Are these Suppliers legit?

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9 Oct 10 04:41:01 pm
Hi

I was just wondering are these suppliers legit?

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10 Oct 10 08:06:44 am
Hi, I just had a look at wholesaleGods.com and it looks to good to be true! let me know if you find out any different!!!! cheers

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10 Oct 10 07:18:02 pm
Hi, I just had a look at wholesaleGods.com and it looks to good to be true! let me know if you find out any different!!!! cheers


Hi ally7782000,

I will not deal with them. The site was just recently created January of this year and if you look at the bottom part of the front page, it declares "WholesaleGods.com is not an authorized dealer or agent of (all the product brands listed)."

I recommend that you check out our Education page for more detailed information about verifying the authenticity of suppliers and their products.

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And here are some simple things you can do to protect yourself when dealing with any supplier (especially those found outside of SaleHoo).

1. Run a whois check on the supplier's website to verify when it was created (the site registration date must be at least 2 years old), who owns the domain, and where the domain was registered (the country should match the contact details on the supplier's website).

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whois.ch?ip=salehoo.com&cache=off (replace salehoo.com with the url of the supplier).

2. Search the SaleHoo forum for the supplier's website/company name and see what other members have to say.

3. Call the supplier's telephone numbers to ensure they are genuine.

4. Purchase a sample before bulk ordering to ensure that the item meets your expectations.

5. Watch out for sellers asking you to 'safeguard' your purchase by sending your money transfer in the name of a friend or loved one, or by establishing a 'test question'. These actions will not protect you from a fraudulent seller.

6. Low prices do not necessarily mean fraud, but radically low prices should warrant a closer look. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Ask the seller as many questions about the item's authenticity as you can before you go any further. Request that they provide you with a proof of authenticity for their products, as most brand name items come with official paperwork for resale.

7. Always use a credit card or PayPal to purchase goods. These forms of payment are safe because they give you a comeback if something goes wrong. With these payment methods, you can usually have the transaction reversed fairly easily if necessary.

Hope this helps! Let us know should you need assistance in looking for suitable suppliers.


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10 Oct 10 11:01:51 pm
Hi Rashed,

I haven't dealt with any of the sites you mentioned but here's what I found out:

Link hidden: Login to view - This company has been online since 2007. They are based in China and have an office in HK. I was not able to find any negative reviews online. I would suggest getting in touch with them directly if you want to inquire further about their products and services. Also be sure to stay away from branded products and be sure to pay using safe payment methods.

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Link hidden: Login to view - The site was created last July of this year so it's too new to have much feedback online. Also if you click on the links on their site 'About Us', 'Payment' and the others you'll find that all are empty. I would not recommend this one to you. They are also based in China and are selling some of the most sought after brands - Remember China and branded items NEVER go together. So stay away from this one, the likelihood of receiving a fake iPhone is very likely!

Link hidden: Login to view - Based on their whois search result they are based in Great Britain but I was not able to find an email address you can email for inquiries. Also, they are fairly new - the site was created just last January of this year. I'm not convinced with their sales pitch either - looking at their site and reading through it I'm more hesitant to deal with them than convinced in any way. I saw this post on another forum, maybe you'd like to have a read: Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps.


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13 Oct 10 03:04:08 am
Hi was wandering if anyone has dealt with apparelshowroom.com I found them in the directory and they have some really nice clothes bags swimming costumes ect I would like to place an order with them. Before I do is it possible to do a check on their company for me as they are based in Las Angeles USA my order came to $346.90 with $100.40 being delivery via usps priority mail with no tax does this sound right?

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13 Oct 10 05:58:30 pm
Hi,

i found this website which seems a bit to good to be true can you please check it out for me and tell me what you think,

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13 Oct 10 08:06:36 pm
Hi,

i found this website which seems a bit to good to be true can you please check it out for me and tell me what you think,

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Rashed


Hi Rashed,

The site might just be too good to be for real :) It was very recently created just last Monday 11-Oct-2010 and by the looks of the site it was made in a bit of a hurry - no contact emails/phone numbers not even a physical address. There is no mention of the methods of payment, warranty, return/refund policy and since its so new we can't find any feedback online.

Personally I would not buy from this site, it just doesn't feel right.

For your reference here is the link to their whois search results:

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13 Oct 10 08:25:40 pm
Hi was wandering if anyone has dealt with apparelshowroom.com I found them in the directory and they have some really nice clothes bags swimming costumes ect I would like to place an order with them. Before I do is it possible to do a check on their company for me as they are based in Las Angeles USA my order came to $346.90 with $100.40 being delivery via usps priority mail with no tax does this sound right?


