Hey everybody, thanks for studying this. Final week I positioned an order for some electronics that appeared like an excellent deal on alibaba by way of a verified/gold provider of Four years, nonetheless issues have began to grow to be very bizarre since.

Level type for brevity:
1) The Alibaba provider appears legit, nonetheless their core enterprise was intercourse toys whereas I used to be buying laptop electronics from them.
2) the contact was utilizing a US telephone quantity, underneath a unique firm identify.
4) orders for three samples was arrange, and objects had been shipped. Nevertheless, they INSISTED on family and friends for PayPal or bitcoin
5) objects had been shipped by an unknown transport firm (Off Takers Logistics) with monitoring numbers that 17TRACK couldn’t discover a provider to.
6) The provider texted me two days after transport (tonight) saying that they goofed up and out 33 items on the order and that 33 items had been on its approach.
7) due to that, they need me to assist them promote 27 of them for decrease than what they offered me, and hold the additional three on high of the items I paid for, after which switch them the cash from the gross sales.
8) I’ve requested them for a consignment settlement and to simply wait till the items arrive to see if they’re legit.

Does anybody know if this might be a rip-off, or it’s simply purely a mistake? Thanks for any suggestions!

TLDR; fishy provider oversupplied over 10x my order by way of a fishy logistics firm and asking me to promote for them

Replace: they began freaking out that the PayPal switch is on maintain for 24 hours and it’s greater than 24 hours. After a some texting they stored insisting I “name PayPal” to get a refund so I will pay through a unique fee time period. They alleged that they couldn’t pay the transport firm as they haven’t obtained any cash, and that the cargo will probably be affected. I’ve requested PayPal for a refund earlier than that, after posting however but to obtain any information. Facet notice: they known as me angrily and it seems they’re African. In order that’s all excellent news.