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Initial post: Dec 31, 2012 7:56:00 AM PST
I am reaching out in as many ways as I can to warn consumers about importers127. This is a company that sells on Amazon. They sell electronics and other items. I purchased a hot pink tablet for my daughter for Christmas and not onky was it not there BY Christmas, I still do not have it, nor have any of my emails been returned.

BEWARE! Do not buy from this company. I am in the process of an Amazon Claim right now.

IF you know of anyother sellers to avoid, please keep this strand going, add them to the list and lets keep eachother informed!!

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 8:05:04 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 8:21:56 AM PST
There is already a much better way than this to "keep each other informed." Did you bother to look at this company's feedback? Over their lifetime (1424 reviews) it is only 48% positive. Their more recent feedback is even worse than that.

You're just asking for problems when you deal with a company that can't satisfy even half of their customers.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 8:29:46 AM PST
feedback is important...and I always add feedback when I purchase.

I had a similar experience with an amazon seller...only this seller was a newbie. (no feedback). He had a camera lens for sell for a suspiciously low price. Amazon, to their credit, wouldnt even 'let' me put this in the cart. "There is a problem with your mailing address..." was the generic remark I got. I sent an email to the seller and the seller asked me to wire the money to them directly. uhhh.. yeahhhh. Amazon sellers occasionally try to outwit,outfox Amazon and its buyers, but if we pay attention we can scuddle their attempts.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 8:36:08 AM PST
I completly agree that leaving feedback is important and also checking the feedback. When I purchased this product most of the feedback was positive. Ther were a few customers in the 5 pages of feedback that I read but overall the responses seemed positive. I am reaching out to any and every avenue I can to warn people about this horrible company, feedback included. I want to reach as many people as I can to help anyone who may be thinking of using this company.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 8:39:05 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 31, 2012 8:42:18 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
The self made bumps are not helping your case.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 8:45:34 AM PST
AlChemE says:
You've already done everything you need to do. Spamming the GBF by repeatedly "bumping" a thread about it will not really help much. I looked up the ratings on the company, and they are very low. I also noticed that the link to their "storefront" takes you to a screen that says something like, "Your search did not match any products."

That means the seller either left or got kicked off Amazon. Just make sure Amazon takes care of your claim, which I am confident they will, and the rest will take care of itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 8:59:16 AM PST
Maybe not but it is keeping the topic at a level where people can see it. Its important to me to tell as many people as I can. If I help even just one person, I feel it is worth any annoyances.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:14:01 AM PST
tonyS says:
Let US be the judge of "annoyances", and, yes, your bumps are annoying.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:22:57 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
Yes, the key word here is "annoyances".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:27:50 AM PST
Katie says:
Like AlChemE said, their "storefront" isn't showing now, so how can anyone buy from them? And if people can't see their "storefront" or merchandise now, then wtf are you protecting people from?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:27:59 AM PST
Miami Nights says:
In the future, only try to buy items that are fulfilled by Amazon.

I typically try to limit all my purchases to ones sold and shipped by Amazon, but if only a seller has it, I will only buy from sellers who use Amazon as their fulfillment center. Of course, I still check out plenty of their customer feedback.

Amazon tends to be really good about pleasing the customer.

Just recently, I bought something that only a seller had, and it was supposed to be new. Amazon shipped me the item, and while it looked new on the surface, it became obvious that it was a repackage of a used item by the seller.

I sent an e-mail to customer service about it, and Amazon gave me a very good partial refund, almost 50 percent off the price.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:30:31 AM PST
I humbly apologize that I am trying to help people. Forgive me for attempting to make life a little more difficult for a bogus company by lowering the amount of people who purchase for them...heres a question, if its so annoying why even keep coming back to the thread? Why bother commenting? Why not just shake your head and move on? What is so wrong with me trying to help people not make the same mistake I did? Its not like I am spamming or trolling I am a concerned consumer trying to help others.......

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:39:08 AM PST
You're not trying to "help people," Nicole. You're trying to extract your pound of flesh from someone who hurt you and your daughter.

We understand that, and most of us would have been angry, too. But you're starting to look petty.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:42:49 AM PST
Jaime says:
Well, yes you are kind of a spamming troll.

