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I have been looking around all over Alibaba.com and just wanted to ask experienced Alibaba buyers what are some useful tips to make sure you do not get hustled.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliatingAlan
    I'm not really experienced, but I've ordered in bulk x 200 products from them.

    Samples
    Paypal or escrow
    Gold Supplier
    Real Company Profile
    User Feedback from Google Search
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by AffiliatingAlan View Post

      I'm not really experienced, but I've ordered in bulk x 200 products from them.

      Samples
      Paypal or escrow
      Gold Supplier
      Real Company Profile
      User Feedback from Google Search
      Alibaba have done a great job in making people believe that Gold Is Good.

      The fact of the matter is that a Gold Supplier has no more credibility and is no more trustworthy than a plain, garden variety Verified Supplier.

      The verification process used by Alibaba and almost all the big B2B sites does nothing but check that the business actually exists. To be a gold supplier on any of the big sites (some are called by different names, such as 5 Star or Premium Member) all the supplier has to do is buy the badge.

      They don't earn that high status - they buy it. For many months Alibaba discounted Gold Membership down to $299, so any 1 room, 1 person business could afford it and could claim to be a manufacturer without that being checked.

      Have a look at this thread: http://www.alibaba.com/
      Only 22 posts, but well worth reading.
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