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Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop reopens

Posted: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 3:54 pm
by Entertainer
Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop will be reopening the shop under a new name, HJ Mobile. According to SMRT Ltd (Feedback), Jover Chew is on the run and the business has been sold to a Mr Ricky Lee.

Mobile Air closed last week, following local and international media reports about ugly scenes such as a Vietnamese customer begging for a refund.

This is the usual tactics from blacklisted shops, change company name, change directors and start operating again like nothing had happened.

Source:
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Re: Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop reopens

Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:26 am
by Steve1960
Putting aside the OP's fishing trip has anyone here had problems in Sim Lim Square?

I would never consider buying an expensive piece of equipment there like a phone or high end camera but I do find the upper floors very useful for things like computer memory, Ethernet switches, DVD drive, cables etc and have always had a good service. It would be a shame if those shops suffered from the bad publicity.

Re: Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop reopens

Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:37 pm
by x9200
I wrote roughly the same some time ago. SLS is very good and very safe for computer parts and computer consumables. I never had any issue with them over ++10y or so buying there regularly and I am a computer freak.
SLS has also (or used to have as I did not shop for it already quite some time) at least two safe and fair camera shop and I bought over there some expensive pieces too. For the whole rest I would approach only if no other choice and with extreme caution.

Re: Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop reopens

Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:50 pm
by Akimbo
I've only been there for building my desktop 2 years ago at the upper floors, and did not have a problem...HWZ has an updated list of the PC costs, and they're pretty much correct when I got there to buy my stuff.

Re: Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop reopens

Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 3:54 pm
by zzm9980
I've actually had good luck there buying things like cameras. I have been able to get new models for the same price on Amazon (before GST), which was slower than retail price.

I think it just takes commonsense and bargaining there. Even though I've heard all the horror stories about iPhone 6 in this shop, I don't get how these customers headed over all of this money without a phone in hand to allow themselves to even get scammed.

Re: Blacklisted Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop reopens

Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 6:49 pm
by x9200
Probably many foreigners do their shopping based on the Singapore as the whole country reputation and simply don't expect any scam. It's a sort of local RE agent - landlord phenomena. Here also nobody expects what is almost a norm.