Someone Tell me I didnt just get scammed!

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montee
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12 Jan 10 04:43:45 pm
Ya know,...this is really beginning to make me wonder! No matter where I go on the forum, I find OLD posts and maybe a few new ones. Then,..as if that's not bad enough, those new posts don't have too many people jumping in there to answer! Did I just spend $70 bucks on something that fizzled out?? Please, someone..just show me something on here that will ease this feeling of 'just been scammed'. It all sounded like a great idea. Maybe one of you that have been succesful, just jump on here..PLEASE!! Show me that what I'm seeing here is NOT what I think it is!

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dwmgoods35
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12 Jan 10 05:33:39 pm
Hey Montee,

First off you DID NOT get scammed. Ive been on this site for a year now maybe more and I have received much education about starting a business and growing it. Trust me you didn't..the only thing you can question which is what I still do to this day and please Salehoo dont get mad at me...just being honest here.....They have setup a post a while back that they were redoing the site and making great improvements but still to this day have not seen great improvements....however their site staff is incredibly helpful and very friendly to help out in anyway they can!


In my personal opinion this site is a huge value just by the information that is here in the posts...their supplier search lists are lacking I have to admit and lots of their supplier are half fast businesses that claim they are wholesalers but are actually middle men...now im not saying all of them are but their supplier list has a great deal of them that needs to be taken off as a trusted supplier. I am sure the salehoo staff will chime in and please again dont be mad im just stating the obvious here!


Thanks

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montee
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12 Jan 10 08:17:54 pm
Thank you so much for your reply and your honesty! I certainly hope they dont get upset with you for being honest. I appreciate that and I'm sure others do as well. If we are only going to hear biased opinions, we certainly wouldnt need a forum, right? Usually a good business will not have to do a lot of defending of itself..if it's a good business. I have heard good things about Salehoo and was kind of disappointed after checking up on thier reputation and got a lot of good reports, then come in and see that the forum posts are so old and many without answers. Maybe I was looking in all the wrong places though, who knows. Hence, the post. I am absolutely green in this so there is a degree of trusting that must be present. Without that, I and many others are in trouble. I've learned to check the internet for any business' reputation but at the same time, there are people who just like to complain.

I was hoping that at least they would have done the leg work to ensure that they have only reputable wholesalers listed though. Isnt that part of the idea here, that we won't have to sift through the millions of bad ones to find a few good because Salehoo has done that for us? But, I guess I can always check out what their rating is as well as what others have to say. That helps.

Well, we'll see. I am excited to get my feet wet in this type of business. I hope I can find a few mentors to follow around though. Every little bit helps. If anyone has any good ideas on what wholesaler, that would be great. Of course I want to start out with a drop shipper. Feel free to pipe in if anyone has had good experiences that you wouldnt mind sharing. Thanks so much.
Montee

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12 Jan 10 08:26:29 pm
Hey Montee,

No problem at all, Yes the Staff here are very helpful and trusting you don't have to worry about this. To get your feet wet a bit just read through those posts that have replies and you will see posts that are new once you log in so read those as well and reply if needed.

As for suppliers, now im using one of them right now and its a dropshipper, send the user PLANES a PM on here to request information..he runs a dropshipping business and im sure he can be very knowledgable and help on this for you.

If your willing to stock up inventory I would checkout Via Trading..they are a liquidator and you will need to order either in Cases, Pallets, or truckloads...but you can order small cases at first...I would first get a little more knowledgable about ordering in large loads before hand.


Let us know if we can be of help...lol oh and by the way I don't work for Salehoo just trying to lend a hand whenever needed!


Thanks

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12 Jan 10 09:26:18 pm
Hi montee and welcome to the site, sorry to give you a fright like that, but as Don has said, we do try to answer all posts by members and if somehow a question does get missed, then your are always welcome to PM me directly with the inquiry or send it straight through to the support team at Link hidden: Login to view

Just quickly regarding the site mods, I know we've spoken about this Don, and they are taking a little longer than I was anticipating, as well as Admin as well, but they are well and truly under way, and i assure you, and everyone else waiting for them, that they will arrive.

You won't see them in drips and drabs, it will just be done in a single swoop, and I'm sure they can't be far away at the moment.

Now anyone get mad at you Don? I couldn't imagine that, with the exception of the odd Glen Beck fan lol. It's an open forum montee, everyone is free to speak their opinion, and that includes their opinion of the service we are providing our members at any time.

