Shopping Centre Puerto Colon

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Shopping Centre Puerto Colon

Shopping Centre Puerto Colon
3.5
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nbrad99
Worcester, UK5 contributions
The Samsung Tablet scam continues in Fashion Square, Puerto Colon, Costa Adeje!
Mar 2020
Like other posts below we encountered the heavy pressure selling of the fake Samsung tablets while in Fashion Square. My wife only went into the shop to buy a hair brush but we were quickly involved in the tablet sales routine and passed onto their Technician who offered an improved offer.

Despite explaining that I have a far superior tablet and wasn't interested they weren't discouraged and eventually came down to a laughable figure of €15!

Earlier posts describe the fate that will befall you but the basic message is just say No and walk on.

You have been warned!!!
Written March 23, 2020
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Archie M
Glasgow, UK5 contributions
Stay well away from these scamsters at Fashion Square
Feb 2020
Thank you RSmith 264 from Grimsby who sent in a report on a scam at Fashion Square on Sept 2019. I was in the same Fashion Square shop next to Ale Hop today with my partner and went through a very similar experience.
We were stopped and asked if would purchase a Samsung Tablet for 30 Euros explaining how fantastic it was but the salesman then passed us on to the shop "technician" who then told us all the problems we would encounter with the Samsung and advised us to purchase an all singing and dancing google tablet for 120 Euros. He would not take no for an answer and eventually offered the Google Tablet for 80 Euros along with several extras [language change, anti virus etc] which would take 2 to 3 working days to complete. To my discredit, I agreed, paid them and agreed to come back to collect in 3 days time, I was confused that the Tablet did not have the manufacturers name of Google on the packing and after leaving looked up the internet to find out that Google had now decided to stop making Tablets, followed by reading the review from RSmith from Grimsby. I decided not to go through the same hassle they did and would go back and ask for my money to be returned. On arrival the original salesman was there and I informed him I wanted my money returned, he told us to wait for the "technician" who arrived within a few minutes and instantly agreed to reimburse me. They were obviously aware that we knew about the scam and while leaving the shop, the salesman aggresively tried to grab my partners mobile phone away from her hand, I can only imagine because he thought she was taking photos, I had to push him away from her a few seconds of handbags at dawn passed by before we left. The Technician had earier advised us he came from New Delhi and the salesman was also asian, both around 30 years old. Thanks again to my new friend from Grimsby, and I hope these reviews will help others not to get caught up in the same SCAM which they are very good at.
Written February 17, 2020
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Janice B
Aberdare, UK300 contributions
Needs a face lift
Jan 2020
Over the years this shopping centre as become a little tired. Good location, so I think money needs to be spent.
Written February 15, 2020
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jackie
6 contributions
Fashion square puerto colon
Nov 2019 • Couples
Stay away from these conn men bought a tablet for 35 euros persuaded us to upgrade as we would have nothing more to pay untill he got the money then wanted bank details to set it up i didn't give them as id paid on visa already they've taken more of card iv since cancelled card so they cant take any more there very good at what they do rob holiday makers of there hard earned money
Written November 26, 2019
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Steve O
Nottingham, UK9 contributions
very cosmopolitan area, good shopping experience
Sep 2019
don't let the 'tout's' pressure you too much...they are mostly ok if you say 'no thank you'....they see thousands walk by and don't feel guilty for going to browse in shops and not buy anything too....that happens also!
Written September 30, 2019
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RSmith264
Grimsby, UK30 contributions
Fashion Square shop - Fake goods scam
Sep 2019
Sept 9th 2019

Just returned from Costa Adeje and unfortunately found myself the victim of a scam.
Bought a tablet supposedly Samsung, showed us an Argos book that stated it was £749 back in the UK. Paid 175 euros including a keyboard case.
Supposed to have a 10 hour battery life - only 1 hour and a 64gb memory – only 16gb. Also a OLED 4K screen – was only 1024 x 600, not even HD!

Approached first by front man at Fashion Square store next to Ale-Hop and offered a discount at his market store. He then sold me a very cheap tablet. It was only 25 euros.
Passed us onto a technician to complete the sale. However that is where he tells you the tablet is only a sim based with no wifi. Then proceeds to sell me the 'Samsung'. Asked us to pay for it then states that you cannot take it yet as it needs altering to suit the UK. He doesn't know how to change it from Spanish to English!

