I am also having problem with one of dhgate sellers. I bought some items from customer 1005 at dhgate.com. 2 days ago I sent an email asking for an update of the items and asking if he/she really had the items. Yesterday I received a reply stating that he/she asked me to wait as the items were not available yet. I was frustrated and told him/her to settle the problems in 2 days, or otherwise I would open a dispute in Paypal. then the seller said 'YOU CAN BACK THE MONEY :) ' which i dont really understand in term of its English meaning. Then i opened a paypal dispute. Until now, I have yet to receive an update either from dhgate or from the seller.
well....... advice: ask the seller first if the items are available. Do not buy straight away.
Maybe you can open a dispute as well, Peter. Do not wait too long