After I contacted S&Y wholesalers, Inc., the owner's name is Sholom Friedlander. He told me the minimum purchase is 100 units, I told him if I can do a sample order of 10 units first, he said yes, so I placed an order through wire transfer on 3/20/2009 with them because Sholom told me he had 150 units avialable can ship me the 10 iPhones immediately.
I waited a few days and he replied 5 days later telling me the 150 units were sold fast and couldn't send me the 10pcs. He then said there will be another 500 units coming in a few days, he'll be able to ship them to me then. after 5 days of waiting after that, I still didn't get any update from him, so I called and he didn't answer, then I got a call from his supplier named Scott Laverty 6 days apologizing for the delay and told me he'll take care of my order the next day. I got a tracking # from him for overnight express, and I didn't get the package next day, when I checked online, the tracking # is wrong, it was meant for someone else. When I asked Scott what happened, he blamed it on his Supplier named Pam(Possibly Pam Holtz, another famous scammer), and showed me their emails of what went wrong, excuses of traffic accident and sort. Then he said his supplier will overnight the correct order to me yesterday, and of course failed to do so.
Basically he is telling me he will have to file fraud against his supplier but will refund me my $ as he gets $ from his buyers for orders. Everytime I email Sholom, he'll tell me he have to talk to Scott, and Scott is not giving me a definite date of refund and I'm not even sure if they will refund me in full at once. He also told me he is willing to ask his other supplier to ship me 200 units by this Friday before I even pay him to gain back my trust and I will only pay after I do get all the 200 units. I did a fraud search on the internet, and of course their names came up! On a UK wholesale forum and here on ripoff report.
I also got in contact with a buyer who end up cancel his credit card charge because of the same delaying stories, I'm planning to file a police report and claim with my bank. If needed, I will bring them to court to get back my $.
Buyers, if any of you been scammed by these two, email me! Let's work together and bring them down, so they can't scam another person in the future!
Los Angeles, California