Asked us to come back 3 days later as it would then have been changed to English, with a promise of a virus checker and a 2 year warranty.
Went back 3 days later and was told the tablet is nearly ready but we need to go to another shop, because the wifi in the shop is down, to have the security removed so we could pass through customs. He took us in a gold coloured BMW.

They then asked for ID and our credit card as a charge of 1.29 euros needs to be made to open a Google account on the tablet. Then claimed he could not do it as our flight home was more than 24 hours later. Was told to come back again the following day. They would pick us up from the hotel and if need be drop us at the airport if required.

After getting back to the hotel we checked the internet and found loads of reports regarding this type of scam.

The following morning I rang the Halifax to put a hold on my card in case he fancied a few more pounds. Some people have been scammed for nearly £3000.
I then rang the technician and told him we would not be coming back again and he was to deliver the tablet to our hotel. He insisted that we had to be present when he took the security program off the tablet.
Received a phone call from a third person who was very snappy and abrupt. Claimed we had asked him to set up the tablet (not true) and that it was here and the next time we visit Tenerife it would be waiting for collection.
I threatened him with Tenerife trading standards and the police he then hung up.
A few minutes later the technician rang and said he had managed to get our tablet and would deliver it to our hotel later that morning.

The tablet arrived in a plastic bag with no box, no additional software as promised and certainly no security patch. There was no letter as promised for tax purposes at the airport. The 2 year warranty slip did not have the Vendors name or address and no serial number. No information as to where to send it in case of breakdown. A useless piece of paper!

The tablet is a cheap chinese import called Itabx.

The invoice does not mention a Samsung Tablet or a 64gb drive, however it does say the tablet would have a UltraHD 4K screen. (Not true)
I have sent a message to the technician asking for a full refund and await his reply before taken any further action.

The address on the slip/receipt is
TAB STORE, Fashion Square, C.C.Puerto Colon, L 103 38660 Adeje, Tenerife.

KEEP WELL AWAY FROM THESE FRAUDSTERS.

I have managed to get my money back through my bank, so it has not cost me anything in the end.
Written September 13, 2019
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sillyhp2002
3 contributions
Take your own bag ....
Aug 2019
In a souvenir shop (near Ale Hop) after purchasing 2 novelty salt and pepper sets and leaving the shop, I was asked if I would like a carrier bag. The kind owner then wondered if I should like to visit the market in Fanabe, if so he would give me a ticket whereby his shop would get discount and so would I. Because he had been kind I agreed to accept the ticket although not sure if we would in fact visit the market. My husband and I were then introduced to his brother, who after explaining where and when the markets were, mentioned they had a a shop near to the Los Cristianos market (Open Technology or Technology today?). He then skilfully introduced us to the concept of purchasing a Samsung tablet for 29 euros which dropped to 25 euros. After dialogue to and fro we agreed to the purchase and paid cash. This led on to phase 2 of the sales pitch whereby we were encourage to pay more, but for a much better deal. This we declined which seemed to surprise the salesmen as they pressed in further with arguments to support the dearer option. From the initial offer of the bag, we were still in the shop some considerable time later trying to rid ourselves of a persistent sales pitch which took a revisit next day to the shop to finally resolve. So a simple "yes please" to the gift of a small, white carrier bag led to an unwelcome interruption to a tranquil evening leaving a sour after taste on an otherwise very enjoyable and extremely pleasant stay in the Torviscas/Puerto Colon area.
Written August 24, 2019
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supergreatsuper
Wales, UK114 contributions
Not bad although have a few tacky shops.
Apr 2019
Have Ale Hop shop which is great, and a big store (bit like a duty free store) which is a bit upmarket, sells perfume, clothes, jewellery. But beware of some tiny tacky shops selling fake goods and will try and sell you inferior tech items
Written May 31, 2019
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Pietro F
Basel, Switzerland92 contributions
Quite decadent
Mar 2019
As per title, it is an old structure, without much to offer. At best, a refreshment before/after getting on a boat, given its location.
Written April 14, 2019
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TommySouthWales
south wales62 contributions
Good range
Aug 2018 • Family
Variety of shops bars etc Escalators lift or stairs to different levels.Good views of port and harbour.Worth a visit. Try a fruit ice from Ben.Very moorish!
Written August 15, 2018
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