• [SIZE="3"][B]CLASSIFIED FORUM POLICY[/B][/SIZE] [B]Updated May 26th, 2010[/B]

    The Classifieds forum is provided by iLounge as a free 'marketplace' to buy, sell or trade Apple media devices (iPods/iPhones/iPads/tvs) or related accessories.

    It is not to be used for the sale of products by or to commercial entities, as defined by the commercial forum policy found here.

    Permitted Items

    • iPods
    • iPhones
    • iPads
    • Apple TVs and related accessories
    • iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories, such as cables, cases, speakers, headphones, docks, etc.
    • Original CDs or other original recorded music formats.

    Note that when listing an iPhone for sale, the seller must clearly indicate whether or not the iPhone is locked to a particular carrier, and if so which carrier the iPhone is for.

    Prohibited Items

    • Computer software of any kind.
    • Computer equipment such as laptops, desktop computers, monitors, or other peripherals that are not iPod related
    • Non-iPod handheld devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), other MP3 players/DAPs, cellular phones, or portable gaming systems, whether or not they also happen to play digital audio/video content.
    • Gift certificates/prepaid cards (e.g. iTunes Music Store or Apple Store gift cards).
    • Personally recorded media of any kind. This includes any kind of content distributed on a recordable CD/DVD, casette, diskette, or any other media format, including the content of an iPod itself. While we recognize that we cannot force a user to erase their hard drive before selling their iPod, existing content of an iPod should not be advertised as a selling point.
    • Any item or lot of items with a selling price in excess of $750 US.
    • Other items that are not directly related to the use or care of an Apple media device or related accessory

    Please note that the list of items above includes items for sale as well as requests to buy, and requests for trades. If you are not allowed to sell it, you are not allowed to trade it or advertise it for trade. Any adverts for prohibited items will be removed without notice.

    All members making use of this forum should exercise caution in any deals that they may decide to follow up. While 99.5% of transactions close without a problem and both parties are usually satisfied, there are those individuals who like to take advantage and use the internet as a way to scam people out of their hard earned money.

    We have set up a Buyer & Seller Feedback area for positive or negative feedback on previous transactions. You are advised to check the feedback on members before commencing.

    You are strongly advised to use the most secure method of payment for any item you are buying or selling. Some general advice can be found here.

    If we discover that a member has been involved in any dishonest activity in the forums we will ban that person and if there is evidence of a crime we will co-operate fully with the victim and/or law enforcement agencies to assist in making sure that justice is done.

    Remember, we cannot guarantee that an individual is who they say they are, nor that they have the item they are selling.

    When posting items, please keep the title of your thread concise, but include sufficient details to describe what you are selling. Also please include the prefix "FS:" (For Sale), "WTB:" (Wanted To Buy) or "WTT:" (Wanted To Trade) as this lets someone browsing the list clearly see the status of an item.

    Once your thread is no longer necessary (e.g. you have sold your item), please close it. There is an option to do this in the "Thread Tools" menu at the top of the thread. Only close your thread when you are sure that you no longer need it. Closed threads will automatically be moved into the Archived Classifieds forum, as will threads with no activity in 60 days or more.

    New Member Restrictions

    To help reduce the number of fraudulent listings from users who clearly sign up for iLounge merely to post such listings, we have instituted a new policy on the use of the Classifieds forum by new members.

    New "Freshman Loungers" will only be able to read the Classified forum and respond to existing threads and posts -- they will not be able to start their own threads offering items for sale until such time as they have reached "Regular Member" status ("Junior Lounger") which occurs after 10 posts have been made and they have been a member for at least 7 days.

  • With the number of recent threads from brand new users that we have observed in our Classifieds forum selling goods under questionable circumstances, we have instituted a new policy restricting new members of iLounge from posting new threads in the Classifieds forum until they have reached "Regular Member" status.

    New users become Regular Members once they have made 10 posts and been a member of the iLounge Forums for at least 7 days. Prior to this time, members may still read the Classifieds forum, and even respond to existing threads for items being sold by other members, but they may not create new threads advertising their own items for sale.

    This will hopefully help to protect our user community by discouraging fraudulent users from signing up and posting classified ads without having at least a very basic level of established membership in our forums.

    Obviously all users should still exercise due diligence when making use of our classifieds forums, but we hope that this restriction will help to decrease the number of blatantly fraudulent ads that we have been seeing in recent weeks.

    Please be sure to review our Classified Forum Policy for more information.

