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Black Swamp Liquidation

Location : Bowling Green, OH
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Black Swamp Liquidation specializes in selling liquidated merchandise from many of the nation's largest retail, big-box chains, and online retailers for pennies on the dollar.  If you're looking for shelf pulls, overstocks, closeouts, display models, product withdrawals, discontinued merchandise, clearance items, and customer returns, we've got them all.  Truckloads of them, all over the country.

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  • Jerry Kruvand 05/05/2019 01:19 PM
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    This is a company you can trust. I purchased several truck loads and delivered with the best price. No need to shop Snyder has the best prices. Thanks
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  • Joe 06/26/2015 08:57 AM
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    When I initially found Black Swamp Liqidation LLC and CC Snyder (Chris Snyder) of Bowling Green, Ohio, I had been seeking out Grainger shelf pull loads and his price was higher than most that I had heard. Since he appeared like a 'small business' to me, I naturally gravitated towards him. I try to help the little guys when I can, that proved fatal on this transaction. None the less, as I got CC on the phone, he quickly started downing the other guys I was talking to and explaining how 'he orders more loads than them' and 'they will pick the best pieces off the loads first'. That should have been a red flag, specifically him saying 'he buys more loads than them', silly me, he has no idea how much these guys buy or even who they are. I should have trusted my gut, I knew then that he had no problem lying to me, but for some dumb reason, I gave him the benefit of the doubt and moved forward. He went on to explain that these loads contain 24 pallets of mostly shelf pulls and around 20% of the product will be returns. Exactly as advertised and that's what I expected. He also said that these were 'very clean' loads. So "Not a lot of trash" Next move in his book was getting me a freight quote. First he made sure that I understood a couple of things, 1) it was coming directly from Grainger & 2) I had to use his freight. Next, he came back with a quote that was almost exactly $1 higher per mile than the national average for that week. (easy information to look up online) I called him out on this quote for about $3.20 per mile. I was eager to get this transaction moving as he told me exactly what I wanted to hear and we moved forward. Now please do me a favor and realize that I realize that this was all my fault for not listening to my gut. I'm not looking for sympathy here, I just want to help look out for any else unfortunate enough to encounter CC Snyder. Delivery day, it came a couple of days sooner than CC had said, so I guess that helped my mood and put some confidence back into me. That being said, the load showed up and looked like someone crammed some crap in there and hurried up and slammed the door shut before it could fall down. Nice and full is what I initially thought. Then as we began pulling things out, our moods started to shift again. We were having a hard time finding ANYTHING that wasn't broken or missing a part or something. We put it to the back of our heads and pushed forward, a lot of work to do and often loads look like this when you're unloading them and things come to light, later, once you've been able to really look at a good portion of it. None the less, it just seemed to get worse as we pulled more off the truck. Lots and Lots of trash, Lots and Lots of BIG items. We don't want 1 of our 24 pallets to be 1 item. That makes it hard to sell and hard to profit. We had around 12 pallets that represented no more than 4 items, most of those had 1 item on them. Also, we only received 22 pallets instead of the 24 promised. As we started to sort things and break down pallets, it became difficult to find items that weren't either broken, returned or just a part of something bigger. We must have found 100 things that were just a single part of something, not of value either. This is considered 'trash' and part of the attrition rate. This load landed around 40-50% attrition. We filled up a 20 foot long 8 foot tall dump trailer over the top, with straight out TRASH. Well beyond the acceptable threshold. The things that were not trash, were broken. The worst was the stuff that seemed 'cosmetically' fine but that had big return and damaged stickers on them. Again, I'm not looking for pity or sympathy here and I also understand that this is potentially part of the liquidation game, but wait until you see how this guy 'CC Snyder of Black Swamp Liquidation' handles this situation. So we got that I just bought a $14,450 truckload of JUNK, right? Cool Now, naturally, there is some value in the 'junk' as we've deemed it, but not enough to make any money. In fact, at this point, breaking even seemed a lofty goal and breaking even is a loss. We've got a lot of hours into this and my time is quite valuable at this stage. Anyway, I email CC and explain that the situation is bad and the load is well below acceptable. He emails me back