Is PakDukaan a Scam? YES it is! Read this review

Before explaining everything in detail, I want to show you few important things. First, you cannot trust the reviews posted on Pakdukaan’s Facebook page. Why? Well, read the following message that they sent me via Facebook chat:

What do scammers do?

They make fake profiles with fake positive reviews to fool people into thinking that they are running a good business. PakDukaan is a scam as they are forcing people to delete bad/negative reviews on the Facebook page. PakDukaan is hence/therefore a fraud and a scam.

I will tell you the whole story, but the bottom-line is that you cannot trust their Facebook reviews because they force people to remove the bad ones and I suspect that many of the positive reviews are fake. I paid them money [15K] to buy a CPU water cooler [CRYORIG A80] that they later used as leverage to make me remove the review. They basically said that if I want my money back, then I need to remove my review. I had a very bad experience with Pakdukaan, so I posted the following review on their Facebook page:

 

My money was stuck with Pakdukaan, so I decided to remove this review because otherwise, Pakdukaan will never give me my money back. But after removing the review, they blocked me on Facebook. When I called them, the guy said that it may take a while before they pay me the 15K refund. At that moment, I realized that Pakdukaan is either not going to pay me or they will delay the payment for several weeks. That is when I realized how immature and bad these people are. I then used my friend’s FB account to post the same review again, this time with some more details. I also started a thread in PakGamers. It is a popular gaming forum in Pakistan. You can check it here.

In the following message, you can see how proud they are about their positive reviews. They are artificially keeping their ratings/reviews high.

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The other important thing to know is that the immature kids running this shop will try to squeeze as much money as possible from everything you buy from them. When I asked for the price of i7700K, here is what they said:

 

As you can see, they were selling the i7700K processor to me for 43K. I was able to get the same processor for 41K.

 

Just like that, there were several other items that they were selling to me for a higher price. For instance, they were selling a Full-Tower PC casing [Thermaltake V71 Core] for 19.5K, I purchased the same casing from the official dealer for 17.5K.

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Another important thing to know is that Pakdukaan is selling used items as new. For instance, they send items to some guy who writes reviews. Look at what he did to GTX 1080 Ti, which they later sold to a customer for the price of a new one.

 

The next item you buy from them might have been torn apart like this card and then sold to you with the label New. You can read the review here.

PakDukaan told me that they give 6 months warranty for Graphics card if it is to be used for crypto-currency mining. I think they are using cards for mining themselves and after using them for like 3 months, they put them back in the box and sell them as new.

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Pakdukaan is a shop in Lahore that sells computer and other electronics hardware and software. They have a website where you can purchase items, but the site is poorly designed and they do not keep it updated.

I have purchased few items from Pakdukaan; I did not want to do any business with them but I had no choice as there was this one item that was not available anywhere else in Pakistan, at the time I was purchasing parts for a new PC.

I am going to show you my chat history with them; if you read everything that I am going to show in this review, you will realize that Pakdukaan is a business run by little immature kids and that you should not do any business with them. Below, some content may look off topic, but please stay with me.

There are many different types of scams in this world. Some people use schemes to fool people into believing that they will get unbelievably high profits [Ponzi Scheme,] while others have a much direct approach and they try to steal money from your pocket.

There are some scammers who are running websites/businesses that you cannot prove to be doing anything unlawful. These people operate in the grey area and they use different techniques to make people fool while not breaking any laws. One example of such scam is the website GetPaid4Typing. I have written an article about why this site is scam, but I will briefly explain it here next.

Freelance boards or sites like Guru, Elance, Freelancer, etc. allow employers to outsource jobs online to freelancers using their website. You can find data entry, article writing, programing, and many other types of online jobs. Once you complete a job, you are paid the money, which you have agreed to before starting the work.

For a website to be successful, it needs to have good ranking in Search Engines like Google. GetPaid4Typing is very successful in this regard. Google search engine uses computer algorithms to detect how good a website is. Quite often, Google’s Algo give stupid websites high ranking. Which means that these websites get lot of free traffic/visitors coming from Google Search engine. GetPaid4Typing, unfortunately, is enjoying high ranking in Google search results and thus gets a lot of free traffic.

The owner of GetPaid4Typing is using different freelance boards to get online jobs; he then gives this work to users who have registered an account at GetPaid4Typing. The users do all the work and send it back to the owner who then sends it to the online employer. The owner of GetPaid4Typing gets money for the work, but he does not pay the user who actually did the work. Why? Well, because is a greedy scammer. He has mentioned few things on the Terms of Use page, for example:

There is no guarantee that you will earn any money.
We select only 10 people every month from total applicants.
You will not get money for doing your first test assignment.

Can you see what this scammer is doing?

He tells users that they have to do one project as a test run so he can see how good or bad you are. But the thing is that after you do your first project, there is no second one coming your way. The scammer only gives one project per user; hence he is able to make people work for him without ever paying them. He is not breaking any law, but you can see that he is fooling people and is getting away with it Scot-free. PakDukaan is a scam much like GetPaid4Typing.