We do have rules in place to ensure those opinions are framed in a way that is not offensive to anyone, but that's for everyone's benefit.

Regarding the suppliers list, we do verify all of our suppliers before authorising and listing them in the directory. You will find a range of suppliers that offer a range of different prices, we don't restrict a supplier based on their price, we only restrict if we consider them to not be a legitimate supplier of products.

Most new members always seem to judge suppliers against ebay prices, but you have to understand that there are many avenues of retailing, not just ebay, and while you will always find suppliers that are far more expensive than ebay, that doesn't mean that others aren't using them successfully to sell in their own markets other than ebay.

No matter what wholesale list you look at, you will always find a range of suppliers selling the same items at different prices, but what you won't always find on other wholesale lists is legitimate suppliers that have been verified by SaleHoo staff.

Regarding fake products, you will find suppliers listed from China that do provide fake products, and one of the most common questions I see is people asking why they are there?

Answer is simple, even though they are selling fakes, they are still a legit supplier. They may well also be selling other items that are not fake, but even if they aren't, the demand for fake products from the west is still very high, and if we don't have them, then we have members asking why we aren't catering for that.

It all comes down to research, and then even more research. Just because we have verified a supplier as legit at the time of verification, we can never guarantee they will remain a solid reliable supplier.

Unfortunately circumstances happen where suppliers that have been perfect for years all of a sudden drop the ball completely and become unreliable. Always ask questions if you're not convinced and inform us of any situation that you feel one of our listed suppliers is not providing a quality service so we can take our own action.

Anyway, I hope that's covered most of your concerns, but drop a post or chime in any time, and yell out if we can be of service to any inquiry you have at any time.

Cheers


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12 Jan 10 11:32:50 pm
Hi Monte,

They've said it all so I guess all I can for now is big you a warm welcome :)

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montee
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13 Jan 10 12:34:49 am
Thank you everyone!

I guess I was wrong about people not getting replies..lol. I must have been checking all the wrong places when I got in here.

I was very impressed with the 'research lab' as well as the suppliers and how they are all rated. The information collected for each one shows that you at Salehoo have done your home work. That's what I had heard so much about before I joined. I really like how you've done that. I guess I can't say I'm absolutely green at this because I remember trying to put together a business several years ago on the internet. I had sold some antiques on ebay and wanted to find a product or 2 to try to sell on a regular basis. I tried like heck to find wholesalers and ended up paying fees to a few just to get thier catalogs and for the honor of being called a member I guess. Either way, I was taken. I got nothing from the experience accept a little bit of wisdom. I learned to NEVER just jump in without checking out who you're jumping in with! And I learned to research, research, and more research! I've picked up a few little hints and tips along the way but nothing that I thought could get me where I wanted to go.

I see that you all have a great deal to offer and I'm excited. I'm still wondering how to set up a web site or store front, which ever you call them. I will be on the look out for that info as I try to find the wholesalers that I will be using. The webinar was helpful today, although I've found that I've got to learn the lingo a bit better to really get it.

I appreciate the suppliers names that you suggested, dwmgoods35. I have started a notebook for all the morsels of knowledge that I've already picked up in here. I hope that the forums are used a lot because I can't think of anything better to help learn about this stuff, than those that have walked the path before me.

Well, I think I will get out and scout around some more. I'm much more relaxed about Salehoo and I thank you all for that. It sounds like I just might have done something good with my money...and THAT is always great news! It also sounds like you are all very knowledgeable and I wouldnt mind tapping into that every once in awhile...if you all don't mind too much! Thanks again. Hope to see you all around~

God Bless~ Montee

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dwmgoods35
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13 Jan 10 12:39:40 am
Hey Montee,

Sorry about the mix up with that dropshipping service I suggested if you didnt already read PLANES post..but no worries you can still sign up for ArtsNow.com which is the same thing. Just thought I would give you a heads up.

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13 Jan 10 12:45:02 am
Nice work Don, good old kiss of death trick you pulled on poor Planes there :)


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13 Jan 10 12:48:58 am
lol yeah I know right! no it sure sucks about PLANES closing down,hes been a huge help but at least its not the service that doesnt work and Montee I still greatly encourage you to consider that service because I still use it pretty well actually.

Hey also make sure you throw in your suggestions to that new Post I made regarding a new Site suggestion.

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25 Jan 10 05:02:15 pm
Hi Montee,

Welcome! I see everyone has already said how great Salehoo is and I'd like to say the same. Their staff is great and always respond quickly to queries. :)


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