Has anyone dealt with GB Sales Group Inc?

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18 Apr 10 01:57:47 am
Hi! Has anybody dealt with GB Sales Group Inc? 4GBSales.com?
How do I verify if the business is legitimate? Would appreciate your inputs.

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richellemonfort
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19 Apr 10 02:10:58 am
Hi myshoppinglist,

4gbsales.com seems like a legit supplier specializing in liquidated products. They have been online since 2007 and I was unable to find any negative comments about them. Since we have not dealt with them personally, I suggest you try and get to know them prior to buying anything.

Exchange a few emails or phone calls (which ever is more convenient) to help you determine their response rate and reliability. Try to find out what payment methods they accept - so you can check if they are accepting safe payment methods such as credit cards, PayPal or and L/C. If they do not have an MOQ try ordering the cheapest item you can find for your test order.

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 (it is safest to deal with suppliers who have been online 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). We recommend using Link hidden: Login to view (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 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.

Hope this helps. Cheers :)


Richelle

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19 Apr 10 03:38:37 am
Hi Richelle!

Thank you very much for your reply.

I actullay sent them an email on the following and got quick reply:
1) Do i neet reseller's permit to purchase? - not required to buy from them but they said i need one to resell items
2)Can items be viewed before purchase? - Items cannot be viewed because they do not have the goods they we are authorized by suppliers to
ship from their distribution center to customer. This
maintains the integrity of the loads and prevents any middle-men or agents
from tampering with your loads. They provide a manifest of the load which
which provides full details of items in particular load. The details are very
specific include the UPC of the items which you can research.
They provide latest inventory availability from Macy's/Bloomingdales.
3)What type of payments are accepted - ACH Payment to Us or Bank Wire Transfer. Payment is required prior to shipment of goods. You will not have to pay until your load is confirmed and invoiced and then you will be required to pay within 2 days.

They included their phone number & address.

I want to give them a try but I don't feel comfortable about wire transfer.

I sent them an email back asking if i could drop by to take a look around their warehouse and if they accept credit cards. Also it was mentioned in their site that they have a 7 retail stores so I also aksed them where these stores are located.

I am still waiting for reply back.

What do you think?

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richellemonfort
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20 Apr 10 04:11:14 am
Hi again myshoppinglist,

They seem legit with the way they answered your concerns - sound professional and straight to the point.

A number of big liquidators accept only wire or bank transfers due to the amount of money you will be paying as these suppliers usually sell by loads.

The only thing that concerns me at this point is:

"2)Can items be viewed before purchase? - Items cannot be viewed because they do not have the goods they we are authorized by suppliers to
ship from their distribution center to customer. This
maintains the integrity of the loads and prevents any middle-men or agents
from tampering with your loads. They provide a manifest of the load which
which provides full details of items in particular load. The details are very
specific include the UPC of the items which you can research.
They provide latest inventory availability from Macy's/Bloomingdales. "

Couldn't they at least provide you with pictures of the stocks they currently have? Most liquidators have pictures of the products they have - I mean its hard enough that you are miles away and wiring money to a supplier you have no previous experience with. Try for photos. Also trying asking if you can visit their warehouse (even if you have no plans to)

Do keep us updated with your progress.

I wish you all the best!


Richelle

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SaleHoo Group Limited
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