Psystar: I smell a rat (updated)

Summary:Yesterday The Guardian did some ol' fashioned gum shoeing to find out more about the elusive yet seductive Psystar – the purported Mac cloner that many have been following. They found out that Psystar changed their address from what appeared to be an average row of suburban houses to a second address that "looks far more office-y, or at least industrial.

Yesterday The Guardian did some ol' fashioned gum shoeing to find out more about the elusive yet seductive Psystar – the purported Mac cloner that many have been following. They found out that Psystar changed their address from what appeared to be an average row of suburban houses to a second address that "looks far more office-y, or at least industrial."

Well today Gizmodo's crack team of readers descended on both addresses and submitted photos of the locations for review. The photos confirm that the first location is "indeed a residential address. It's a one story house with a truck and sedan out front." The second " a packing supply company called "USA KOEN PACK.""

Then Psystar changed addresses again from 10481 to 10471 NW 28th Street. Ok, maybe that last address change was a typo? But today there's a strange note on their Web site after you try to place an order, stating:

Thank you for visiting Psystar. We're sorry but the store is temporarily down due to the fact that we are currently unable to process any credit card transactions.

I don't know about you but I smell a rat and it smells like Psystar.

You can follow the unending drama in the comments on Gizmodo and Digg.

Update: Tom's Hardware has a brief interview with Psystar president Rudy Pedraza. In it he laughs about the whole thing, while still claiming it's legit. Opinion: steer clear from this company until we see a shipping box.

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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