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David Janz
Transaction not done on this forum.
Feedback:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=136526

Name: David Janz - scammer
Age: 15
Sex: Male
Country: Canada
Province: Manitoba
City: Winnipeg

E-mail address he has used:
nollie_flip@hotmail.com
janz09@hotmail.com
Janz09@shaw.ca
chopperxl04@hotmail.com
chopperxl05@hotmail.com
chopperx1o5@hotmail.com
webmaster@whm-host.com
bargains_4_less2@comcast.net
djanz@whm-host.com
djanz89@mt.net
bfoster45@gmail.com
jonas@mts.net
devonwal@cingularusa.com
woot_woot_9@hotmail.com
Ramuski2005@yahoo.com

Names He Goes Under:
Janz
David Janz
Chopperxl04
Chopperxl05
John Podalas
Pranil Nagindas
WHM-HOST
Rtucker2006
Jason Remuski
Jason Ramuski
Jsamson
Laptop_SP
MosterMan
DJanz
Winnipeg
BrianFoster
iblackpod
postius w00t
realgamers09
jasonr2005

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iblackpod - scammer Janz
Original thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=148414
Feedback:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=152366

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winnipeg - scammer Janz
Original thread deleted by "winnipeg" - keep copies of original post.
Feedback:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=150466
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jasonr2005 - scammer Janz

classified thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=154135
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PTR aka ivelostmyway
Original thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=136444
Closed
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=135717
NEGATIVE for PTR aka ivelostmyway.
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=138550

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egme
Original thead: E-mail address used to scam people ever.green.me@hotmail.com
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=128313
Feedback:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=130442

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johnsonb20005@yahoo.com
Feedback thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=122211

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RamRodCS - AIM screen name
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=114170

This is the information I was able to find on this guy:

I found him under the name rashton here at (www.powerbookcentral.com).
http://www.powerbookcentral.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=20;t=002912;p=0
Look at the bottom on the post. It says he has a post count of 3 & is from Toronto & registered 8/05 at this site. Look at the email address he has posted:
you can email me at jashton2005@yahoo.com, i take paypal.

This is his public profile information:
Profile for rashton
Member Status: New Member
Member Number: 10552
Registered: August 10, 2005
Posts: 3
Email Address: rashton2005@yahoo.com - This is the email address on his profile
Location: Toronto
This guy is a scammer. He is trying to scam someone on that site for money. My advice is to not do business with anyone over AIM or online if you can't check them out first. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

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SJELECTRO3
classified thead:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=151855
Feedback thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=98081
Email used: sjelectro3@yahoo.com
SquareTrade info:
First Name: Steven

Last Name: Jensen
Street: Via Marsala 67
City: Roma
Zip code: 00187
Country: Italy

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Killa-cam
Classified thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69940
Feedback threads:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=104932
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=82124
Email used: Lcampc551@rogers.com

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jhenderson
Original classified request:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=83304
Feedback:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94201
Emails used:
jhenderson@umpire.com
JHENDERSON2006 @yahoo.com

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TDK206
Feedback thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45518
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=40968
Classified thread:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38636
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=41515
Email used:corrupt_xo@hotmail.com

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blush_skye93 - scammer
Email: sepyabapar_39@hotmail.com
Local: Canada - British Columbia

-Classified posts:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=153580
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=883903#post883903

See Feedback thread posted by: aznballer2k4
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=155653

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FireFawks - scammer
Classified post:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=162155
Email:stevefawks@hotmail.com

SEARCH has revealed:
dhaven
Post at head-fi.org classified section:
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=179155

Profile for dhaven
Date of Birth:May 4, 1975
Age:31
Location:Calgary, AB
Music Preferences:Classical, Rock/Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Blues/Jazz.


FireFawks
Post at head-fi.org classified section:
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=179543

Other usernames:
OlivePink & dhaven

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Old Feedback thread located here:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20632
 
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PhalC1 - scammer
see feedback thread here:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=167489

His profile shows he only has a post count of 3. It's not a good idea to do business with someone that's a newbie. His eval link only shows 1 transaction.

