Since the house that is listed as Discount's physical address is "under contract" and the owners appear to have moved hundreds of miles away about three years ago, it is possible that they have nothing whatsoever to do with the company, and someone who knew the house was mostly empty took advantage to "borrow" the address to make the business look more real or reputable. Or another wild possibility is that a relative or friend of the owners, a house sitter, or someone with some connection to the owners or access to the house, got the owners to let them use the address as a favor. I think nominally it was a half-million-dollar house, but given the markets may have sold for quite a bit less.
I would not be surprised if Reading, PA, USA or Berks county, PA have no business license
on file for Discount Marine Supplies. It might be interesting, if this proved true, for all these facts to be brought to the attention of the attorney general's office for the state of Pennsylvania; I expect their Bureau of Consumer Protection, which handles consumer and business matters, might investigate. The state might also have the resources to contact whoever provides the web site and fulfillment services for Discount Marine as part of their inquiry.
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