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Posted:    Edith Okobi

Scam

Complaint Rating:  100 % with 29 votes
Contact information:
Closeout Explosion/Wholesale central
Nigeria
I am surprised that Donny Lowy happens to be a member of this board, I thought this was a credible board. Incidentally Donny Lowy is the CEO on an online shop www.closeoutexplosion.com that defrauded me of the sum $2, 900.00 in July'09. I was made to believe that I was paying for 100 pieces of various female American designers suits. I have been amazed that the nice, encouraging smooth talker has become so agressively arrogant ever since my money got into his hands with no goods to show for it.

If this forum is indeed a credible one, I think he shouldn't be a part of it. Because, he can never mean any good.

And something should be done about my complaint.

Thank you,

Edith.
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 14th of Oct, 2009 by   DonnyLowy -1 Votes
Your suits were sent out
last week,
as we discussed on the phone.

I do apologize for the delay,
since I was awaiting a new
availability of merchandise
from the department store
that I deal with.

Since you are based in Africa,
I needed to ensure that
I had suits that would be
appropriate for your climate,
and for the size range that you
requested.

You can contact Express Air Freight
to confirm that your order
was sent out.

I believe they have already contacted
you to confirm this.

I truly apologize for the delay,
but I am glad this has been resolved.

I would be happy to do more
business with you, and make
this up to you on your next order.


Sincerely,
Donny Lowy
718-389-5502
917-913-6093
Wholesale Products:
www.closeoutexplosion.com
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251 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn NY 11222

Open Monday to Thursday
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 9th of Nov, 2009 by   erica arubayi 0 Votes
i totally agree with Gloria. Close Explosions is a fraudulent company and this matter should be looked into seriously.

the same happened to me. i paid 799dollars for 100 pieces of branded childrens clothing over two months ago, with promises of it being sent two-three days after i send an enquiry email or speak to My Lowy.

this is happening very often and when it comes to the issue of returning funds, he doesnt return your mails or is silent about it. why take a customers money when you obviously cannot meet their demands? that is fraud. to make matters worst, the items which he says are not avaliable are still displayed on the internet for another innocent customer to pay for, when obviously, isnt the case. this was what happened to me. and then after receiving funds, it took two weeks for me to enquiry about the shippment before i was told that he run out of stock??? he has put out another advert for the same childrens cloths, claiming they have been recieved, but my order is still outstanding.

i think this board should look into this issue more seriously. he has targeted the african market because he knows he can get away with this kind of behaviour there. unfortunately, there are some of us who completely cannot stand scam and would make sure it is stopped.

Closeout explosions scam should be addressed. if this board cant, then we will keep spreading the word in the papers, on the internet in africa for people not to fall victims of this kind of scam
 13th of Jan, 2010 by   DonnyLowy -1 Votes
I did send you the children's clothing,
and I do apologize for the delay.

