Need more information on Marine Diesel Network located in Bulgaria? If you’re buying Marine Diesel Engine Spare Parts, see below to read one of the buyers experience who ended up having trouble when dealing with this company in Bulgaria.
Marine Diesel Network
Marine Diesel Network | Yioryis Krontiris
Str. Pop Bogomil 1, fl.4, off.24, Sofia, Sofia, 1202, Bulgaria
Initial contact with the supplier:
Direct Buy Website
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Marine Diesel Engine Spare Parts
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
12,001 to 25,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
We had been receiving marketing e-mails regularly from this company called “Marine Diesel Network” selling machinery spares for ship’s engines, this is quite normal in this trade and we receive several mails from suppliers everyday. One of our ships had a breakdown on 6th Nov 2017 and we urgently needed to buy some parts and contacted several suppliers from whom we usually buy. As they did not have these parts and the requirement was urgent, we sent enquiries to several new sources and a guy by the name of Yioryis Krontiris from “Marine Diesel Network” promptly responded on 7th Nov 2017 saying he had the parts and called us over the phone to discuss. He obviously was a technical person who knew about these parts and spoke convincingly and promptly sent us scanned technical drawings. He told us that the factory was in Bulgaria but he himself was based in Greece (he was using a Greek mobile number). As he knew from our enquiry that the ship was passing Denmark, he cleverly told us that the spares were stored in Hamburg and could be moved very quickly but insisted on full pre-payment. As time was of essence and we had been receiving their marketing mails since a long time, we wired them 17,000 Euros on 8th Nov 2017 against his proforma invoice. Next day, he confirmed receipt of the funds into their bank account and proceeding with the shipment by road transport to our agents in Denmark. After that he stopped answering the phone and mails. We tried to contact the numbers listed in their website but they are not genuine. We have had no further contact from them, so this is just plain theft.
Even if it is an urgent situation and the seller has a sound technical knowledge and good website, always better to wait and buy from trusted sources.
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