Up till today people are still shopping and buying products on [eafl id=1363 name=”” text=”DHgate”]. Even as you read this piece, someone is making payment on DHgate. So the question of if Dhgate is a scam website is really not single opinion kind of answer. It is true that people may have been scammed in the past and maybe currently on DHgate by their sellers but this is not enough reason to label the whole site as a scam.
This is one of the problems with these free wholesale shopping sites faces. Some sellers can be wicked and dubious and in some instances, the buyer also constitutes to losing their money through their acts and greed.
If DHgate is really a scam website, it wouldn’t be up for long. The issue with transaction on DHgate is communication, if a buyer follows the escrow payment service provided by DHgate and experience some difficulties or nonchalant behavior by a seller, the best thing to do is send a message to support and ask for their help to get your money back; and if the seller is wrong by all means, your money will be reverted back to you. Until I hear or read news of that the customer supports refuses to attend or support dubious sellers even when it is glaring, we can then join hands to call DHgate a scam website.
This is similar case with every other Chinese website, especially Alibaba. Lots of people like to purchase from the website while many more others don’t. This all ball down to sellers. Many of them refuse returns whenever a buyer is not satisfied with the product they recieved, many may not even ship to your destination and wouldn’t pay back if you had paid to the seller directly. A lot of bad reviews are on the internet so much you would think not a single soul will ever visit or shop on DHgate. But like I said earlier, there is a possibility someone is paying for their product. I myself buy from DHgate once in a while and I have had little to no problem and i have been running my clothing business for over 3 years. You can have a look on my site here. I even have a friend that buys on regular basis from DHgate and has never complained or had any issues with their purchases.
In conclusion, the problem with DHgate is their sellers; some of these Chinese suppliers are dubious and wicked. Many on the site are extremely wicked, they don’t even respond to messages after they have confirmed payment from you. So they best method to follow if you want to shop on DHgate is to find a seller with a lot of positive feedback, these people are normally big companies and they take their business serious. Here’s a golden rule for you; never buy anything that is too good to be true. You may find a particular clothe that £15 from a seller that has been operating for about 10 years and also find the exact same clothe for £5 from another seller that’s probably been operating for only 5 months or less. When you’re in a situation like this, think twice, don’t rush into buying, you can contact them to see the exact picture of the clothe to see if it matches that advertised, ask lots of questions till you’re satisfied and confident you can make a purchase.
Recap, always buy from the big guys with excellent ratings and always communicate and ask questions before placing order. Always make them understand you will return if the quality is bad.