Question Please - Is “ Temu” as a reparable supplier?

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G’day Ladies and Gents 

Question Please - Is “ Temu” as a reparable supplier?

If folks could share their experiences; good and bad along with any concerns!

Thank you in advance for all/any replies. 

Cheers crowie.

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There are local women's clothing suppliers crowie.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

There are local women's clothing suppliers crowie.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD 
NO! NO! Ducky, 
I'm specifically looking at Doll's House Miniature Furniture which is listed on their website...

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temu_(marketplace)

Wikipedia:
Intellectual property concerns
Sellers on Temu face recurring accusations of infringing upon intellectual property rights. Instances of design theft have also been reported.[

https://dutchypatterns.com/

My wife has ordered stuff from there. No problems with getting what she ordered .
Dutchy
Intellectual property concerns
Sellers on Temu face recurring accusations of infringing upon intellectual property rights. Instances of design theft have also been reported.
Yes, it's a Chinese knock-off site, like Ali-baba etc.

IP rights is a fairly tricky area though - Does anyone know how many (if any) of these accusations have held water?

Basically, the site itself is legit, similar to eBay or Amazon marketplace, but don't expect to get any brand name stuff.
If you are after cheap stuff, it's probably a useful site - although quality seems to vary a fair bit.

Lots of complaints about shipments taking forever or never showing up.  I have also seen reports that they were using their app with ridiculously cheap deals to collect tons of personal data which exposes you to identity theft.  It is a Chinese company and I don't trust them.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

Ads somehow recently found their way in to my email.  I didn’t click on anything because it seemed a spam scam.  

Everybody needs to make one piece of doll future and send it to Mr. Crowie so he doesn’t get caught up in an intellectual debate. 
I don't trust any Chinese company
Word I here is that they get around customs/import restrictions by selling direct versus sending a container load to an importer. Stuff made using slave labor or other sketchy methods/IP theft don't get blocked like the stuff would when arriving by container ship.
Everybody needs to make one piece of doll future and send it to Mr. Crowie so he doesn’t get caught up in an intellectual debate. 
Thank you, that’d be amazingly awesome if that could happen but a lot to ask of folk. 
Very much appreciate the sentiment sir 👍

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Thank you everyone for the sage advice!
I was suspicious of the website as I too sometimes receive unsolicited advertisements from them. 

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I'm more suspecting it's fairly heavily subsidised by the government as a means to break Amazon in China and get an inroads in elsewhere - I'm expecting prices to increase when it's gotten a hold on the market.

I wondered about them as well, so ordered some random stuff a shortish while back.
I picked a bit of a random selection to cover as wide a range as I could with a few items.
This is what I bought as a test, took about a month to turn up.


Taking them in order
The motion sensor LED lights are pretty cheap and nasty looking - but I got them to use to backlight some cupboards when you open them, so they work great for that purpose, not sure how often I'll need to recharge the batteries, but they came with a sticky back steel and magnet combo, so easy to remove so you don't need to plug a usb cable in in situ.
    They look pretty crappy, but work well & for what they cost, micro USB instead of C for charge so this is definitely some left over stock, stuck in a warehouse, being sold off on the cheap.
I'll call it a cautious win, needs to be put out of sight, but where the sensors will detect movement, so a bit iffy.

The saddle square was, frankly, very nice - I only got this to see how the various marking tools would be, I'll probably get some others based on this one. 
Definitely a win.

The monocular, well enough made, lens seemed good, focus adjustment & anodised aluminium build - I thought I would be able to vary the magnification but couldn't (might just be me, but I've never seen binoculars or similar that couldn't). Small enough that I'll chuck it in the dog walking bag and check it out next time I'm up on the moors.
Cheaper than opera glasses, less useful than a Napoleonic telescope, so 50/50 - a win for the quality and a loss for having no particular use.
It works well for what it does, I guess, no idea who it is aimed at (probably the same people that the adverts at the back of comic books were aimed at, these will go great with your x-ray specs).

The drone was a fairly mixed bag - I wasn't expecting a lot for 3 & a half quid to be fair.
It claimed it was a special offer down from £30 odd quid, the phone app bit wanted access to make calls, so I used it on a sandboxed simless phone I use for testing, it worked fine with no phone access so a bit suss on that.
Saying that, it came with a (fairly crappy plastic) remote so it could be used without the cameras/app.
The instructions were in Chinese and what I'm calling optimistic English (i.e. translated from Chinese to English by a Hungarian goat farmer with no knowledge of technology), so took a bit of a play around to get the hang of, but the controller had couple of thumbsticks for up/down and direction, auto hover mode with 4 buttons to micro adjust drift, 5 buttons (1 of which beeps a lot) that I haven't worked out yet, and some anti crash sensors that I only found out how to activate after hitting the walls and floor a lot (probably should have tested it outside instead of in my shop).
If you are planning on smuggling drugs into a prison, this is a loss, no great lifting power, kinda hard to steer.
If you want to keep a small child quiet in a field for a while, this is a win - cheap and cheerful, comes with it's own remote and is moderately easy to control - the drone came with 3 rechargeable batteries (no idea on the runtime between charges) and the remote needs 3 AA batteries, so one of the few toys I've ever bought where it actually costs more to buy the batteries than the toy.

This ends my first thoughts on using Temu, mostly low end crap and also some decent stuff, pretty much like Amazon.
I ordered on the website and used PayPal to keep a bit of distance, so they have about as much information about me as my local takeaway.

From Crowie's point of view - I made a 1/12th scale mockup of my dining table and benches before I made them so SWMBO could agree to the build, but the final table is made of out 3x3 reclaimed railway sleepers so might not be the look you're after for the doll house. I may still have them somewhere, I was using the table as a coaster for awhile so it must be around somewhere.

Thinking about it - isn't making dollhouse a pretty close match to your skillset of making awesome scale modes?

 Steve Rasmussen
 commented about 9 hours ago
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I don't trust any Chinese company

I always look twice under my Chines stir fry home delivery container, before the first chopstick load.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

My wife has bought several items from them with no problems to report and delivery was very quick.
From Crowie's point of view - I made a 1/12th scale mockup of my dining table and benches before I made them so SWMBO could agree to the build, but the final table is made of out 3x3 reclaimed railway sleepers so might not be the look you're after for the doll house. I may still have them somewhere, I was using the table as a coaster for awhile so it must be around somewhere.

Thinking about it - isn't making dollhouse a pretty close match to your skillset of making awesome scale modes?

 Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. 
Mike, I don't have PayPal along with a good number of questionable responses both here and elsewhere, I might just let it lie.

Wheeled toys are one thing but furniture, especially miniature stuff for a doll's house isn't something I'm comfortable with at this point in time, but thank you for tying to encourage me in that direction...


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 crowie
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Mike, I don't have PayPal...

PayPal is one of the very few "institutions" I' comfortable with... the other is a padded cell.


 crowie
 commented about 3 hours ago
.... especially miniature stuff for a doll's house isn't something I'm comfortable with...

Maybe you should invest in a laser,

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

I worked in defense for 31 years. I do everything I can to avoid products made in the PRC.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

I think it depends on what you are ordering. I’ve ordered a bunch of supplies for fly tying and been happy with the quality. I’ve ordered other things and not been happy. YMMV
Here’s the reviews on Trust Pilot.

As you can see the reviews are not so good. Tumu also makes you down load their app if you want to buy something. Not a good idea. Like Tik Tok that’s controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, once you have their app on your device they may be able to monitor your every key stroke on your device getting access to your finances and your social media accounts. 

Dr. Quackner’s prescription to you. Avoid this seller. 

Dr. Quackner

Better than eBay at least 😁