His username shows him active at this website:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/member.php?u=43182

His picture:
http://www.pictari.com/show_user.aspx?user=PhalC1

Vital Stats
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Sexuality:Not Specified
Status: Single
Location: Ogden, Utah, United States
Appearance
Height: 1.91m / 6'3”
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Hair: Brown
Hair Style: Short
Eyes: Blue
Weight: Over 90kg / 198lbs
Build: Muscular
Attire: Sporty
Piercings: One or Two
Tattoos: None
About Me
Name: Phil
Occupation: Student
Personality: Party Animal
Romance: Shag 'n' Go!
Meat or Veg: Carnivore
Religion: Sikh
Smoke: Don't Smoke
Drink: Socially
Drugs: I Don't Use Drugs
Things I Like: Girls, girls, girls

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neonipod - scammer
See feedback thread here:
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=169893

Post the links to the threads in question including the one in which you transacted with him.
Did some checking around and couldn't find much information on him. He has 2 posts on this site selling an iPod (see top post but must be registered to view post).
http://www.canadiancaraudio.com/online/miscellaneous-stuff-sale-wtb/index7.html

My guess is that he is selling the same iPod to more than one person.

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Please do not do business with this website. It is a fraudulent site. Don't ever send money via Western Union to pay for anything. No legitimate business will ask you to send cash using this method.

RSS (random supplier service).com
http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=186423

www.store-rss.com ... is it real?
 
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Ipodsrule.net & Ipodsonsale SCAM!! - Decided to check this information out and I would suggest not using this site to purchase iPods.

Thread at Whirlpool forums where some of their victims posted:
Beware! ipodsrule.net & ipodsonsale.net

Ripoff report: 57 Entries Found

A post on the website Slick Deals:
Get this - their Paypal email address is: fancylandscapingcorp@hotmail.com, AND they are not a verified Paypal member. Of course, you don't find that out until after the transaction is made and they've taken your money!

You can read the whole thread here.

Article to read: Bargain Sounds Too Good? Stay Away

But iPodsRule.net is not an authorized Apple dealer. (Apple lists authorized merchants at www.apple.com/buy.) However, Apple is one of the few manufacturers that will honor the warranty on gray-market products. IPodsRule.net could not be reached for comment.

Some options available where a complaint can be filed:
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The site is in English, Espanol, Deutsch, Francais, Korean & Polish. It is a joint project of consumer protection agencies from 20 nations. You can report your complaint here.

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IPODSRULE.NET
IPODSONSALE.NET
IPODS4U.NET
IPODSCENTER.NET
IPODSONLINE.NET

WHOis for ipodscenter.net
Front Page Information
Record Type: Domain Name
Server Data
SSL Cert: No valid SSL on this Host
Website Status: No Website

Registry Data
ICANN Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Created: 29-nov-2006
Expires: 29-nov-2007
Registrar Status: clientTransferProhibited
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.KOODLEY.COM

Registrant:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA

Domain Name: IPODSCENTER.NET

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA
800-273-8273
Email: i.pods.rule@hotmail.com

Record expires on 29-Nov-2007.
Record created on 29-Nov-2006.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.KOODLEY.COM 70.87.103.50
NS2.KOODLEY.COM 70.87.103.50



WHOis for ipods4u.net

Registrant:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA

Domain Name: IPODS4U.NET

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA
800-273-8273
Email: i.pods.rule@hotmail.com


Record expires on 29-Nov-2007.
Record created on 29-Nov-2006.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.KOODLEY.COM 70.87.103.50
NS2.KOODLEY.COM 70.87.103.50
Server Data
SSL Cert: No valid SSL on this Host
Website Status: No Website

Registry Data
ICANN Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Created: 29-nov-2006
Expires: 29-nov-2007
Registrar Status: clientTransferProhibited
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.KOODLEY.COM




WHOis for ipodsrule.net

WEBSITE TITLE: ipods4U.net

Server Data
IP Address: 202.75.63.161 [Whois] [Ping] [DNS Lookup] [Traceroute]
IP Location: Malaysia - Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Response Code: 500
Blacklist Status: Clear
SSL Cert: www.x-bags.net expires in 652 days
Website Status: Active

Registry Data
ICANN Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Created: 2006-10-30
Expires: 2007-10-30
Registrar Status: clientTransferProhib
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS1.ZONEEDIT.COM

DomainTools Exclusive
NS History: 5 changes. Using 3 unique name servers in 3 years.
IP History: 3 changes. Using 2 unique IP addresses in 1 year.

