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Complaint Review: East Coast Wholesales TRUSTED BUSINESS | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. East Coast Wholesales US Based company established since 2001. East Coast Wholesales top priority to inspect every product before packaging to insure everything is in mint condition and in 100% perfect working order. East Coast Wholesales 24 hour online support staff to assist with questions along with sales office staff during business hours assists customers by phone.

  • Submitted: Mon, May 19, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, March 22, 2016

  • Reported By:santa monica California
East Coast Wholesales TRUSTED BUSINESS | Ripoff Report Verified™ …businesses you can trust. East Coast Wholesales US Based company established since 2001. East Coast Wholesales top priority to inspect every product before packaging to insure everything is in mint condition and in 100% perfect working order. East Coast Wholesales 24 hour online support staff to assist with questions along with sales office staff during business hours assists customers by phone.
524 Walcott Dr. Myrlte Beach,, South Carolina U.S.A.

East Coast Wholesales TRUSTED BUSINESS REVIEW: East Coast Wholesales clients feel safe, confident, & secure when doing business with them. East Coast Wholesales is dedicated to 100% client satisfaction, exceptional client experiences & success. Commitment to Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program benefiting consumers, ensuring complete satisfaction & confidence when doing business.
*UPDATE: East Coast Wholesales recognized by Ripoff Report Verified™ as a safe business service.

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EDitor's UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to East Coast Wholesales for its full commitment to quality customer service.

Ripoff Report's discussions with East Coast Wholesales have uncovered an ongoing dedication by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any concerns. East Coast Wholesales listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

One of the things we learned in the course of our review is that the typical customer feedback reads, "East Coast Wholesales truly provides high quality products with top of the line support staff that handles all issues in a timely and effective manner. [continued below]....
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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Craig McKinney during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases towards East Coast Wholesales.

East Coast Wholesale operates as a direct importer across the United States in scooters, generators, golf carts, and other specialty items. As a company they are striving to keep growing by adding new dealers to their distribution family. Owner, Craig McKinney, stated the following about his vision for distribution, "we started with a handful [of dealers] now we are up to 41. My vision is to get more dealers and distribute more product." Leads for East Coast Wholesale are generated through several different avenues including dealers, their personal website, and advertising on EBay as well as Amazon. The sales process is, "very simple." Consumers can access all the products they offer online, and have access to 24 hour customer service support. Their straightforward website offers an excellent understanding of East Coast Wholesale's products as well as shipping procedures.

CUSTOMER CARE & COMPLAINT RESOLUTION – EAST COAST WHOLESALES

During the onsite interview Mr. McKinney was asked to describe a situation where a client was not satisfied with the level of service they received. Mr. McKinney expressed that their most common complaint arises when there is shipping damage to a product, " unfortunately UPS is not always careful with packages." In order to combat this East Coast Wholesale performs a thorough inspection of their product before it is shipped to the customer, "we do a double inspection, because we try and make sure it's perfect before we ship it out."



When asked to comment on complaints posted on Ripoff Report's website Mr. McKinney stated that he believes some of them were placed by competitors, while the others from customers they attempted to help, but these customers still placed complaints. Mr. McKinney went on to describe the lengths that East Coast Wholesale will go through to ensure customers are happy with their services, "we do our best to get it [product] back or give some kind of compensation...our best response to that is just to get it back, replace it, or give them their money back. We basically just ask them what they want."

When asked what type of changes they have made to honor their commitment to make things right with the consumer per the request of Ripoff Report, Mr. McKinney stated, "I took over all emails through customer support. I'm the owner and I care about customer support...so I handle all complaints and all warranties...only I deal with customers." East Coast Wholesale is proud to be a part of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, "I'm actually very excited about it. Ripoff Report has gotten very large, and a lot of people go to that to do their research. Now that I am being accredited with them, fixing old problems, and reports out there I am super excited. It can only help our business."



EAST COAST TRANSMISSIONS - STATEMENTS FROM THE OWNER– CRAIG MCKINNEY

" East Coast Wholesales provides top of the line gas & electric scooters, digital generators and a full range of golf products along with SUP paddleboards at the most competitive pricing you will find anywhere in the USA.

East Coast Wholesales’ team have expressed that they feel very confident doing their job. East Coast Wholesales takes employee satisfaction seriously as well. Employee feedback and surveys reveal comments such as this, "Mr. McKinney is truly concerned about our contribution to the company and providing growth opportunities for us. He takes the time to listen and communicate with employees and customers."

Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that East Coast Wholesales’ past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client and employee satisfaction.

STATED IMPROVEMENTS FROM EAST COAST WHOLESALES

East Coast Wholesales recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report's review, East Coast Wholesales has made organizational changes allowing its clients and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great client experience.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Craig McKinney, Ripoff Report is convinced that East Coast Wholesales is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.



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Ripoff Report has determined that East Coast Wholesales meets Ripoff Report Verified™ standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. Members of the Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction program do pay a fee for our on-site review, 24 hour monitoring and for support with customers to resolve any disagreements.

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NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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CRAIG MC KINNEY EAST COAST WHOLESALES New scooter on ebay arrived, was used and damaged. 3 weeks later, no resolution. Myrlte Beach, South Carolina

I bought a brand new 200 watt, 2008 scooter on ebay from Eastcoast. It arrived with the outer box in excellant shape. The scooter was advertised "BRAND NEW, MINTCONDITION, ORIGINAL BOX", but arrived used and damaged. I e-mailed the that day, and Steve, warehouse manager claimed all scooters were new, and damage was result of UPS ROUGHING IT UP. The outer box had one small tear, while inner box was torn, and bent, and taped. The scooter had foot scuffs on it, the top foot rest torn and scuffed. The bottom casing where e battery is had a large crack, and a smaller one as well. The bottom was scuffed. They requested I send proof of damage, and promised a return pick up by Ups, and a replacement. That did not happen. Finally after 3 weeks, I reqested a return pre-paid shipping lable and a refund. That didn't happen. I continued to e-mail and opened a claim with paypal. After all these attempts at a resolution, I left negative feedback. At this point Craig Mc Kinney threatened me that he would leave feedback in my ebay file about my bad manners, bad e-bay dealings and that he would reveal my 'NASTY HABITS' . I have purchased numerous e-bay items, all of which were wonderfull. I buy bikes, red sox stuff, and his scooter. He was not helpful, would not respond to my photographic evidence of the used and damaged item, and has now refused to honor his 90 day warrenty, promises of pre paid shipping lable for return , and worst of all has threatened me in an e-mail. I now must return the scooter at my own expense, which will cost me 25.00$ I would urge buyers to BEWARE!!!!! "nasty habits"????? Huh???????

Taken for a ride
santa monica, California
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#1 Consumer Comment

Doesn't even know the story

AUTHOR: nailydude1 - (United States of America)

No I did not ride it off road or any of the stuff he said. I only road it on a sidewalk and blacktop road. The tire popped the same day I got it. He doesn't even know his "valued customers" story. And I obviously don't know how to talk to adults when his grammar was horrible in every email. Just because I'm 13 doesn't mean I do certain things. There he goes lieing again.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

NEW INNER TUBE WAS SENT TO CUSTOMER

AUTHOR: Eastcoast wholesales - (U.S.A.)

This is a 13 year old kid who does not know how adults communicate and deal with problems.  As his picture shows he has a flat tire.  Probably running off road and hitting sharp rocks, nail, jumping, etc....  typical kid stuff that all kids do.


We sent him a free inner tube under his free part warranty 55 days after he received the scooter and contacted us of a flat.  Inner tube is 3 dollars and a 5 minute fix.


 


Simply problem that was resolved by us after he contacted us 55 days after he received the scooter.  Sounds like the kid a couple months later got a flat again.  I am sure he is doing the same thing he did the first time to get another flat.  My personal scooter is going on 5 years old with the same 2 inner tubes.


 


Anyways he can now buy a inner tube from our website for a couple dollars and free shipping since he is now 4 months past the free part warranty.


 


Thanks


Craig

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#3 Consumer Comment

I bought one of their 49cc gas scooter. Worst buy EVER

AUTHOR: nailydude1 - (United States of America)

