Backwaterreptiles.com - Fake Company!
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA -- So I was looking for a new snake for my son. I contacted a few different reptile dealers online. The one company that stuck out was Backwater Reptiles. His prices just seems to good to be true. So I emailed him asking about his inventory, shipping methods, etc. Turns out, this "company" is fake. Its some kid in his bedroom running a website. If you order from him, he will just forward that order to a REAL reptile company in Florida and have it drop shipped. Talk about a stupid idea. There are other drop shipping reptile dealers, but unlike Backwater they all admit it. This guy flat out lies and says he has other locations. BS! Ordering from a completely different business in a different state doesn't count as YOUR shipping dept. That is laughable at best, illegal at worse. But what really [snip] me off was reading how the owner of BW created a fake account on the world's largest reptile website www.faunaclassifieds.com and pretended to be a customer of Florida Herps (a REAL reptile company owned by a Doctor). So not only is this kid a liar, but he is a criminal as well.