I have read numerous posts by warriors stating that to be safe you should only buy from Gold Suppliers. Well that is a load of X@#!!!
As a registered vendor on Alibaba ( I don't actually sell anything) I receive all the latest news from them, and ..... it's on again. In today's email they tell me I can buy Gold Supplier status for $299.
So what is a Gold Supplier? Now here I am talking about all high status symbols on all the major sourcing sites. They go by different names but they all have the same objective.
They are there entirely to make gullible buyers think that those suppliers are more reliable and trustworthy than ordinary suppliers such as those that are just "verified". They do not earn high status by demonstrating good service, complete honesty, excellent reliability, fair returns policy, or any of the things you would expect from suppliers with the top ranking. They buy it.
Thousands of people have been scammed by Gold Suppliers. Ask if you want proof.
I know the rules, but with a bit of effort any person thinking of using one of the major sourcing websites can find out for themselves. I can summarize the status rules very briefly:
- Verified. Means the business actually exists.
- Gold Suppliers. Means the business actually exists. And they have paid out some money (currently on Alibaba it is only $299) to make you think they are the best and safest to deal with.