Original brands - How can you tell?

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plusev
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30 Sep 10 07:16:44 pm
Hi,

I am quite new to SaleHoo and I have been going through the suppliers and I was wondering if you have a list of original brand manufacturers in electronics.
I know they can make some pretty good copies these days so my question is: how do you know if you are purchasing original goods?
I made some quotes on Alibaba and I am pretty sure it can not be original..

All help and insight on this is very welcome

Thanks


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30 Sep 10 11:21:04 pm
Welcome to SaleHoo, plusev - great to have you hear with us!

I think (although I might be mistaken) its hard to come by the original brand manufacturers even if you do find them they are not licensed by the brand owners to distribute their products. This is the case of some Chinese suppliers selling branded electronics, bags, clothing and other products. We all know that almost everything in the market is made in China - many of these manufacturers will make an extra quantity on top of the original order and keep if for their own purposes or sell it to the black market. These products although made by the original manufacturer will still be considered as counterfeits or copies since they do not have the resale rights.

I use to work with a manufacturing company based in Shenzhen and they were quite keen in making a few hundred extras for each order. Also, I've been to a few well hidden stores where brand name products (Nike, Puma, Adidas, Roxy to name a few) that don't pass quality control are sent and sold at very low prices.

When you seek for manufacturers in China best to stick with generic products. You'll find a handful of reliable manufacturers for general items. So clearly those that you have reached through Alibaba.com may only give you counterfeit products.

If you want to purchase branded products I suggest you go through the correct channel, like going to a licensed distributor. Most of these distributors will readily give you the needed documents to support the authenticity of the product they are selling.

What products/brands are you interested in? We can help you locate suitable suppliers and possibly manufacturers too.

Hope this helps. Talk to you soon!

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1 Oct 10 07:07:47 pm
Hi Richelle,

Thank you so much for your helpful reply.

I did understand that alibaba isn't a good source for me at all.

I am interested to know about the positively reviewed manufacturers, Can you share a list of names?

Thank you in advance,

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3 Oct 10 06:58:06 am
You're welcome plusev :) Glad to be of help!

Would it be possible for you to provide me a list of products you are interested? It would greatly help narrow down our search.

Talk to you soon!


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6 Oct 10 06:40:46 pm
Thanks, Richelle

I would be interested in laptops, pc s, game consoles etc...

Also original branded clothing & bags would be of interest for me.


Can you help me with that?

Thanks

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6 Oct 10 09:16:05 pm
You're welcome plusev :)

Sure, I would be happy to recommend suitable suppliers for you.

Be back with a list...


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6 Oct 10 11:12:05 pm
Hi plusev,

Here are the suppliers as promised, hope you find what you are looking for:

For Laptops/PC's:

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For game consoles:

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For branded clothing and bags please refer to these forum threads:

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If there is any specific brand you are looking for, please feel free to let us know.

All the best! :)


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19 Oct 10 09:30:02 pm
Richelle, thank you so much for the list.
Thats really great!

Will take a while before I have checked them all out ;)

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19 Oct 10 09:44:13 pm
You're welcome plusev :)

I do hope you find something you like in the links I listed. If you need anything else please feel free to let us know.

Happy Hunting (for products - that is) - Cheers! :)


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21 Oct 10 04:57:23 pm
Hi Richelle,


I have gone through the list of the sites you gave me but all of them are resellers instead of manufactorers,
Can you please guide me to where I could find the manufactorers as we plan to buy in big quantity.

Thanks

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21 Oct 10 09:02:55 pm
Hi Plusev,

Sure, I'll do another search for manufacturers for the product types you mentioned. But please be aware that most brands do not allow their manufacturers to distribute directly.

Be back soon!


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24 Oct 10 10:52:14 pm
Hi Plusev,

Please note that its is difficult to find manufacturers of brand name products may it be electronics or apparel. If you do find them, they are not licensed to distribute these products by the brand owners.

Here are a few manufacturers that might have what you are looking for:

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Hope this helps. All the best!


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29 Oct 10 08:21:45 am
Thanks Richelle

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1 Nov 10 11:27:44 pm
You're your welcome plusev :)

Hope you got my private messages. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Cheers!


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