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Can I trust Chinese wholesalers on the web?

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19th March 2010, 05:59 PM   |  #1  
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I found a portal of wholesalers and factories of China and Taiwan
some of them ask for a minimum of 50 pcs of Desire and a few accept to sale a single Desire.
I asked live to a saleswoman about if it's the real original and final HTC Desire and she told me yes.
She told me it will cost me 190$ + DHL and only 4 days delivery time
could this be real or it's a thief?
19th March 2010, 06:06 PM   |  #2  
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Sounds a bit suspect? Bit too good to be true?

Look for reviews of the wholesaler on Google and see if they are reputable?
19th March 2010, 06:10 PM   |  #3  
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I didn't like the way of payment: Wester Union
19th March 2010, 06:13 PM   |  #4  
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I didn't like the way of payment: Wester Union

Western Union always smells like Scam!!!
19th March 2010, 06:14 PM   |  #5  
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It was so good to beleive I can get the Desire for 190$
19th March 2010, 06:17 PM   |  #6  
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suspicious
sounds very suspicius - probably it's just a look alike -I have seen many of them on the web for the diamond - diamond 2 etc.

ask if it support two sims - chinese phones usually do - and if it does it's sure a fake
19th March 2010, 06:42 PM   |  #7  
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Yes definitevely scammers
I googled the zip code and name they gave me
and they stole many people yet
20th March 2010, 02:00 PM   |  #8  
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Thumbs down No original Stuff in China available for us average people
Never trust chinese Companies. None of them have Licence to sell e.g. original HTC Phones/Parts to anywhere in the World.
Any known Company in the World gives legal Certificates and Licences to their Wholesalers.

None of those chinese Wholesalers have any legal base to sell these products to Europe or the US.
Price: How would genuine Brands keep up their pricing poilicy if all those chinese wholesalers would sell cheap stuff to the whole world?
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20th March 2010, 02:14 PM   |  #9  
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Watch out for Chinese scams!
If you do business with those chinese fraudulents, use paypal in combination with your creditcard. this will give you the advantage of being able to stop the payment when the goods are not delivered, filing a complaint with both paypal and your credit card company.

Also, it will be useful to check out who is the domain registrar/registree using http://who.is/. If the full set of data on the domain (name, adress, telephone etc.) is available, it is less likely that it is a scam. Also look up other people's experiences with the particular seller.

Anyhow, the father of a friend of mine fell in the trap of such a site. After full payment he got a mail from the seller telling him that the Chinese customs would not let the package true and that, if he wanted to receive his goods, he had to bribe them. Of course the Chinese firm offered to do this for him, trying to lure him into transferring more money still. Long story short, it just a scam like the "Nigerian Prince" scams.
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