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SCAM - Wuxi Swif International Trade

Discussion in 'Bad Supplier Experiences' started by SEBDEL, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. SEBDEL

    SEBDEL

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    After receiving a product presentation and an offer, we asked to receive a sample.
    The SWIF supplier (seller Lucy Li), asked us to pay 50$ for the reception of this sample (so material + transport).
    We paid the supplier.
    Once we received the $50, the supplier asked us for $90 for shipping!
    First, this is unacceptable because the $50 payment includes shipping.
    And secondly, $90 of transportation for very small equipment (less than 2 kg) (another supplier sends almost identical equipment for $43).
    We did not accept and demanded a full refund ($50) to the bank account from which the payment was made.
    The supplier refuses to reimburse the account. And asks this day for an additional $225 to make a bank transfer of $50.
    This supplier is cheating on his customer for $50 worth of samples! Let's imagine for an order!!!!!
  2. Jed

    Jed

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    Sounds like a very bad experience you've had, I'm sure you know this but make sure you do NOT send them a single penny more. And you did the right thing by starting off with a sample order only so at least it wasn't a full order lost.

    Next time you could consider using a sourcing agent to help verify suppliers and products and hopefully avoid this type of incident happening again.
    SEBDEL likes this.
  3. Import Expert

    Import Expert

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    3,436
    As above - Write it off and see it as a positive!
    Warrior Hunters and SEBDEL like this.
  4. China Law & Business

    China Law & Business

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    Jun 4, 2020
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    Yes, some of the Chinese factories they maybe are dishonest so it is better to stop deals if you find something unusual.

    Best,
    Jack
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