explaining that he would 'Get a hold of his big shot contacts at Grainger' and he went on to let me know that he would 'Get his pound of flesh' for what's going on here. At that point, I was confident that CC had my back. After almost a week, I call CC and it takes some doing to get him on the phone. Email or two, text messages and phone calls. I'm being cool though, I only lose my cool when it's necessary to get someone's attention. I get him on the phone and he explains that he just got off with the Big shot Grainger Conference call. They are prepared to offer me 1/2 on the next load. WHAT? So you want me to spend another, what? $7,225 with you? LOL NO! I went on to explain that this load is worth about $3k and that's what I'm willing to pay. So call WHOEVER (as I start to lose my cool) and tell them you owe me a refund for the difference. CC takes my temper on the chin, assures me that he's got this and gets off the phone with me. Now, I know I'm not getting an $11,450 refund, but I figured we'll fall in between and that seemed reasonable at this point. So, at this point he's offered 1/2 price for the next load. I don't hear back from him for awhile, so I move forward with my process of selling items. It's really quite simple, in theory. The first step is that we invite some of our other business owning friends and sell a couple of choice pieces to them, below retail. Giving them a deal and making a good bit of our purchase cost back. This step was canceled, due to a lack of 'Choice Pieces'. We've seen a dozen Grainger loads and this was the first that didn't have a nice compressor or generator. Or at least something mainstream. Generally, I expect the majority of the items on an industrial supply load to be very niche, however, there are many items that Most construction and commercial construction companies use, often on them. This load had None. So, on to step two, sell some smaller niche items on ebay. This is the step where we usually get the rest of our investment back and start to see a little bit of money. So I get a few hundred items listed pretty quick and start the larger items on craigslist. We made a few bucks, but we're still badly in the hole on this load. On to step three, the final step, auction. So, before we moved into this step, I managed to wrangle CC back onto the phone once and squeezed a couple of emails out of him. He went on to change his offer ($3k refund instead of $7,225 discount on next load), then he would disappear for awhile again and came back with yet a lower offer. ($3k discount on next load) Then when I tried to accept, he disappeared again and has not resurfaced yet. Along the way, he lied to me on numerous occasions. The whole time, he played Grainger to be the heavy. It was Graingers fault, they were offering the various deals (not him). The thing is CC, I know that's a lie. I know that you bought this load from VIA Trading. It was confirmed through the freight broker, oops, she didn't mean to tell me, but she did. I've know this for some time. I don't think Grainger's going to be happy with the defamation of their name and level of service which you have caused. My point to everyone reading this is, CC Snyder sells liquidation loads. He says he's buying them direct from the company to gain your confidence, when he's just brokering them to you. We understand that in your line of business, you shouldn't tell us your source, but just say that, don't lie to everyone and make big companies look bad when things go wrong. Also, CC Snyder, when presented with a problem, will not back up his business and stand behind what he does. He makes assumptions about those he doesn't know. He said he's bought more loads than the guys he doesn't even know. He explained that 'I don't have the sales channels to unload things' and acted like this bad load was my fault. He said I had no possible recourse for this load which he himself called 'a bad load'. He cowered out, and explained to me in one email that 'there is no recourse for you, you won't buy from me again' saying essentially, do whatever you want, I don't care. He treated this like some dime store purchase, like I spent a couple of bucks on a defective toy or something. We spent almost $15k with you PICK UP THE PHONE AND BE A MAN! Sorry, I'm just disappointed that it's come to this. That I had to take the time to write this out and plaster it all over the internet. So CC, understand a few things. My main line of income is from internet marketing CC, there is recourse from me CC. As far as me not having any sales channels, I'm also an auctioneer CC, I have a circle of auctioneers that specialize in industrial supply. That's step three, unload what's left. This is the lowest margin stage of my process and it's what we had to skip right to with this load. The auction is set up and ready to roll, but at this point, I'm confident that we'll lose our butts on this load. And HEY, that's part of the deal in this business, sometimes you get a load of Junk, sometimes it's gold. It's not what happens to use in business that defines us CC, it's how we handle things. You're business tactics are improbable and ethics appear non-existent. I wonder how many "Our Fathers" Pastor Blake would give you?
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