Your panic buying of Chinese medical goods has overnight created the perfect opportunity for average Chinese one man trader turning him into a manufacturer, distributor, reseller, trader and an authority on medical goods and equipment without having an iota of the product knowledge or related adverse consequences otherwise while sitting in his living room.
What is China? It is one of the most dynamic, vibrant countries in the world, where the vast majority of western social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, WhatsApp, Netflix and more are blocked as buyers we have to rely on Wechat, Biadu and Alibaba. So as a buyer of goods what are your rights today under the lockdown…Nil.
At least till the travel restrictions are lifted and normalcy returns as we are operating behind the great Chinese Wall and where they dictate the prices and want the cash to be payed upfront in the form of TT. You have no idea to fact check who the trader is or his capabilities or track record as it exists no where especially online. You are only attracted to him cause in your mind it is China and they can deliver anything in no time and at a fraction of the cost.
Be Aware…If it looks too good to be true be wary, they usually are, do not buy below recommended retail price, no matter how tempting it is. Human mind is trained to believe people to be sincere especially when it comes to times like these where human lives are to be placed before money.
However, Once you are hooked on to their game of buying cheap products what you don’t realize is that the cost mount up in terms of additional fees for everything from packaging to shipping all in all at the end of the day you could end up paying cost which are much higher than in your own country. They could do this same game with multiple buyers and receive your TT Transfer and disappear from your life and into the 1.5 Billion similar faces and start the same process all over again.
Worst case scenario the goods do arrive at your door steps and are of sub standard quality and you don’t want to accept them wherein they will ask you to reship them back to them and they will send a new batch to you but will take 3 months’ time and you have to pay for the return shipment, Once you realize that they cannot be trusted you do not want to reinvest any more money and cut your losses and carry on, which they count on to happen. If you are lucky and everything goes well, consider yourself a Shangren.
So one needs to be mindful and order only the amounts that your are willing to loose in order to create a trustworthy relationship in China.