I purchased some fitness equipment to test here in New Zealand as samples, before I placed a large order. The total value was around 800USD. The sellers name was Lena and seemed very professional, just like every other legitimate Chinese run company I had dealt with in the past. Alarm bells started going off when she claimed she had not received my money!
The contacts name was Balan. He was very diligent and fast to reply, but as soon as he received money he was a ghost. trust these Chinese sellers to any extent, make 100% sure they are who they say they are.