There are thousands of private sellers on AMZ, if everyone felt the need to post individual comments about every company (good or bad) that's all that would be in this forum. That is was the feedback is supposed to be used for - to let people know about bad sellers. So you are responsible for not checking their ratings (I really doubt they changed that much in the last couple of weeks) or you did check, took a chance anyway, and got burned.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:44:36 AM PST
No, that is inaccurate. I have full faith in Amazon in taking care of me. I put in a claim and feel that Amazon will follow through. I am trying to help other so they are not in the same boat as I am. There is nothing petty in that. If you don't understand that, well my deepest hopes and positive energy for you and yours. This is not a revenge post, if it was it would be more of a blog encouraging people towards some kind of action. This is simply a post warning people about a bad company. Sue me for caring and trying to help others.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:49:25 AM PST
tonyS says:
I don't think that the answer is to only buy Amazon-fulfilled items. Buying from a 3rd-party seller via Amazon offers the buyer the incredibily unique ability to have - at no additional charge - an Amazon A-Z Guarantee, while still enjoying the flexibility to buy from quasi-independent sellers who sell items that Amazon might not ordinarily sell.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:52:07 AM PST
Jaime says:
Well, yes you are kind of a spamming troll.

Uhhhhh this is a thread warning consumers about a bad product and I encouraged anyone else with similar experiences to share on this thread. This was the point OF the thread....To help others from getting taken, swindled and or as you put it burned.

Why respond with rude comments? Why can't you just respect the thread? If you don't want to read it you do not have to. I bumped it twice and have not done so since, so no spamming here and I am not being rude to people so no trolling either.

The great thing about a forum is you get to create a topic and if others want to read it and respond they can. This is what I did. I created a thread about crap companies fleecing thier customers in an attempt to help anyone else thinking about buying from this or any other companies that may pull the same thing as imports did.

Why an I getting a hard time? If you don't want to be a part of this thread just ignore it. If you DO want to be a art of this thread and have similar companies you want people to know to avoid please ingore the Trolls and reply with your experience, I would love to know who I should avoid.

Feedback isn't always sufficiant. When I placed my order the feedback was decent. It wasn't steller company but had over 85% positive feedback when I placed my order.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 9:53:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2012 9:57:00 AM PST
Robespierre says:
Jane Alexander's post might be the best one in this thread so far. It's not only articulate but useful.

That said, it contains one error -- *scuddle* instead of *scuttle*, which means to foil someone's attempt at a scam. *Scuddle* is not a word at all but might have been inspired by a splice of *scuttle* with the verb *scudding*.

A *scudding scuttle* could mean the particularly swift and direct prevention of an attempted scheme. I like the idea that the poster might have meant to use that phrase.

Now back to our regular feature.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 9:53:50 AM PST
@Tony I agree. I have purchased several times through awesome sellers like Doolcity and Import CDs and several others and have always gotten fast friendly service.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 10:22:43 AM PST
Handyman says:
Nicole,
I appreciate the warning. Count yourself lucky for having Amazon as an intermediary. Amazon will do right by you. Other options include notifying your credit card company or paypal if applicable and the Better Business Bureau. I am guessing that won't be necessary. Amazon takes its reputation for honesty and customer service quite seriously, whether the item purchased costs $1.00 or thousands of dollars.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 10:59:28 AM PST
@Handyman,

You get a big ol smile!! 8D Thank you for not being a troll and or just a rude person in general.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 11:38:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2012 1:59:10 PM PST
Miami Nights says:
It was just a suggestion to the OP as a way to avoid the headaches of having to file a claim against a dishonest seller.

I do understand that not all sellers are bad (there are good ones out there, and I've dealt with some of them).

But only buying Amazon-fulfilled items works for me because I've been burned too many times by sellers who ship their own items.

The biggest problem has been sellers who post an item as brand new but ship out an obviously used product. E-mails to them often go ignored and even claims don't work out because the seller will deny shipping out a used item. It turns into an
"I said, they said" argument.

But when Amazon is the shipper (whether it's their own item or a seller's), they take full responsibility for the condition of the item.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 11:43:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2012 11:46:27 AM PST
Bojanglez says:
If you really want to help people, write a review (as others have said) - this self-bumping so you can share with the world your horror story of ONE vendor is pointless and self-aggrandizing. You're talking about wanting to inform everyone of this, but your title doesn't have ANY info that might be useful so you just expect every Amazon customer to read this forum and read your one thread to find out about your bad experience? Have you really thought this through? :)

before buying anything, I always read the 1 and 2 star reviews. Stop wasting our time and go do what you actually WANT to do, and help others not make the same mistake you did?
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