- feedback anyone?

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  • Karma:
11 Dec 09 03:06:41 pm
Seasons Greetings good people

I am considering doing some business with a Chinese company called Wholesale Authentic Electric. I was wondering if anyone can vouch for their credibility or has even heard of them. Their website is Link hidden: Login to view and they may also be known as Wholesale Elec TradeTrading Co Ltd. Would really appreciate the feed back.


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18 Dec 09 01:54:43 pm
This supplier is not in our directory and we strongly advise against dealing with them. We checked out their site and found that they have been online for less than a year, so they do not have an established reputation. You wouldn't find any contact details on their website. Most importantly, they are a Chinese supplier claiming to be authorized dealers of branded electronics (i.e. Apple, Nokia).

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Haopy holidays, Mrmatchmaker! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season! :)

All the best,

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  • Karma:
21 Dec 09 02:52:08 am
Hi mrmatchmaker,

In addition to what Haydee said, 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 couple of years), 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 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.

Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year!


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