A vendor I used for long time scammer?
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August 11, 2017 at 6:05 am #2385ThonindParticipant
Hey there everyone. Could some of you, please, help me out. I am desperately now trying to find an answer to my question as I am quite afraid that I might be scammed, either I am or not I want to ask you (your opinions, of course). So well, first off I should say that I’m sorry if this is not the right place to ask this question, hopefully I got it right and I’m now writing it in the correct place.
Now, very well, I have been having business with this vendor for quite a long time now out of TL. I found that vendor quite a long time ago while I was searching for some vendor that can help me with my needs. In all this time, of course, I haven’t had a problem because if I did, I wouldn’t be using him all this time. so have used him so many times and everything was absolutely alright. The communication has been amazing and we got no problems at all, at least I couldn’t complain on anything at all. everything until this last time… the last time when I tried to purchase something from him everything went as usually smoothly, however that’s until my payment went through, after that everything seemed like it changed. The problem is that usually, after this I am always getting an email with a shipping confirmation and obviously with a tracking number, however after my payment went through, this time, I have got nothing. Nothing at all, not the confrmation and not the tracking number. And trust me I did wanted for it for quite a good while. Then later, when I couldn’t wait anymore and I saw that there’s something wrong, of course, I sent them an email… In fact, since quite a bit of times has passed I have sent them several emails asking for the tracking number and confirmation, and although I did got some responses, they were really vague and of course I haven’t got the tracking number. All they did is that in an email I saw they have specified that the package has been shipped successfully to me, however even so, he still did not gave me a tracking number… it is obvious I asked once again for it and he just said something as ‘go to the office and ‘check once again for me’. there’s absolutely nothing. Of course I did have sent them a few more emails but now I have got absolutely no responses back at all… I mean… they answer a few emails and that with vague responses, then they don’t respond at all and they said that they sent the package but no tracking number. Doesn’t this seem to be shady? Or I am the only one thinking like this? shouldn’t they have already answered a long time ago? I’m truly getting nervous that I got scammed and if I did, I got scammed by, as I said, a longtime vendor now. what do you people think… should I just cancel the order and just be out the money? I mean, since I am thinking as if there is no package sent to me, then isn’t this is what we usually should do? Please understand me right as without fully knowing what it is actually going on with this vendor I just want to play it absolutely safe as I don’t want to get scammed.
Is there anyone out there who has ever got scammed by a vendor that you have used for a long time? or at least multiple times? Or maybe there’s someone who had a similar situation to this one that I have now. what was the outcome if so? Have you got your package? If you did then what was the response of the vendor why it happened at all? if you got one. Please help with whatever you can… and thank you very much if you would.August 11, 2017 at 6:32 am #2386LiesssonoParticipant
Well… since you are saying that he is a long time vendor and in all this time you have been a happy customer with him then, to be honest, I just wouldn’t worry so far… he might not answer your emails the way you want him to answer them because he may just be really busy and although he tried to answer your questions, he answered them vaguely because he doesn’t have time.August 11, 2017 at 6:58 am #2387LockDownParticipant
Hello there OP, did you pay twice when you have checked out once again? How long has this been going on for? I am not getting anything serious, only some meds for my diabetes and I am gonna get them these days, however I would really like to learn more about the iops to have emergency supply of them. I am a little bit scared to order until I am going to learn more from the guys here, and that’s why I am now just curious in finding out what would be the ‘good time’ of when I have to worry… and of course when I need to be patient… in which situations I mean…
Back in the days, I remember that I was able to order nearly anything that I could want to and I was nearly always having that stuff that I wanted overnight from a domestic pharmacy. I remember that I could purchase almost all except just for some really bad things that were controlled… but on the rest I was getting all that I wanted with only a telephone consult and some medical records faxed in. now they need serious stuff for getting a freaking aspirin… not to tell about the rest. Truth is that this has been many many years ago…August 11, 2017 at 7:16 am #2388ThonindParticipant
No, I haven’t paid twice… I have only checked out and paid once and that’s it. but as I have already mentioned this in my first post… usually after check out I am getting a confirmation of the payment (which I did got it but after I wrote them a few emails and I vaguely got it), and a little time later after that, I was usually getting the confirmation of shipping with a tracking number. However, the shipping/ tracking number I have never got and I doubt that I am going to get it now… but as I have already mentioned… in the beginning he was really vague and after that he has completely stopped to respond to my multiple emails that I sent him where I have been requesting clarification. And that’s why I am now quite worried that there’s something wrong… but who knows… I was hoping someone here might help me tell me whether is that normal or not.August 11, 2017 at 7:57 am #2389ParadeNoelParticipant
Hey there op, I do agree with Liesssono and pretty much as it was mentioned in that post, if this has been a longtime vendor that you have always used with success with no problems then I also think that you just should not get really scared, at least so far.
It is true the fact that there are sometimes when those vendors can get really really busy from time to time and that might be the explication of why you have got vague responses. Usually, when they want to scam you out, they just completely stop answering your emails as soon as you paid. There’s the old SY vendor that I have used for years and years (but I used him many years ago), pretty often was not sending me a tracking number, however the good news is that in the end, I was still getting up my order, always! What I am trying to say here is that you have much more chances that in the end, everything is going to be alright. But it is always only about chances. We can’t actually know what your vendor is going to do… we can’t guarantee that the vendor won’t run away because if you ask…. Does a vendor run and retire, from time to time, yeah, this does happens… it is sad, it is unfortunate but that’s the reality and trust me, I would really hate for you to end up like that. However it doesn’t mean that this is what already happened or that it would ever happen to you… all that I am trying to say here is that it is all about chances… this is just a risk that each one of us is taking when resorting to online pharmacies of each kind. It might be the fact that he indeed tries to disappear, but there is also a possibility that the vendor it is currently and temporarily just out of stock of your product and is currently trying to re stock it. doesn’t want to tell you this so he thinks that you might not want to wait for him to re stock so he would lose clients. There are always such things. And in my opinion there are a lot of different variable at play! And there are a lot of possibilities!
