1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Need some advice..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gnak, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. gnak

    gnak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    75
    Folks~

    Need some advice here.

    I want to buy a Blackberry Bold; I've found some really
    cheap sources here online, but for some reason these
    sources refuse to use paypal for transactions.

    They are insisting on using Western Union.

    However, Western Union has no buyer protection like
    Paypal, so I'm worried that I can't do anything if I get
    scammed.

    Thing is, if this thing is real, I plan to import these mobile
    devices in bulk and earn like 100% per sale here in my country.

    So I reckon the risk is worthwhile, and am contemplating
    taking the plunge..

    Does anyone here..

    1) Have reliable sources of exporters like these?
    2) Have any advice with regards to these sorts of exporters,
    like what to look out for, how to minimize risk, etc?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    3,120
    Occupation:
    Chair moistener.
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    from what i've heard, one should never use
    wu for their transactions with wholesalers.

    tsp
     
  3. SharpEdge

    SharpEdge BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    12
    yea that's has shady has it gets
     
  4. gnak

    gnak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    75
    Ah.. So there's no way to protect myself?

    Guess I'd have to give this opportunity a miss
    then..
     
  5. gnak

    gnak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    75
    Went to alibaba.com, found a gold supplier, and took
    the plunge; hope I get lucky -_-;;
     
  6. small_town_boy

    small_town_boy Power Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    163
    Don't use western union and similar services if you don't know the person who you are sending the money to. They are ment for family members, friends to quickly exchange money. They offer no protection whatsoever and most scammers use them so stay on the watch.
     
  7. gnak

    gnak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    75
    I think my money is gone.

    I did use WU; I knew it was really risky, but weighed the
    pros and cons, and decided it was worth a try.

    If it works: A $260 Blackberry Bold for myself, and an amazing
    source of mobile phones to import to my country which
    will no doubt result in a at least 4-figure business.

    If it fails: $260 down the drain.

    Funny why I made the stupid mistake of not doing the simple
    "business name, scams" to check out what people are saying
    about it.

    Search results: Quite afew. So I'm quite sure my money is gone.

    Still, the optimistic side of me wants to believe that the posts
    calling this source fraud are merely competitors who want to
    soil their reputation.

    The pragmatic business-person in me tells me the money is
    gone, but lesson learnt.

    Will update this thread; the thought process could be helpful
    to anyone who could be interested in buying from wholesalers.

    Anyone has any insights to share?

    I would be keen to hear..