MrFewkes - 7:36 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I can verify through experience of importing goods sourced on alibaba that you have to be careful.
Some of the tricks they use include sending second hand goods, sending faulty goods, sending the wrong goods, lying about the fact they are seconds, saying goods were damaged in transit when clearly the type of damage to the products could only have been done by a human hand!
They send fake goods, they lie on the shipping documents in order that the buyer pays less import tax, they lie about the type of products in transit so as to avoid the buyer paying tax. These are NOT the kind of tricks you want to be getting involved with - but these idiots seem to think they are doing you a favour.
They communicate via email and pretend they cannot understand the english.
I have now found ONE good source on alibaba - but it has been a very costly journey - and the one I am with still sends around 10% second hand or faulty products.
Now - is this the kind of fraud we are talking about here - or are the resignations over even worse dealings with these idiots?