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When ordering from a China supplier, do I need to pay the entire amount in advance?

Posted: 2012-05-08

Full Question

I am first time buyer and the seller is insisting that I should pay 100% in advance by TT or Western Union. What should I do? How can I verify that the dealer is genuine or not?

Answer

Generally speaking, payment terms are negotiable. Unless you are buying a very small order, the normal payment terms are 30-70. 30% deposit and 70% AFTER independent inspection. I would also like to direct you to the following links for articles and videos which cover this topic:

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