When I first heard about PakDukaan, I was very impressed and I thought that I was going to purchase most [if not all] of computer parts that I need from them. But after talking/chatting with them via Facebook, I was so disappointed that I wanted to never again contact them. Let’s see what we talked about and how PakDukkaan tried to squeeze [like a leech] as much money as possible from me.

The following conversation took place on 24th of January, 2017:

 

On the said date, they were selling the i7700K for 43K, at least 2.5K more than the price that other shops had listed on their websites, but these other sites did not have the processor at that time. They said to wait for few days.

I did ask for discount several times; all I wanted was them to sell it for the same price that other shops were selling it for, but they never reduced their high prices, not even Rs.100.

 

At that time, other shops were selling it for lower price but they all were showing it as “Out of Stock.”

 

 

At that time, I wanted to purchase everything from PakDukaan, but they did not have the LED I needed in stock.

 

 

 

They were selling everything for higher price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A shop in Islamabad was selling the same monitor for 62K or 63K, don’t remember. In the end, I bought Asus ROG-SWIFT-PG279Q from a shop in Karachi.

 

 

 

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Did you see what just happened? I spent all this time to finally decide that parts I need to buy and then I asked them to reserve them for me, which they said they did. But when it came to actually purchasing the stuff, they sent me the shocking revelation that half the items are not in stock. I wasted all this time for nothing…

 

 

 

 

The first said the price of LED is 66K, then when they realized that I actually want to buy, they increased it to 66.5K. Like I said, I try to suck as much money from you as possible.

 

They said to buy the casing of their choice if I want to get the LED for 66K.

 

They were selling the V71 casing for 19.5k, but I purchased it for 17.5k from another shop.

Reviews, yeah right…!

 

The price goes up and up as you get closer to buying the item… The price of the LED I wanted to buy went up to 68K.

 

 

After seeing the above message, I decided that I won’t be doing any business with these immature kids, but there was one problem. I need ZOTAC PCIE 480GB SSD drive. I searched and searched but was unable to find this or any similar product anywhere in Pakistan. After a week or so, I gave up and decided to buy this one thing from them. Later, I bought few other things as well.

 

 

 

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I have not overclocked my i7700K, yet. But I do not XMP enabled, this for some reason, increases the CPU temp. My old water cooler was no capable of keeping the temp down in 85C or less range. The temp, under stress test, would go around 90C. So I decided to buy the biggest water cooler I can find. Unfortunately, I was not able to buy Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CPU cooler as none of the shops in Pakistan had it. So I bought CRYORIG A80 from PakDukaan. This cooler failed in about 2 months. What happened next is very interesting; it shows you the true colors of PakDukaan.

 

 

 

Without telling me, they sent me some CPU air-cooler. I already had installed my old water cooler [Antec 920] so I didn’t need anything from them. I had to return them the cooler that they sent me via Daewoo. This wasted my time and money. They said they will give me the money that I will pay for shipping it back. I think I paid Rs.300, but they never gave me this money back.

As you can see, they said it will take 3 weeks to get a replacement. Lies!!!

Then they tried to sell a USED CRYORIG R1 CPU cooler to me. I paid them money to get the best water cooler I possible can and they wanted me to move back to air cooling. I have 3 different air coolers in different PCs in my home and I also have a single radiator water cooler, why in the world would I want to buy a Rs. 10,000 air cooler???

Also, now they are saying that it will take more time for my A80 replacement to come.

 

Then after like a month, they said that I need to wait for 1 month more.

 

At this point, I asked them if it was possible to get a refund, but they said no. They offered to give me 12K instead of 15K.

Then I asked them if they can send me the R1, which they offered me as a replacement. I thought while I wait for another month, I will install this air cooler and hopefully it will keep the temp down, but boy was I wrong. With the R1 air cooler, the temp easily went above 94C. My decade old water cooler performs better then this Rs. 10,000 air cooler.

 

 

 

 

I contacted them again after like 1.5 months and they had forgotten all about me and my replacement A80.

 

 

I had enough; this situation was getting ridiculous. I went ahead and gave them a negative review on their Facebook page. Here is that review:

 

Afterwards, the people at PakDukaan really lost it. They started lying and saying non-sense stuff. They do not want to admit that they did anything wrong at all.

In the following message, you can see them lying to my face, dirty scammers.

The said they offered me a full refund and that I did not take it; this is a big fat lie. I have shown you the screenshot of the chat where I asked them if it was possible to get a refund and they said no.

Stupid people…

After I sent their R1 cooler back, these scammers showed their real face.

 

Read all the information I have posted on this page and decide for yourself if PakDukaan is a shop you want to buy from. I would suggest you to stay away from them. This shop is run as small immature kids…

One Comment on "Is PakDukaan a Scam? YES it is! Read this review"
  • Amir

    Sale pakdukan wale chor hai
    Her cheez mehngi hai
    Pakdukaan = Chor

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