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The purpose of this blog is to encourage people to understand that when you trade with China, as with any distant land, you're taking a risk. Potentially a large one, depending on the amount of money you're paying for your goods. Moreover, that

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China – The New Electronic Goods Workshop Of The World

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 06:04:00 EST

China has rapidly become known as the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics. Currently China produces more MP3 and 4 players, digital video cameras, digital photographic cameras, DVD and other video players, a vast array of electronic gadgets, and extremely wide array of other high tech products, than can be found being produced in any other country in the world today. Indeed, it wouldn’t be going to far to call China the “New Workshop of the World”, a role once filled by the UK during the industrial revolution, and now being successfully filled by China in it’s modernisation and technological revolution.

China - XBox, Games Consoles, iPhones, and The Scam Behind Them

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:56:00 EST

More than a few people have discussed XBOX and Games Consoles, and I’ve often been asked about sourcing them. I’d like to make specific mention of this issue briefly here. The Parallel or Grey Importing of Goods. I’ll talk about parallel or grey importing using computers as an example first, and then follow on to briefly discuss games consoles and Xboxes. Brand name electrical goods and computers CAN be found here in China.

Quick Checklist For How To Spot A Chinese Scam Site

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:57:00 EST

The following six red rags are simply a list of indicators, which in isolated terms, may or may not mean anything; however, when found all together, should ring some alarm bells. As with anything in business or life, the whole is greater than the sum of its’ parts.

How To Trade Safely With China

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:58:00 EST

You want to trade with China, but you don’t feel safe. So what’s new? Trading with China can be a very profitable way to do business, particularly for the small business or entrepreneur. However, the safety of your transaction, and the possibility that you may, sooner rather than later, be a victim of cyber-fraud should be something which worries you very much, as is evidenced by the rise of cyber-fraud between China and the west in recent years. This eventuality is evident all over the internet on BBs and trade-sites where people are lodging their impotent complaints of having lost to the cheats of China.

Why Not Have Your own Brand?

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:58:00 EST

It May Be Easier And Much Cheaper than You Think Dell™, along with a number of other brand names, buy bare-bones systems, which have been manufactured in China; then they simply tart them up a little, slap their brand label on them, and now you have a Dell computer. In fact, some statistics say that 80% of all the world’s laptops and notebooks are manufactured here in China by a handful of OEM or ODM companies, who simply brand the cases for those large known foreign buyers who sell those brands to us on our high streets. One OEM, Quanta™, for example, has made portables for Dell™, Gateway™ and Apple™, amongst others, as far as I understand it.

My problems With

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:59:00 EST

Today, I would like to talk about eSources. This company is an absolutely awful company to deal with, and have cheated me out of a grand total of £209.90 or $345.40. They represent themselves as being, “The UK’s Largest Wholesale Directory of UK Wholesale Distributors, Suppliers and Products.” The details of my experience with them are as follows:

Mr. Stefano Carboni Of Seems To have Been Somewhat Busy In The Scam Sector

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:00:00 EST

Isn’t fate a strange and flirtatious creature? Here I am being ripped-off by Mr. Stefano Carboni, and his “Trade Portal” eSources; when I check out search terms on my blog and see that someone has arrived at my pages through a search in Google for the following string, “stefano carboni scam“. I think to myself, “Hello, what’s this?“, and follow the link to the Google search page where I find a number of links connecting Mr. Carboni’s name to the word “scam“, and not in a very positive way. Actually, in a very negative way.

Is ESources.Co.Uk Involved In Identity theft Or money Laundering?

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:01:00 EST

Here’s something new on the Esources scam trail. I happened to be reviewing the key words used by visitors coming to the blog this evening, and saw a particular string, which I followed, and which brought me to an excellent resource known as, and under the section: Home > Fraud Education > Fake Jobs (Money Mules), I found a note on our old friend Stefano Carboni’s company,, entitled: Esources Limtited UK – Fake Job (Money Mule Scam). What’s a “Money Mule”? I hear you asking.

Looking To Buy Chemicals?

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:01:00 EST

Then, don’t use HENAN PREMTEC ENTERPRISE CORPORATION who claim on their website that: “Henan Premtec is an international corporation, professional exporting materials and technical support. The sales range covering chemicals, ceramic wares, machines, electric products serve to customers worldwide...

Further Tips On Dealing With China

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:02:00 EST

Here are a few extra notes on safely sourcing products in China, from the Safely Sourcing China blog. Learn what you can from your prospective ‘supplier’s’ website, or lack thereof.

Did You Do it To Yourself? And Are You Still Doing It?

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:03:00 EST

It’s my personal opinion that many people who get themselves scammed in China, or elsewhere for that matter, do so almost willingly. When I say “willingly“, I don’t actually mean that they say, “Hey! Mr. Scammer, please take my money from me!“ Although, when one looks at it from a certain direction, it may appear to be almost a silent agreement to such.