Hi ally7782000,

Where are you located? If you are located within the US your order of $346.90 should qualify for their FREE shipping offer. But if you are based outside the US then your shipping fee is calculated based USPS rates , so your packages dimensions and weight will factor in for the final shipping price.

About the tax, only residents of California without a sales tax ID willing be charged taxes for their purchases.

You may want to refer to the reviews left by other members, all in all they seem to be a good supplier (based on the reviews), here's the link:

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18 Oct 10 04:35:07 pm
hi,

i have come across a wholesaler in Hong Kong selling authentic mobiles and camera's, can also pay via Paypal

www.discoverytrd.com

what do you think?

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18 Oct 10 09:12:17 pm
Hi Rashed,

When I used to live in Shenzhen, I always recalled by brother crossing over to Hong Kong every time he needed to buy branded electronics and Kwun Tong was one of the many places we often went to when we had extra money for shopping :)

Anyway, the supplier you are asking about seems pretty legit, they have been online since 2009 - they offer trial orders which you can pay through PayPal although this is limited, up to $500 worth of products only.

Although it does alarm me a bit that there is no mention of the type of payment method they accept after the trial order, I have a strong feeling its going to be wire or bank transfer :(

And since we have not used this supplier personally we cannot vouch for the authenticity of their products. You can try emailing them and asking them for the necessary documents to support the products authenticity.

Hope this helps.

PS - I have sent them an email on your behalf but I strongly suggest you send one too! :)


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18 Oct 10 09:26:34 pm
I recalled seeing them on the forum in the past and I was right, Discovery Trading is a member of our forum but I'm not sure if they ever registered to become a directory approved supplier.

Here's a post started by them back in February of this year,

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I have not seen them on the forum since then.

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14 Nov 10 05:19:32 pm
Hi can you tell me if this replica website looks legit?

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14 Nov 10 07:06:15 pm
hi

have you heard of retref.com,, give me back message

robert

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14 Nov 10 09:17:10 pm
Hi can you tell me if this replica website looks legit?

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I would say this supplier is not to be trusted. The site was created just this month, by a 'private person' and it doesn't provide any contact information. I wonder how anyone can buy replica Rolex and other high end brand name products, because I can't, I know it will just get confiscated by my country's Bureau of Customs. The .ru domain is for Russia. The only good thing about the site is that it accepts credit cards, which I learned is the worst thing for it to have. Based from Link hidden: Login to view
WARNING: Placing an order on this site is giving your full credit card details to the Internet's worst criminal. If you have made that mistake, cancel your credit card immediately.
History
World Pharm runs hand-in-hand with Diamond Replicas, using the same name servers.
The spammer who runs this operation originally set the sites up using 4 name servers identified as belonging to Alex Polyakov, then transferred them to different name servers after they were identified in the McAfee Site Advisor. The previous name servers were on domains.


So, final answer is, this supplier is NOT LEGIT.

Hope this helps.


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14 Nov 10 09:30:43 pm
hi

have you heard of retref.com,, give me back message

robert


Welcome to the site robbe63,

I tried visiting the link but I can't seem to access it. And my WOT tool just gave me a warning that the site has poor reputation. I did a whois search just to check on how long this site has been online - it was created just last April of this year (2010). There are a number of posts on other forums that consider or mention this site as a scam.

In short, forget about this site. It will do you no good.

Cheers!


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14 Nov 10 09:40:27 pm
@QwertyMobilez,

Like Irene said they are not legit so stay AWAY from this supplier. Do not be enticed by their authentic looking replicas - if you think about it a replica is still a replica and selling one may get you in more trouble than you are prepared for.

I saw this interesting article - this exact same site used to go by a different URL by the screen shots provided shows that its the same site as the one you asked about. Have a read -

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All the best!


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14 Nov 10 09:48:30 pm
hi

have you heard of retref.com,, give me back message

robert


Hi Robert,

Typing retref.com on my browser almost gave me a virus. I had to shut down my system quickly. I wish to help look but.. Anyway, not so good things said online about it - Link hidden: Login to view and Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps. :)


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qwertymobilez
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15 Jan 11 03:34:36 pm
Hi

Thanks for the threads really helped me

i was wondering what do you think about this website

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would be a big help

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16 Jan 11 10:44:39 pm
Hi Rashed,

Chinasprint.com has been online for only 4 months so it would not be an ideal supplier at this point. Plus they seem to offer a lot of branded products which seems like a big no-no as they are a Chinese supplier.

If you do a quick search on Google for "chinasprint.com+scam" you'll notice that they have been added to various Chinese scam lists.

With what I have learned about them, I would not recommend them to you.

Hope this helps somehow :)


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