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outback
04-27-2015, 09:36 PM
Second time this month I received a print and request for quote from Mr:LI WE from China. 50,000 piece order. I'm not getting involved with these people. Just curious what is going on. Ideas???

Thanks,
Jim

Mike Amick
04-27-2015, 09:46 PM
Who are "these people" ?

Mcostello
04-27-2015, 10:36 PM
They probably want 25,000 samples for approval first, by the way His name must be written last name first, to read it correctly read the last name first!

oldtiffie
04-27-2015, 10:57 PM
May be one of your "friends" put you name and address in to "help" you.

Its happened before and it will happen again.

If so it seems that the problem was caused (vindictively?) a bit (a lot?) closer to home than "China" is.

KIMFAB
04-27-2015, 11:24 PM
I get these every once in a while, usually with very terse wording like "need 10,000 bushing"
Also seems to run in streaks I'll get nothing for 6 months then maybe 1 per month for next 4 months

FETOAU
04-27-2015, 11:53 PM
Maybe they have gotten sophisticated and are doing internet price comparisons.

Puckdropper
04-28-2015, 12:49 AM
Either a case of mistaken email address (unlikely) or a form of Internet scam (more likely) where they put out RFQs with the intent of separating you from your money. Spam can it.

dp
04-28-2015, 03:15 AM
Be serious about investigating. Check the mail headers, find the sender's IP address, find a web site that will report everything that can be known about an IP, then consider your options

Here's a trail head: http://whatismyipaddress.com/

Plug in the IP address from the message sender's headers and learn something.

lwalker
04-28-2015, 07:26 AM
Ha. I've gotten those on and off for a while. Now I'm getting them from some guy in Wisconsin who doesn't answer what his phone is claimed to be and in a location Google Streetview claims is a gas station. I figure it's some kind of credit card fraud. They order stuff from you, pay with stolen card#, then you're left holding the bill when the legit cardholder does a chargeback.

outback
04-28-2015, 10:43 AM
WOW, sounds worse than I thought. Any way to have some fun with these guys??

38_Cal
04-28-2015, 10:59 AM
Reply to them and you're on their list forever!

rowbare
04-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Second time this month I received a print and request for quote from Mr:LI WE from China. 50,000 piece order. I'm not getting involved with these people. Just curious what is going on. Ideas???

Thanks,
Jim

He just got $53,145,498.00 for helping King MungaWumba's estranged daughter's only heir get his inheritance and is looking to become a player in the resale business. He will pay you as soon as his money comes in.

bob

Rustybolt
04-28-2015, 02:18 PM
Basically, they're trying to find a floor for pricing their wares in our market. Unless it's something extremely sophisticated they can make most stuff on their own and cheaper.

CarlByrns
04-28-2015, 05:12 PM
Basically, they're trying to find a floor for pricing their wares in our market. Unless it's something extremely sophisticated they can make most stuff on their own and cheaper.

This one. I get these all the time at work for everything from tractors and irrigation supplies (which we sell) to locomotive-sized diesel engines (which we don't).

Black_Moons
04-29-2015, 11:51 AM
I wonder if its not some 'requirement for competing quotes' scam. as in, government/business contract X requires you ask 10 companies for quotes, So they fire off 9 requests for quotes to companies that have no way/interest in hell at making the part, then the remaining quote is sent to a company who has already bought the guy who sends for quotes.

j king
04-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Give him a killer price Jim !! Then never get back with him. Lol

John Stevenson
04-29-2015, 07:16 PM
Get one of your friends with different email address, preferably a google throw away to email him and ask him for the prices and availability on the same part.

morsetaper2
04-29-2015, 08:56 PM
This is it exactly....


Basically, they're trying to find a floor for pricing their wares in our market. Unless it's something extremely sophisticated they can make most stuff on their own and cheaper.

Rosco-P
04-29-2015, 09:49 PM
Give him a killer price Jim !! Then never get back with him. Lol

I'd suggest doing the exact opposite. Quite a ridiculously high number per piece, minimum order of 50,000, offer a price cut at 500,000 or multiples of. Let them price themselves out of the market.