Registrant:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA

Domain Name: IPODSRULE.NET

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA
800-273-8273
Email: i.pods.rule@hotmail.com

Record expires on 30-Oct-2007.
Record created on 30-Oct-2006.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.ZONEEDIT.COM
NS12.ZONEEDIT.COM


WHOis on ipodsonsale.net

Registrant:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA

Domain Name: IPODSONSALE.NET

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Rosen, David
5 Oak Rd
Sussex, NB E4E 2M5
CA
800-273-8273
Email: i.pods.rule@hotmail.com

Record expires on 29-Nov-2007.
Record created on 29-Nov-2006.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS37.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.190.19
NS38.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.189.19

Server Data
IP Address: 205.178.189.131 [Whois] [Ping] [DNS Lookup] [Traceroute]
IP Location: United States - Virginia - Herndon - Network Solutions Llc
Blacklist Status: Clear (history)
SSL Cert: No valid SSL on this Host
Website Status: Active

Registry Data
ICANN Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
Created: 2006-11-29
Expires: 2007-11-29
Registrar Status: clientTransferProhib
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS37.WORLDNIC.COM

DomainTools Exclusive
NS History: 2 changes. Using 2 unique name servers in 1 year.
IP History: 2 changes. Using 2 unique IP addresses in 1 year.




CURRENT INFORMATION FOR IPODSONLINE.NET

Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
Email: ipodsonline.net@domainsbyproxy.net

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: IPODSONLINE.NET
Created on: 05-Dec-06
Expires on: 05-Dec-07
Last Updated on:

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration Email: ipodsonline.net
DomainTools.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599 Fax -- (480) 624-2599

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.DNSPARK.NET
NS3.DNSPARK.NET
NS5.DNSPARK.NET
NS2.DNSPARK.NET
NS4.DNSPARK.NET

WHOis for ipodsonline.net - PREVIOUS INFO

Registry Data

ICANN Registrar:
GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Created: 2006-12-05
Expires: 2007-12-05

Registrant:
bolsos
calle 21
cali, cali 11111
Colombia

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)

Domain Name: IPODSONLINE.NET
Created on: 05-Dec-06
Expires on: 05-Dec-07
Last Updated on:

Administrative Contact:
ortez, maribel
bolsos
calle 21
cali, cali 11111
Colombia
5617159490
Email:sales@bolsosyaccesorios.com
Technical Contact:
ortez, maribel
bolsos
calle 21
cali, cali 11111
Colombia
5617159490

Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.DNSPARK.NET
NS3.DNSPARK.NET
NS5.DNSPARK.NET
NS2.DNSPARK.NET
NS4.DNSPARK.NET

Disclaimer states to call the toll free number but there is no phone number on the site to call. I checked under contact us and no phone number.



Ipodsonsale.net, Ipodsrule.net NO IPODS - RIP OFF!

ipodsrule.net ipodsonline and ipodsonsale.net sites are a Scam


Completely Remastered as their site states and still doing business. The other websites have been removed and/or shut down. They are probably changing the website names to continue scamming people.

Adding to the list of scam sites by these people:

A quote from their About page on the site:
Per WHOis information:

Registrant:
Kite, Morely
ATTN: X-BAGS.NET
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA. 20172-0447

Domain Name: X-BAGS.NET

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Kite, Morely

Record expires on 21-Sep-2007.
Record created on 21-Sep-2005.

This website was established in 2005 not 2002.


DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE WEBSITES TO MAKE PURCHASES. THESE ARE SCAM WEBSITES:

IPODSRULE.NET
IPODSONSALE.NET
IPODS4U.NET
IPODSCENTER.NET
IPODSONLINE.NET
X-BAGS.NET - See post #15 here
i, too was a victim of this fraud scam. 11/30 i used my mastercard to purchase 4 ipod nano 2gb from ipodsrule.net . the payment cleared as www.x-bags.net.

fancylandscapingcorp is an ebay member:
Member since: Oct-24-06
Location: Canada
 
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DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY OR ANY OF THE OTHERS LISTED BELOW THAT THEY OWN AND OPERATE:

-clearviewcamera.com

-expresscamera.com

-hopecamera.com

-luckydigital8.com

-trustedcamera.com

This company has very bad ratings:
http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Express_Cameras

Fight Back! Express Cameras = Crooks
http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/t103621.html

http://www.pricegrabber.com/rating_getreview.php/retid=250

http://forums.photographyreview.com/showthread.php?t=4133

Camera Dealer Feedback Forum don't use expresscameras.com
http://forums.photographyreview.com/showthread.php?t=14582

Complaints.com for Express Cameras for digital camera
http://www.complaints.com/directory/2004/january/28/9.htm

Review Center.com express cameras www.expresscameras.com
http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews78950.html

Better Business Bureau Report
EXPRESS CAMERAS
1090 King George Post Road
Edison, NJ 08837
View Location Map

Local Phone Number: (800) 239-8161
Membership Status: This company is not a member.
TOB Classification: Electronic Equipment & Supplies-Dealers
Additional
TOB Classification(s): >Mail Order & Catalog Shopping
>Video Equipment-Service & Repair
>Internet Shopping Services

The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.

