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Has anyone used Manybrand.Com?

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15 Feb 10 12:13:37 pm

Has anyone dealt with ManyBrand, do they seem legit to you guys?

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15 Feb 10 11:09:08 pm
Hi ausware,

I haven't personally used this supplier but I checked them out and found that,

1. Their website was registered on Dec 10, 2008 and will expire on Dec 10, 2010.

Generally, you'd want to deal with suppliers who have been online at least a couple of years. Genuine suppliers have usually been around for longer than a year and the expiry date for their domain should be at least a couple of years into the future (because obviously they want to hold onto it!).

2. Their contact email is hosted on free accounts.

Of course, this is not a guaranteed way of telling whether a supplier is good or bad, but suppliers whose email address is at their own domain name are more likely to be legitimate than those using a free account.

3. It says on their website that they only accept Western Union, MoneyGram or Bank Transfers as methods of payment.

Not all wholesalers asking for payment via these methods are scammers, but this is the most common way scammers operate so unless you already have an established relationship with the supplier, you should always err on the side of caution and always use a credit card or PayPal to purchase goods. Paying this supplier by Western Union or Telegraphic Transfer means that if something goes wrong, you will LOSE your money.

4. They stock branded goods.

Most of the brand name items that come out of China are either replicas or fakes. We recommend that you assume that this is the case in the first instance. It's true that many high quality and authentic products are manufactured in China these days, but you do need to keep a close eye out because it's rather difficult to ascertain the authenticity of brand-name products offered by the Chinese. Even though the items are exactly the same, manufactured by the very same company as the authentic items, they can still be classed as fakes or unauthorized if the supplier does not have the distribution rights for it. In other words, if you buy a brand, you need the paperwork to support it.

Hope that helps!

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