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Trade Services - Ever used them or heard of them?

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4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
Was looking for some aftershave (Boss in motion 90ml) and cheapest I could find was from a site Trade Services but I've never heard of them (company address is in Bulgaria).

I was going to post as a deal as the price is £29.79 delivered, next cheapest is fragrance shop at £32.39 with most other retailers selling it for around £40+.

Don't want to post then have the deal taken down as the retailer is not approved.

They seem to sell loads of different items - not just fragrances.

Anyone heard of them and ever used them? - Link below to the Boss product on their site.

http://www.trade-services.org/index.php?currency=GBP&sl=EN&dispatch=products.view&product_id=200138
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4y, 1m agoPosted 4 years, 1 month ago
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It's so sad to read these comments, come on everyone - dont get mad get even, let's get the site closed down, everyone who has been affected, take these steps and stop anyone else losing money:

Please report this company for fraud all - http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

Then go to Trading Standards website and report the website: https://www.brand-i.org/report-a-site/

Then contact Watchdog and make a complaint - collectively we can stop this website from trading.

They also have a Facebook account so keep posting your complaints there, they should not be allowed to get away with this particularly with Christmas coming, how many more people will they con..

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#1
Never heared of them m8
#2
Read their T&C's, you may well pay more than the listed price.

I would avoid them.
#3
I ordered a perfume that is harder to find anymore, one month ago, and still waiting..
They charged me twice for the item. Then they refunded me the wrong charge, and in my question why is taking too long,
they told me it take 18 buis. days..
I'm still waiting.

Don't buy from them.
#4
Thanks, avoided them!
#5
Same as nk1982 perfume ordered 23rd july not arrived yet. contacted them 10 days ago and told to wait 28 days, still nothing arrived. I can only hope it does arrive.... eventually!

I would never use again :(
#6
Had very similar issue to nk1982 and cannylass. Ordered some aftershave under Economy "7-9 working days" but after 12 working days I was told I'd have to wait 18 working days. This is the 19th working day and I'm still waiting. Would seriously tell everyone you know to avoid these people. Who knows if I'll ever get my product (or a refund if I request one!)
#7
Avoid this company like the plague. Ordered 4 items from them on 6 July, contacted them four weeks later to find out if my order was on its way, excuses given was postal delay due to Olympics. 2 items arrived on 17 August and nothing since. Contacted them to ask where rest of order was and was told 2 separate parcels were sent out on different days. Many e-mails later they sent me the Royal Mail reference numbers, one was for the parcel I had received and the other one was for someone in Chiswick, I live in Scotland. Informed them of this and told them to check with Royal Mail but as I didn't trust them to do this (which they didn't) decided to do this myself. Sent the reply to them from Royal Mail which confirmed that this parcel wasn't for me. I have asked them to re-send the goods I have paid for or to refund my money as technically this is theft and the reply was that this is all the information they can give me. After 25 e-mails I am not holding my breath.
#8
sushnair
Had very similar issue to nk1982 and cannylass. Ordered some aftershave under Economy "7-9 working days" but after 12 working days I was told I'd have to wait 18 working days. This is the 19th working day and I'm still waiting. Would seriously tell everyone you know to avoid these people. Who knows if I'll ever get my product (or a refund if I request one!)