Sincerely,
Donny Lowy
 24th of Apr, 2010 by   felash1 0 Votes
I visited this hell hole and just like the name of the company Closeout explosion, sure looks like that's what happened there an explosion of a mess. You are told to go in and check out all their rooms and pick out what you want. Sure pick it UP (not out) from the crack floor, the walls, dirty shelves. They should be issued a buliding violation. Looks like an episode from Hoarders the tv show on A&E TV. Everything is all over the place no organization. Poor lady that you'll see picking up and moving boxes, while Stanley, if that's his real name sits and cons clients over the telephone. He'll tell you anything to sell the junk he has up in there. They don't accept credit cards ONLY CASH, that way you can't ever get your money back and if you put up a valid argument you are ask to leave with the damaged goods, I was ask to but I didn't. I was the customer and I returned damaged product it was their job if they didn't want to return my money and issue me a junkyard credit to check the replacement merchandise. I had to sift through 6 cartons at 50 pieces each 300 total pieces 2 hours out of my day to get 50 okay ones not even perfect. He is not a man of his word... He is full of $#@*. They should have done the sifting, but no I had to do this to recooperate my investment. Quess what? I didn't trust them to do it anyway. They are running a junkyard in; which they call a showroom and a scam online because the pictured items shown on their website are not what you see when you go there. I'm glad I didn't order anything online and decided to go visit, it would have been harder to get my merchandise returned. Be afraid be very afraid of Closeout Explosion and CloseoutExplosion.com, bunch of scammers, liars and cons. Scammers, because of what's depicted on your website is not what's in the junk yard, Liar because what you said was in the carton wasn't but that's my fault trusting you in the first place, Cons because while I was sifting I heard you! Stanley ! Conning people over the telephone, telling them to come visit the junkyard, sorry that's not what you said you said warehouse lol. I won't be a satified returning customer, I just get burnt once, shame on you.
 10th of May, 2010 by   Lily2010 0 Votes
Oh my goodness i was about to place my order. Sadly am also from Africa, i checked everything about this company and all seems to be in order. Whats really causing the delivery delay? Is it that most apparels advertised are out of stock or it takes a while to deliver to Africa?
Lily
 29th of May, 2010 by   EoinFinnegan 0 Votes
Lowy is a complete scammer. Strange that someone who says he is a reputable businessman seems to spend an awful lot of time posting lies, I mean responses, to all the people who post here. If he actually did what he said in his comments here, why would anyone post here. Too many people have commented here for it to be wrong. I was scammed out of $2000. anyone is welcome to ask me for the documented proof and the copies of emails from the cheat(Donny)
 24th of Jun, 2010 by   sulemana 0 Votes
if you happen to be in the warehouse, isnt what you see is what you get?. and why cant you take what you have picked with you instead of waiting for it to be sent by whatever.
 5th of Jul, 2010 by   j_swart 0 Votes
hi we are about to place orders with this company, did those who complained indeed receive their goods???
 5th of Jul, 2010 by   EoinFinnegan 0 Votes
To J_Swart,
I cannot speak for those people who visited the warehouse as I could not do that.
Having spent approx 18 months going through all the various outlets advertising closeout deals.
Closeout Explosion was one of the first I came across. I was impressed that having subscribed to their newsletter which was professional and well presented. The fact that I could not find any negative comments about him at the time when I was ordering as well as Donny's exceptionally friendly and helpful sounding manner convinced me I was on to a good deal.
I ordered $2000 worth of goods and paid the invoice a couple of days after receiving it. I was told everything was available at the time. Having not heard anything after a week I called Donny and he told me that he was waiting on new shipments to come in. This comment will be very long if I list every time this kind of thing happened. To keep this short and readable I will summarize by saying that it is now 10 months later, I have not had contact from Donny in approximately 6 months. At that time, he told me he was still waiting on new stock. I asked could I take some of the products that he had offered in his newsletter THAT DAY and he said nothing was available. I cannot stress enough how much I do not want you or anybody else to get involved with this company or this man. I have done a lot of research on him and his company and it seems to me that he is complained about constantly on various sites like this. He responds to some comments, as he did above, but I have never seen someone who complained come back to say that their situation was sorted out.
Also, I believe the reason that I did not find any complaints about him when I was placing my order is that he has written many articles about himself which showed up on google before any negative comments about him.
I have asked for a refund, even a partial refund and he will not do this. I am hoping to be going to New York in a couple of months with some friends on separate business and am planning to call to his warehouse unannounced ad confront him over his behaviour. I will update here as my story continues.
Lastly, I again urge you to look at what has happened to me and make your own decision.
Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that great priced, quality designer goods are impossible to come by unless you have a really large amount of money to spend.
 18th of Jul, 2010 by   DonnyLowy 0 Votes
I have the clothing in the warehouse in boxes.

The boxes contain an assortment of clothing, according to categories.

For example:

I have boxes of children's clothing, boxes of men's dress shirts, boxes of dresses, etc.

The warehouse is not fancy, it’s meant to be a self service set up for customers that decide to visit the warehouse.

Many people visit my warehouse on a daily basis, and appreciate the low prices that I charge.

I could not charge the prices that I do if I had allot of people working here.

I do understand his complaint, since I do not have an extensive staff like some wholesalers do, but I compensate for this by keeping my prices as low as possible.

For example, I have designer dresses at $17.99 each, which retail for up to $350.00

So although my warehouse can become disorderly by the end of the day, customers keep returning because of my low prices and product selection.

I would like to invite anyone who wishes to visit my warehouse, or send a relative or friend to visit on their behalf.

