Reviews - Is Dhgate.com a Scam?
The Dhgate.com review shows that this is a China
based company. It is a B2B website. B2B is an acronym for business to business. This is billed as an
international market place where buying directly from Chinese factories and merchants is made
It is also billed as paypal's top international
client. There are a lot of good deals on this site but there are a few things that you need to take into
consideration. You can buy items in lots or individually on this site. There are a lot of electronics and cell
phones at huge discount. This is becoming a growing site but not as popular as Auctionresource.org for finding deals on big ticket
There are people selling from the US and China on
this site. When you are buying something from an international source you should definitely educate yourself on
the recourse you have if your items do not arrive as described. The laws vary from country to country and lets
face facts China probably does not have the same consumer protection laws as the US
Shipping is also going to be much higher when
coming from China not only will the cost be higher but you can expect it to take much longer. Even with Fedex
you can expect a two to three week turn around. Shipping via USPS from China can take up to thirty days. With
that said here are some site facts.
Registration is free! That is always a good thing.
The FAQ page is absent of most of the information that I wanted to find. The contact page offers an
international phone number and it does state that customer service folks do speak English, but there is a time
difference and that international call can run up your bill, if you don't have a landline phone and depend on a
cell phone and you do not have international service than you can't make the call.
Of course you can always contact the customer
service team by email.
At 419legal.org a question was posted as to the
legality of this site, evidently a buyer sent $660 to a company in Bejing via Western Union. That is always a
bad idea. The website advises against this practice. The gentleman did not leave any further comment so I can
not tell if he was ripped off or not.
Most folks have found this site to be completely
legitimate and have been very happy with the service that they receive. For example:
“I love dhgate.com I have found so many great
deals. I love the idea of cutting out the middle man and going straight to the source!”
Seems like a legit site, always be careful though
when you are buying online. Use paypal for your purchases so you have a little more financial security. Worth a
Subscription Cost: $0
Number of Items: Thousands
Overall, the Dhgate.com reviews show that this is a
viable site and is not a scam, however not as popular as Auctionresource.org for deals on big ticket items.