Alibaba is the largest B2B website in the world. They have thousands of good suppliers listed and you just have to do your homework before buying.Has anyone had bad experience with suppliers in the Alibaba.com Directory
It looks like I found a gold mine, but I need to play it safe. If you've had bad experience, could you give me name of suppliers? Or give me name of good reasonable suppliers, with good prices to be profitable that you've used. Particularly in the electronics area. Thank you! Looking for a response.
I want to thank everyone for their reply to Alibaba.com! Good advice!
Around Jan/Feb time i paid a supplier for "Lego Star Wars 10188/10179" It was a large amount off money.. To make things worse i pre sold items on ebay and aswell as my own savings i sent the money that my customer paid..
I paid for the items, than he tells me i had to pay for VAT and Customs which again i paid him.. He then tells me a need a License to do importing and exporting out off the USA..
So again i paid him grand total must be close to $6000 buy now..
So he emails me all the tracking numbers etc.. Only to read his next email claiming that he had to add more items to bring the shipping cost down i must pay him another $4500!! I was fuming because i had just sent him all my savings and my customers money! Ebay are dealing with that as i am writing this..
Is there any way i can get my money back?? The sad thing is i paid via Western Union :( I hate my self for it looking back at it but at the time i needed them items!
I have all his emails saved and also my receipts from western union..
Today they are still active i have asked for my money back but he claims he can not give me my money back!
I just do not know what to do as i am now in debt because off it!
What direction can i go with it, can i get my money back??
I had a very similar experience, presold items on ebay and all. I also lost a lot of money and had a lot of heartbreak. Live and learn is the only way. If you are anything like me you will only be far too cautious in the future.
As they say...
"if it seems too good to be true, it probally isn't"
Thanks for your feedbacks..
Fudjj what i mean by "still active" is that they are still on alibaba and on my trade manager.. I spoke with him around a week ago on Trade Manager and he is very firm in saying that i can not get my money back the only way forward is to pay the remaining money and get my item..
Yes i know i was very stupid by sending my money over with out knowing who they are..
I just needed to get the items :(