- Report: #464238
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Complaint Review: Mainstream Trading Co
Mainstream Trading Co3651 Mars Hill Rd. Watkinsville, Georgia U.S.A.
Mainstream Trading Co - MainstreamTradingCo.com - Biggest Scam & Ripoff Report By Consumers Watkinsville Georgia
Where can I start and end. For starters we all know the big hype of iPhones and how buyers are liking to home in this incredible deal investment but what I am about to tell you is that don't quit your day job. What makes us driven to impulsively buy from suppliers that look legitimate and make an honest noble payment towards them. In return in the process do you gain respect? Yes, at first but what about after the process of receiving no item.
This is where I come in. Do not be fooled my this legitimate MainstreamTradingCo.com. These people are taking money by wire transfer and not sending any items at all. You're dealing with one person only by Andrew Thurmond - Mainstream Sales Team (he uses different Alias Names and the only person on phone) Strongly urge people to follow my steps in verifying this Company in the Better Business Bureau Site Link That I have posted further below. I did my part in Paying a Large Sum of money by Wire Transfer because that's the only payment they accept. I initially made payment for 5pcs iPhone 3g 16GB Officially Unlocked and Factory Sealed (Luckily didn't pay for 10pcs just imagine) each pcs per iPhone is 440 usd. This Company is Located in the States, have 1800- num, address, and Incorporation i.d on Company Operation. I Truly Believe I Have Been Scammed & Hard Lesson in the Future To Deal With Fraudulent People Like These.
Reference Of The Company Better Business Bureau File(Please Note it's Rated D- )
Side the fact I didn't even did a cross reference check with Better Business Bureau. I highly Recommend you look at this case study because this is exactly will happen to you. Below is this Web Link.
My Questions & Inquiry
-How is it that a Merchandise Worth 2k has no proven track num Fedex?
-How is it that emails are forwarded with no guarantee that items are being sent?
-How is it Customs Holding will take 10days (note my case is only they didn't sent item or credit money back not any Customs Holding)
A Con Man Usual Techniques to Avoid (Companies Business Practice)
-A Sales Pitch by only One Person on Phone (Literally One Person Pausing the Phone Dial, Answering, Claiming that Staffs on Lunch Break and Email Alias Names ex Sara Minish)
-A Fairly Good Invoice in PDF(It even looks presentable)
-1800-Num and Actual Site
-Payments Only By Money Transfer( Pitch on Paypal Paypal holds ten days and that Apple does not allow because it's unlocked iPhone) We all Know that EBay has its Payment Gateway Paypal which always secures Buyers Interest and Fraudulent Sellers at it place.
-D- on BBB Review( The Better Business Bureau Program which this Companies Fail to Enroll)
-Shipping Delays close to 10 days and than additional 3 days more claiming that staff is working overtime to be sent for departure terminal. (Yet again if you per say ordered a $14 item from another company with actual credit process and given 24hr Fedex Track Num. Chances are you will be getting that low cost of item to your door step but When You Purchase 5pcs iPhone or 10 which is extremely loads of Money. Chances are you won't get it A. This Mainstream Trading Co. is not a Legitimate Company with no proper Payment Gateway B. No FedEx Track Num Given Period C. You just been scammed my a semi sophisticated iPhone Wholesaler.
-Con Man finds loop holes and puts out fake inquiries of shipment.
-Con Man searches his own complaints on web and tries to convince other buyers that he has done everything but we all know these are plain words.
My Own Experience
-From the Beginning. I talked asked if items are authentic and the usual product inquiry.
-Gave my right info and details on Wire Transfer Payment ,Emailed, & Faxed Invoice which I signed.
Payment sent May 29 and they received it by them on June 2/2009
-Promptly contacted for delivery on June 2/2009 for Confirmation On Delivery and Fedex Track Num
-More Given Delays That Week
-June 8/2009 a sympathetic reply stating will contact warehouse (This is One Person Operating)
- June 11/2009 another email reply that staff members had delayed issues and will ship.( This is One Person Operating)
-June 15/2009 .Replied to them If you can't supply shipping details than credit me back.
They Emailed back stating a we will issue an RMA if we can not find out where your products are.
At that point No Answers! Completely Vanished
Let me think about this issue an RMA? First how does 2k worth of item is untraceable.Where's the proven track num Fedex? Do not take individuals money for your own scheme and put out incorporation on your company. If you dealing business like enroll your self with good quality assurance with BBB(Better Business Bureau). I would like to be credit back fully and understandably. If the Company has any decency they will respond to Ripoff Report because we all know 100 thousands users are generally aware of this given problem. I always been a reasonable person to make payments for a good service but my money went towards a fraudulent conniving company. I want my 2200 USD Money Credited Back. Invoice SS1001-2009
If you want proof I have the actual invoice & payment. I am always hear To Help so that you don't fall in this fatal trap of Crazed iPhone Trap. I appreciate that I could spend valuable time for those readers and buyers alike. Best Wishes and Stay Strong in this Tough Economical Time
Safety Tip: Buy Only One Item Sample Piece to Test how Reliable of any Individual Wholesaler Out There. MainstreamTradingCo.com is Unreliable Wholesaler Period Do Not Buy Minimum Order is 5pcs-10pcs. I haven't seen any item as you can tell the above case info.
Biggest Scam Artist in Dealing Apple iPhone Products. Do Not Spend Your Hard Earned Money From This Company. Please Save Your Hard Decent Money And Don't Deal With Mainstream Trading Co. They are a Scam!
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