Nature of Business

The company offers a mail order and online catalog of consumer electronics.

The consumer should read carefully all the posted information online, especially make a note of the company's disclosure that All prices listed are after applicable manufacturer's rebates.

Customer Experience

Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to unanswered complaint(s). The company has resolved most complaint(s) presented by the Bureau; however, the Bureau did not receive a response to other complaint(s). Complaints generally concern the problem with the prices posted online. Consumers complain that the pricing policy is hidden in the company's privacy statement and it is not clear that all prices listed are after applicable manufacture's rebates. Consumers further allege that when transactions are finalized online, one is given the impression that the credit card is only being charged the after rebates price.

The company generally responds by referring to the posted pricing policy on the web.

When evaluating complaint information, please consider the company's size and volume of business. The number of complaints filed against the company may not be as important as the type of complaints and how the company handled them.

The Bureau processed a total of 186 complaints about this company in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period. Of the total 186 complaints in the last 36 months, 79 of those were closed in the last 12 months.

Complaints Concerned
Advertising Issues: 31
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 27; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
Unresolved: 2; Administratively Closed: 2

Sales Practice Issues: 92
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 80; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
Unresolved: 8; Administratively Closed: 1; No Response: 3; |[Company failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.]|

Delivery Issues: 9
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 7; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
Unresolved: 1; |[Company failed to resolve the complaint issues through the BBB voluntary and self-regulatory process.]| No Response: 1

Repair Issues: 1
Outcome of the complaint -
Resolved: 1

Service Issues: 9
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 8; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
Administratively Closed: 1

Customer Service Issues: 1
Outcome of the complaint -
Resolved: 1; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|

Guarantees or Warranty Issues: 4
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 3; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
Unresolved: 1

Product Issues: 7
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 5; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
|[Company offered a partial (less than 100%) settlement which the consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to the BBB.]| |[Company resolved the complaint issues, but not within the Bureau's timeframe.]| Unresolved: 1; Administratively Closed: 1

Refund or Exchange Issues: 10
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 9; Unresolved: 1

Contract Issues: 6
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 6; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|

Billing or Collection Issues: 16
Outcome of all complaints -
Resolved: 11; |[Company resolved the complaint issues.
The consumer failed to acknowledged acceptance to the BBB.]|
Unresolved: 3; |[Company failed to resolve the complaint issues through the BBB voluntary and self-regulatory process.]| Administratively Closed: 2; |[BBB determined the company made a reasonable offer to resolve the issues, but the consumer did not accept the offer.]|

ADDITIONAL TRADENAMES, ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Express Cameras
1090 King Georges Post Rd (800) 239-8161
Edison, NJ 08837

(800) 231-5724

(800) 772-0136

-clearviewcamera.com

-expresscamera.com

-hopecamera.com

-luckydigital8.com

-trustedcamera.com

This is not necessarily a complete list.

Company Advertising

On 09/28/04, the Better Business Bureau challenged an ad
on the company's web site identifying the business as a 5 Star Merchant. The company never substantiated the claim or responded to the Better Business Bureau.

On 10/6/04, the Bureau contacted the company regarding the layout and illustrations on its web site. The Bureau asked the company to modify the site to accurately reflect the cost of merchandise and accessories sold separately, but the company did not respond to the Bureau's request for revisions.

On 10/27/05, the Bureau contacted the company regarding its advertisement of the Canon EOS 20D continental package. The web site says this package includes the following: a 1GB CompactFlash Card, a lithium type battery and a full US warranty. Upon calling the company to confirm her order, a customer was informed the lithium battery is one time use, that the flash card doesn't work very well in the camera and that the warranty is only 3 months.

According to the BBB Code of Advertising, advertisers should not permit the use of the following bait scheme practices:

- disparaging the advertised merchandise or service, its warranty, availability, services and parts, etc.;

- selling the advertised merchandise or service and thereafter unselling the customer to make a switch to other merchandise or service.

The company disputes the Bureau's interpretation of the Code, noting that our web site already offers both standard and high speed cards as well as warranties of different lengths and reghargeable batteries as an additional option. Our ads do not omit these items, they are listed as optional items on the product page.

On January 3, 2006, the Bureau contacted the company regarding the availability of merchandise advertised on its web site.

