The seller was very defensive when asked to use a broker. He told us to go do business elsewhere, then continued to email and ask if we were going to buy shipment. The final incident was when he sent photos, clearly photoshopped, saying that he had just took the pictures of our shipment at his warehouse and they were ready to ship.
My buyer experience with Sydonghardare has been so bad. I strongly recommend to always do a due diligence before purchasing from a company in China!
There were two commercial invoices signed and delivered by the seller on their behalf. Petro-Rohstoffe never had product in hand and lied to all involved claiming for weeks they had the product. Documents were all fraudulent and all emails were completely fabricated.
Wished to order a sample on 1 ton of the Rice to check the quality. Sent the money via money gram, and when the delivery was to take place, suddenly the moq was 5 tons and they wanted to have the payment for the rest before delivery. I cancelled the order and requested a friend to collect the money from the address given. When they got there it was totally a different business at the address in question.
We found Shenzhen Quanxing Science Technology Development through Alibaba last year and had an initial project request for orders of doll clothing last year. Everything went OK and we received the samples as promised and modifications. The 2nd project we were supposed to produce 6-7 sets of doll clothes and they required half of the deposit which cost about $8,000.00. After several months passed we haven’t heard from the company so we contacted them with no reply. Then we followed up with 3 subsequent contacts and still have not heard anything from them since.
This was a new supplier of a new product line we were seeking to import. We have had only good experiences through Global Sourcing website in the past. We did not do sufficient due diligence. Once money was sent we did not hear back from this supplier. No product shipped. Nothing.
I had received a mail from Mr Alvin Lin, regarding product prices. I thought he was genuine as i had posted a product quotation on alibaba.com recently, and I thought that he had seen it and replied me by mail. I asked him his Skype ID for further conversation and exchanged many messages with him regarding the procedure, the payment details and all related information regarding my order.
I was given a price for 30 units of head phones . I sent the money western union and never heard back from HK 4Bronze Electronic Technology Co.,Ltd and they never answered my emails.
This was my first experience with overseas business and they needed me to supply them with flanges and I was able to broker a deal for flanges for a good price.
I fell into the trap of trusting, which in reality equated to blind faith. Need to follow the process, undertaking key checks and inspections would have protected from this scam.