Then again, what I am trying to say is that you have more chances everything’s fine: you used him with success a long time and he was answering your questions. The fact that he has not sent you a confirmation of the tracking number this doesn’t actually mean very much. I understand your concern, but I’m quite sure everything’s gonna be alright! However, if there are more than just a few days that pass on a normal delivery frame, only then, in my opinion, you might have some reasons to be concerned… but then again, until then just try to be calm and not to fear the worst, at least so far.August 14, 2017 at 6:35 am #2390MokaBunParticipant
In my opinion, people always need to at least try to be as respectful as it is possible to their vendors and that’s because of a number of things. There are often times when people do not actually understand so they do not realize that they are offering a service as well. it is not only about to please the customer and that’s it.
The fact that the vendors are getting really really busy sometimes that’s absolutely true as they indeed can be so busy. However, on the other hand, if their behavior has changed and is different than how they usually were in the past, then indeed there might be something up. With this said I am quite sure that absolutely anyone who tried to act as if they will never ever get a problem with their vendor then they are only kidding themselves, they just try to calm themselves that this is true when we actually do know that it is not. Vendors, as absolutely everything else, is not going to be there forever… and that’s why there are no vendors that are going to be there 100% every single time at all the times… it is very true that this is the risk we take when we’re resorting to vendors and that’s why, absolutely every single order that you are placing, every single transfer that you are sending… remember that there is always, always and I mean ALWAYS, there is going to be that chance that you could get stolen of your money. IMO only people who realizes this and realizes the risk should use them, because then again, that’s the risk we take.
And the bad news is… those vendors that are not responding to the emails or are trying to contact you then as a general rule of thumb, they are going to scam you. It is indeed strange that your vendor still sent you a few emails back after you sent the money…. however if your vendor is not going to talk to you or respond back to the emails then I would say that you should not count on receiving the order because most likely you won’t… not trying to say that this is 100% sure you won’t as you might still get it, however you probably would not. I think that there are no vendors who, before closing their business, is announcing their customers and tells them that he closes his business. I think that even if there truly are such vendors, they are 1 or 2 among all vendors on this Earth. All the rest would try to make as much money as it is possible before closing up. That’s the reality and IMO we’ve gotta accept it the way it is. Wishing y’all the best and hopefully you’re still gonna get your package.August 14, 2017 at 7:02 am #2391LiesssonoParticipant
I really loved your post, and I especially agree with a specific part you wrote up there:
*Vendors, as absolutely everything else, is not going to be there forever… and that’s why there are no vendors that are going to be there 100% every single time at all the times… it is very true that this is the risk we take when we’re resorting to vendors and that’s why, absolutely every single order that you are placing, every single transfer that you are sending… remember that there is always, always and I mean ALWAYS, there is going to be that chance that you could get stolen of your money. IMO only people who realizes this and realizes the risk should use them, because then again, that’s the risk we take.
And the bad news is… those vendors that are not responding to the emails or are trying to contact you then as a general rule of thumb, they are going to scam you. It is indeed strange that your vendor still sent you a few emails back after you sent the money…. however if your vendor is not going to talk to you or respond back to the emails then I would say that you should not count on receiving the order because most likely you won’t… not trying to say that this is 100% sure you won’t as you might still get it, however you probably would not. I think that there are no vendors who, before closing their business, is announcing their customers and tells them that he closes his business. I think that even if there truly are such vendors, they are 1 or 2 among all vendors on this Earth. All the rest would try to make as much money as it is possible before closing up. That’s the reality and IMO we’ve gotta accept it the way it is*
*DISCLAIMER* Sorry I don’t know how to properly quote here…. Anyway. what I want to say that this is very very true! there are such situations in which those vendors are changing hands and they are not telling anyone so this way they can make money. they often might not even close the business, but they just change hands so to scam as much people as possible and make money. then they change hands, everything’s fine for a year, 2, 3, 4 etc. etc. until they change hands again. This is another option that is true either…August 15, 2017 at 6:58 am #2392PudsteckParticipant
Hi op, I also thought… as harsh as it might sound but… it could be the fact that you are just getting on your vendors nerves because you expected to get the confirmation as usual. Maybe this time, maybe because of some technical issues, you haven’t got your confirmation right away. you panicked and you sent him numerous emails with numerous questions. He tried to answer some of them but you sent even more emails with even more questions… so think… might the be true? might it be that you are getting on the vendors nerves? They are humans too after all… but then again, maybe not and he just tries to scam you. I doubt that anyone here or anywhere else can answer this question (whether have you got scammed or not) with certitude. Maybe he indeed tries to disappear, we just don’t know what’s in your vendor’s mind, LOL 😀
But, have you ever heard the saying: here one day, gone the next? It is very true that vendors are not stable… nothing is stable in this life IMO, but vendors are among the most unstable. I have seen a lot of the long time vendors who are pulling the disappearing act, which is why, if your pulled the same, please don’t worry.
But then again, I would still say that you’ve gotta keep your fingers crossed (as that’s the only thing that you are able to do right now), as you never know… maybe, until the end you’re still gonna get your order?
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