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Which suppliers would you like to see taken off here?


singapore101
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12 Oct 08 04:05:06 pm
I found a few companies who are middleman.Better to have a lean and, less populated directory than middleman taking up space.


jamielf
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30 Nov 08 06:53:10 am
I would like to see some real suppliers on here besides middlemen! This place is stuffed to the rafters with them. 1st the staff tells you not to try and do business with a supplier who charges a fee, but who do they keep recomending? Supplier (1145) which is Mkenterprizes. They charge you a fee of $55.00 for the dropshipping service. They tell you in the informational pages on this website that any supplier that charges a fee do not work with them. But yet they keep reccommending them.
More than over half of the suppiers on here are 100% middlemen. It is true that the real suppliers will not work with you unless you have a tax I.D. But, this is very easy to get, and inexpensive. They need to list the real suppliers for the products that people want to buy instead of the middlemen.


jamielf
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30 Nov 08 06:55:49 am
I would like to see some real suppliers on here besides middlemen! This place is stuffed to the rafters with them. 1st the staff tells you not to try and do business with a supplier who charges a fee, but who do they keep recomending? Supplier (1145) which is Mkenterprizes. They charge you a fee of $55.00 for the dropshipping service. They tell you in the informational pages on this website that any supplier that charges a fee do not work with them. But yet they keep reccommending them.
More than over half of the suppiers on here are 100% middlemen. It is true that the real suppliers will not work with you unless you have a tax I.D. But, this is very easy to get, and inexpensive. They need to list the real suppliers for the products that people want to buy instead of the middlemen.


fudjj
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30 Nov 08 07:29:18 am
Hard to argue with the points made, however the middlemen operations are serving a purpose.

Most people can't buy genuine wholesale because they simple can't afford to buy in enough volume to generate the savings required to create margin.

It's unfortunate, but that seems to be the major issue. If everyone could afford to buy in bulk, then the middleman operations would cease to exist.

I know they feed of desperate people, but while there are those desperate people looking for an avenue, middlemen operations will be there to service that desperation.

They may not be genuine wholesalers, but that doesn't make them a non-genuine supplier, it just makes them an expensive one that should be avoided if you have to cash to side step them!

Could the directories here be more defined...no arguments here. I have no problems with any suppliers details being included here, even fake makers because they to are servicing an industry, but I would like to see some clarity within the directories so everyone knew who was who without having to go through all the bullpucky to confirm them!


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