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    How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    I want to know how to validate a site before I give them money. I would hate to be scammed. I have found a site that sells items I want to get for cheap so I can resell them. Well whois says this site has been up since 2004 and its domain wont go out until 2007.

    How can I validate that they are legit and wont take my money?

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Hi!

    You could do a search on the Internet for the company and see if they have a good or bad rep. If they're legit they should have contact information and a phone number on their site and a money back guarantee on any purchase customers make.
    Last edited by mikael78; 05-12-2006 at 11:34 AM.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    How long a site/person is in business is important. Scammers typically move/change very often. Maybe you should try a cheap test buy?

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Yeah I thought about a test buy. They want me to pay by western union which is untraceable. This person lives in china and has his biz address and all the addresses of different things listed in his domain "whois"...He even has his phone numbers. I might just do a test with one item later on when I have 60 bucks or more to play with.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3
    Yeah I thought about a test buy. They want me to pay by western union which is untraceable. This person lives in china and has his biz address and all the addresses of different things listed in his domain "whois"...He even has his phone numbers. I might just do a test with one item later on when I have 60 bucks or more to play with.
    Here's a link to TradePort , which has some informative links on the subject of Import/Export.
    Your would-be supplier in the Middle Kingdom is probably not listed with the Better Business Bureau , but why not look.

    What is the product this supplier offers? Who else offers this product, or is it unique to this supplier? IMWTK
    Last edited by dr poormouth; 05-14-2006 at 05:48 PM.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Never ever ever ever pay a foreign entity with Western Union. Same as stuffing an envelope with cash, writing "China" as the delivery address and dropping it in a mailbox with no return address and no postage.
    I like stuff.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    I contacted the owner and asked why he did not take paypal or credit cards...Im not going to pay him unless he offers me some security like taking credit card payments...

    He is selling nike air max 360 shoes for cheap so I can resell them. I found some for cheap in america(he buys from a supplier in china) but this guy was a little cheaper so it would help me make even more profit.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    You're playin' us.

    cows, you know those "Nike" shoes are either hot, or counterfeit.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Hot?
    How can I tell? I mean their are several sites that show their being made in china or japan and thats where nike makes them.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    It's always research, research, research.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    cowsgonemadd - As the doctor said - hot or counterfeit. Has Nike given YOU some sort of distribution rights? Is your conscience speaking to you at all?

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowsgonemadd3
    Hot?
    How can I tell? I mean their are several sites that show their being made in china or japan and thats where nike makes them.
    Ask Nike.
    Get your would-be supplier to send you copies of his business license, and any
    re-sellers agreement between Nike and himself- or between himself and an authorized Nike jobber.
    Then, contact Nike, and ask if they know this guy.
    This should be the first step in doing business with any re-seller of Brand Name product.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    True, I agree with dr_poormouth.
    Sounds like a tedious process, but safer though.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Always assume you are dealing with a fraudulent entity and go up from there...

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Not to mention you can get body-slammed by the Feds for importing counterfeit goods.

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    Re: How can I validate sites that sell stuff online before buying?

    Good info thanks...
    I recently got some shoes but not from this guy. They look to be 100% athentic and come from china just like nikes you buy in the store accept I got them for half price.

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