According to the BBB Code of Advertising, an advertiser should have on hand a sufficient quantity of advertised merchandise to meet reasonably anticipated demands, unless the ad discloses the number of items available or states while supplies last. Further, per the BBB Code of Online Business Practices, online merchants should disclose material information about the online transaction itself including, but not limited to:

a)terms of the transaction,
b)product availability/shipping information, and
c)prices and customer costs.

The company disputes the Bureau's interpretation of the Code, noting that due to the high volume of business, it is impossible to accurately detail stock levels. Merchandise is always coming in and being sold and if a consumer needs merchandise more quickly we can do a manual check for the item.

Government Actions

NEWARK, NJ. Nov. 30, 2006.
The Attorney General's Office and Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against an Edison-based electronics company for allegedly violating the state's Consumer Fraud Act and Advertising Regulations in its advertisement and sale of cameras and other electronic equipment.

The lawsuit, filed in Middlesex County Superior Court, alleges that Save Here Distribution, Inc., engaged in unconscionable commercial practices and made false promises and misrepresentations to consumers.

The company sells items through various web sites and toll-free telephone numbers. Sale items include cameras, televisions, VCRs and gaming consoles, among other things.

The state's complaint alleges that Save Here Distribution used bait and switch tactics, failed to deliver merchandise and misled consumers in the advertising and pricing of items. The specific allegations include:
Failing to sell merchandise at the price advertised on the company's web site;
Charging or attempting to separately charge for accessories or equipment that the Original Equipment Manufacturer included with the merchandise (for example, camera batteries and/or battery chargers);
Charging consumers inflated shipping and handling fees;
Failing to provide any price reduction for merchandise which appears to be on sale or reduced;
Failing to inform consumers at the time of purchase that some or all of the merchandise is out of stock; and
Refusing to permit consumers to cancel an order or merchandise upgrade prior to shipment.
The company allegedly used terms like Price Drop, List Price and/or Our Price on its web sites without providing any price reductions for the advertised merchandise.
Save Here Distribution has advertised and/or sold merchandise through the following web sites: expresscameras.com, geniuscameras.com, trustedcamera.com, trustedphoto.com, luckydigital8.com, clearviewcamera.com, bluestripephoto.com and hopecamera.com.

The state is seeking restitution for affected consumers, maximum civil penalties which currently provide for up to $10,000 for the initial violation of the Consumer Fraud Act and up to $20,000 for each subsequent violation, and reimbursement of the state's investigative costs and legal fees.

Deputy Attorney General Geoffrey R. Gersten is representing the state in this matter.

Additional File Information

The Bureau has requested basic information from this company.
The Bureau has not received a response. Without this
information, the Bureau may not have current information
concerning such things as the company's management or its
nature of business.

The information in this report has either been provided by the company, or has been compiled by the Bureau from other sources.

BBB reports may not be reproduced for sales or promotional purposes.

Report as of: 3/8/2007
 
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DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH IPODMECHANIC.COM

Whois Record
Registrant:
iPod Mechanic
PO Box 164
Oshtemo, MI 49077
US

Domain name: IPODMECHANIC.COM

Administrative Contact:
Woodhams, Nicholas
PO Box 164
Oshtemo, MI 49077
US
(269)217-4245 Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: myebay@gmail.com


Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
Record last updated on 12-Oct-2006.
Record expires on 15-Oct-2012.
Record created on 15-Oct-2004.


This is the information on their website under the 'Contact Us' link:
Address:
iPod Mechanic
5837 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
Map It

Email:
info@ipodmechanic.com

Phone:
866-457-8734 (If the phone does not go through please send us an email as we are helping other customers)

WHOis for imechanic.com
Registrant:
iMechanic.com
5837 Portage Road
Portage, Michigan 49002
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: IMECHANIC.COM
Created on: 23-Mar-04
Expires on: 23-Mar-12
Last Updated on:
http://www.imechanic.com/
When Googling imechanic complaints this is the only site that comes up.

Better Business Bureau's Report. Please use the links in the report by placing your pointer on the word or words since it contains additional information.

The Better Business Bureau®
Serving Western Michigan
40 Pearl St NW Suite 354
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 774-8236 (800) 684-3222
www.westernmichigan.bbb.org

iPod Mechanic
5837 Portage Rd
Portage, MI 49002-1724
Telephone: (866) 457-8734
Fax: (269) 344-5135
http://www.ipodmechanic.com
www.imechanic.com

Principal: Mr. Nicholas Woodhams, Owner
Customer Contact: Mr. Nicholas Woodhams, Owner
File Open Date: December 2005
TOB Classification: Computers-Service & Repair
BBB Membership: This company is not a member.

