How do you find the right seller you can trust on Alibaba? I think my issue here is trust with the seller. After a long time researching and filtering out those without certain classifications (trade assurance, Gold Supplier, etc) I did find and requested some samples so I can get a feel how fast the seller works. It was around $25 just to ship samples per manufacturer I thought all was good but to no avail, the products aren't as I've expected. I can't have this with a supplier I'm planning on having a long relationship with. Yes... I have ordered several samples from different sellers but seems like I struck out as well. WTF? Funny thing is that before purchasing samples, the sellers act like they really care and the service is impeccable. However after getting the samples, their tone changes as if they closed a sucker... In terms of payment, most want Western Union, some accept PayPal, but even with PayPal, they charge me additional PayPal Fees which I believe is against PayPal's TOS. It would be nice to find a local wholesaler around my area as I can meet face to face but Alibaba does have a lot of products. Plus, I hear many others have had success with Alibaba as their supplier. So to repeat, how do you find the right seller? Any tips to watch out for?