Wholesale & eBay Forum Supplier Reviews, Complaints and Scams Beware I got screwed by this supplier.

Beware I got screwed by this supplier.


poker
Full Member
  • Posts: 5
  • Joined: 18 Apr 08
  • Karma:
12 Jun 09 05:23:10 pm
They ripped me off good, first there communication was good, since I made a purchase, they blocked my email and chat services and won't ship my items.

Don't make a purchase from eleways.com

They will take your money and run.

Thank You,

Simeon Poker


wychewes
Full Member
  • Posts: 117
  • Joined: 27 Jan 09
  • Karma:
13 Jun 09 05:11:07 am
Any company that has contact us and all you can see is MSN address and a hotmail address well alarm bells should be well and truly ringing . Sadly there are a lot of these scumbags preying on people just wanting to make a legitimate buck. Hope you bounce back Good Luck.


wychewes
Full Member
  • Posts: 117
  • Joined: 27 Jan 09
  • Karma:
13 Jun 09 05:15:17 am
Did a WHO IS search on them take notice of creation date. Also notice website status. Have done a runner looks like. Says inactive.

Domain Name: eleways.com

Registrar: XIN NET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Whois Server: whois.paycenter.com.cn
Referral URL: Link hidden: Login to view
Status: OK

Expiration Date: 2010-04-03
Creation Date: 2009-04-03
Last Update Date: 2009-04-03

Name Servers:
ns.xinnet.cn
ns.xinnetdns.com
See eleways.com DNS Records

Information Updated: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 05:12:14 UTC
ELEWAYS.COM SITE INFORMATION
Link hidden: Login to view Thumbnail

IP: 210.51.26.220
IP Location: Shanghai, China
Website Status: inactive
Alexa Trend/Rank: Down Arrow 1 Month: 4,890,119 3 Month: 2,402,380
Page Views per Visit: Down Arrow 1 Month: 1.2 3 Month: 3.6


planes
Full Member
  • Posts: 840
  • Joined: 19 Jul 07
  • Karma:
18 Jun 09 04:10:26 pm
We should get some stickies up for newbies. There are certain things to look for which should sound off some pretty loud alarm bells.


cbcdave
Full Member
  • Posts: 19
  • Joined: 07 Jan 09
  • Karma:
18 Jun 09 09:18:03 pm
Where do you go to do a WHO IS search?

Thanks,

cbcdave


wychewes
Full Member
  • Posts: 117
  • Joined: 27 Jan 09
  • Karma:
18 Jun 09 11:29:44 pm
cbcdave,

Here you go......

Link hidden: Login to view


richelle_salehoo1
Site Admin
  • Posts: 5231
  • Joined: 20 Oct 08
  • Karma:
19 Jun 09 02:08:01 am
We should get some stickies up for newbies. There are certain things to look for which should sound off some pretty loud alarm bells.


Here are some simple things one can do to protect oneself 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 (it is safest to deal with suppliers who have been online for at least a year), who owns the domain, and where the domain was registered (the country should match the contact details on the supplier's website).
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. Avoid suppliers with contact emails that are from any free email service (like yahoo, msn, hotmail and the likes).
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 to 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.
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.

These should help sound those alarm bells :)


Richelle

Customer Support Manager
SaleHoo Group Limited
Sell more with your own professionally designed and search optimized e-commerce website. Check out Link hidden: Login to view now!

aghamir
Full Member
  • Posts: 24
  • Joined: 20 Oct 08
  • Karma:
21 Jun 09 02:42:31 pm
Simeon,

Please add their name to SuppliersReviews.com, there is a section called: Avoid these guys. We need to protect ourselves from these thieves,

thanks


 

SaleHoo helps over 137,216 online business owners
find reliable low cost suppliers

Find out how