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DHGATE - Aaaaaackkkkk! :) Good/Bad Seller List

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

  1. gunmetalshark

    gunmetalshark Well-Known Member

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    Actually no glass but i bought a dual enail controller of Majesty9
    last week, told them that i need Euro 240V Version with 20mm coils. (standard is 110V/16mm so i had to wait 2 days longer)

    But they then shipped dhl express so the parcel arrived within a week...item abs. as stated and works flawless, can def. recommend :)
     
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  2. D32320

    D32320 Noob Saibot

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    Someone else has posted about mlglass, I recently ordered from them and am awaiting my piece!
     
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  3. MaadVape

    MaadVape New Member

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    I bought some glass of dhgate too, but once awhile they break when they arrive, and they do not provide a refund... Though in total I saved more money purchasing there lol.
     
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  4. D32320

    D32320 Noob Saibot

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    You should message the seller and provide proof of the broke pieces I’ve only ever received an item cracked, not smashed, and it was still functional but I wanted to replace it so I messaged the vendor and they sent me another one.
     
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  5. Chicken #420

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

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    This is the DHGate good/bad seller list... updated 2018-01-01

    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.


    Great Sellers (Fast shipping, item as described)

    alexglass
    bestglass
    beyond
    bong_shop
    bubbler
    byxinhuoglass17
    calvin_cheng
    chinaglass_headshop
    cleanclearglass
    cleanglasssmoke
    cosmicglasscompany
    driptip
    drunk_smoke
    enjoyshoping
    glass_bong
    glass888
    glassdesigner
    glassmanufacturer
    goesky
    goodsstore
    growhighglass
    handpipe
    headshop420
    headshopyx
    hf_glass (hfy_glass - Same seller)
    hfy_glass (hf_glass - Same seller)
    hqp smoking
    hymanquartz01
    kivisdream
    ladystar
    lamin
    lilixia711
    no1bigship
    majesty9
    pengxiaoju
    reamic
    reanices
    relaxhome
    rtglassfactory
    seller2019
    stevenlmz79
    sunshinestore
    yingmin5


    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)

    yushi888


    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
    rundow_glassbong (maizhonggood, maizhongglass - Same sellers)
    maizhongglass (maizhonggood, rundow_glassbong - Same sellers)
    maizhonggood (rundow_glassbong, maizhongglass - Same sellers)


    Emergency update:

    Sellers "rundow_glassbong" and "maizhongglass" have suddenly appeared on DHGate, selling the exact same products as seller "maizhonggood", which has closed their web store following the recent bad press here from their poor packaging and broken goods. Beware... these guys are bad news. I have 2 messed up pipes (only one of which has been refunded so far...) to attest to this!

    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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  6. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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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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    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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  9. Chicken #420

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

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  10. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Dear Mr. @Chicken #420,

    I just want to thank you for all the work and diligence you've put into this list for the benefit of all us cheap yet high-quality fuckers. The way you saw a need and jumped on it and then to maintain the thread the way you do is amazing to me. Most stoners here (esp. myself) would get a refund, or not, and that would be end-of. Not our Chicken, nosir! You took the fight to the scammers and started NAMING & SHAMING the unscrupulous bastards with shady practices. I'm simply in awe of its growth in a such a short time man, I think you're super-cool and your Rastaman Vibration is Positive! Well done, my friend.

    I know of no other member that's buying glass on the scale you have been for yourself and your mate's new shop, I really believe you are uniquely qualified to do this thread. The volume of DHglass you're actually buying and getting your hands on has helped build the knowledge so much faster than just members with the odd piece or two. I'm glad you decided to stick around, your enthusiasm & outlook on life in general would be missed for sure! PEACE be unto you, my brother.
     
  11. greenmonky1

    greenmonky1 Member

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    Couldn't have put it better than pxl_jockey did. Glad you decided not to abandon this thread, Chicken.

    Also have a few sellers to add to the list:

    Adelaide168 (https://www.dhgate.com/store/20083068) - Good variety of bangers. Got my thermal, reactor core, and terp vacuum from here. Fast shipping, no flaws/damage. Some of them had ground glass joints, and some didn't. Haven't noticed any difference in function.

    Volcanee (https://www.dhgate.com/store/19953419) - I've gotten some small accessories like drop downs and adapters from here. Also an ashcatcher. Sent me a tracking # that didn't work but got everything in good condition in about 4 weeks.

    Mlglass (https://www.dhgate.com/store/19976151) - Only purchased bangers and carb caps, which arrived in good condition. I know from reddit that he is insanely popular for his small rigs and has a great track record. If you contact him through Instagram he will customize pieces for you. His handle is biao.t

    Thanks again for starting and maintaining this thread, Chicken. I've already found it to be immeasurably helpful.
     
