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DHGATE - Aaaaaackkkkk! :) Good/Bad Seller List

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Chicken #420, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. DJ Colonel Corn

    DJ Colonel Corn Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Hey a new DHGate thread.
    Well my 2 cents are....... sunshine store has been great to me. I've ordered numerous pieces and had quick shipping and no problems every time.

    Another store i've had good luck with is Alina0086.

    I believe Sunshine Store is a real manufacturer.

    See my posts on the cheap bubbler thread here and other spots in the that thread, for pics and links!

    Great to see another dhgate thread --- but havin' too many kinda spreads everything out and makes it harder to follow a theme.

    Good luck and happy vaping !
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018
  2. RalphsBlend

    RalphsBlend Active Member

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    Just to add some more positive experiences, so far I've only purchased from cleanclearglass and stevenlmz79, been very satisfied with both. Quick shipping for what you pay, very careful packing from both (huge deal for me having occasionally tried to purchase collectibles from China/HK before, one was a model kit the retail box for which showed 3 months later up in nothing but brown paper wrapped around it a couple times, I was shocked it wasn't more broken :uhoh:), and most importantly, both pipes were exactly as pictured. :D
     
  3. DJ Colonel Corn

    DJ Colonel Corn Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Picked up this handy on-the-go simple quartz honey straw from Goodstore right here.
    Also picked up handy dandy parabolic glass dish with a nicely fitting silicone cover from Clyecigs right here.
    They came quickly and efficiently.
    Can't speak for their other products yet.
    Just a heads up and a tip on these handy little items.......

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken #420

    Chicken #420 I and I be Irie Vaping with U and U in Zion, mon!

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    Location:
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    This is the DHGate good/bad seller list... updated 2018-02-07

    I am including my own experiences, as well as those sellers posted about in this thread and private messaged by other forum members. I'll keep it alphabetical.


    Exceptional Sellers (High recommendations from at least 3 sources, no bad reports)

    bong_shop
    cleanclearglass
    headshop420
    headshopyx
    hf_glass (hfy_glass - Same seller)
    hfy_glass (hf_glass - Same seller)
    glassmanufacturer
    mlglass
    reamic (reanices - Same Seller)
    reanices (reamic - Same Seller)
    stevenlmz79
    sunshinestore
    yingmin5


    Great Sellers (Fast shipping, item as described)

    adelaide168
    alexglass
    alina0086
    bestglass
    beyond
    bubbler
    byxinhuoglass17
    calvin_cheng
    chinaglass_headshop
    chinatrade2011
    cleanglasssmoke
    clyecigs
    cosmicglasscompany
    davidglass
    driptip
    drunk_smoke
    enjoyshoping
    glass_bong
    glass888
    glassdesigner
    goesky
    goodsstore
    growhighglass
    handpipe
    hqp smoking
    hymanquartz01
    kivisdream
    ladystar
    lamin
    lilixia711
    majesty9
    no1bigship
    number1shops
    pengxiaoju
    relaxhome
    rtglassfactory
    seller2019
    volcanee
    yushi888
    zdglass16


    Mixed Reports Sellers (Some great reports, some problematic reports)

    dkglobe (kathy0577 - Same seller)
    glassartist
    kathy0577 (dkglobe - Same Seller)


    Problem Sellers (Currently having problems, may or may not get fixed)

    enjoylifeworld
    fengmama
    glass1999


    Problem Sellers (Sellers with extra drama, delays, and possibly returns)

    alza
    daimoon
    justdoit66
    qsb13064987222
    smokingdogo


    Bad Sellers (Uncorrectable problem - scam, wrong, or no item shipped)

    amanda1217
    glass_artwork
    glassmr
    golden2017
    hbkingbong420
    rundow_glassbong (maizhonggood, maizhongglass - Same sellers)
    maizhongglass (maizhonggood, rundow_glassbong - Same sellers)
    maizhonggood (rundow_glassbong, maizhongglass - Same sellers)


    This week's winner is seller "hbkingbong420", who shipped one VERY EXPENSIVE wrong pipe, which he/she now refuses to communicate about. A day later, a tall tube we ordered from the same seller also arrived... the wrong color AND broken into a few dozen bits. However, the seller conveniently placed the pipe in a tall clear garbage bag and tied it off the end really well... almost as if anticipating the breakage! Amazing! Suspicious, I removed the big shards from the bag, and re-constructed the pipe like an archeologist with pottery. The result was a bag of tiny glass chips, and a whole pipe missing a section of the inlet stem and a chunk the size of a Bic lighter missing from the main tube. This evidence leaves only ONE possible conclusion... this seller shipped me a pipe that was broken at the factory, scooped into a bag (minus a few pieces), then shipped to me. No communication at all regarding this second pipe... never mind the first $80+ pipe that "hbkingbong420" shipped a cheap chunk of crap instead of sending. A well earned F- for these scamming idiots... stay away! :o

