On July 9th I paid for a dress. I knew it would take forever and that the photograph was plagiarized from the original creator so the item would not quite look like it, but I was willing to live with that. It is now August 25th. There is no item. There is most likely no company or factory either. Just a website and someone who once in a while responds to inquiries (each time with a new different lie), but not to requests for a refund. They probably make their money by: 1. People who forget or do not want to bother disputing the charge. 2. So much time passing from the charge that a dispute can no longer be filed, and/or 3. Investing our money and using it as capital during the period between the order and the eventual refund. They certainly do not make their money in any honest way, that's for sure.
Aug 26: As soon as I posted the bad review, they responded to my previously unanswered requests for a refund, and told me it will take them 15 to 20 working days for their financial department to "deal" with my refund! Completely outrageous. Needless to say, I will get my refund in other ways and I am done buying anything from China. It's Made in America for me from now on!
Aug 27: They now want me to cancel my Paypal claim or they "cannot" refund me and they never responded via Paypal resolution center. They must think everyone is as dim as they are. Case in point, immediately after somebody said (in the Q & A section of my review) that they couldn't possibly have either one star or 5 stars reviews and nothing in between, they posted (Aug. 26) a 4 stars one, yet it's an all glowing report and all the subcategories of the same review got 5 stars! And I just noticed they claim to be based in England. Ha ha ha. I did some reading online and apparently the Chinese culture considers it completely legitimate to cheat as much as possible and whenever possible. My encounters with this outfit, and others on eBay, seem to support that observation. My guess is it's a one person criminal operation and she/he has to wait for other suckers before she can refund. IF she ever refunds. The Paypal account must be very new, because I am sure they will terminate her as soon as they figure out what she is up to. And by the way, the clothes look so great because they steal photos from the very high end and expensive legitimate designers and cut off the model's head to avoid being easily recognized and prosecuted. If you do a little bit of searching you will find the actual design with the same photo listed for hundreds of dollars. I should have never tried to get a knock off in the first place as it encourages the Chinese to keep producing shoddy substitutes. Or in this case, producing fraud only.