|Derek Paul Gendron (Michigan) Grand Rapids Ventures, LLC Hoodwinked by being told we were buying a family-owned pet supply webstore ...got a replicate |
|10th of Apr, 2010 by User207156 |
|I purchased a pet supply webstore that was advertised in our local paper in December 2009 from a company in Grand Rapids, Mi. The seller claimed to run 3 successful online craft stores generating tens of thousands of dollars monthly. He told us that he & his wife created wanted to sell the pet store because they wanted to focus solely on creafts and the pet supplies sales were too much to handle and they weren't really "animal" lovers anyway. |
By accident one day, we came across MANY other websites that carry the same products and even share the exact same testimonials. But they all have a different domain name, different banners and themes. Selling of replicated webstores, in our opinion, is a critical piece of information that should have been disclosed rather than representing our webstore as a solo family-owned, fully-functioning site that the sellers, a husband and wife team, operated. We would have factored that into our decision-making process had that been disclosed. Through the process of information gathering, public records have surfaced which seem to reflect a pattern of disingenuous activities. Advertising continues in multiple-city Craigslist locations. model. We were foooled by Mr Gendron's charm and his abilities to circle talk - answer questions without really answering them or by using clever wording. We asked for our money back but he refused and made threats to shut down acces to our back office.
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