The Bureau has requested basic information from this company. The Bureau has not received a response. Without this information, the Bureau may not have current information concerning such things as the company's management or its nature of business.

Customer Experience

Based on BBB files, this company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to failure to respond to one or more complaints and or two or more otherwise unresolved complaints. However the business has resolved most complaints presented to the bureau.

Our file contains a pattern of complaints concerning delay in repair of ipods. According to consumer complaints, the company's website states a repair quote will be provided in 24 hours and 24 hour LCD repair, however, does not provide the repair quotes or LCD repair within the advertised 24 hour time frame.

In June 2006, the BBB of Western Michigan contacted Nick Woodhams, owner of Ipod mechanic, in regards to a number of recent complaints received. Ipod Mechanic claims the loss of employees and some overwhelming response to their web site service claims has caused a significant delay in either repairing or refunding service customers.

As of July 14, 2006, the Ipod mechanic website states, "We are not taking any more orders until we clear our backlog of work. All customers will receive their Ipod or the proper refund amount. We will address concerns in the order of receipt."

The BBB was assured by Mr. Woodhams that he will fix or refund all complaints registered via the BBB of Western Michigan IN ORDER OF RECEIPT. Given the size of this problem, it may take a few weeks to catch up with the repairs. Consumer should acknowledge the return/refund to close any complaints.

At that time, the company made an attempt to address all BBB complaints and many were unresolved.

Since that time, the BBB's files again show a pattern of no response to consumer complaints brought to the company's attention by the Bureau.

When considering complaint information, please take into account the company's size and volume of transactions, and understand that the nature of complaints and a firm's responses to them are often more important than the number of complaints.

The Bureau processed a total of 97 complaints about this company in the last 36 months, our standard reporting period. Of the total of 97 complaints closed in 36 months, 96 were closed in the last year.

In June 2006, the BBB of Western Michigan contacted Nick Woodhams, owner of Ipod mechanic, in regards to a number of recent complaints received. Ipod Mechanic claims the loss of employees and some overwhelming response to their web site service claims has caused a significant delay in either repairing or refunding service customers.

As of July 14, 2006, the Ipod mechanic website states, "We are not taking any more orders until we clear our backlog of work. All customers will receive their Ipod or the proper refund amount. We will address concerns in the order of receipt."

The BBB was assured by Mr. Woodhams that he will fix or refund all complaints registered via the BBB of Western Michigan IN ORDER OF RECEIPT. Given the size of this problem, it may take a few weeks to catch up with the repairs. Consumer should acknowledge the return/refund to close any complaints.

Additional File Information

In May 2007, a consumer reported to the BBB that the company may have moved from 832 Weaver Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI to 5837 Portage Road, Portage, MI.

The BBB was unable to reach the company by phone to confirm the address change, but the Portage address is listed on the company's website.

Additional Addresses
832 Weaver Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-5539


There is a thread here at iLounge DO NOT USE: ipodmechanic.com problems where people are posting similar bad experiences.

See the Consumerist.com article titled "iPodMechanic.com Takes Broken iPods, Runs

Here's an Amazon.com page with reviews about this site.

If your a victim of this online company's business practices then file a complaint with the Michigan Attorney General's consumer complaints division Consumer Complaint/Inquiry Filing Information_MIKE COX_ATTORNEY GENERAL

File a complaint with the BBB of West Michigan.

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau; Consumer Complaints


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US iTunes gift certificates bought with stolen cards by fmdjambajuice

That $100 iTunes card selling for less than $50 seems tempting, but have you ever stopped and thought about how it can get so cheap?

The fact is that US iTunes music store wholesale price is $0.70 per song. Anyone selling an iTunes for less than 70% face value is automatically losing money (especially when you consider eBay and PayPal fees reduce profits by about 10%)... unless they got the card for free of course. True, that some folks get iTunes gift certificates as unwanted gifts and seek to get rid of them on eBay. But is it likely that a seller located outside of the US got 10 of them at the same time as gifts? Probably not. Most likely the cards were purchased from a stolen credit card! Please see this forum thread here.

Why is it important to check the country that the seller is from?

Apple does not sell US iTunes gift certificates in other countries due to content licensing restrictions. An iTunes gift certificate must first be purchased in a US retail store or if it's purchased online from Apple, a US credit card or PayPal account is needed. How is it possible then that a non-US seller can sell tens or hundreds of iTunes codes at once?

