Sellers of chinese tablets
henrik at henriknordstrom.net
Fri Apr 13 11:40:01 CEST 2012
mån 2012-04-09 klockan 21:50 +0200 skrev Till Harbaum / Lists:
> Am Montag 09 April 2012 schrieb Ian Stirling:
> > The makers never (?) sell on ebay.
> We don't know
There is some, and you do know when you see one. But most would not
dream of selling on ebay directly. It's different worlds, manufacturing
and end-user sales.
> > You are dealing with a small Chinese business that's bought a hundred or
> > a thousand tablets.
> We also don't know that.
That is usually easy to identify.
> > They will have limited ability for any redress with the maker, beyond if
> > they are lucky returning actually faulty hardware for warranty replacement.
> You also guess here, don't you?
> > If the sales in china are large compared to the west, then all of these
> > small firms going to the wall because of poor ebay feedback doesn't
> > really concern the maker at all.
> That's possible, but also just an assumption i assume.
> > They've already got their money - and the sellers were selling the
> > competitors product too, anyway, so screw them.
> Why shouldn't the seller then just sue the vendor?
They are in no position to sue. Much less so than you are.
> > The court systems generally work, and in some cases the volumes will be
> > enormously higher than the thousand the ebay seller may be ordering,
> > meaning they may have better leverage.
> Yes, that's a possibility.
It's a reality even. Done a couple of times.
> There's a connection from me to the chipset vendor and this unfortunately goes via
> the seller. You still wasn't able to convice me that the seller is not the one to address
> here. Your arguments just contain too much guesswork even though i understand them
> and agree that approaching the chinese seller might be futile as well. The point is: We don't
> know this.
That connection is very thin. You'll have better reach trying to call
the factory directky,
> I once gave a negative review for a device on amazon (i did this two times and no, it's not
> my hobby to give negative reviews. I actually up to now never did this on ebay). This was an imho
> objective review of a few unexpected limitations of the device in question. A few weeks later a
> different seller contacted me and asked if i could delete my review as the device has since been
> updated. He claimed my review basically destroyed his business with the device. These reviews are
> a more powerful thing than one would expect.
Yes, but not for the reasons you want to pull.
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