Just thought I'd update... my package finally arrived. Only a few weeks late, but for people still waiting keep the (ever so slight) faith! Call them on 020 8133 8559 and insist they give a Royal Mail tracking ref - this did take me 2 calls to achieve; the first of which they said they had no tracking ref since I chose 'Economy' delivery, but I called again the following day, spoke to someone else who readily gave me a tracking ref.
#9
I had a similiar experience. I purchased perfume 18 August and i am still waiting for it. Firstly i did not realise the company was based in Bulgaria so was charged an extra 1.50GBP conversion fee, no longer making this the cheapest shop to buy from. I contacted them after the perfume did not arrive and was told to wait 18 days, when i contacted them after this period i was directed to the terms and conditions and told that i paid economy so it was my problem. I have contacted them twice since requesting proof of postage and i am still waiting.
I am very dissapointed with this service and i would not reccomend anyone use it. I wish i had of checked reviews here first.
#10
Oh dear I have this morning placed an order for some aftershave was the cheapest I could find but just read the reviews and am now feeling pretty sick. I just hope I haven't done the wrong thing !!!! Wished I had looked first.
#11
We were stung by Trade Services to the tune of around £180 - we ordered 2 lots of perfume which did not arrive after 35 days. We phoned Trade services and got no joy at all in fact they were out and out rude, they put the phone down. I have been in touch with our bank and requested a "Chargeback" this is a process which allows you to ask the card provider (credit OR debit card) to reverse a transaction. As in the case of everyone in this forum, there has been a breach of contract. The bank refunded my money and it appeared back in my account within a day. The onus is then placed on the merchant (Trade Services) to prove that the goods have arrived. They get 60 days to provide this proof, if they cannot, the case is closed.
#12
This despicable company should be banned. They are thieves. Promising goods within 18 working days, and, never forthcoming . How many thousands of pounds do they extract from people's accounts ? They are rude and hang up when you call them. What can be done ?
#13
ordered some cartier aftershave for my sons birthday on 24 sept . money has gone out of my account. havent got it yet. phoned 020 number. spoke to girl called aria .she said it would arrive in 18 working days from 27 sept. she assured me it would defo come. it a waiting game. i may contact the fraud section of my bank if it doesnt come soon .what a worry all this is . i am over 60 and a pensioner. i dont need the stress of iot all. fingers crossed it comes. she made the excuse it was late because i had chosen economy delivery.
#14
They are scammers!

Order never arrived (over 3 months sent them e-mails) and they refuse to give a refund.

Who can they be reported to?
#15
Thanks for this info. Nearly ordered from them . phew!
:-)
#16
Everyone needs to know. This website is a TOTAL SCAM.
They will fob you off saying its the post and give it 18 days.
Then when your goods DONT arrive they will tell you you CANNOT have a refund as your order was economy post and NOT INSURED.
Pass this on to as many people as possible. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#17
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY

Ordered perfume for my wife from our 12 year old son on 1st October 2012, I paid the extra P&P for fast delivery, they stated 5 working days. When it got to a week, past her birthday, I emailed the company to be told there did not do fast delivery; I sent them the extact text from their website but never got a reply. Today, 22nd October, the perfume arrived, my wife opened the present from our son to find it was fake.

Please check website / company reviews before purchasing good, and if anyone is reading this comment, then please do not buy anything from this website, I know we all want a bargain but reading the previous comments and from my own experience, it's not worth taking the risk, especially not with Trade Services for sure.
#18
Only read all this after ordering a difficult to find fragrance. I must have hit lucky as I received exactly what I paid for, albeit a few days late. No return address or packing note in a barely wrapped parcel but at least I got it!
#19
Total con trick, same with us, goods never arrived, now told that we used economy postage so no item and no refund. DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. tell as many people as possible, SCAM.
#20
Well I finally got my perfume, a gift from my parents, IT IS A FAKE. Wrong colour box, rubbish phoney seal, perfume is completely the wrong colour and last but not least, it does not smell like flowerbomb. What a rip off, my poor mother is distraught. Do not buy from these people
#21
I ordered Dolce and Gabbana perfume from Trade Services, it eventually came but the perfume inside had been leaking the bottle was half empty. When i contacted them via the website by email i was told that they were not responsible for damage during delivery and to take the complaint up with Royal Mail. The outer packaging was intact and not at all damaged so obviously some cop out scam that Trade Services use so as they dont have to give you your money back or replace items. I have now contacted my banks complaints department and will never use Trade Services again....
#22
Don't use this company! My Fragrance arrived within 18 days. I have no doubt that it has been tampered with. It had leaked everywhere - a complete and utter FAKE!!
#23
polodiane16
Oh dear I have this morning placed an order for some aftershave was the cheapest I could find but just read the reviews and am now feeling pretty sick. I just hope I haven't done the wrong thing !!!! Wished I had looked first.
you probably have done the wrong thing. Been waiting for more than a month now for my perfume...
#24
Just looking to buy some Tom Ford Black Orchid from these guys , couldn't believe it was nearly £35 cheaper than most places , i can see why now . Thanks for all the negative comments , i'm gunna stay well clear !! :)
#25
Thanks for feedback just about to order some perfume and decided to google company and all your comments came up-
Thanks
#26
Wish I had read the comments before I placed an order for Perfume
had lots of replies to my constant chasing but obviously a con.
Look at their website they spell Jewellery incorrectly .They
should be investigated because they are taking money under
false pretences and it would eem to be quite a lot of it.
#27
Hi just thought i'd tell everyone don'nt buy anything from trade services ordered some chanel bleu for myself took a month to arrive and was fake!!! Not very happy but it sure teaches you a lesson the expensive way! Anthony.
#28
Hi there - DO NOT BUY FROM TRADE SERVICES !!!!

