Info on American Merchandise Liquidators, Inc.?

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amdream08
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6 Jan 09 01:48:48 am
Im just wondering if anyone has had any dealings with AML, inc. and what their experience was? I was thinking about getting products from both ppwdg and AML but would like to get a little backround info on the latter. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Mike
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6 Jan 09 06:32:00 am
Im just wondering if anyone has had any dealings with AML, inc. and what their experience was? I was thinking about getting products from both ppwdg and AML but would like to get a little backround info on the latter. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Mike
AmDream08


I spoke with them a couple of years ago. Almost bought but I decided not when the lady said I could pick up the pallet but I couldn't look at the contents.

hm wonder why?

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13 Jan 09 11:28:07 pm
They are listed in the Salehoo directory and have a 4 star rating. Here is the review...

Reviewed on: 2007-02-23
Rating: 4 stars

Contacted the company via telephone. The sales rep helped us plan a future order and talked briefly about the company.

Company Details:
- Company is located in Alabama, USA
- Company is a liquidator or major department stores
- Payment is by credit card, certified checks, and wire transfer.
- Freight will be added to your order during payment and other negotiations
- Buyer can pick up freight in person if desired
- Must contact company within 10 days of any products problems or shortages
- Any freight problems than buyer must work with the freight carrier
- Min order qty will vary on the type of product purchased
- Company will offer custom loads at buyer’s request
- Wide variety of services for international buyers and exporters. Even offers translation services if needed

Opinion: A solid company that can deliver. The company specializes in closeouts and bulk merchandise. In most cases the min order quantity can be high. A good site for buying bulk loads. Please see the manifest and know what you are buying. At times it could be hard to get rid of a pallet or truckload full of goods. I would recommend visiting the site before buying truckloads. Also buying by the pallet is also a good way to check up on a company.

You can visit their page here to read some more about them...
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14 Jan 09 01:57:45 am

I spoke with them a couple of years ago. Almost bought but I decided not when the lady said I could pick up the pallet but I couldn't look at the contents.

hm wonder why?

Interesting? Ive ordered from them before. By the truckload. This company almost bankrupted me when I was just an ebay seller. I Ordered a truckload of Macys and Had some sears pallets ordered from them. I paid $18K for a load from them and Lost pretty much all of that money.

65% of this load was unsellable. Not a single item was worth more then $299 And I never saw 1 item in the load that could be considered new. Just an average liquidator. Blew me away when I got direct from macys and started seeing items worth thousands on the loads. This is a direct example of what I mean by a Major cherrypicking liquidator.


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14 Jan 09 09:17:05 pm
its funny how the salehoo admin's opinion is widely different from jimmy's...

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17 Jan 09 03:23:09 am
its funny how the salehoo admin's opinion is widely different from jimmy's...


Well its probably due to real world experience. Nothing against Salehoo admin but
i assume some do not have the direct experience Jimmy has.

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18 Jan 09 04:57:04 am
The admin Was correct in saying their customer service was good. As fas as taking your order. Answering simple questions and helping you choose the best load for them. But the admin has not bought from them like I have.

I bought a load from them over a year ago. This is when we had the first buyer group on salehoo.

What I received were 2 Pallets of Sears tools.
12 Pallets of Housewares. From Macys.
8 Pallets of Bedding From Macys

Everything in the Sears Pallets were crushed by heavy items. Nothing Worked. And I sold I think 3 items out of the 2 pallets. I paid over $800 Per pallet.

The bedding pallets. ALL 8 pallets were in the Worst condition Possible. Everything was missing pieces. The featherbeds were torn up. I had only a couple charter club items no brand name items at all. Only the low end stuff macys sells. I got a huge amount of worthless pillows. Each Bedding pallet was $750+ each. I maybe made $800 total on all of them. The rest were tossed into a dumpster.

The housewares I got. On first sight I was very impressed with the stuff I got. So many things in boxes. But after testing these things. Almost every item was broken. I did not see anything that said store demo or store display on them. Not 1 thing was new. We listed many items and got terrible sale results.

We did however get about 40 pot and pan sets and a ton of out of box pots and pans that they probably considered junk. We sold 4 sets for pathetic prices. And then decided to sell them all separately. About 600 pots and pans. We made more money off the single pot and pan sets then we did the rest of the load. It saved us from a horrible loss.

Now im not saying this company is out to get you. But I never once saw a working item worth more then $299 on that load. I Never saw a dyson, I never saw a good cappuccino machine like I see on my current direct from Macys loads. And I never saw Designer bedding items.

Now with every pallet or load you buy yes you will get some junk. But when I started buying directly from Macys. You can easily notice the difference. Most of the pallets are neatly stacked. You hardly ever see a gaylord unless its a bathroom pallet with tons of towels in it. And generally on each full pallet there are several items worth more then a hundred dollars that can be sold. Not 1 or 2 items that are broken beyond repair.

This is the reason me and my wife decided to start ppwdg.com so people can order pallets and truckloads just like we do. Were not as fast or as perfect as the larger companies with tons of employees but we get the job done. And you will notice a difference in the product vs buying from a actual liquidator. Maybe one day we will be a strong competitor to a company like that. But those companys have been around for 10+ years. We will be open a year in march.


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