What do these logos mean?
All of these "certification" companies are Meaningless!
Many of the sites on the internet certified by these
companies remove serial numbers, break authorized dealer contracts, do
not honor warranties, have impossible warranty policies, lie about the
legitimacy of the products they are selling and even lie on their
websites about being authorized dealers. Look at every major
manufacturers site and they say "NO INTERNET SALES" it is in black and
white, no getting around it. So you ask, why would the BBB, or
of these companies certify companies that sell things in such a shoddy,
sideways, no serial number manner? Honestly I am not sure, but I
assume they do not care. Here is a quote from the BBB Accreditation
section on BBB.org
BBB has determined that this business meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a
commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer
complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation
review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services
have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a
determination as to the business' product quality or competency in
This company participates in BBB Online. This means the company has
agreed to use special procedures including arbitration, if necessary,
to resolve disputes."
So they don't care what you sell, how
you sell it, no serial numbers, no warranties, how much you lie about
the validity of the products you sell, out of a PoBox.. But if you make
a "Good Faith Effort" to resolve consumer complaints And of
course.. Pay a fee... Your BBB Online Certified.. What a joke!! All of
the other stuff in their "standards" they would not even know unless
they ordered from the companies. Then they would realize that 75% of
the products have no serial numbers on them and zero manufacturers
Here is an example: OnlineCarStereo.com has an A+ BBB rating, yet has a
0.1 out of 10 from 108 ratings on Resellerratings.com... You tell me
is paid off.
They let you put their dumb little logos on
your site, making you feel all comfy, making it seem like the retailer
on the up and up, when in reality all they just want their $29.95 a
They do not order from you, they do not make sure the products you sell
are legitimate, they do not make sure that the seller is not lying to
the consumer about the validity of the products they sell.
My suggestion as always, goto the respective manufacturers site, read
they say about internet sales. If some retailer claims authorization
a line, call the manufacturer and confirm.
A couple you can call to confirm authorization for Thunder Audio Video
Earthquake Sound 800-576-7944
CrimeStopper Alarms 800-998-6880
Myron and Davis 866-335-6789
CDT Audio 805-693-1980
Again do your homework. Dont take everything for face value.
Owner, Thunder Audio Video
Car Audio Video
Home Audio Video