I ordered an item which took 18 days to arrive, was poorly packaged and the perfume they sent me had leaked and it isnt authentic perfume - IT WAS FAKE. I have only just seen these comments and will now do my best to spread the word around the net to make sure anyone else does not buy from them, I wish I had looked up the company before I bought from them, really disappointed.
#29
Wish I'd read these comments before I ordered. Am now feeling complete idiot.
#30
All - Re the distance selling regs, they cannot just say 'you chose economy - its your problem'

This is illegal. The distance selling regs cannot be contracted out of. The law protects the consumer here. This is a European Directive, so all companies in the Eurozone have to adhere to it.

Whether the goods have arrived or not, you have the right to cancel the contract. Once you have informed them of this they have to refund you within 30 working days.

Here is the relevant legistlation guys. Good luck.

Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000
Right to cancel
Under the Regulations a consumer can cancel a distance contract at any time during the "cancellation period" by notifying this intention to the supplier in writing. At times this is also referred to as the "cooling-off period".
A contract which is cancelled must be treated as if it had never been entered into by the consumer. For example, if the consumer has entered into a credit agreement in order to purchase the goods, that agreement must also be cancelled at the same time as the distance contract.
In both contracts for the sale of goods and contracts for the supply of services the cancellation period begins on conclusion of the contract. However, the duration of the cancellation period varies depending on the stage at which the written confirmation and additional information is provided. The earlier the information is provided, the shorter the cancellation period will be. The following is an outline of the various cancellation periods that may arise:
Cancellation periods for goods
• where written confirmation and additional information is provided before or at the time of delivery of the goods, the cancellation period is 7 working days beginning with the day after the day on which the goods are delivered;
• where the written confirmation and additional information is provided after the goods are delivered but within a period of three months beginning with the day after the day on which the goods are delivered, the cancellation period will end after 7 working days beginning with the day after the day on which the written confirmation and additional information is provided;
o Example: the written confirmation and additional information is provided to a new customer three weeks after he placed an order. The cancellation period will be 7 working days from the day after the date the written confirmation was provided.
• where the obligation to give written confirmation and additional information is not fulfilled within three months beginning with the day after the day on which the goods are delivered, the cancellation period ends after three months and 7 working days from the day after the day on which the goods are delivered.
Exceptions to the right to cancel
Unless the parties have agreed otherwise, the consumer will not have the right to cancel in respect of certain distance contracts. This applies to the following contracts:
• for the provision of services, if the performance of the contract has begun with the consumer's consent before the end of the cancellation period and the supplier has provided the written confirmation and additional information (including information that the cancellation rights will end as soon as performance of the contract begins);
• for the supply of goods or services which are priced according to fluctuations in the financial market and cannot be controlled by the supplier;
• for the supply of goods which by means of their nature cannot be returned (e.g. personalised goods) or are likely to deteriorate or expire rapidly (e.g. dairy products);
• for the supply of audio or video recordings or computer software which were unsealed by the consumer;
• for the supply of newspapers, periodicals or magazines; or
• for gaming, betting or lottery services.
In September 2006, a guide for businesses on distance selling (48-page / 127KB PDF) was issued jointly by the Office of Fair Trading and the Department of Trade and Industry (which later became the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills). That guidance states that administrative or other preparatory work (such as setting up an account) cannot be equated to the carrying out of a service. This may impact on the right of businesses to say that the provision of a service has begun and therefore cannot be cancelled.
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Refunds
On the cancellation of a contract, any sum paid by the consumer must be repaid as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of cancellation. The full price paid for the goods must be refunded and this includes the cost of delivery of the goods to the consumer.