    Seller "yushi888", after seemingly endless delays, a non-functional pipe made incorrectly at the factory, then some yakking about refund or replacement, finally shipped a beautiful orange-yellow exosphere. It arrived intact and functional, I could not be happier! Great seller... stuck with it until the customer was happy, despite many setbacks and mounting costs. The replacement pipe sells for more than the original I ordered, and they ended up paying for 3 seperate shipping fees (2 pipes, 1 customs return) to make things right. Yeah! I'll happily order from them again, knowing I'll be taken care of if something goes wrong.

    Seller "fengmama", after a previous transaction or two that went smoothly, sent a $100 tall tube with 3 huge scrapes where a craftsman at the factory pulled it out of the glass lathe chuck without loosening it first. A total of 3 deep square scrapes, 1/2" across, all 3 are 120 degrees apart from each other right in the center of the beautiful upper viewing chamber of the pipe. She offered a discount coupon for a few dollars off my next order as a fix... saying that the pipe "functions well despite the damage" like it just ain't no thang. I told her we are reselling these pipes in a tobacco shop so it absolutely DOES matter, just forget that misguided coupon idiocy, and come back and make me a non-insulting offer that doesn't make me hate them and never want to order from them again! We'll see how she replies.


    Let's keep adding to this list, and help it grow! Please post about your DhGate experience, and I'll keep this list updated! :)
     
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  5. LabPong

    LabPong Well-Known Member

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    Just got my first glass piece from yingmin5.....unfortunately it was also the first piece I have got from many dhgate sellers that came broken.

    I sent them a message and have not heard back yet, hoping they respond soon. Have anyone else had experience dealing with them in this situation?
     
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  6. dannydroid

    dannydroid Google Nazi

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    They are on the Exceptional Sellers list, so I assume you're in good hands, but I've pretty much read this thread from start to end when I got my first piece a few weeks ago. I don't remember anyone having to contact them, so I'm not sure what the customer service is like.

    It's coming up to Chinese New Year on the 16th (and some people to start their time of at the start of the month), so you may not receive a reply for awhile.

    As long as you don't mark the order as complete (but it will automatically do it after a set amount of days, so do keep that in mind), you do kinda have them "by the balls".
     
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  7. Chicken #420

    Chicken #420 I and I be Irie Vaping with U and U in Zion, mon!

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    Location:
    Babylon Coop
    This is the DHGate good/bad seller list... updated 2018-02-08

    I am including my own experiences, as well as those sellers posted about in this thread and private messaged by other forum members. I'll keep it alphabetical.


    Exceptional Sellers (High recommendations from at least 3 sources, no bad reports)

    bong_shop
    cleanclearglass
    headshop420
    headshopyx
    hf_glass (hfy_glass - Same seller)
    hfy_glass (hf_glass - Same seller)
    glassmanufacturer
    mlglass
    reamic (reanices - Same Seller)
    reanices (reamic - Same Seller)
    stevenlmz79
    sunshinestore
    yingmin5


    Great Sellers (Fast shipping, item as described)

    adelaide168
    alexglass
    alina0086
    bestglass
    beyond
    bubbler
    byxinhuoglass17
    calvin_cheng
    chinaglass_headshop
    chinatrade2011
    cleanglasssmoke
    clyecigs
    cosmicglasscompany
    davidglass
    driptip
    drunk_smoke
    enjoyshoping
    glass_bong
    glass888
    glassdesigner
    goesky
    goodsstore
    growhighglass
    handpipe
    hqp smoking
    hymanquartz01
    kivisdream
    ladystar
    lamin
    lilixia711
    majesty9
    no1bigship
    number1shops
    pengxiaoju
    relaxhome
    rtglassfactory
    seller2019
    volcanee
    yushi888
    zdglass16


    Mixed Reports Sellers (Some great reports, some problematic reports)

    dkglobe (kathy0577 - Same seller)
    glassartist
    kathy0577 (dkglobe - Same Seller)


