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Postby tuk boy » Wed, 25 Oct 2006 1:44 am

i ordered some tshirts from a shop in bangkok, i've paid him half of the money, but i lost contact with the person, what should/can i do?

i only have his email but i know where is his shop, should i fly to bangkok ?

i've email him at least 20times (about 2months), no replies...




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Postby tuk boy » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 11:04 am

anyone knows what can i do?
should i fly over to bangkok ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 12:21 pm

How do you know his shop is still there? He's probably packed up and left if he's not answering any messages. Why would you give him money upfront for an out of country business? You should use a method of payment where the money will only be released on notification of shipping or COD.

Probably you can kiss your money goodbye and chalk it up to a lesson learned. Otherwise, spend the money to go to bangkok, airfares, hotels, lawyers, etc. hopefully the amount you are going after is substantial otherwise the costs of collecting may not only be more that the amount but you may spend the money and still not get anything if the shop is closed and you don't have any way to contact the individual.

Your call.....

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 2:30 pm

tuk boy wrote:i ordered some tshirts from a shop in bangkok, i've paid him half of the money, but i lost contact with the person, what should/can i do?

i only have his email but i know where is his shop, should i fly to bangkok ?

i've email him at least 20times (about 2months), no replies...




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You have violated a principal tenet of business: Know your supplier. Besides fulll name, address, business name, business registration, and contact information, get referrals.

You must negotiate the details of the deal and put them in writing. Do you have a contract that specifies deliverables, dates, and payment schedules signed by both of you?

I would never pay 1/2 up front for a product unless I knew the supplier and trusted him/her. I might give 10 percent up front as a starter but if a supplier wants such a large amount it suggests that they are not financially stable enough to complete the work without potential problems.

Five bux says the guy took your money to pay off other debts and has no means to acquire the materials to do your job. Unless it is a large amount of money, SMS is right... it will cost you more to track him down with low probability of a refund or the goods. Consider it as a business lesson.

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Postby cuneyt » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 11:04 pm

or tuk boy, try to find a decent,friendly local in Bangkog via internet who can help you to go and find that shop if its still there and then make another plan.
At least, it will cost you nothin but worth to try if there is still a hope there.

I made so many blind - buy like this in my business life (which I had to ) and never had a problem except some delays.

At most, you should know how to play and how to tease other side with other large orders to them which are in due!


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