OK, it sounds to me like they are using 1aaa as a marketing arm in a certain market (unsure where you found them) I can tell you that while I've never heard of 1aaa personally, I do know TDW and they've been around quite a while in the liquidation market.
The fact that you are getting TDW material when contacting 1aaa definitely indicates they are connected, either a sister company or just a marketing exercise to find new customers.
TDW do a large amount of business, however they don't have the worlds best reputation when it comes to being up front about what they are selling.
Now I have to be really careful here because I've dealt in the liquidation market myself, and it's hard to throw stones sometimes because I know what some customers can be like.
Sometimes people only look at the price of a load, doesn't matter what you tell them. You can say the load contains customer returns and average failure rates amongst this type of stock runs at 40%
All the customer hears is blah, blah, blah, $775.00 for what was $5,000.00 worth brand new!
They completely ignore everything you've told them, purchase the load, get the load and then you get an email saying they have items on the load that don't work and they want their money back!
There is absolutely no doubt that there is money to be made on some liquidated stock loads from a lot of suppliers, and there is a lot of loads that will see your money buy nothing but garbage, then have to pay to have it dumped.
If you're going to deal in the surplus market, go in with your eyes wide open. Know exactly what you are buying and to do that you need to ask as many questions as it takes to get that information.
Any dealer worth dealing with will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision, if they don't then their not worth dealing with in the first place.
Never rush into buying a load of surplus, do your background checks so you know what you're buying, then, and only then should you consider purchasing it.
It all come with experience, like anything else, but after a while you'll know what you're looking for, and how much you can flip it for and so on, but out of all the product resourcing avenues such as Wholesale, Drop Ship, Garage Sales etc, the surplus market holds the most dangers of loosing your money if you don't know what you're doing!
For anyone starting out you really want a company with great customer service, and I always suggest Link hidden: Login to view
We have them in our directory, and I can tell you 100%, some of the best customer service you will get in the entire industry.
Tell them you're new to the market and they will do their best to look after you, but you still have to listen to what they say so you can still make the right decision on any purchase.