Anybody have any experiences with the reseller "American Warehouse"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cutsman, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. cutsman macrumors regular

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    Does anybody know anything about this reseller at www.americanwarehouse.us? The prices do seem too good to be true.. and having just read the stickied post about fraudulent resellers ( http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=41856 ).. im skeptical.

    If anybody knows anything about this place or have experiences dealing with them, please speak up. I hope this is legit and not another (or the same?) scammer that ran those previous sites.

    And I tried to google some info on that website but couldnt find anything on them. Anybody know if they're legit?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Well the site was registered on May 29th, 2006

    Code:
    [whois.melbourneit.com]
    Domain Name:                                 AMERICANWAREHOUSE.US
    Domain ID:                                   D10176019-US
    Sponsoring Registrar:                        DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Domain Status:                               clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant ID:                               DI_3088722
    Registrant Name:                             John Taylor
    Registrant Organization:                     American Warehouse
    Registrant Address1:                         500 Lowries Run Rd
    Registrant City:                             Pittsburgh
    Registrant State/Province:                   Pennsylvania
    Registrant Postal Code:                      15237
    Registrant Country:                          United States
    Registrant Country Code:                     US
    Registrant Phone Number:                     +131.09439015
    Registrant Facsimile Number:                 +131.05641969
    Registrant Email:                            admin@americanwarehouse.us
    Registrant Application Purpose:              P1
    Registrant Nexus Category:                   C11
    Administrative Contact ID:                   DI_3088722
    Administrative Contact Name:                 John Taylor
    Administrative Contact Organization:         American Warehouse
    Administrative Contact Address1:             500 Lowries Run Rd
    Administrative Contact City:                 Pittsburgh
    Administrative Contact State/Province:       Pennsylvania
    Administrative Contact Postal Code:          15237
    Administrative Contact Country:              United States
    Administrative Contact Country Code:         US
    Administrative Contact Phone Number:         +131.09439015
    Administrative Contact Facsimile Number:     +131.05641969
    Administrative Contact Email:                admin@americanwarehouse.us
    Administrative Application Purpose:          P1
    Administrative Nexus Category:               C11
    Billing Contact ID:                          DI_3088722
    Billing Contact Name:                        John Taylor
    Billing Contact Organization:                American Warehouse
    Billing Contact Address1:                    500 Lowries Run Rd
    Billing Contact City:                        Pittsburgh
    Billing Contact State/Province:              Pennsylvania
    Billing Contact Postal Code:                 15237
    Billing Contact Country:                     United States
    Billing Contact Country Code:                US
    Billing Contact Phone Number:                +131.09439015
    Billing Contact Facsimile Number:            +131.05641969
    Billing Contact Email:                       admin@americanwarehouse.us
    Billing Application Purpose:                 P1
    Billing Nexus Category:                      C11
    Technical Contact ID:                        DI_3088722
    Technical Contact Name:                      John Taylor
    Technical Contact Organization:              American Warehouse
    Technical Contact Address1:                  500 Lowries Run Rd
    Technical Contact City:                      Pittsburgh
    Technical Contact State/Province:            Pennsylvania
    Technical Contact Postal Code:               15237
    Technical Contact Country:                   United States
    Technical Contact Country Code:              US
    Technical Contact Phone Number:              +131.09439015
    Technical Contact Facsimile Number:          +131.05641969
    Technical Contact Email:                     admin@americanwarehouse.us
    Technical Application Purpose:               P1
    Technical Nexus Category:                    C11
    Name Server:                                 NS1.AMERICANWAREHOUSE.US
    Name Server:                                 NS2.AMERICANWAREHOUSE.US
    Created by Registrar:                        DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Last Updated by Registrar:                   DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Domain Registration Date:                    Mon May 29 16:01:53 GMT 2006
    Domain Expiration Date:                      Mon May 28 23:59:59 GMT 2007
    Domain Last Updated Date:                    Wed May 31 17:31:05 GMT 2006
     
  3. lexus macrumors 68000

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    DO NOT BUY FROM THEM
    It is a common template used buy scam stores.
     
  4. cutsman thread starter macrumors regular

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    registered 3 days ago... but the "About Us" on the site says "since 2003"?

