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How to be safe buying on Alibaba?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Laser42, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Laser42

    Laser42 Junior Member

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    Hey All.

    I am buying roughly 1700 dollars worth of product through 2 sellers on alibaba. I was wondering how I can stay safe and avoid getting scammed. I am paying through paypal.

    I am new with dealing on Alibaba.

    Thanks
     
  2. haki_master

    haki_master Regular Member

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    I think paypal is not available as payment method on alibaba.They have some sort of escrow service , where they only release the funds to the seller when you get your merchandise that you purchased.
    Check the feedback of the sellers too , and if the prices are too good to be true then they are.
    Good luck.
     
  3. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    Talk a lot with the sellers, if they are too eager or promise you the moon, they will disappear as soon as you have completed the transaction. Also, use escrow, it is especially used for Alibaba I think and is good for buyer protection.
     
  4. Nagad

    Nagad BANNED BANNED

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    Use escrow.Lot of sellers accept that and if they dont,dont buy from them.

    Or buy from Aliexpress,it works like ebay.Seller gets the money only after you confirm.
     
  5. InfinityAI

    InfinityAI Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Alibaba is not a seller, it's a trading platform, so how safe it is really has to do with who you're trading with on there. For example, if you're trading with someone that only takes western union, you'll probably get scammed. On the other hand, protect yourself - check out with credit card and PayPal, that way you have two layers of protection.
     
  6. Aaric

    Aaric Elite Member

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    yeah use escrow, say no to WU and wire.Fake seller will disappear on escrow question.
     
  7. belmondo

    belmondo Newbie

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    i think this thread may help you and answer some of your questions ,

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/525187-method-how-you-can-make-big-money-importing-china-rise-fall-my-empire.html
     
  8. jntarnold

    jntarnold Junior Member

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    Only make a trade using paypal and a credit card. I was close to getting scammed once, and paypal backed me.