Anyone ever bought something internationally off of Alibaba.com?
Any advice on how to purchase goods from Alibaba.com? Does FOB mean I am guaranteed the correct items are put on the shipping vessel and headed my way or just that a box arrived with unknown contents that are being shipped to me?
What's the best way to find a reputable seller? If they won't send a free sample if the item is too expensive is it common practice to ask for a reference in your country to verify the seller? Even then is it common that they're in cahoots with someone to screw me?
What are duty and import fee's like? I've heard if the total value of the shipment is under $2000 USD then you're exempt from many fee's. Do I have to physically be at a port to pick up my items or can someone from UPS pick it up for me?
Anyone got any advice?