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Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | 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. - Nationwide

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  • 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., Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Nationwide 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 Verifiedâ„¢ as a safe business service.

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REVIEW UPDATE: May 7, 2018: East Coast Wholesales remains committed to increased customer satisfaction and has improved their business practices over the years to better serve their customers. East Coast Wholesales is truly dedicated to making sure their customers are satisfied and that any complaints which do arise are addressed promptly and fairly.

To date, East Coast Wholesales has made good faith efforts to resolve all complaints reported on Ripoff Report. Based on our experience, the member business has proven to be among the top members of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program as a Verified Safe Business™.

Over time and since becoming a member, East Coast Wholesales has remained actively engaged and improving the way they address customer service complaints. As an active and current member of the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program we are happy to report that now more than ever East Coast Wholesales remains committed to improving customer satisfaction.

Remember, no company or individual can ever satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time. There are no products or services that will always be perfect for everyone and even the best companies will receive complaints from time to time. However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible.

Please keep in mind that as a consumer you have some responsibilities as well. Success has many definitions that based on your past experiences, current situation and your perceived expectations. Success with any product or service is always based on the proper application and understanding. The fastest car will not run if you never turn the engine on. Look at how you used the product or service that was provided in relation with the instructions that you received. The Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program will help you get your voice heard but please be prepared with documentation and fair representation of your concern, also have an idea of how the company can fix your concern. Can they offer additional services, extend warranties, offer a fair refund or just get you talking with someone that can help. ..let them know and let us know!

*Any consumer not receiving satisfaction from a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program should email us at editor@ripoffreport.com.

Ripoff Report Verified™ REVIEW

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.

East Coast Wholesale is Ripoff Report Verified
Ripoff Report Verified™ .. part of Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program.A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business..



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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The member business allows Ripoff report to email everyone from the past. Those who respond to Ripoff report with a valid complaint must be take care of.. they have made a commitment that if anyone contacts Ripoff Report in the future, they will make things right within 14 days. The member business must err on the side of their customers. Otherwise the member business is off the program.

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.

Ripoff Report sends a 3rd party service to do an onsite inspection of the new member business. The on-site inspection / review does not mean that the products or services offered by the business have been evaluated or endorsed by Ripoff Report, and has not made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services. We can verify, that Ripoff Report went to the business, verified their business or “work from home business”, there for, if a customer in the future does not get treated correctly, Ripoff Report can get the problem resolved. If not, and the customers is right, the member business will be taken off the Corporate Advocacy Program. Remember, Ripoff Report emailed every customer from the past that filed a complaint to make sure the member business made things right with customers from the past. Again, to err on the side of their customer, those from the past and those in the future.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

Read about Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program, a program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. This program works.

As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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East Coast Wholesales In SC BEWARE! this eBay seller will NOT ship PAID item if possitive Feedback NOT provided! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Item number:
220334604302

Payment Method: PayPal
Date of Payment: 12/25/08
Seller Contact: Yes, But the issue is unresolved

Customer concern: e-Bay!

I wish to report ILLEGAL activity as a SELLER has REFUSED to ship an item simply because I did NOT gave them a possitive Feedback!!!!

I purchased parts for scooter and he is refusing to send those even though PAID via pay-pal.

At this point I am NOT interested in conducting any more business with this unprofessional SELLER but wish to report ILLEGAL conduct as a SELLER via eBay and Pay-Pal rules.

Below an example of his latest communication and THREAT to my person due to my feedback;

Gabriel Emanuelli

Pay-Pal!!!

You MUST take action on this THREAT received by a SELLER and which PART is NOT to be shipped unless I change my Feedback SCORE!

Mr. McKinney!

This is even more amazing! to believe that as a customer you may even kind of THREAT message! even more so after purchasing a merchandise from your co. on which I am not even claiming a warranty but purchasing parts for which you are here REFUSING to ship!