In certain circumstances the supplier may charge the consumer for the cost of the supplier recovering the goods (e.g. where the consumer fails to return them). To do so, the contract must specify that the consumer is under an obligation to return the goods if he or she cancels the contract and the consumer gets notice of this in advance as part of the written confirmation relating to the right to cancel. The costs cannot be passed on to the consumer where the goods are returned because they are faulty or do not comply with the contract for some other reason.
Where the supplier wishes to send substitute goods (e.g. where the original goods ordered are not in stock, but similar goods are available), the supplier must have provided for the possibility of sending substitute goods in its contract and in the case of the consumer cancelling the contract and returning the goods, the supplier must bear the cost of such return.
#31
Feel like such an idiot, why did I not realise that it was way too good to be true!
Thankfully I paid on my credit card so I should get the money back ( that's the plan!)
God I'm such a prat! I normally shop sensibly online.....what have I done!!!!! Aaarrgh!
#32
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS BOGUS COMPANY. I ORDERED A BOTTLE OF PURE POISON PERFUME. I WAS TOLD BY TRADE SERVICES THAT IT WOULD TAKE 18 DAYS TO ARRIVE AS IT WAS COMING FROM ABROAD. WHEN IT FINALLY DID ARRIVE IT WAS FAKE!!!!! LUCKILY BOOTS WROTE ME A LETTER TO SAY IT WAS FAKE AND MY BANK ARE GOING TO REFUND MY MONEY. DO NOT BE TAKIN IN BY THE FACT THAT ITS CHEAPER ON HERE. YOU WILL EITHER NOT RECEIVE YOUR GOODS OR THEY WILL BE FAKE LIKE MINE. DISGUSTING!
#33
I was going to order some perfume as this is the cheapest site I had found. So pleased I read the comments and saved myself some money by not doing so :)
#34
Was very suspicious as they were featuring a well known perfume at a very cheap price, compared to their competition, but also in a size that I don;t think exists. I emailed them for clarification but was just told all information was on the website. Based on my suspicions regarding their authenticity and the reviews here, I am glad I didn't proceed with the transaction.
#35
Ordered £80 worth of perfume, waited 1 month and got told that because i paid for "economy" delivery they are not responsible for the delivery of the goods, loss or damage and will not provide a refund!!
They are to AVOID at all costs!!!!!
They are THIEVES that have businesses just to get money off people and never send the goods.
And they still have the guts to post on this forum!!
Why is this company still allowed to trade??????
Fuming mad at my own stupidity for ordering from them!
#36
I posted this a couple of weeks ago - "We were stung by Trade Services to the tune of around £180 - we ordered 2 lots of perfume which did not arrive after 35 days. We phoned Trade services and got no joy at all in fact they were out and out rude, they put the phone down. I have been in touch with our bank and requested a "Chargeback" this is a process which allows you to ask the card provider (credit OR debit card) to reverse a transaction. As in the case of everyone in this forum, there has been a breach of contract. The bank refunded my money and it appeared back in my account within a day. The onus is then placed on the merchant (Trade Services) to prove that the goods have arrived. They get 60 days to provide this proof, if they cannot, the case is closed."
To update you all - Trade services did try and request the money back from the bank but the bank believed me and refused to give trade services back my money for something that STILL has not arrived. I repeat *Even paying by switch, visa, solo etc. the bank will give you your money back if the transaction was fraudulent or if the seller has broken their contract. Eg. if it arrives after the agreed time or the item is fake. SPEAK WITH YOUR BANK*
#37
Louise
Oh dear, me too - can anyone remind me of their website details so I can inform my bank. The bank can't take any action for 30 days after non delivery of goods as I willingly gave my debit details, I am certain now the aftershave won't turn up
first time this has happened - feel a complete idiot
#38
I too have been fiddled out of money and have not received my perfume and have tried to contact Trade Services but to no avail. I would never order from them again. I am now trying to get my money back. Jayne
#39
I ordered perfume on 5th October and I am still waiting. When I e-mailed them they said they were looking into it. I paid the insurance but they said I had not and if it was lost in the post that was my fault.

So beware of this site as it is a big scam you have been warned.

I am a pensioner and could ill afford the £36.10 it cost me.

So stay clear.
#40
I have ordered some gucci pour homme aftershave as a christmas present for my partner. I have not received it as yet and after reading the reviews today (4/12/12) It's not sounding too good. I am just hoping i get lucky and receive what i ordered as i cannot afford to buy it again...I only wish i had read the reviews before i placed my order.

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