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Legit suppliers - how do you tell?


birdman
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30 Aug 06 05:55:58 pm
Does anyone have any tips on how to tell if a potential supplier is legit. I.E. any documention or licensing that should be available?


gohogsar
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Does anyone have any tips on how to tell if a potential supplier is legit. I.E. any documention or licensing that should be available?
If they're US based, I always do this:

Check the WHOIS information on their website. If the information there doesn't match what's on their website, that's a red flag.

Check ripoffreport.com - see if others have been scammed by them.

Search the BBB for the company if possible.

Always speak with them on the phone before you order. A scammer has time to craft their responses in email but can be tripped up on the phone.

Maybe I'm too cautious, but that's what I do. I'm not buying much right now (nothing in the last month) because I'm not finding anyone I feel comfortable with.


birdman
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30 Aug 06 07:10:18 pm
thank u goHogs you've been very helpful


 

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