The moment I sent USD 1,300 full payment to Nanning Cheng-Tong lmp & Exp Trading Co.,Ltd., they immediately stopped replying to my emails and phone calls. I even sent my friends, but they seem to be untraceable.
I was looking for a Chinese supplier of scrap copper and aluminium and found this suppliers and started to negotiate. After they sent me photos and proforma invoice, I went to China, Tianjin to visit their warehouse and check the goods. I paid 40% advance.
Thereafter I made the full payment, after that they sent me the original Bill of Landing. A few days later, I called the shipping line to check the cargo, and it turns out that they have another BL with a different description on it!
The supplier in question is an “outdoor signs” producer; with signs I mean the stuff we usually hang outside the shops, lighted and branded with the logo of the shop.
In march we started to distribute about 450 signs and after 3 months, on the first distributed ones the orange color of the sign started fading. The writing, printed in 2 colors: orange and blue, after 3 months the blue color was perfect, but the orange color was completely faded, no more visible.
This Chinese supplier requested 30% advance. Then as soon as the merchandise was supposed to be ready to deliver, they requested balance payment in order to load shipment and issue BL. After 4 weeks since the supposed loading date, we have no evidence of the delivery of merchandise!
The part we were looking for is EOL, therefore we asked a few quote, this supplier provide a very cheap price, I wasn’t sure to proceed, my management agreed and we proceeded.
The bad supplier company name is Niparts Ltd. I found a rare car rear lights for Audi S6 C4 on this supplier website – www.niparts.com. At the beginning they looked OK, the site also looks OK – lots of products, quotations. When I search them in Google – there were many results from their website.
I had a bad experience with Sea Shel and lost so much money; about $230,000 USD! The Chinese supplier scammed me and after they received the money they disappeared!
Payment of 30% deposit was made in June 2015, following which our company visited the Supplier’s Manufacturing facility where samples of finished product produced by the equipment were supplied.
We advised the Chinese supplier that we required outdoor blinds for a very windy site. The goods we received began rusting within one week being installed, the blinds rise up and down on the the wire guides whenever the wind blows even slightly.
The Chinese supplier Ningbo Denlux-Shijia Home Products Manufacturing Corp. tried to change the trade assurance contract we have made (and both accepted) through Alibaba. He did this in the middle of the production time. I learned that even a 2year Alibaba gold supplier with 3rd party inspection is not to be trusted.