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is it safe to order from Alibaba

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by akashasnani, May 4, 2014.

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  1. akashasnani

    akashasnani Regular Member

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    i am interested in buying product in bulk
    i found one seller on alibaba and talked with him and we both agree at price
    But she is asking for 30% advance payment
    is it safe to buy ?
    the seller is of Guangdong , China
     
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    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think there is thing like gold seller and stuff on Alibaba btw how long the user been on Alibaba?

    I would stay wary before buying stuff from a chinese that too a girl :(
     
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    Adfirorakib Junior Member

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    That doesn't look safe for me
     
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    some times you got to take a chance. So I would just go ahead with the deal may be he needs payment for sourcing the product.
     
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    akashasnani Regular Member

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    The profile is from 3 YEARS old there
    3rd YEAR GOLD SUPPLIER
     
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    I have bought from many people on that site before in the past. If I were you i just tried to build friendships with them on there at first this way you have a lesser chance of getting screwed over but give it a shot you should be fine good luck!
     
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    There's something called 'Escrow'.

    Use it.
     
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    I usually never get any reply from those sellers. And sometimes, they usually send low quality material or dont send at all. So, find some one who has some experience working at alibaba to get a good reference of sellers.
     
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    don't use Alibaba the product quality is shit. i personally order a blazer, looking nice on site but when delivered full of shit.
     
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    cryptexicebone Regular Member

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    meh I would try dhgate, alibaba isn't the best service to deal with.
     
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    I purchased an item from there a few years ago, window panes to be exact and the quality was bad, so I'd be careful.
     
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    It depends upon the seller, how old they are, and whether you would like to take a chance for that product. If she is 3 years old and gold supplier, you can take a chance perhaps.
     
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    I would agree that just like anywhere else if they are a long time member to the site and have a solid history... but when buying anything in bulk I like to have small orders to reference quality before going too big.
     
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    Is it safe to buy from Alibaba?
    Yes and no, i would recommend only buying from "gold suppliers"