This website is dedicated to the DHGate scam so it is only fair we first discuss what DHgate is, what it does and why it is discussed so much online. As a former DHgate customer I have done a fair few deals with them and no the company inside out due to my due diligence research before I ordered. Whilst the DHgate scam is currently in full flow here are a few things you may not of known…
DHgate is a Chinese marketplace aimed at the Western world. Chinese and Asian sellers from all over use DHgate as a portal to sell their goods, products and even services to the rest of the world at prices that would be deemed cheap in our country. DHgate is not an individual supplier, they are merely a platform to sell goods from much like eBay. In fact, consider DHgate the closest thing to the eBay of the wholesale industry.
DHgate simply act as middlemen for the hundreds and thousands of suppliers that sell their goods there and take a cut of the transaction fee much like eBay do. Bare that in mind because it is highly unlikely you are going to get the cheapest deal from a company who has to give 10% of their sale away to a broker.
Of course because it is in DHGate’s best interests to make sales, it becomes pretty easy to become a seller on there and the entire marketplace is not really supervised. Because of this it has become a scammers paradise in recent years and even if you’re lucky enough to get your goods they will be fake, counterfeit or just bad quality. Of course this is not true for every product on there but definitely is if you’re looking at buying anything branded.
Although DHgate claim to offer a good money back guarantee they do not. Don’t order anything expecting that if it goes wrong you’ll be able to make a claim and get your money back, it really does not work like that. Refunds are given in very extreme circumstances because if they weren’t DHgate would be handing out refunds left, right and center!
If you take anything away from this article, anything at all then make it is the number one golden rule of the wholesale business – YOU CAN’T BUY BRANDED GOODS IN CHINA!