    Problem Sellers (Currently having problems, may or may not get fixed)

    glass1999
    glassbongs_hookah


    Problem Sellers (Sellers with extra drama, delays, and possibly returns)

    alza
    daimoon
    justdoit66
    qsb13064987222
    smokingdogo


    Bad Sellers (Uncorrectable problem - scam, wrong, or no item shipped)

    amanda1217
    enjoylifeworld (Possibly the same seller as "hbkingbong420")
    fengmama
    glass_artwork
    glassmr
    golden2017
    hbkingbong420 (Possibly the same seller as "enjoylifeworld")
    rundow_glassbong (maizhonggood, maizhongglass - Same sellers)
    maizhongglass (maizhonggood, rundow_glassbong - Same sellers)
    maizhonggood (rundow_glassbong, maizhongglass - Same sellers)


    Update for today... 2 sellers behaving badly, and 1 slinking in the shadows.

    Seller "fengmama", after a previous transaction or two that went smoothly, sent a $100 tall tube with 3 huge scrapes where a craftsman at the factory pulled it out of the glass lathe chuck without loosening it first. A total of 3 deep square scrapes, 1/2" across, all 3 are 120 degrees apart from each other right in the center of the beautiful upper viewing chamber of the pipe. She offered a discount coupon for a few dollars off my next order as a fix... saying that the pipe "functions well despite the damage" like it just ain't no thang. I told her we are reselling these pipes in a tobacco shop so it absolutely DOES matter, just forget that misguided coupon idiocy, and come back and make me a non-insulting offer that doesn't make me hate them and never want to order from them again! Reply from seller:

    The "understanding" they are asking me for is for me to be "happy" with my "functional" pipe that they did not check before shipping, and to suck it up and accept a $20 coupon or 20% off my next order. I offered a 50% ($50) cash refund proposal for the damaged and unsellable pipe, but "fengmama" kept saying no way, and will offer no more than $20 refund or 20% off future purchase. If this sounds like how you would like to be treated when receiving a damaged and unsellable (but really expensive!) tall tube, then please send lots of money to "fengmama". Otherwise, stay clear of this retarded clown box of ferengi losers!
    fengmama info: Shenzhen Earlysun Technology CO.,LTD (from seller email header, received during photo upload)

    Seller "enjoylifeworld", which I've long suspected of being the same seller as "hbkingbong420" due to inventory similarities, is acting like them too. First pipe arrived completely smashed, and the "replacement" that has supposedly "shipped" continues to show "label created" with no movement almost 3 weeks later. Seller refuses to communicate, I have heard nothing at all in reply to my last few days of messages, all of them just asking for communication. Lame. Lame on the level of "Bad seller List" behavior, welcome! ;)

    Oh yeah... seller "glass1999"... almost forgot. Shipped my pipe to another state over 1,000 miles away, then claims the pipe was received broken by the recipient who called them on the phone (in China? Huh? My U.S. phone # with English speaking person was on the package too!) after opening a package that doesn't even belong to them (WTF?!!?!) to see what's inside! Yeah, that all sounds reasonable. NOT!!! :o
    This seller also claims that the "new pipe" needs to be made from sctratch, after Chinese New Year, because "red pigment need ordered from America".
    Suspicious, squirrelly, and all-around scammish feeling. We'll see... but for now be cautious, this one seems ALL wrong somehow. :(

    Finally, seller "glassbongs_hookah" is giving the "dead uncle" excuse for not shipping a customs return... 3 plus weeks of dead uncle must be one hell of a funeral. :o


    Let's keep adding to this list, and help it grow! Please post about your DhGate experience, or PM the details of your buying experience to me, and I'll keep this list updated! :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
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  8. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    Location:
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    @Chicken #420

    Is the account you are using a business or personal?

    Maybe the sellers handle things differently for the type of account? And the escalation process may be different?


    Still a shitty move by ferengimama



    I check this thread before all my glass purchases. Thanks for keeping it alive!!
     
  9. Chicken #420

    Chicken #420 I and I be Irie Vaping with U and U in Zion, mon!

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    Location:
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    Personal account. Just like most people reading this thread would be.

    I don't want preferential treatment, I want to find out how these sellers treat the average buyer. When I started buying from DHgate (the start of this thread!), I really had no clue beyond the common knowledge that Steven and CCG are both well thought of. A vast ocean of sellers... who to trust? :o

    One way to find out. Let's buy, share our experiences, and hopefully root out most of the scammers! :)
     
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  10. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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    Got a really nice bubbler from the seller hookahhub. Fast shipping, good quality and great packaging, can recommend.
     
