NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning the public not to deal with George Sekuloski, also known as Goce Sekuloski, an online trader and director of Bulk Imports & Exports Pty Ltd.
Fair Trading investigators executed a search warrant yesterday at a commercial business premises in Sydney as part of an ongoing investigation into Mr Sekuloski and his companies. Business records, computers, loose brand name labels and other items were seized.
George Sekuloski is listed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as the sole director of: Bulk Imports & Exports Pty Ltd (ACN 131 768 084); HTR Caravan and Camping Pty Ltd (ACN 154 876 954); and, Earth8 Construction Pty Ltd (ACN 154 876 963).
Bulk Imports & Exports Pty Ltd has registered the following business names: Solar Energy Store International (BN98531802); EProducts (BN98449073); and, Luxury Home Products (BN98418743).
George Sekuloski is also known to trade under the names of: Solar Energy Store; OzEpicDeals; Eproductshop; Double-gear; Esales_superstore; Online-group; Solar Energy Store Australia; and, Lhpnet-au.
George Sekuloski has two business premises at Seven Hills in Sydney and advertises by website and 4×4, camping, caravanning and RV magazines.
He sells products including solar panels, generators, spas, saunas and camping and caravan equipment.
Fair Trading has received 240 complaints and 55 enquiries about Mr Sekuloski and his companies since 2009, including 151 complaints this year.
These complaints relate to: a failure to supply products; supply of products that are not of merchantable quality; a failure to honour warranties; and, products that do not meet Australian Standards.
The CTTT has received 72 applications relating to Mr Sekuloski and his companies. Mr Sekuloski has failed to comply with more than 20 CTTT orders.
Commissioner Stowe said in March 2009 Fair Trading prosecuted George Sekuloski and his businesses, Wholesale Australia Import / Export, Cargo Industries Pty Ltd and Dome Technology for numerous offences under the Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004.
“Mr Sekuloski and his Prestons-based companies were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $14,984 by Parramatta Local Court for advertising and selling unapproved electrical items on eBay. The fines remain unpaid,” he said.
“Fair Trading investigators found Mr Sekuloski sold two spas and a lead acid battery charger for an electric golf buggy on eBay, yet none of the items carried approval markings, or a Certificate of Approval showing they complied with Australian Standards.
“People who bought the spas encountered great difficulty trying to contact Mr Sekuloski to resolve operating problems. One of the spas came with an LCD TV but the water pressure caused the filter top to blow off and the key pad didn’t work at all.
“Fair Trading inspected Mr Sekuloski’s premises in Prestons and uncovered two models of Masano brand washing machines for sale (XQ50-Q5/C and XQ50-D5/C) that were not approved for sale in Australia.
“A follow-up inspection some months later found Mr Sekuloski was again selling an unapproved Masano brand washing machine from the premises, as well as an unapproved AC/DC adaptor for a remote control toy car.
“An inspection of the eBay website also found Mr Sekuloski was advertising another spa that was not approved.”
Mr Stowe said any consumers who have had dealings with Mr Sekuloski or his companies should contact NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20.
“Fair Trading is pursuing further action against Mr Sekuloski,” he said.