Sincerely,
Donny Lowy
718-389-5502
917-913-6093
 25th of Apr, 2011 by   A hussine 0 Votes
HI every one
and thank every one of you in the information, ...I think he is stubid with the business that he do around the world he should keep honest...so he keep good business ..and good money..just was planing to do business with him..but not any more..and i will say that he lost big ..cause I was planing to do real big business and that why I did my research on him and his company...so thank for every body who publish his or her complain
and finaly knowledge is power...A hussine
 30th of Jun, 2011 by   Jbaks 0 Votes
My o My!!! I'm i glad i came across this site. I just made an order with him and got my invoice for $1700, would have sent the money by wire transfer tomorrow. I'm in Africa as well and he has been chasing me with phone calls since i made the order. Well i think the only way i would do business with him now is physically at his warehouse. He seems organised and professional on his website but that doesn't seem to be the actual case

This guy has the potential to make over ten times what he is making now if he can just be truthful and organised. International customers especially spend a lot importing all this products. I certainly would have, i believe he just lost a big business opportunity...this first order was just meant to be a test to verify the description on his site.

Why doesn't he just employ enough people to sort and organise his warehouse and he should stop deceiving people about what is available...shame on you Donny, you sounded nice and helpful on the phone...guess it was just a ruse to get my money
 5th of Aug, 2011 by   shanspitz 0 Votes
I had my first dealings with Donny and I can't say enough about how wonderful he was. This was my first import transcations and I am in Australia and I was concerned and scared to say the least, however Donny was great, he even called me to put my mind at ease. My order was perfect, exactly what I ordered and it was very very prompt. I would definately recommend this company.
 15th of Aug, 2012 by   Shellem desousa 0 Votes
Omg I was about to pay for my order actually am going to cancel it now.
 18th of Aug, 2012 by   Edith Okobi 0 Votes
Shanspitz, I wonder if you are not Donny himself? cos you seem to be the only one in 4 years who has a good comment about closeout and Donny and his so called rude Dad. Donny and his entire team is a fraud. The quality of things advertised on
his site is not what you get if you eventually get anythjing at all. I ordered 100 pieces of suits from him and got them almost 10 months after and that was because I came to the compliant board and threatened to mess up his business. Even at that I got what I didnt ask for and have not been able to sell them since 2009, so it was a huge loss dealing with the fraudster.
 20th of Jun, 2013 by   OGX 0 Votes
Donny Is a total scam. i made a purchase 2 weeks back and stated exactly the items that I needed as well as the sizing. I just received my items today and to say that I am HIGHLY disappointed is an understatement. I requested for a particular size and I explained both on the phone and via email that the items were not for sale but for personal use. On receiving about 25 of these clothing items only one was in the size I had requested. 10 of them were the wrong sizes, I had requested for baby girls clothing size 12 to 18 months. I received some UGLY beach clothes for sizes 10 to 13. the bottom line is I have been scammed by DONNY. I called him to complain about this, all he said was he will give me a discount on my next purchase can you possibly believe that and he cut me off over the phone. I called back again and got his voice mail. And I have been getting his voice mail. He is not a sincere business man. And you should not do any business with him. The scam was finalised and concluded on the 20th June 2013. Donny is a thief!!!
 21st of Jun, 2013 by   OGX 0 Votes
DONNY IS A SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAMSCAM SCAM DONNY IS A SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAMSCAM SCAM
 13th of Nov, 2013 by   rukkaiyya 0 Votes
I wish ive read all this before i sent my Hard EARNED $1500 to Donny lowy For 50conditioned bags..He said its out of stock but he never told me before i sent the cash, now i should wait for 10DAYS its being 13days and hes yet to recieve the shipment .
Am sending my Nephew to your ware house...Please Donny send me my shipment !!!
 25th of Nov, 2013 by   nathalie lettsome 0 Votes
hi good day wish I read this comments before sending my money to Donnie Lowry at closeout explosion it has been a month since I sent this man 1500.00 usd, I recently opened a clothing boutique and met this man 5 months ago, my husband and I, wow this man wow don't know how to describe him at first I was going to order everything on line and then we decided to go to new York and check it for ourself this place was a mess but I decided since i was presently there I would check the merchandise ti took me hours whilst my husband waited patiently, should have learnt my lesson, that's what im paying for now trust this gentleman im so stress and disappointed still haven't received my good call tropical shipping in new jersey said they have 1 box for me he said its 2 the agent is still waiting for theother box she just sent u s an email which she wrote to him letting him know that it time to send the other box he gave a tracking number for carlifornia wrong tracking no this guy I don't know what to say don please we need our merchandise or our money please the little box at tropical shipping is about 18 by18 18 this box cant hold even 10 suits and we ordered 50
DOnnie please send our merchandise and answer ur phone stop
 26th of Nov, 2013 by   Bernie3000 0 Votes
Hello I am new to this forum and being scam is a totally horrible if anyone needs help I can source designer clothing for you from authentic European designers, just send me an email bmariebroach@gmail.com

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