The problem with the internet is that it has such a short memory. This unfortunately makes it necessary to dredge up old news and remind people.
Cherrypal just announced a 7" Android tablet for $188. Don't order it; you''ll never get it.
I was scammed by Cherrypal and Max Seybold last December. His business is nothing but a scam, and I'm surprised he keeps getting away with it.
I first came across Cherrypal back in December 2009. They had just announced "grab-bag" type laptop for $99. The idea was that the laptop would be made from whatever parts that could be found cheap and that would have certain minimum specs. I bought one, and that was my first mistake.
Here's what I wrote about Cherrypal back on 13 January 2010. When I wrote it, I hadn't yet figured out that Cherrypal was a scam.
First, let's cover the lies told to me. I ordered a Cherrypal Africa laptop on 21 December. I waited a couple days for an email about when my order was shipped, but received nothing. I did not get a response from Cherrypal until after the 4th email I sent. The email I received on 30 December said that I would get a tracking number the next day, and that I would receive my order soon. Needless to say, neither event occurred. I still do not have my laptop, nor have I gotten a refund.
Second, let's consider what I had to say to get a response at all. My first 3 emails were ignored. In order to get a response to the 4th email, I had to include my concern that this was a scam. When I sent a 5th email to point out the broken promises, it was ignored as well. My 6th email did get a response, but that may have been because I asked "Where is my F***ing laptop"? It was questionable, yes, but I am very angry about the treatment I have received. Four weeks had gone by without a word from Cherrypal other than when I poked them.
My last response from "Max Sebold" was that I would get a refund by Wednesday (today). It has not happened.
Third, there was supposed to have been a blanket email sent to all outstanding orders. I did not get it. Other than when I poked them, I did not receive any emails from Cherrypal. According to this PDF, which was supposedly sent to all customers, my order should have been refunded on 2 January. I did not get the PDF, and I still do not have my refund.
I never got my refund and I never got my netbook. I was scammed.
P.S. I strongly urge you to go read the accounts of other people scammed by Cherrypal (here, here, here, here, and here). Note that some of the stories date back to Christmas 2008. This scam has been going for a long time.
P.P.S. If you've been scammed by Cherrypal, please post a comment with your story. I want to hear from you.