According to this 15-year-old NY Times piece I just found in my search to see if he might have a passport from another country, Joshua is the son of Jewish-Iranian immigrants:I believe Enchanted owners hail from India.
(I know many find Indians so that is not a dispersion
It didn't occur to me that someone might think there was something untoward about a "foreign" corporation doing business in NY, so thanks for adding your fyi!
Thank you @MollyMalone and @PintoBean. And I apologize if my posts were curt...it was late and I should have waited to post until I had more time to clarify.I promise you, @Kaycee2018, Ms @MollyMalone is a straight shooter and when she thanks you for the fyi, she legitimately means it. I know it is hard to figure out tone when reading the replies of a stranger, but this PSer is cool through and through.
What's funny is that when I read foreign entity, I just went, oh, not incorporated in NY and shrugged it off, not even thinking that someone could interpret foreign as beyond out of state. Lololol. That's why I tell people nowadays my JD stands for juvenile delinquent.
Stories like this are why I always pay by CC, even if a discount is offered. I really hope that this story ends well for all those impactedI had this happen to me, only with a local furniture store (they took our 50% deposit for a Thomasville dining room set knowing they were going into receivership the next day). The next day the doors were locked and the business no longer existed. We were considered an unsecured creditor. It took a while, but our CC company saved us by eventually doing a charge back.
So I would advise those who have paid with PayPal or CC to file claims. Not sure if banks can reverse charges on wire transfers, but it’s worth contacting your bank to ask.
Yes, so true ! I always use a CC that has a purchase protection policy.Online shoppers can’t find out the financial standing of a private company,not worth the risk IMO.Stories like this are why I always pay by CC, even if a discount is offered. I really hope that this story ends well for all those impacted
Great to see RC acting in this manner, for all ED customers affected.https://www.rarecarat.com/blog/customer-notice-regarding-new-york-retailer-enchanted-diamonds
For anyone out of money with ED.
Yeah I’m guessing Pricescope vetts these vendors pretty good. Sounds like RC is cleaning house right now. I’m really happy to see this being done, WTG rarecarat!Let me say that a CC is a good idea for lesser known vendors. But I have sent wires to TRUSTED vendors such as Whiteflash, Victor Canera, Jonathan of August Vintage, Caysie van Bebber, etc. MANY times. I have total trust in all of them, as well as Wink of High Performance Diamonds and other popular PS vendors whom I just haven't had the chance to buy from yet.
Just read RC statement. It is interesting that when I chatted them on June 1, they stated that it was ED decision to remove themselves from the platform. On another note, hiring a lawyer and everything is great, but even if ED was found guilty, if they have no money, where will the customers get their refunds or settlements from? It's similar to when you are awarded a certain amount of money, but the defendant is broke, it is unlikely you will ever see that money! Hoping they resume their operations on June 17 as sated, but not holding my breath, as it would be pretty hard to bounce back after this one.
So they had a showroom. THat was my question. And now no longer. That answers my question. Thank you.@MollyMalone , I should have mentioned that I did leave a message with the Manhattan DA office as per your advice. Thank you for that number.
Also, what you mentioned, is exactly what the rep at the FTC told me- they could not investigate individual claims, but they would take a report and if enough began to correlate, they take a look deeper into it and under their determination, open an investigation.
Disappointingly, the NYPD precinct closest to Enchanted Diamonds on Broadway in Manhattan couldn’t care less when I called to report it to them there.
FWIW, I have been told by someone who spoke to the CEO of Rare Carat (who personally went down to the ED NYC showroom) and the office is completely cleared out.
...Per that posting on RC:
“Enchanted Diamonds has not been listed on our search engine since May 30th, when we paused their listings noticing data errors – namely, mispriced and artificially treated diamonds ...”
Might be a good idea - for folks who bought from ED - to have their items checked out if they haven’t already! This is really sad & shameful.