I don't know! I guess people are hoping they are going to get a great deal on DHgate.
I keep hearing stories about people getting screwed buying from Asia. Then I come here and implore members to stop giving their money away to Asian charities.
But then someone thinks they got a great deal and they have exchanged emails with Lou from the province of Shenga. And Lou tells them the items are real and not to worry; to just hurry up and send out the wire transfer because he is almost out-of-stock and only has 10 left. So you hurry out to your bank and spend 15$ to send this money thru wire transfer or Western Union money gram (also known as the money grinder) and come back here and say "Hey! I just sent out 1500 dollars to some guy out in Asia. Boy, I'm keeping my fingers crossed." When questioned, you say, "Well, he told me they were real. He promised me! Oh yeah, the 300 solid 24k bracelet he assured me was real." Or the WIIs or the DVDs or the Jordan sneakers etc.
Then, a month later we hear back from someone telling his horror story about how eBay pulled their listings and PayPal pulled their funds and refunded the buyers and how they now have 5 negative in a row and are now suspended from eBay.
I will say this again and Jimmy really should put a sticky up about this.
Do not send money whether money wire or PayPal to someone you have spent a totalof 5 emails getting to know!
It's incredibly foolish!
The only exception would be if you could use a credit card through PayPal. You can then file a dispute with your credit card company and then PayPal has to give you your money back.
Even with that said, do not do it!
Personally, I do business with a company in Asia. But I researched them and then sat back and waited a month. Then after I saw this business was on the top and up I went for it. And I am happy I did.
You can use WhoIS and Alexa to look at a company. And if you can get feedback from other users of that company, you can look at doing business with them.
Please guys. Save yourself very big problems and don't do business this way. Be vigilant in dealing with them. I recently have heard of someone saying they are going to have to go bankrupt due to a dealing in Asia.
Every time someone loses a chunk of money in Asia that's more money taken out of our economy and thrown into a 3rd world market. No offense but this is money that could be generating income here in the states.