A cheap price on a fake iPhone turns out to be a bad idea due to bad quality

My Last time in China, somebody offered me an iPhone 4. I accepted just to see it and got three for 100 USD each. But they were not original and at least one was unable to work. My question is: how can you control this seller that sells bad quality, fake apple products?


In the past days, the “ask the experts” service has received a wave of questions about how to buy Apple products in China and many of these buyers have been the victims of scams like the one you describe.

Here is the link (http://chinasourcinginfo.org/2011/08/22/genuine-products-from-china/) to the blog post that explains why you won’t be able to find REAL Apple products in China at a price lower than back home. It also explains why you will be a target of scams if you try to buy these products. Tips and best practices are stated in that blog post too.

Wishing you successful China sourcing!

Question answered by Mike Bellamy, host of “Ask the Experts” at the China Sourcing Information Center.

Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book) and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions (www.PSSchina.com )

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