We get plenty of submissions for products & coupons from small unknown Chinese sellers. These are usually posted by brand new members (registered overnight) and are rejected as spam therefore. Occasionally however a Buxr regular posts a deal like that.
Today I stumbled upon a very good answer to the question "is this Chinese store [blank] scam?" and I thought I would share it with you guys. It pretty much highlights all the concerns anyone considering shopping at these stores would have.
Here is the full question/answer:
Here are the main take-away points:
1. Given the state of the copyright law in China, these products are very likely knock-offs, not the original brands advertised in the online store.
2. Western Union, Moneygram and Paypal allow seller to receive payments anonymously, just what a business needs that doesn't want to concern themselves about reputation.
3. UPS, TNT and DHL icons are there only to take up space, most Chinese sellers only ship with EMS, the Chinese post office. Good luck getting tracking info from them.