Blackstoneoutlet.com (blackstone-grilloutlet.com) is an e-commerce vendor. The Blackstone Grilloutlet product line includes a 36” Griddle Cooking Station, 36” Griddle with Front Try, 17” Tabletop Air Fryer Griddle Combo, 28” Adventure Ready Griddle Cooking Station, and more.
Heavily Discounted Blackstone Griddles
The Blackstoneoutlet and Blackstone-Grilloutlet claim to offer original Blackstone products heavily discounted. For example, the Blackstone 17” Tabletop Air Fryer Griddle Combo is originally priced at $329.99 (see image below from official blackstoneproducts.com). The Blackstoneoulet price is $81.00, a 75 percent discount.
All Blackstone products are discounted by 75 to 83 percent when purchased from Blackstoneoutlet.
About The Vendor
The About Us page does not offer significant information about the vendor. The Contact Us page provides nothing more than an email form. The official Blackstone Contact Us page provides both the customer support phone number and physical address.
Amazon Significant Price Increase
As you can see in the provided image, Amazon is an authorized Blackstone retailer.
While this is great and all, it appears Amazon third-parties are capitalizing on unaware, vulnerable consumers. The official website promotes its 17” On The Go Cart Griddle With Hood at $219.99, $233.19 with tax.
Amazon, itself is officially out of stock, but remarkably, Amazon third-party sellers have somehow got their hands on a few of these grills. However, if you want to buy from an Amazon third-party seller, you will have to pay an additional $135, compared to the official retail price.
The image below captured the 3 lowest prices, with the top seller topping the price off at $432.99, just shameful.
Scan the image below and you will see an Amazon seller utilizing the username “A.m.a.z.o.n Pride”. one of the Amazon sellers is double-dipping, It gets better, one seller has two listings with a price variance of about $3.
Blackstone does not accept PayPal, but Blackstoneoutlet “Blackstone Outlet” does accept PayPal. Nayzayerz completed the PayPal checkout process and discovered the vendor is no other than 合肥玉见你餐饮管理有限公司, translated Hefei Yujianyou Catering Management Co., Ltd. A Google search did not render results for the Chinese vendor.
Google Image Search
A Google Image Search connects the Blackstone Outlet images to Walmart.com and of course, the official website, Blackstoneproducts.com.
About Blackstone Products
A business search via the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code (Utah.gov) validated Blackstone Products as an active Utah-headquartered business.
Blackstone Outlet tried to be clever by adding a favicon to replicate the official Blackstone favicon. Unfortunately, the vendor did not pull it off so well. If you look closely at the official and unofficial favicons, you will notice a slight difference between the two. The official Blackstone favicon is orange with no backdrop, while the Blackstone Outlet favicon is orange with a white background. This is just one way to determine if the website is the real deal, in this case, it is no.
Blackstoneoutlet.com was registered on June 8, 2021. Blackstoneproducts.com was registered on July 6, 2006, to North Atlantic Imports LLC in Logan, Utah.
Afterword – Blackstone Outlet Scam
Is Blackstoneoutlet a scam? Is Blackstone Outlet a scam? Yes, it is a scam. The Chinese vendor has replicated the official Blackstone Products’ griddle images. The PayPal username does not match up with the brand, but instead, a scam artist based in China. The domain registration is not even close to being similar to the official domain.
Selling brand-name products at a 75-percent discount is ludicrous. Only a scam artist would be willing to accept a financial loss. In this case, the scam artist would not really be accepting a loss because he has no intention of processing the order.
North Atlantic Imports or Blackstone Outlet are accredited by BBB. North Atlantic Imports is registered with BBB, having a B rating.
Be cautious when buying from Amazon third-party sellers who are significantly increasing the retail price on average of $100. Some go as far as to charge consumers shipping fees, even though they are not actually shipping. Dropshippers do not own the products they sell, but instead, order the products as gifts and ship them to the unaware customer. How does the dropshipper benefit from each sale? Each sale earns a profit, without the dropshipper investing any time, money, or effort into the sale.
Not only is dropshipping poor business practices, it is a breech of confidentiality and a violation of Amazon’s seller policy.