Hkbws.com - Is this a legit site?

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qwertymobilez
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28 Sep 10 08:57:17 pm
hi,

just wondering what you think of this website www.hkbws.com/index.php/
i don't know if its a scam or legit, any ideas?????

thanks

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irene_salehoo
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28 Sep 10 09:55:23 pm
Hi QwertyMobilez,

In adding suppliers to our directory, we prefer those who have been online for at least 2 years and above. We check who owns the domain and where it is located and that these details should match with the contact details stated in the website. We recommend using Link hidden: Login to view (replace salehoo.com with the url of the supplier).
Doing that I saw that Link hidden: Login to view has just recently been created September 4 of this year 2010. Now that's a really new site and there's no way for anyone to verify any feedback they could have gained in the past.

It is also highly recommended to always use a credit card or PayPal in purchasing goods. These forms of payment are safe because you can usually have the transaction reversed fairly easily if necessary. For the said website, I checked the ordering system and learned that you need to email them your order and they will respond with for a quotation and shipping and then an invoice. You are then instructed to send payment, the method of which is not declared. I am suspecting it will be through Western Union.

I cannot make a final judgment if this website is legitimate, but I will not dare order from them at this point.

Hope this helps. :)


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richelle_salehoo
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28 Sep 10 09:56:49 pm
Hi and Welcome QwertyMobilez :)

Stay away from this one - They are legit yes but definitely shows a lot of potential in being a scam altogether. Why? I'll give you a list of reasons:

- They are based in Fujian, China - so buying branded cellphones like an iPhone is definitely a big NO-NO. It's like this forum's (unwritten) rule #1 - Never buy any branded products from a Chinese supplier. Or if you do don't expect to get the real thing :)

- Their site was recently created (04-Sep-10) You can check for yourself. Link hidden: Login to view

- Although its not stated clearly on their site, their payment methods seems to be either a wire transfer/western union. I was reading through their cancellation policy when I read "if you want to cancel your order, all money needed to refund transfer money to you will be taken from the amount sent." Well at least if they did accept PayPal or other methods they would have said so.

- And this very recent post on Alibaba's forum just convinced me even more that they'll bring nothing but bad news, Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps. Cheers!


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qwertymobilez
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29 Sep 10 11:43:13 am
hi

thanks for the qucik reply, i will aviod using them. thanks

i have found another site which looks good, its www.ogobrand.com
they have offered me to pay via alertpay, is this a safe way of payment and do you recon ill get my product.

thanks for your help once again.

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richelle_salehoo
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29 Sep 10 09:49:11 pm
You're welcome QwertyMobilez :)

This supplier is another dead end. They are based in China's fashion capital - Guangzhou. The brands they are selling may well be counterfeit. Alertpay was not even mentioned as one of their accepted payment methods. And they will charge you an additional 6% for PayPal fees?!

Regarding your other question about how safe Alertpay is - they are quite similar to PayPal. But since I have not used them personally I cannot vouch for their safety. Although a respectable number of people say that they are pretty safe to use. They also offer a PayPal like buyer and seller protection programs. One of our master member's aka bacpro has posted about using them, for you reference please visit this link:

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To learn more about Alertpay please visit Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps.


Richelle

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