going to report this to the authorities.

They gave me a fake address for their so called warehouse in Midrand , I drove past the address they gave and it was an empty stand.

When I looked at the reviews from other users, it came to mind that they are still scamming other unsuspecting consumers, I strongly agree that their website should be blocked, their business license be revoked and be flagged as high risk scammers for all South Africans to see. 

 

Regards

 

Clean-energy Thabo

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The way forward and to prevent this happening in future, the only way to deal with this (even if it's going to be painful) is to go to the police and open a case against the scammers. Looks like they just keep on creating new websites every couple of months.

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