Cosmic-scope.com is an e-commerce vendor. The selection is limited to a smart monocular camera deemed “Cosmic Scope.” Adjustable tripod, 300x zoom, universal compatibility, and a 4K HD lens are just to name a few of the Cosmic Scope features.
About The Vendor
The website is missing an About Us page and may as well not have a Contact Us, which only provides the phone number (855) 424-6850. A Google search, which shows the phone number linked to CosmicScope, produced the brand “Modern Life Trend” and address 105 Serra Way, #264, Milpitas, CA 95035.
A Google search connects the address to The Postal Shop, a shipping service authorized by FedEx.
Modern Life Trend
A business search via the California Secretary of State website (see image below) did not render results for Modern Life Trend or Cosmic Scope. The brand operates the website modernlifetrend.com, which provides a unique address 427 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 and phone number (855) 343-2553. A Google search connects the address to the shipping service “Mail To Go.” The phone number is unique to Modern Life Trend.
The Modern Life Trend Facebook page has quite a few postings with four followers. Cosmic Scope does not appear to be connected to Facebook.
The website was registered with NameCheap on February 12, 2021.
Neither brand is registered with or accredited by the BBB.
Cosmic Scope may very well be an Alibaba replica. Side-by-side, the two scopes look the same, with the exception of the lens cap. The Alibaba replica is priced at $7 excluding shipping and handling. Cosmic Scope is priced at $49.99 plus $9.99 for shipping and handling per unit.
Afterword – Cosmic Scope Scam
Is Cosmic Scope a scam? With scant evidence, Nayzayerz cannot validate the claims. Both brands utilize virtual mailboxes, which probably says the website is operated by someone in China or India.
The mere fact, virtually the same monocular telescope is available at Alibaba draws a red flag. And, it should come as no surprise that the same scope is available via the Amazon Marketplace for $29.99. Placing the two brands side-by-side, no variances can be detected.
If you want to protect your investment and save some money to boot, go with the Amazon version. We do not recommend the protection plan for an additional $2.99 since it obviously came from Alibaba.
There are just way too many e-commerce vendors peddling Alibaba items at significantly marked-up prices. Be sure to check out the Amazon reviews before your final decision. The Amazon reviews are obviously fake, they do not have a link to verify the customer’s product review history, which is very strange. Never witnessed this before, don’t know if it is something new for Amazon or just a deceptive technique to conceal fake reviews.
Never put your faith in Amazon “verified purchase” reviews, they are available through BlackHatWorld (BHW) and Fivver for a few bucks. How does it work? Amazon vendor provides customer with a code, which is then entered into the Amazon Marketplace, walla! You have yourself a free monocular telescope. Nah, just a few bucks for writing a fake review.
Don’t understand why Amazon continues to allow their FBA and third-party sellers to utilize this deceptive practice when it jeopardizes their reputation. Guess they too big to fail!
Promises, Promises, Promises, Oh My!