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Warning! Don't deal with these Chinese companies


samallbut
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23 Nov 09 04:26:09 am
I have ordered and paid for items from the following 'so called ' businesses in China.
EC-easy technology Co., Ltd
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Ph: 86-135-10743455.
and this is another name they use;
Nantong Kangen Import and Export Co., Ltd
email: Link hidden: Login to view
Ph: 86-151-5656-8770.
Since paying for the goods they have not responded to any of our emails or phone calls.

This next 'so called' business in China trades under at least two names, these are;
Link hidden: Login to view (this web site just disappeared after we made a payment to them,they eventually replied to one of our emails telling us that the web page was being updated so we should use this next address to make further orders;
weshopping Industry Co., Ltd
Ph: 86-1516-0484257
We ordered a Electric Guitar from them and they sent us a' fake' sony psp player with a value of about $2.00

Are there any companies in China that we can TRUST?


richelle_salehoo1
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23 Nov 09 05:32:34 am
Hi samallbut,

Thank you for the warning. We are sorry to hear of your misfortune, but I'm sure this information will come in handy, especially for our members who are scouting the Chinese market.

There are actually Chinese suppliers that you can trust, in fact you'll find a number of suppliers from China here in SaleHoo. But we have always stood by the fact that you cannot buy anything branded from China, but if you are looking for no brand items, then the Chinese suppliers are quite ideal. Also you must never forget to use safe payment methods, these allow you to do charge backs from your end in case the transaction goes sour.

Also keep in mind: A LOT of research is one of the key factors in finding a reliable supplier. 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 year), 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 salehoo.com 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.

By the way what products are you interested? Maybe we can help you locate suitable suppliers.

Cheers! :)


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charlyn-cds
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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.


Just for everyone's info, I've actually dealt with a few China Supplier. It is always a good idea to keep on asking the suppliers about the products that you are interested with.

I always ask the China Suppliers if the item is genuine and most of the time they said yes, but they are not telling the truth as I've trusted them and buy it. I've noticed that normally when they reply to your email or message and said it's genuine, they will have misspellings or typo especially on the 'genuine' word. So for me, it's one of the signs that I will look out for if they are telling the truth or not.

So please keep an eye on this as that's the experience that I had with the China Suppliers. I hope you guys can understand my bad English and hope the info will be able to help you guys out there. : )


peggy
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29 Nov 09 07:25:01 pm
The Prices may be low but the shipping cost and handing cost or out of site and you can't make s profit dealing with them.


promotions-supplies
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(replace salehoo.com 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.

By the way what products are you interested? Maybe we can help you locate suitable suppliers.

Cheers! :)



excuse me, but about #7., were we not just told recently that paypal is bad news, and given the reasons why, and that people are not using this now for very good reasons?
it may have been a different subject, but the meaning is still relevant
please see name them shame them


raiderjake
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9 Dec 09 10:57:44 am
i would totally agree that paypal is bad news. but its a lot safer than sending your money western union or things like that. i think a seller who accepts paypal has to be decent most of the time. b/c im if they were ripping people off constantly paypal would shut em down pretty quick

since we're on the subject............ **** paypal! LOL


fudjj
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The thing to understand about PayPal is that while sellers don't really like it, and for many good reasons, it offers buyers a certain level of protection.

I say a certain level because it's not a fail safe way to pay for goods, credit card payments are you highest level of security. They give you the option of a charge back if things go pear shaped.

Of course the aim of a scammer is to free you of some cash, the last thing they want to do is waste their time doing that, so they will usually stay away from offering you payment options that afford you any level of protection at all.

Their weapon of choice, Money Transfer, once you fall for that one they have you hung out on a tree branch with nowhere to go, but down!


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richelle_salehoo1
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excuse me, but about #7., were we not just told recently that paypal is bad news, and given the reasons why, and that people are not using this now for very good reasons?
it may have been a different subject, but the meaning is still relevant
please see name them shame them


Yup! there have been plenty of bad things said about PayPal but like raiderjake and fudjj has mentioned they are a whole lot safer than most other payment methods. And will offer you a way to get your money back if anything goes wrong. It's just a matter of choosing the lesser evil, so between PayPal and wire transfers, PayPal is most definitely the lesser evil.

Cheers :)


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irene_salehoo
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And I'd like to add this useful information. It provides tips on safe importing from China - Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps. :)


Irene

 

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