    BTW, how does someone go about getting all that info on a domain name?
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    They could be a brick-and-mortar store that just went online. While the domain is registered to someone in PA, their address on their site is listed as Atlanta. A Google Maps search shows what could be a shopping plaza.

    I'd still stay away.

    Regarding the whois info...the first line of eva01's data says it all. Just go to whois.melbourneit.com and type in the domain name. Or just type "whois americanwarehouse.us" into Terminal.
     
  6. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Only one thing to do, call them on 404.419.6646 to be certain.
    If you do call ask technical questions the guy would only know if he sold Mac's.
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Just a note: the phone number from the whois is area code 310. 310 is Los Angeles, but the address is PA. And the store is, where, Atlanta? I wouldn't order from them if I were you.
     
  8. cutsman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ya, i think i'll pass and look elsewhere. It's really not worth the hassle and the risk... thanks everyone, for your advice. :D
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    "Current authorizations include Apple"
    http://www.apple.com/main/php/locator.php
    No authorized reseller in that ZIP code, according to Apple, No authorized reseller named American Warehouse.
    www.whitepages.com has three residential listings for 6690 Roswell Rd NE
    no businesses

    #C4 on an address, althought it may be a suite number in a mall, is sometimes a sign of a mailbox outlet, #C4 being compartment 4...

    The area code given on the site 404 is not the same area code as the phones at that address, 404 is more than likely a cell phone or a forwarding service

    One of the phone numbers in the site is based in Miami, FL.. So letsee, take your pick: CA, PA, GA or FL.

    They are also now spamming craigslists with ads for Macs, which when you go to buy them you are referred to the website to order

    Can't find a business listing for this American warehouse, but came up with one truly bizarre (and I am sure, unrelated) one which I present for your amusement only:

    "American Warehouse
    Fresno, CA

    Products & Services:
    * Appeals
    * Weapons
    Additional Information:
    Avoid Jail, Drugs, Molest, Drunk Drive, Juveniles, Sex Crimes, Assault, Theft/Fraud, Domestic Vio, Embezzlement, Probation Vio, Jail Alternatives "
     
  10. cloudblood84 macrumors regular

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    i want to know what's ever become of these "companies" were we successful?
     
  11. waltchan macrumors member

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    THIS IS ALL SCAM. THEY ONLY ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT AND THE CHECKOUT PAGE IS NOT SECURE. DON'T BUY IT FROM THEM. THANKS FOR READING.
     
  12. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I would never buy from anyone in this day and age who only accepts wire transfer. That's pretty much a dead giveaway.

    I mean, really, it's not even a dedicated scammer, as they could at least spend the couple hundred bucks to set up an actual credit card service. We have one for our online store, and we just sell cds.
     
  13. elshaddi macrumors newbie

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    Fraud Fraud Fraud

    This is THE EXACT site (just different name) as storesoho.com
    They shut down less than a month after opening.
    They have already received several wire transfers, and the money is withdrawn virtually the same day at a teller window.
    Why would a company do that?
    Please save your self some trouble, and stay the hell away from this company.
    Money transfers have NO way of being retrieved. they are meant to be used ONLY for sending to relatives or close friends who need cash. Banks DO NOT give you your money back if you get scammed, there is NO way to get it.
     
  14. nomadtreader macrumors newbie

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    There back! - Now as www.pc-warehouse.us

    Does this look familar: http://www.pc-warehouse.us/ ???
    Looks like the SCAM continues...
    This time there out of Dallas.

    Again they wanted to bank transfer. I said no, and was about to drive their listed address in Dallas to pay CASH and personally pick up my item. Heres their response:

    "Local pickup will be available in September when the store opens. Meanwhile
    we only ship from the warehouse."

    Regards,

    Robert Hanes


    This what they wrote when asked they accept credit cards...


    "We do accept major credit cards but there is 25% tax to be
    added and that is the reason why wire transfer was offered.

    Items on this sale are donated products we resell and there is no
    tax if sale goes in private manner. If we run this through a billing
    processor charging a credit card there are several taxes summing to
    25-28% tax added to the total amount."

