Tradekey.com - Anybody heard of them? What do you think?

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27 Jul 07 05:10:14 am
Hi All

I have been looking through a site call Tradekey, apparently it is an global listing place for traders, though while looking through it i have noticed that most of the companies in it are Chinese companies.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

All comments on this site are more than welcomed whether good or bad.

David Cowie
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27 Jul 07 05:27:13 am
These threads on the forum about Trade Key might enlighten you. It seems that results vary but in general you need to be very cautious dealing with suppliers that do not accept secure payment methods.


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27 Jul 07 05:31:56 am
Thank you very much Grace

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27 Jul 07 05:30:20 pm
I use trade-key all of the time. It's basically just a B2B site. Both sellers and buyers can list their products and contact info there. On that site I have found lots of scammers, and some decent sellers too..

The key thing is that as with any business that you are attempting to do business with is to do a bit of research about them..

I never trade with anyone on that site whose start up date is less than a few years old. I never buy from anyone who does not accept credit cards and/or paypal. I never buy from anyone who will not supply a sample. Things like that. I also email them and see how fast they will answer that with a follow up. If it's a large order I call the phone number and talk in specifics with them. Do they gaurantee the products, offer returns,tracking info, etc..

One company I ordered a sample from, called as soon as the sample had arrived to see if I was satisfyed. This is a good indication that they have good customer service. After I placed an order they sent tracking numbers, and followed up to make sure the products had arrived and I was satisfied. With another company I received two items that were the wrong color, I emailed about them and they immediately sent two replacements free,(they let me keep the other two) and in addition I didn't have to pay any shipping...

It's basically the same no matter where or who you do business with. You just have to be skeptical with everyone and check them out. Look for the tell-tale signs and then make a sound decision based on that. You can be scammed by anyone, anywhere, so it's a must to shop by and use methods, that will protect you and your investment..

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1 Aug 07 02:01:34 am
Hi gulfy13
Much appreciate the feedback.
Could you give me any indication of a couple of goods companies you deal with from Tradekey? especially that one that follows up after an order has been made?
Whats the merchandise like from these companies though? are they copies or originals?
Any further info you can supply would be good.

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2 Aug 07 01:53:43 am
I have to agree with gulfy, I too have had samples sent to me at lightning speed from a supplier off Tradekey, great communication all the way through, and now anticipating putting in a large order of the sample. You must research/research/reasearch until you are completely satisfied the company is legitimate. Ring them and ask them about their company, find out it they would mind a visit from you, be enquiring just not overbearing. Ensure they have all their details on their site, including address and contact phone numbers. Really it does pay to give them a call. Good Luck.

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