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  11. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    @Chicken #420 good work, man! Great thread. Vital info for buyers.

    @DJ Colonel Corn thx for finding that lovely little parabolic dish. I ordered one on 29th Jan
    and it arrived today (UK) - 11 days. Not bad. I see the vendor - Clyecigs - is in
    the 'great sellers' section of Chicken's list. Worked for me.
    Thanks guys :)
    :peace:
     
  12. LabPong

    LabPong Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about the CNY starting....looks like I will have to wait 1 to 3 weeks lol

    I just hope I can get what I paid for without a hassle.
     
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  13. Mike-MUC

    Mike-MUC New Member

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    Does anybody know why cleanclearglass is not willing to deliver to Germany?

    I find this highly unusual, especially since practically all other excellent sellers have no problem and there are no legal restrictions when it comes to importing glass in Germany.

    I usually order at Stevenlmz79 or Hfy_glass/Pheonixglass but find it a little sad that cleanclearglass is not willing to sell to German customers. They have fantastic pieces and I would love to buy from them.
     
  14. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    There are a lot of other recommended sellers who don't deliver to Germany or only for unreasonable prices (5$ to the US and 50$ to Germany???) at least shown at their sites.
    Did you contact ccg for that? And if yes what was their reasoning?
     
  15. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    Reach out to CCG. Ask them. Maybe they do (even if the site says they dont).


    I purchased a couple pipes that were not available for sale to Canada without any issues (from another seller)
     
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  16. bizwaxzion

    bizwaxzion Enigmatic Cannabist

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    I'm afraid I can't add much value to this thread as I've only purchased from Sunshine,Steven,CCG,Volcanee, and Goodstore which are well regarded, but I did want to drop a 'thank you' to @Chicken #420 for maintaining this thread and fighting the good fight with the less than stellar vendors.
     
  17. biohacker

    biohacker fully melted

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    Props to @Chicken #420 indeed! :rockon:

    Is there any advantage of buying from popularglass.com vs steven's store on dhgate?
     
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  18. InhaleExhale

    InhaleExhale #Itsjustfukkinbreathing

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    If I want to shop for affordable glass, I hit the Exceptional seller shops for the posts here, thanks @Chicken #420 !

    @biohacker I looked a while back and his store's prices were higher than dhgate, but appears he is running a promotion - speculation CNY?
     
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  19. biohacker

    biohacker fully melted

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    Ya his store is better than dhgate. Think i'm gonna pick up a half dozen pieces or so! Off to CCG to see what they have!
     
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  20. DJ Colonel Corn

    DJ Colonel Corn Well-Known Member

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    Awesome @brainiac !
    I'm glad someone picked up on these great little dishes.
    I got 5 of them for friends and have 2 left now with more friends wanting one !
    Makes a great inexpensive durable gift !
    I'm not connected to the seller in any way nor am I profiting in any way by posting this.
    Just really stoked on a great item.
    Peace !
     
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  21. LabPong

    LabPong Well-Known Member

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    Ok....this is not going good for me with seller "yingmin5". I gave ample time and contacted them as they directed on 3-1-18. I got no responses for 4 days.....so I sent another message and engaged the return claim. Waited for hours for them to respond via live chat....nothing.

    I will give them 2 more days to respond as I am allowing catch up time after their long holiday. But....sure seems like they are trying to put me off.
     
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  22. biohacker

    biohacker fully melted

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    I ordered 5 pieces from popularglass.com (Stevenlmz79 on dhgate) on Feb. 12, and they were just shipped the other day. Hopefully all this CNY madness ends and things get caught up. Now I appreciate why they work so hard the rest of the year!
     
  23. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    I heard that the factories didn't start production until 2/28 so it's good to hear things are rolling again, I have something coming from China too, shipped today finally as well.
     
  24. bizwaxzion

    bizwaxzion Enigmatic Cannabist

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    I ordered a toro clone from hf_glass on 2/23, it shipped on 2/27 and arrived on 3/3. 8 days is currently a record for dhgate purchases.
     
  25. biohacker

    biohacker fully melted

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    WOW! My standard to Canada is basically 2 weeks from Stevenlmz. 8 days is rather impressive. Would take that time just from the USA. Unless it's @PuffItUp - those mofo's just defy any postal laws of physics. I think they have an "in" if you dig. :rofl:
     

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