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Dhgate and Tradetang look like a scam

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by TinyHulk, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. TinyHulk

    TinyHulk BANNED BANNED

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    conversation btween me and a seller:

    me: why are the shipping costs to The *herlands (holland) so expensive? i thought it was free shipping..?

    seller: hi dear friend ,
    first of all ,thank you for your support and friendliness ,
    yes ,you know currently it is hard to send them to your country by ems ,moreover the shipping cost to your country is almost doubled compared with to most europe countries .
    if there are something alse i can do for you ,pls let me know .i will try my best for you .
    i am looking forward to your response to my letter .
    thanks and best regards
    your sincerely
    peter

    me: how much are the shpping costs?

    seller: hi,dear friend.
    you need to pay 60 USD more for the shipping cost.
    if there are sth else i can do for you,pls let me know.
    thanks and best regards
    yours sincerely
    peter

    me: so if i order 100 items shipping will be 60 USD?

    seller: hi,dear friend.
    if you order 100 items,you need to pay at least 50USD.i am looking forward to your responst to my letter.
    thanks a lot for your support.
    thanks and best regards
    yours sincerely
    peter


    Okay first of all im not his friend.. I have never heard of chinese people with the name Peter.. but hey whatever

    What do you think?
     
  2. STBNetwork

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    dhgate is okay but only if you pay attention to the feedback.
     
  3. TinyHulk

    TinyHulk BANNED BANNED

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    He has good feedback but how do i know if the feedback is legit? maybe he and his chinese friends add feedback to the seller account?
     
  4. STBNetwork

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    if he has a shitload of feedback go read it
    look for feedback that looks like it was written by people with english as there first language.
    if he doesnt have a shitload of feedback move on.

    i sold box sets off of dhgate for almost a year and never had any problems.
    i would always ask the sellers extra questions to see if they were responsive. i could also negotiate lower prices.
     
  5. stang1101

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    you just have to weed out the good sellers from the bad ones. I have had luck with both dhgate and tradetang in the past. Just look for good quality feedback sellers that can be trusted.
     
  6. TinyHulk

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    This is the last feedback he received what do you think?

    the best seller on dhgate, top with every thing, helpfully, very friendly, you never worry about your money with this seller, you feel always safty to deal with him,thank you so much

    Once again a perfect trasaction for this very trusted seller. As always excellent communication and products. The service was also very quick. Will use over and over again. Thanks, James

    Everything ok! Very good seller ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ok, good quality, very good seller, no problem. thank you

    Time after time this seller is superb. Great communication throughout, excellent merchandise and a speedy delivery. What more could you ask for. Thanks!!!!

    As always perfect service. I have used Peter a lot now and everything has always been spot on, I will certainly be using again and again. Thanks!!

    Superb service once again. Very quick delivery, awesome product and excellent communication throughout. Extremely trusted seller. Thanks


    as always , excellent seller, products, and commmunication, very very smoothie with the shipping and fast and safty, 5 starts, thank you peter
    as always , excellent seller, products, and commmunication, very very smoothie with the shipping and fast and safty, 5 starts, thank you peter

    Como siempre... perfecto. EXCELENTE VENDEDOR Y AMIGO. MUY BUENA COMUNICACION. NO DUDEN EN HACER NEGOCIOS CON ESTE VENDEDOR. GRACIAS.
     
  7. jazz99

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    Just like working with anyone else, you have to do your homework. There are just as many scammers right here in the good ole USA.

    Nothing is 100% safe but you can get a good idea by doing some homework. Check out their feeback, take a look at their website, do Whois search on it, talk to potential sellers on IM, have them send you samples (this is important). Just don't go rushing out to send them $xxxx because they give you a good price. Then once you negotiate on a price pay them with Credit card or CC thru Paypal so you have some protection. DON'T use bank wire or western union. Even the Chinese escrows can screw you over. If they don't take CC or CC through PP then move on.

    I have successfully found good, reliable and cheap Chinese suppliers. Sometimes you have to talk to several, compare samples because there can be a huge difference in quality from seller to seller. It takes work and a little effort but pays off in the end.
     
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  8. Poison

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    I got an Ipod Touch clone from tradetang, I was hoping it would be a bit better, but for $50 with shipping I guess you get what you pay for. If you want to make a selling on Ebay it is very good and I would use it again.

    But don't think if something goes wrong they will help you out, they always back the sellers on there, always.
     
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    I ordered some Box DVD set from DHGate and did get the packages but the quality of the boxing was too poor to consider reselling. Does anyone know good sellers on DHGate that have high quality Box sets? Please PM me.
     
  10. stang1101

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    Looks alright. But also look to see where the feedback is coming from. If a lot is from the same person it can just be them buying their own things and leaving themself good feedback.
     
  11. Therookie

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    Tradetang is good and pretty cheap for post and products
    Just watch the fuckers that try it on with postage.
     
  12. MosriteCharlie

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    The agent who represented TradeTang during my dispute with them was named "Angela". They apparently feel that by giving Anglo-Saxon names to their agents you will feel more comfortable and trusting while actually they are not representing you at all. Their escrow service favors the seller not the buyer and remember, they are not your "friend".
    On a nearly $800 purchase order for what I was lead to believe were 2 American made electric guitars, (they sent me counterfeit fakes), I requested a full refund plus return shipping costs. Their response was a "generous offer" of $300 and I would have to pay for return shipping ($450 via UPS International). You do the math.
    PayPal would not stand up for me since they ruled it was outside of e-bay when in reality they would lose their handsome fees if they tried.
    The time limit was easily exceeded by the merchant and their shipping agent EMS shipping. The merchant has this carefully worked out so it will.
    This site was a total scam to me using bait and switch tactics to lure me into thinking I would receive genuine merchandise (using photos copied from other sites), then, after the sale is made, shipped out counterfeit merchandise in an unauthorized substitution. I found the same exact pictures of the same exact guitars, including trees in the backround, on DH Gate. I would advise avoiding this site altogether.
     
  13. juztin

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    Looks like you never buy anything from China before...

    Info about China and chinese people

    1 - They like to use the term "my friend" as a business manner to be close to the buyer which they think will make them conformable with the buying.

    You will also notice that this term "my friend" is widely use by indians and arabs around the world... You can go to the chinatown in NYC and they will still call you "my friend"

    2 - Chinese people likes to simplify businesses by using an English name. I believe it has something to do with the colonization of Hong Kong island by the england until 1997. Many chinese have an english name.

    3- Shipping is a pain in the ass if you ship your items from China...
    One example: my suppliers got shoes at 10$...
    I order 6 shoes..60$... shipping is around 50 to 60$ also...it is normal

    Logistically... it is expensive to ship from China... on the other hand if you ship it from Hong Kong you will see a price difference in the shipping..

    Welcome to the trading world;)
     
  14. skullp

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    well some people there are scams but others are not, its tought to see who's who's I wouldn't risk it since they tend to be cheap Chinese replicas ! just my 2 cents, good luck.