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

cutsman

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Original poster
Jun 1, 2006
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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?
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
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
 

cutsman

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Original poster
Jun 1, 2006
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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?
 

WildCowboy

Administrator/Editor
Staff member
Jan 20, 2005
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cutsman said:
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?
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.
 

disconap

macrumors 68000
Oct 29, 2005
1,800
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Portland, OR
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.
 

cutsman

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 1, 2006
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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
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
"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 "
 

waltchan

macrumors member
May 6, 2005
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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.
 

disconap

macrumors 68000
Oct 29, 2005
1,800
2
Portland, OR
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.
 

elshaddi

macrumors newbie
Apr 28, 2006
2
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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.
 

nomadtreader

macrumors newbie
Jul 10, 2006
1
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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!!!
 

suzaria

macrumors newbie
Jul 11, 2006
1
0
British Columbia
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!
 

jaimeps

macrumors newbie
Jul 19, 2006
1
0
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...
 

lexus

macrumors 68000
Mar 26, 2006
1,568
0
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jaimeps said:
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...
Probably Nigerian