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Know who you are doing business with in Shenzhen, China!

Discussion in 'Sourcing & Freight Services' started by Pete, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Pete

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    Well, thank you. Yes, there is a thing or two, as I have not owned my own airline yet. :)

    That probably proves I am also sane, eh?
  2. ADC

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    I still can't believe Pete's 70 years old :)

    My old man is 70 and he doesn't even know where the on button is on a computer, never mind do all this stuff that Pete does.

    Hats off to him, I hope my mind is still as active at that age.
  3. Pete

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    And other parts, as well. :)
  4. bondandco

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    Theres life in the old boy yet

    :)
  5. Quad Band Phone

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    Pete, great idea with your service. Something like this provides a lot of value to overseas customers. Is there a sample report you can show people? What's tangibly provided for $27.50?
  6. tmundrill

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    Indeed a sample of a visit would be very useful, just to see the sort of information obtained and I'm sure would generate a few more sales.
    Will be using this service very soon, I'm sure it will save me a lot of money in the long term.
    Also would there be a discount for visiting multiple places or is it set?

    Regards
    Tom
  7. Pete

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    I think I've posted this before, but here is one visit -

    Are they who they say they are
    Yes.
    Is the address, phone, etc. correct.
    Yes.These are all right.
    Are the properly registered with authorities
    Yes.They are registered with authorities.
    Are the ladies it says work there actually there?
    Yes.
    Do they have products in stock?
    Yes.
    Do they ship from there or have others ship for them?
    Yes.They do ship from there.
    Do they dropship?
    Yes.
    What is your general feeling about them?
    OK.They can be trusted.

    Then another -

    Company could not find registered with authorities.

    The company TEL/FAX is personal mobile phone number.

    It is only one person in the company.

    I still do not contact with the man.

    His cellphone is closed and I could not contact him.

    The address is not detailed.

    We could not get the address to find the company.

    As you see, no formal "form", just her personal comments on this one, since it never got to the questions asked about the first visit.

    And different people want different info. One sent a picture and wanted to know if that was actually the showroom. It wasn't.

    Another wanted her to speak to a specific person,. which she did.

    And no, no discount, as each is usually a separate trip. I guess if 2 ended up within a block of each other, but even so, $27.50 is nothing compared to what others want for a service like this. By keeping it simple, we can keep it cheap.
  8. Dean6

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    Hi Pete..

    I paid through Paypal the othe day for an online check of a company - how long does this take to sort?

    Cheers

    Dean
  9. Pete

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    Usually 2 or 3 days. She took a long weekend, so Monday was a day off.

    We did find one total scammer there - it's called SZVerify.

    Thanks for the donation. :)

    Actually, I got your email and I've asked her if she is willing to do a bit of traveling. You are the second to ask today.
  10. Pete

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    Two new developments, which I will also start a new thread about.

    She will now make visits outside Shenzhen. She will visit other cities within a day's round-trip radius of SZ. These include Ghangzhou and Zhongshan. cost per trip will be $150 USD, for a day's time and travel expenses.

    For those who know the area, Zhongshan is maybe a 2 hour drive, but she must use public transportation, so it becomes a truly full day for her.

    And I have had several inquires about her visiting Hong Kong Trade Fairs. We are working on that at this minute. She has a passport and has been before, so this should not be a problem. However, she will have quite higher expenses in HK, particularly if she stays over night.

    I'll update on this as it develops.
  11. Osctek

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    Looks very good for her pete she is going be a busy lady indeed :D
  12. Pete

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    Yes, and is also hoping to expand her pool of possible husbands.

    I told her if she is very lucky, she may get to spend time in HK in a bridal suite, instead of a single bed room. :)

    It seems finding a husband is a serious business in high-tech, everything is business cities like Shenzhen. No time for love, just bank the bucks.
  13. tvcmall

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    Excellent service Pete , pete always helpful !
  14. S Connections

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    I have to say this is an excellent service and has made the whole concept of verifying companies more widely available and much more affordable to heaps of people out there. Well done!
  15. Plenty2Spare

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    Hi pete, nice service. What kind of things do you find out about the company from an online check?
  16. Pete

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    Since she is Chinese and can read everything, she looks at business license, how long in business, ;ooks for any legal proceedings, etc. She has sold online as one of the "live chat, account rep" ladies for a large online marketer and has a feel for the market, so she will add her "gut feeling" about the company, as well.

    Depending on where it is, she can make on-site visits within a day trip of Shenzhen.
  17. jb007uk

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    Hi Pete,

    How about her sourcing companies to work with in the first instance and going from there?

    Our product is a world's first golf transporter that we want to have built in China. We have a patent pending prototype built but will need it improved in terms of looks and the latest components.

    Thanks - JB
  18. Pete

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    Thanks, JB, but no thanks. That is an entirely different business.

    Try Cbeebies, a member here. She does what you are looking for, I believe.
  19. jb007uk

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    Thanks anyway Pete.

    Rgds - JB
  20. kenzie*

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    hi sir pete im interested with your service i send you an email thanks
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