FORGET about the BEARINGS! I request you reimburse my parts cost $, but even if you don't, I personally won't succumb to this THREAT, on the contrary, will explore any LEGAL consequences as well Business report, including E-Bay by sharing with them this incredible message received from your part.

YOU can't put words in my mouth and as a customer my feedback-comments are exactly what I felt!

I do not even believe I SLANDERED your business!!! I gave a NEUTRAL feedback! and FIRMLY believe on my comments!!!!

Since the time of purchased, I called numerous times and left v.mails? I also send several messages through e-bay and on your site directly.

By the time I received an e-mail response I already had received merchandise.

By the way, I already purchased bearings and installed them, still I stand by the fact that YOU get what you pay for and it is certainly a CHEAP (poor quality) product and believe I was very forgiving on my comments on this respect. Scooter has broken on a daily basis after each repair it may last half a day before another breakdown, and this after only 3-times (days) of use!!

I expect a refund of my parts as this also serves as a cancellation for my parts order and I intend on reporting this unprofessional THREAT in a formal manner!

Yours truly;

Gabriel Emanuelli

A paying "Customer" !

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 1:31 PM, wrote:

ONCE FEEDBACK IS REVISED TO A POSITIVE I WILL SHIP YOUR PAIR OF BEARINGS OUT FOR FREE AND I WILL REFUND YOUR 15 DOLLARS. YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY FOR BEARINGS AS LONG AS YOU DONT SLANDER MY COMPANY LIKE YOU DID. SO ONCE YOUR FEEDBACK IS REVISED AS I SENT YOU THE REVISION FORM THRU EBAY I WILL REFUND YOUR 15 DOLLARS BACK TO YOU AND I WILL SHIP OUT YOUR GAS SCOOTER BEARINGS. I WILL NOT SHIP THEM OUT UNTIL THIS IS RESOLVED. YOU SLANDERED MY BUSINESS AND I DO NOT APPRECIATE IT SO YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO FIX IT AND I WILL INTURN GIVE YOU FREE BEARINGS AND SHIP THEM RIGHT OUT.

THANKS

CRAIG MCKINNEY

From Seller - Craig McKinney

1/7/2009 06:29 PST

WE DONT DEAL WITH SCUM LIKE HIM. HE GIVE EBAY AND PAYPAL A BAD NAME

From Buyer - Gabriel Emanuelli

1/7/2009 08:43 PST

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Pay-Pal, take a moment to look at the reponse this seller just sent me simply because I gave him a Neutral feedback!

GAS SCOOTER BEARINGS

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ONCE FEEDBACK IS REVISED TO A POSITIVE I WILL SHIP YOUR PAIR OF BEARINGS OUT ...

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Mr. McKinney! This is even more amazing! to believe that as a customer you ma...

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Not to mention the FACT i am requesting reimburesment for the PARTS PAID via Pay-Pal and which he has REFUSED to ship because of feedback!!!

This in effect MUST be ILLEGAL and should NOT be allowed-tolerated by Pay-Pal!

I expect reimbursment immediately as you have proof this SELLER has Illegally REFUSED to SHIP a PAID item!!!!

I want NO parts, nor business transactions with such SCAM seller!

Gabriel xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Customer
Miramar, Florida
U.S.A.

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ITEM WAS SHIPPED AS WELL AS THE PARTS.

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

POSTED: Monday, May 04, 2009

This is a kid who tried to slander our company with these false statements. Online sites like this one make it easy for kids to try and hurt companies like ours who has been in business for over 12 years and have sold over 30,000+ items on ebay and from our website. Search our name on ebay which is ebay id name eastcoast_wholesales_inc. We have over 11,000 positive feedback on ebay over the last 10 years. Anyways just wanted to let the world know this kid doctored all these comments about our company and he also received his scooter on time and he did a chargeback for the bearings he bought for 15 dollars so paypal.com took the money out of our account within hours of him paying for the bearings, so yes we did not ship him the 2 bearings as he did not pay for them.

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