    With regards,

    Robert



    Heres the whois looks familar?:



    Domain Name: PC-WAREHOUSE.US
    Domain ID: D10418878-US
    Sponsoring Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant ID: DI_3088722
    Registrant Name: John Taylor
    Registrant Organization: PC Warehouse, LLC
    Registrant Address1: 500 Lowries Run Rd
    Registrant City: Pittsburgh
    Registrant State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Registrant Postal Code: 15237
    Registrant Country: United States
    Registrant Country Code: US
    Registrant Phone Number: +131.09439015
    Registrant Facsimile Number: +131.05641969
    Registrant Email: john_taylor.warehouse@yahoo.com
    Registrant Application Purpose: P1
    Registrant Nexus Category: C11
    Administrative Contact ID: DI_3088722
    Administrative Contact Name: John Taylor
    Administrative Contact Organization: PC Warehouse, LLC
    Administrative Contact Address1: 500 Lowries Run Rd
    Administrative Contact City: Pittsburgh
    Administrative Contact State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Administrative Contact Postal Code: 15237
    Administrative Contact Country: United States
    Administrative Contact Country Code: US
    Administrative Contact Phone Number: +131.09439015
    Administrative Contact Facsimile Number: +131.05641969
    Administrative Contact Email: john_taylor.warehouse@yahoo.com
    Administrative Application Purpose: P1
    Administrative Nexus Category: C11
    Billing Contact ID: DI_3088722
    Billing Contact Name: John Taylor
    Billing Contact Organization: PC Warehouse, LLC
    Billing Contact Address1: 500 Lowries Run Rd
    Billing Contact City: Pittsburgh
    Billing Contact State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Billing Contact Postal Code: 15237
    Billing Contact Country: United States
    Billing Contact Country Code: US
    Billing Contact Phone Number: +131.09439015
    Billing Contact Facsimile Number: +131.05641969
    Billing Contact Email: john_taylor.warehouse@yahoo.com
    Billing Application Purpose: P1
    Billing Nexus Category: C11
    Technical Contact ID: DI_3088722
    Technical Contact Name: John Taylor
    Technical Contact Organization: PC Warehouse, LLC
    Technical Contact Address1: 500 Lowries Run Rd
    Technical Contact City: Pittsburgh
    Technical Contact State/Province: Pennsylvania
    Technical Contact Postal Code: 15237
    Technical Contact Country: United States
    Technical Contact Country Code: US
    Technical Contact Phone Number: +131.09439015
    Technical Contact Facsimile Number: +131.05641969
    Technical Contact Email: john_taylor.warehouse@yahoo.com
    Technical Application Purpose: P1
    Technical Nexus Category: C11
    Name Server: NS1.PC-WAREHOUSE.US
    Name Server: NS2.PC-WAREHOUSE.US
    Created by Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Last Updated by Registrar: DIRECT INFORMATION PVT LTD DBA PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
    Domain Registration Date: Thu Jul 06 23:42:41 GMT 2006
    Domain Expiration Date: Thu Jul 05 23:59:59 GMT 2007
    Domain Last Updated Date: Fri Jul 07 18:26:51 GMT 2006

    DONT BUY FROM THESE GUYS - IM GOING TO MY BEST TO WARN OTHERS AND THE AUTHORITIES ABOUT THIS SCAM!!!
    Seems like they prey on craigslist.org with very low offers.
    Heres their email:warehouse@pc-warehouse.us

    If its too good to be true, then it probably is!!!
     
  15. lexus macrumors 68000

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  16. suzaria macrumors newbie

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    I have an account already?

    Imagine my surprize when I had a look around the "new" pc-warehouse.us site (I was thinking of purchasing several hundred iMac Bundles:rolleyes: ) when I was informed that I already had an account! Lazy rascals, still using their amercanwarehouse.us database!
     
  17. jaimeps macrumors newbie

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    I'm very happy i found this post on Google

    i almost jumped also into their story... Those guys even called me several time to my cell. On the caller id there was a weird number that looked to me like a call from out of the country.. Besides the guy had a weird accent (not american for shure)... They the following address on the email they sent me:

    John Taylor
    Premier Manager, Sales Dept.
    American Warehouse
    11400 NW 32nd Ave
    Miami, FL 33167, United States
    Phone: 786-693-4223
    Fax : 786-513-2916

    which by accident is a few miles away from my house...There is nothing there.... just a few empty warehouses... looks like a devastated area...close to the Opa Locka Airport..
    After seen this... I went direct to the Apple store and paid the full retail price of an Intel IMAC 20"...+ Apple care...
     
  18. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Probably Nigerian
     

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