The risks of buying stolen iTunes:

Once the owner of the stolen credit card reports the theft to his or her credit card company and requests a chargeback, the following can happen:

If you have not yet redeemed the iTunes card, the number you received can be canceled by Apple.
If you have already redeemed the iTunes card, Apple can suspend your iTunes store account. The amount you have left in your account is no longer accessible unless you work it out with Apple customer support.

In either case you will have to file a chargeback with your credit card company or file a PayPal dispute to get your money back. You can also possibly lose your iTunes account. The person who owns the stolen credit card may not realize that his/her card is stolen until several days or weeks later, and by the time it's reported to the credit card company, eBay buyers will have usually already left positive feedback for the stolen iTunes.

What to look for:

* Sellers selling iTunes gift certificates for less than 75% of the face value and selling them in bulk (check their feedback history!)
* Sellers located outside of the United States. But although if the seller's location says "United States" it does not guarantee he or she is in the country:
o Any eBay account can be hacked and stolen. Signs of a hacked account:
+ A seller does not have feedback for months or years and suddenly started receiving lots and lots of feedback all on iTunes sales. Hackers usually target inactive accounts so that the real account owner doesn't notice that their account is stolen
o eBay does not verify the address that you registered with. A person can register for a US account from anywhere in the world. Only a user's PayPal account verifies the country
* A new seller registered on eBay with a US address but has only been selling iTunes gift certificates and no physical items were bought or sold (such as books, electronics).
* When paying by PayPal, check for 1. in what country is their PayPal account verified and 2. how long ago was that PayPal account set up
* A seller who built a "strong" feedback history by buying or selling $0.01 items. Fraudulent sellers will collude with other fraudsters to build up each others' feedback in this very quick and very cheap way. In other cases, the buyer and seller are the same person!

iTunes gift certificates continue to be one of the most heavily stolen gift certificates sold on eBay. Buy US iTunes from verified sellers whose PayPal accounts are in the United States and has had transactions of physical items within the US and you'll have the best possible protection against fraud.

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User Name: beanx
Classified Thread: Brand New 2G 32GB Ipod Touch $200Shipped!
Email Used: xaaronbean@gmail.com
AIM: xaaronbean

His locationTerre Haute (he has posted "Bloomington" as his local as well)
His Car: 1998 Pontiac Trans Am A4; 320rwhp / 330rwtq Est.
Current Modifications:
| Custom 3" Hooker Cat-Back and Y-Pipe / LS1 Whisper Lid / K&N Filter / SLP Smooth Bellows / BMR Strut Tower Brace / SLP 85mm MAF / LS6 Intake / P&P 85mm Throttle Body / Custom Engine & Transmission Tune / HPTuners / NGK TR55s / Taylor Wires / EGR & A.I.R Removal / 3" Exhaust Cutout / Free Mods / 2.73 Gears |

He is registered here and has scammed others as well:
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/lsx-parts-sale/1011565-msd-6al-box-ls1-intake-tb.html

http://www.geckoforums.net/showthread.php?t=30296
You can contact me on my cellphone at 812-230-4062 or my fiance's cellphone at 812-841-3137. You can also email me at xaaronbean@gmail.com, or just reply to this thread or send me a PM.

http://telephonedb.ca/812/230/4062
details for (812)-230-4062
general information:
location: Terre haute IN (zip: 47802-3106)
provider: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - IN
rate center: TERREHAUTE
location id not available
switch type: Cellular Mobile Carrier Switching System
switch lat/long: 39.44063 -87.39627 (map it)
lookups on this number: 1
last lookup on this number:2009-11-20 10:20:05

He had a website titled: http://www.aaron-bean.net/
It is pending renewal or deletion.

Here's a link
http://www.macciti.com/forum/iphone-releases/1160-inavx-beta-testers-needed-preview-2.html#post15520

His previous user name was: bean1691
A search turned up a possible real name of Aaron Bean (not sure about this).

He has definitely scammed other people:
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/non-automotive-classifieds/1144096-16gb-ipod-touch-2nd-gen-200-a-2.html
Notice that the ads match the one posted in classified.

Here's another post of him scamming people
http://ls1tech.com/forums/lsx-parts-sale/1195985-ls6-intake-tb-install-kit-300-obo-shipped.html

http://ls1tech.com/forums/vehicles-sale-lsx-powered-only/1044773-fs-ft-1998-trans-am.html

Post history
http://ls1tech.com/forums/search.php?searchid=9414137

File a complaint by contacting the Police Dept in Terre haute, Indiana and give them this information. Have them look up the phone number owner via the phone company and the car. They have access to a lot more resources.

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