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Don't bother with this website, poor customer service as I have never received a response back from my emails. Paid for the premium service which I only used for a little while. Towards the end of my first years subscription I looked to make sure my membership wouldn't be renewed which there was no clear indication that there would be. I later received an email saying that they have deducted another years premium subscription from my paypal account without receiving any reminder before hand. I have contacted them about this and received nothing back. Stay well clear and invest your money into something that at least has customer service to offer.

  • Resolution statement

    The company did everything to try to resolve the issue, but after several attempts to contact the complainant, no answer has been received. Therefore the complaint is declared to be untrue.

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  • Br
      Jan 01, 2016

    Esources and Wholesale Deals SCAM websites

    Wholesale Deals claims to be the UK's most popular wholesale and dropshipping sourcing service, however this could not be further from the truth. In fact it is a scam and a very elaborate one at that. The man behind it all is call Mr Stefano Carboni and he and his accomplices have swindled thousands of pounds from hard working people taken in by his antics, So, how do we know it is a scam? Well you have to dig a little deeper than the first page of google. Let me explain.

    Wholesale deals is part of a large network of websites which the aim of charging potential buyers for the privilege of finding suppliers and products to sell online. The problem is that these suppliers or products do not either exist or if they do the prices are so high you could never sell them on!

    If you type into google "wholesaledeals.co.uk scam" you are met with a list of entries on the first page, one being wholesaledeals themselves. The other websites which show up are

    Wholesaleforum.com

    dropshipforum.com

    reviewwholesaledeals.blogspot.com

    wholesaledealsscam.blogspot.com

    All the above websites have glowing references and reviews about how great wholesale deals is, however the problem is, all these websites are either owned by or created by Stefano Carboni in order to further his scam. Take Wholesaleforum.com for example, this looks like a fairly busy forum with a good number of members but be careful. This forum is online for one reason only and that is to funnel traffic to wholesale deals and the esources scam and his other money making machines. If you signed up for an account on wholesale forum and tried to post a new thread this would be held for moderation. Not too unusual as you have just opened an account and some forums have strict controls in place but the problem is, no matter how many posts you attempt they will never see the light of day.

    Around 99% of the articles on this forum are fake users created in the mind of Stefano Carboni and his band of merry men. You just have to look at the thread about wholesale deals to see how uniformed the usernames and responses are. Look through the forums as a whole and every single post even by different users are formatted exactly the same. This would never happen in a open forum. Take a look at the latest posts, the only ones are from the mods replying to 3 or 4 year old threads to give the forum a slight look of activity. The mind boggles at how far he will go to keep the illusion alive.

    Move onto dropshipforum.com and the story is the same with the same format of responses however this has not been updated since 2013 so it appears he has given up on this side of it

    Now lets look at the blogspot websites, both of above provide long, glowing references in the same tones as the forums, These imaginary reviewers must really have a good imagination, Long story short, these reviews are 100% fake, false and blatant lies.

    If you take a look at the scambook.com entry you will see a real review. The response? Stefano Carboni called him a liar, points out reviews of both wholesale deals and esources on HIS forums to try and prove that this review was fake. He even thanks him for his "fake review"

    If you continue to dig you will see that each time he finds a negative review he responds by referring to his own site reviews as his proof of legitimacy of his businesses. He has even gone as far as starting smear campaigns against other legit businesses who have dared to speak up against him.

    Unfortunately, his campaigns do not stop here. There is more. On a website called selfgrowth.com he poses as a blogger called brad smith. Now if brad smith had written one article about he had nothing but good experiences with wholesale deals then this would not cause many suspicions. But when you dig deeper, our friend brad smith has written not one but 16 different articles defending not only wholesale deals but also esources and as we know from earlier stefano carboni owns both websites. Not only does brad smith defend them but goes as far as stating that everything ever written which is negative about these websites is false. The funny part is that there are replies from people who are not taken in by this who basically call out Carboni and surprise surprise there are no replies from him

    Even sites such as trust pilot are not to be trusted as he posts fake reviews on there and campaigns to have real reviews removed. Around 6 months ago there were at least 20 negative reviews on trust pilot but today there are none and all the current reviews have been posted in the last few months.

    Many have tried to get their money back through County Court Judgements, however the address he uses is simply a home of PO boxes (27, Gloucester Road, London) and he hsd even been known to claim that he will not pay any judgements as his business is registered in Italy and not the United Kingdom. This is something else he falsely advertises. In connection with his Italian link, he also has some Italian websites which are sure to be just the same scam in another place.