China - A popular Misconception

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:03:00 EST

Further, and more recent email requests for Wiis and Amazon Kindle 2 E-Book Readers, and similar products, have forced me to reiterate a point I have made on many forums before. There seems to be a common misconception that one can simply buy any branded product directly from China; I have to tell you that in most cases this simply isn’t true.

What can You expect To Pay For CIETAC To Arbitrate For You, Should You Lose On a deal In China?

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:05:00 EST

So, you lost out, and were skinned and scammed by a company in China, and now you want to go to arbitration to get back what you’ve lost, as well as getting some justice from the “evil doers“, as Mr. Bush might say. So, what’s it going to cost you? Well, the following is the CIETAC fee schedule for their arbitration services, which I’ve converted, as near as possible, to the corresponding USD values

Something You Need To Know about Your China Trading partner

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:05:00 EST

The increased influx of emails we’ve received, from people who’ve been burnt in their China dealings, has prompted me to write the following. Here are some things you need to know about us before you contact us. Who are we? We are product sourcing agents, and are focused in sourcing whatever products you need, and covering a very wide scope. We have close associations with a number of Chinese companies whom we trust, and are constantly developing new relationships with new suppliers.

Some Concerns About trading With China

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:06:00 EST

The following are a list of some of the more common questions people seem to have regarding trading with China. I have sought to answer them as directly and frankly as I can. Why am I worried about sourcing from or manufacturing in China? Firstly, if you aren’t concerned, you might as well open your window, set fire to your money, and start shoveling it out of the window into the street.

Parallel or Grey Importing And China

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:06:00 EST

Firstly, with regards to a basic explanation of Parallel or Grey Importing, and the scam effect, allow me to direct you to an article of mine which discusses this matter in the Scams & Scammers Category of my blog; the article is entitled “Games Consoles & XBOX in China“. Every region has its’ own official distributor(s) who are licensed and engaged to distribute for the producer into a given region.

China Scam - money Mules - And Why You Will never See Your Money Again

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:07:00 EST

I’d like to point out to you, in very clear and marked terms, just why it is you will never see your money again, should you should lose to a scam in China; particularly those of you who lose money to companies whilst trying to buy iPhones, Nintendo, etc.

Join The Safely Sourcing China Business Directory

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:08:00 EST

The Safely Sourcing China blog has opened a new service, and which is designed to assist those companies in the West wishing to trade with China, and those companies in China wishing to trade with the West, with a forum for coming together to assist and meet each others’ business needs and requirements. Since membership is free, it costs you and your business nothing, except a minute of your time to complete the data input, to have your admission reviewed and included in the Safely Sourcing China Business Directory, providing you and prospective clients with a link back to your company website, email address, and telephone number .

TsingHua TongFang (THTF) Name Beijing-Based Your China Trading partner As New Agent For Africa, Europe, And North America

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:08:00 EST

TsingHua TongFang (THTF) is presently ranked in the top 10 leading manufactures in the world, in the first 6 in the Asia-Pacific Region, and number 2 in the Chinese domestic marketTsingHua TongFang (IDC figures), and which also owns the largest and most advanced PC production factory in the world with a total area of 50,000 square meters and a production capacity of 5 million units per annum, has named Mr. Ken Stone, of (YCTP) in Beijing, as their new European, North American, and African sales and marketing agent as of the 30th of April 2009.

Your China Trading partner (Beijing) Open New Forum For News, Advice, And reviews relating To Safe Trading With China

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:09:00 EST

Your China Trading Partner, Beijing, have recently added a new open forum to their website on, offering a wide variety of interactive news, advice, and views on how to go about trading safely with China, whilst offering the public a place to air their own views on China trading.

YCTP - Fighting Cyber-Crime And Online-Fraud In China

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:09:00 EST

Due to the increase in claims by small, medium, and even some quite large foreign firms, complaining of having been the victims of cyber-crime or cyber-fraud, Your China Trading Partner – Beijing (YCTP) have decided to open a new area of service for foreign clients, as aYCTP Fighting Fraud! means of minimising or eliminating such risk. YCTP is a small product sourcing company based in Beijing, China, and predominantly servicing small to medium sized foreign enterprises seeking to source products, or to have a representative presence in China.

Possibly the Most Comprehensive Listing Of China Governmental and Non-Governmental Info-Sources

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:10:00 EST

When embarking on trading with China, both you and your company need as much top-level information as possible, and it should be equally wide in scope and readily available at the click of a mouse at any time, day or night. And that’s where a small family-run product sourcing and due diligence company in Beijing, are seemingly outstripping their larger competitors, by presenting quite possibly one of the most comprehensive sources of information and links to Chinese governmental and non-governmental information sites of interest and information, with particular emphasis on due diligence and trading safely with China; all readily available in one place, and at the click of the mouse, for foreign businesses, traders, and entrepreneurs on the internet.