I am a 13 year old kid and I wanted a motor whatever that went a decent speed and I saw east coast wholesales on the internet with some pretty good prices and what seemed to be pretty good product. I recieved the scooter when I was supposed to and opened the box and there was no front tire. I called the company and they said to send them an email and they would send it to me and they did. I recieved the wheel about 5 days later and put it on and within 5 minutes of riding it the front suspension got jammed. I reported this and he said to use wd-40 and everything worked fine. I did and nothing happened so I waited it out. After about a week of waiting the scooter fixed itself and I road it around the outside of my nieborhood for about 10 minutes went home got up the next morning went outside the next morning and what I saw as the back tire was one of the most deformed looking tires I've ever seen. I emailed him and he said to send pictures so I did and I thought I wanted to just get a new tire and tube but then I decided that I wanted to return the scooter because nothing had gone right with it, so I told him that and he said I was out of the 30-day money back thing but he could get me free parts. I asked him if there was anyway that I could return the scooter and he said no. He also said if he did HE WOULD GET FIRED! So I just decided to trust him and sent him the wheel and he fixed it and sent it back. I put it on when I got it back (about an hours work for a 13 year old) and started riding it to one of my friends house AND THE TUBE DEFLATED AGAIN. At this point I had my mom talk to him and he said if I sent pictures he would again fix the problem. I sent him these pictures and he replied saying he would not fix it, it was redicoulous that I wanted to return over a tire, and that it was my fault for the tire. He will not respond to my email at this point. I urge you not to buy anything from this seller because he does not care about his buyers he cares about your money. I now will have to pay around $50 to get this fixed at a profressional scooter store because of this horrible company. Do me a favor and do not buy anything from this company. This company will lie for your money.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

THIS CLAIM IS FALSE, PLEASE READ THE TRUTH BELOW.

AUTHOR: Eastcoast wholesales - (U.S.A.)

This customer was a complete nightmare to deal with. We give a full copy of our 30 day return warranty which explains all items must be returned to us within 30 days for receipt for a full refund and customer is responsible for return shipping. This person used profanity in emails to our company, would not read or follow our warranty after we sent her over 50 emails in weeks and talked to them on the phone. They have doctored have of there report so most of there claims are very false. We have been in business for over 12 years and we have sold over 30,000 items on ebay and our website. You can view our company on ebay by searching our ebay id name which is Eastcoast_wholesales_inc. you will see over 11,000 positive feedbacks alone just from ebay. It is unfortunate in 30,000 sales on ebay you get 1 or 2 people who just cause trouble and lie. Oh well 1 or 2 people out of 30,000 customers who cause trouble is very small, that is the price of business and the free access to sites like this to help nasty people try to post nasty comments about good companys. Thanks for listening to our comment to this false statement posted by a nasty individual. Thanks, www.eastcoastwholesales.com
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

CLAIM IS NOT CORRECT AT ALL.

AUTHOR: Eastcoast Wholesales - (U.S.A.)

This customer was a complete nightmare to deal with. We give a full copy of our 30 day return warranty which explains all items must be returned to us within 30 days for receipt for a full refund and customer is responsible for return shipping. This person used profanity in emails to our company, would not read or follow our warranty after we sent her over 50 emails in weeks and talked to them on the phone. They have doctored have of there report so most of there claims are very false. We have been in business for over 12 years and we have sold over 30,000 items on ebay and our website. You can view our company on ebay by searching our ebay id name which is Eastcoast_wholesales_inc. you will see over 11,000 positive feedbacks alone just from ebay. It is unfortunate in 30,000 sales on ebay you get 1 or 2 people who just cause trouble and lie. Oh well 1 or 2 people out of 30,000 customers who cause trouble is very small, that is the price of business and the free access to sites like this to help nasty people try to post nasty comments about good companys. Thanks for listening to our comment to this false statement posted by a nasty individual. Thanks, www.eastcoastwholesales.com
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CRAIG MCKINNEY EAST COAST WHOLESALES

AUTHOR: Taken for a ride - (U.S.A.)

Total price to return used and damaged scooter was $28.18. I have been waiting to get my money back, but it has not happened yet. MCKINNEY advertises BRAND NEW MINT CONDITION IN ORIGINAL BOX on Ebay. He then ships used and damaged merchandise. This has happened to many other buyers besides me. He then blames UPS, and eventually responds to negative feedback by blaming the buyer, the buyers kid or dog. Then he insults the buyer, calling him or her a kid, or unable to communicate, or from NJ, MA, or Ill. Then he refuses to assist buyer with an exchange or refund unless negative ebay feedback is removed. Then he claims he won't return money because the buyer broke the item, using it incorrectly orgoing too fast, or just a dumb kid who can't read instructions.

I don't know why Ebay allows him to do business. I will never buy from him again. He also told Ebay that I did not pay/recieve the scooter, and Ebay gave me a strike on my record. Only after emailing them with proof of payment did they remove the strike. That is another of MCKINNEY'S retaliations. If the buyer complains or refuses to remove feedback, McKinney tells Ebay that the buyer never paid, and is complaing because they are mean trouble makers! It has been the worst purchasing experience I ever had.
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