    Just how far this man will go to keep up the illusion that wholesale deals and esources is legitimate is quite staggering.

    So what do we take from this. Do not under any circumstances hand over any of your hand earned cash to wholesale deals and esources. You will not get what you pay for and if you complain or ask for a refund, you will simply be ignored.

    • The user did not respond to the messages. The review should not be taken into consideration.

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  • Ni
      Jan 06, 2016

    :D The above fake review about Esources and Wholesale Deals has yet again been posted by Mr Steven Gibson. Read on to find out who he is and why he has a "genuine" interest in distancing resellers from our services.

    Many people know about Mr Gibson's network of scam drop ship domains, which Esources and Wholesale Deals were the first to expose back in 2011. The network has since closed down because they were no longer able to swindle start-up resellers, and they have now reverted to recommending a very dubious gambling product... but we digress.

    When we exposed their network, they retaliated by opening a fake forum, where they published fake reviews about our services. All Esources and Wholesale Deals reviews are verifiable by a fiscal trail and by the original email sent by the customer who sent us his feedback. If we were really posting fake reviews as Mr Gibson claims, we wouldn't be operating so many successful services since 2004, and we wouldn't have over 1 million members... Additionally, we depend on our customers' feedback to remain the best in the business and develop a service that continues to satisfy the needs of each individual reseller.

    So, as Mr Gibson thought about defending his fake drop ship network by posting fake reviews on his forum, we decided to have our own say by launching wholesaleforum.com and dropshipforum.com. Complaints about his scams started pouring in, while simultaneously we started using the forums to offer FREE sourcing information at our own expense.

    + Did Mr Gibson like this?

    Of course not. The forums reveal the same drop ship sites he was using to swindle membership fees from his unsuspecting users. Further, the forums discussions recommend many more sources completely free of charge.

    + Does offering verified trade sources for free cost money?

    Of course it does.

    + How can we offer so much free quality information?

    Because in addition to offering free sourcing research via the forums, we also offer premium research via paid services. We already offer the largest database of verified trade sources on the web (as confirmed regularly by our premium members) and we offer one-to-one sourcing support INCLUDED in the premium membership. Put simply, there is no website offering the same value database and there is certainly no one around who offers custom sourcing support at our extremely low rates.

    + Is Mr Gibson upset that he had to close down his scam drop ship network because his marked up prices offered no margins?

    You bet, he was raking in so much money at the expense of new resellers that he never thought about putting in the effort to truly help them succeed.

    To conclude, Mr Gibson, you can post as many fake reviews as you like. They make no sense anyway. For one, Wholesale Deals offers a guarantee on single deal purchases, i.e. they are guaranteed to be valid. We, on the contrary, love what we do, and love has no boundaries. We will continue to support our customers relentlessly, we will continue to publish their opinions, we will continue to use them as a basis point to improve and satisfy the needs of each individual customer, and we will continue to offer real deals, unlike your swindle network that is now long defunct.

    May you find peace one day :)

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  • Ri
      Aug 26, 2016

    Search "ukdropshop esources scam" for another independant and honest review on the websites mentioned in this post! Shocking!!
    I hope this helps when you are looking for trade companies!

    • The user did not respond to the messages. The review should not be taken into consideration.

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  • Tr
      Aug 31, 2016

    Dear “Richard Trollop”,

    There isn’t a single Richard Trollop in our entire 1.4m database : )

    You have been trying to spread false information about us for years, and have always failed : )

    We continue to grow and we receive real feedback from our members every single day, that is all we require to confirm we continue to offer the best service in the business.

    Uk dropshop and dropshipblog were part of a scam drop ship network which we were the first to expose in 2011, and which was since closed down. We will ALWAYS put resellers' interests FIRST, and have done so since 2004. Total dedication to our resale customers is our core value, which is what makes our service the best in its category. ; )

    You can read all about the course of events on wholesaleforum.com (search esources.co.uk on the forum for details)

    This is the eSources guarantee:

    1. New Wholesale and Dropship Sources verified daily

    2. Unlimited research: need more sources? Just ask.

    3. Free advice on how to source intelligently

    4. Over 150, 000 verified sources, and growing.

    In short, we continue to grow and we love to help our customers. There is only one type of person who dislikes our success : ) And that person is an inefficient competitor who has every interest in spreading false information instead of focusing on customers. We love helping our customers, we have been dedicated to their well-being since 2004 and will continue to do so with complete passion and despite your fake reviews ; )

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  • Di
      May 23, 2018

    Thanks for all the advice.

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