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Discussion in 'Ebay' started by mdiva2009, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. mdiva2009

    mdiva2009 Newbie

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    What are some signs to look out for to know that the supplier your thinking about using is a good one.
     
  2. Jonny13131

    Jonny13131 Regular Member

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    To check if they are legit make sure you either pay via paypal or use an escrow service.
     
  3. mdiva2009

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    does a overseas supplier have a paypal account or escrow serivce
     
  4. mdiva2009

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    I want to buy some samples of a product how should I keep from getting screwed.
     
  5. Jonny13131

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    Escrow services are worldwide. All they do is hold the money until you get the product so you can not get scewed.
     
  6. eBayMafia

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    Most suppliers do not like PayPal. Most prefer Western Union, Bank Transfers, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, etc. Reason why is it's pretty easy for them to be scammed on PayPal.

    A supplier that's actually very accepting to PayPal can raise some red flags.

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you trying to buy a sample of?
     
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  7. tbrizell

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    it can be risky no matter what type of research and how they accept payment, scammers are making themselves look better and better these days...once you do some research order a very small amount to test waters where if you loose it it won't be a chunk of money, if the supplier isn't willing to do that then I would walk away.
     
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  8. mdiva2009

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    Thanks for the advise.
     
  9. mdiva2009

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    don't want to post it yet. P M me
     
  10. tbrizell

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    let us know the results if you do go with them.
     
  11. ninjastealth

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    They should offer paypal as well as WU and moneygram. Ask them how they ship there products and if they ontrol the weight of packages.
     
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  12. Lenny57

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    Altho this thread is relatively short,the advice is very good. I've learned a lot.
     
  13. hiprok

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    if they will take paypal or credit card.
     
  14. navycliper1

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    I quite agree with you, they need to protect their back too.

     
  15. Atomic21

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    Never send someone money via Western Union. Its just like sending them cash. This is how scammers work.
     
  16. hermesbirkin

    hermesbirkin Newbie

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    Go with your gut instinct. If it feels too good to be true, it usually is. Communicate with the company, find a little more about the history and see if you are happy with their knowledge of what they're selling. If any doubt, stay away - It's not the end of the world as there are plenty of other sellers out there. But as a general rule of thumb, avoid the ones who aren't focusing on one specialty, but many. i.e. selling shoes, electronics and sunglasses at the same time.
     
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