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      Very good thread. From my experience sourcing from china: never to forget to place a small sample order to test the supplier's product and service.

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      Very good thread. From my experience sourcing from china: never to forget to place a small sample order to test the supplier's product and service.
      That can work, however it is not a guarantee. Many scammers are now known to send good sample orders, and then scam once the order gets bigger.

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      yes,guy,i want to say: before our purchasing,we should try to know the reputation and history of the factory-(i prefer to deal with factory, if we deal with middleman,the cost will make us in deeper risk...how can middleman compete with facoty ???in this information age...

      Most of the factories in China cherish their life,all want to stand long,instead of just doing one deal .......

      Another way try your best to get friend (also you can search several people by Skype,MSN,normal people are wam hearted,they will help you to search the relevant information of your target factory)...

      Third,the sample order should be on the bases of the factoy's capibility of producing.

      Don't mention the Milk !!! just like you mention the war in this peace world....

      Let's find method to ensure that our business are in a healthy world,ok? instead of complient,i think we should do more,do enough survey on the vendors and prepare enough information to prevent us from cheated...

      ---------Jack.Chew

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      Hi Jack, Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Some good tips there, agents / middlemen often have little interest in a long term relationship. This is because, unlike factories, they can supply any type of buyer, by then linking buyers with any type of factory.

      As you said, aim for the factory directly. We think GlobalSources is a great platform to find the actual factories, whereas other portals tend to showcase all levels of suppliers, including many middlemen. eSources is also very good.

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      Yes, welcome aboard Jack. It's going to be good to have a point of view from the "front lines" so to speak. Your local knowledge and insight could help all of us foreigners a great deal.

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      tips on sourcing products from china is really some thing that makes me confuse something i truly admire ur effort to let people know about all its aspects i personally like the 4th point about How to spot a scammer it even unlocked some new doors for me to think.

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      Hi Anzi, Glad to read that Wholesale Forum was of help to you

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      Hi Anzi, Glad to read that Wholesale Forum was of help to you
      yeah it really is helpful as china and india are considered as the biggest market in this way so, its a little more important to have a complete know-how of their market, i appreciate your effort and will share my knowledge as much as i can.

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      Reading through this thread and especially the comments on tainted milk made me wonder...if you do receive a bad product from China such as milk or whatever... is that just money that you lose or do you send it back to the distributor in China for a refund?

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      1. Is the refund or credit worth the expense of sending the product back? Many Chinese suppliers will not refund your return shipping, unless you are a large buyer they can't afford to lose.

      2. Does the Chinese supplier accept returns? Trade laws in China are much more lax than in the US and Europe. Some Chinese suppliers are known to say they accept returns, only to provide an invalid address which causes your package to be returned to you. Check supplier reviews to evaluate other buyers experiences.

      Chinese suppliers are only recently getting accustomed to customer service, and keeping customers happy no matter what the circumstances are. Of course, trade transactions aren't quite as simple as consumer transactions. A reseller may return products because he is unable to resell them, and that could be down to the reseller's inability to sell, and not to the quality of the goods.

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