Is Alibaba.com safe or a scam?

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15 Apr 10 12:48:55 am
How safe is it to use Alibab.com is it a Scam?
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irene_salehoo
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15 Apr 10 01:50:40 am
Hi graybee,

Alibab.com sells Moroccan tents and crafts. Are you referring to Alibaba.com, the directory? I haven’t purchased from any of these sites but you might want to clarify for those who may have something to share. :)

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15 Apr 10 03:07:11 am
How safe is it to use Alibab.com is it a Scam?
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Hi graybee,

As Irene highlighted, if it is alibaba.com that you are referring to, it's a b2b business directory. It has many different suppliers listed within the directory, so you have to set your focus on researching the particular supplier you want to do business with within the site.

You'll find some excellent suppliers, you'll find find some really bad ones
and of course you will find some scammers as well, so you really do need to make sure that you research the supplier throughly before moving forward with any transaction.

The one thing you will not find there is authentic branded products, no matter what the supplier assures you!

As for Alibab.com, no idea whatsoever lol


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richellemonfort
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15 Apr 10 03:46:02 am
I couldn't agree more with fudjj. Don't fall for anything offered as branded, you'll just end up disappointed and at a lost.

Although not taking away credit, there are as fudjj said "excellent suppliers" in there but you'll have to do plenty for research just to be sure.

Salehoo did an expose about them a year back, and if you want to read about what we had to say, please visit this link:

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15 Apr 10 04:52:03 am
Thanks for your help, & yes i ment Alibaba sorry left the A off.
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5 Jul 10 03:37:32 pm
Alibaba is just a platform of sellers and buyers, itself is not a scam, but you must be careful of the scammers at Alibaba.


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5 Jul 10 08:14:24 pm
hi you could take a look at Link hidden: Login to view

again be careful but with this you have the safety of there escrow payment system which works very well.

some very good suppliers on there, however i would stay clear from electronics unless for personal use.

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13 Jul 10 12:01:28 am
Good point(s), paul1978 :)

Alibaba.com is similar to DHgate.com - They are both directories where you can find good suppliers as well as bad ones! So long as you stay clear from brand name products you should be relatively fine. But do be careful and be alert when you go supplier hunting since Chinese directories like these are also filled with scammers.

Just keep in mind, 9 out of 10 times branded products offered by Chinese suppliers will just be copies/fakes/counterfeits!

All the best!


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17 Dec 11 02:45:02 am
Alibaba is a famous company in China which provide sellers and buyers a platform for trading, it makes money from asking sellers pay annual fee to become golden supplier, Aliexpress is Alibaba owned platform for small wholesale or retail, DHgate is similar to Aliexpress. All in all, never believe these so-called brand items:garments,jewelry and any other.


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3 Mar 16 03:35:36 am
Hey guys,

I've gathered and put together the various tips and ways to help you avoid being scammed in this post - Link hidden: Login to view so do check it out. Cheers!


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