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  12. schranz420

    schranz420 New Member

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    hi guys, anyone can recommend me a clone of the exosphere or the
    fab egg from mother ship glass

    i wonder if they are 1:1 replicas... or atleast similar percolation

    thank you all :D
     
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  13. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Dear @schranz420 First off, WELCOME to the best forum for all things vaporization! Your first post ever? Whoo-hooo! Alright, down to business:
    Cleanclearglass has the best quality in the pieces you desire, imo. Not 1:1 clones IIRC; I think most are offered with a "Seed of Life" perc cut by sharks with lasers mounted on their heads. They may be offered or available by request with another perc? CCG is easily a Top5 DHglass merchant well-known and regarded here by members who have been doing this much longer than myself. You can find many other sellers of these pieces though, I've seen them around quite a bit but can't think of any right now tbh, sorry!
    :smug:
    Perhaps other wiser, more learned members will share good merchants in their experience that do a closer 1:1 clone if that's what you're after. I've noticed that FC seems sluggish in 2018, not sure if folks vaped themselves stupid over the holidays or if it's just those post-holidaze blues? You might have to be more patient than you might otherwise, is all I'm saying. When everyone has recovered their form, you'll have much better responses than mine. More concise. Without so much extraneous bullshit. Good luck! :peace:
     
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  14. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I think you're on the money.
    I also think CCG will be the best bet for @schranz420, specifically as he requested similar percolation.
    [​IMG]
    Exosphere w/ seed of life perc: https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/ccg-exosphere-glass-water-pipes-glass-bongs/400353922.html

    EGG w/ seed of life perc: https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/ccg-fab-egg-water-pipes-glass-bongs-with/400399197.html
    [​IMG]

    Both have gotten raving reviews!

    Merry New Year all :science:
     
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  15. schranz420

    schranz420 New Member

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    thank you so much for the replies :d

    these last ones look very nice but i was checking dhgate last weeks and i saw the "1:1 clones" with the mothership logo engraved but i was so fucking low on money :\

    all the pipes cataloged as mothership glass on dhgate are deleted now XD

    i wonder too if i can find a similar domeless bucket without spending 700$ :d
     
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  16. D32320

    D32320 Noob Saibot

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    There’s a rule here about posting links to pieces with logos, they’re considered counterfeit so we don’t post them. But as many have said, Dhgate is probably the best place to find them, try searching some key words
     
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  17. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    r/chinaglass might be able to help you out with fake brand names.

    They're typically painted not sandblasted on and will come at the cost of the seed of life perc. Not a good trade off IMO.
    You could ask CCG to sandblast either of the above pictured rigs with the othership logos and base designs. That would result in the highest quality piece. They do also have partially sandblasted designs, but I'm sure they'd be open to custom work. Worth asking.


    I feel like it's also worth pointing out, if anything's listed on DHgate with a 1:1 image of an American glass piece, it's almost guaranteed to be a scam
     
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  18. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    [​IMG]
    FUNCTIONAL MATTER'S = CIVILIZED FRIDAY
     
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  19. Chicken #420

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

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    I have not personally found this to be particularly the case... at least in my experience so far.

    I have bought logo'ed pieces with JM Flow Sci, Sesh Supply, TaG, OG (Original Glass), and Toro logos... from various DHGate sellers. They've all been top-notch and appeared to be the "real deal". My theory is that the mainstream companies go to these Chinese manufacturers to have their pipes made, and the factories produce unauthorized "extras" to keep for themselves and eventually sell on the "gray" market. I also suspect some of the flawed "rejects" that might not meet the customer's quality control standards might also meet the same fate... though the pieces I've received so far with logos have been top notch. I'm not saying that all logo items originate this way, I'm quite certain there is a bunch of logo fraud involving inferior products (*cough*Sports Team Clothing*Cough*) with high-end manufacturers logos on them... I just don't think this is the business "norm" with Chinese pipes.

    I hope discussing all of this isn't verboten... :)

    As always, your own mileage may vary. Buyer beware! :o
     
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  20. D32320

    D32320 Noob Saibot

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    I believe @MoltenTiger was referring to the listings with stock images for more high end glass, like Roor, Möbius. They use pictures from the actual glass makers, and almost always send out an inferior product, aka Bait and Switch.
    It’s kind of known that there are a few American “glass artists” just buying wholesale and slapping a label on it, that’s the main reason we use DHGate :lol:

    I think you’ll find a piece with better function for the price, that’s not branded, as opposed to one that’s made more for looks than function!
     
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  21. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Where do you sail from?

    NEWPORT, CA is not bad really?
     
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  22. Chicken #420

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

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    Seller "sunshinestore", one of the most respected and praised sellers around here, is either SUPER incompetent, or is trying to deliberately scam me. I just received a broken pipe from them that doesn't even look remotely like the pipe I ordered! This, on a high-end almost $70 pipe, after many successful orders from them in the past! :o

    Ordered:

    https://www.dhgate.com/product/new-arrival-yq-400-height-15-7-inch-glass/388030687.html

    Received:

    [​IMG]

    I gave them 24 hours for an explanation and re-ship, we'll see if they respond or get moved to the "Bad Sellers" list.

    Sheeeeeesh.... WTF is wrong with people? Trashing their reputation for $68? Wierd. :(
     
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  23. D32320

    D32320 Noob Saibot

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    I sail from the Atlantic but haven’t decided where I’m docking yet :)
     
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  24. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I sail mostly in the PACIFIC. Boating with MOTOR'S lately. (EASIER)
    One day I'll check out the Atlantic?

    A bunch of guy's from the beach in the 60's would go to INDIA and AFGHANISTAN to bring thing's back to try!
    We had over sized Cat's at the time (made by SURFER'S). COUSIN'S would buy stuff in THAILAND on the way back from NAM for us to try! We had paper's however a VAPE CAP would have been accepted?

    Many people liked Bong's during the Bob MARLEY daz's?

    I did not like water pipe's until 2012?

    After breaking a few made in the USA I tried dgate and it work out for me.

    Broken GLASS $500 USA
    Cheap Glass $40 dhgate
    Do the math?
     
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  25. JCharles

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

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    I've been waiting on a piece I ordered from SunshineStore on Dec 4th.

    In the past, I did have an order with a crack (still functional) and they sent a replacement at no cost.

    With my most recent inquiry as to where the package was it took around 36-48 hours for then to get back to me.
     
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