Found a website that's an exact copy of yunnan sourcing
Just different Web design but the text and inventory is exactly the same:
My guess is it is a scam site. You pay by money transfer or something else where you can’t get a refund.
I sent Scott an email about this thread. I would bet he says it is a scam site.
Strange thing is it appears they accept Paypal. Scam sites never do.
It’s like playing whack a mole… I send a DMCA takedown to one hosting company and then they move to another. Now there two sites… double the work. I can guarantee you they don’t have the teas. The credit card processor for both of these is over in China and I bet your card info would get used and chargebacks may be hard or impossible.
Do i get a finder’s fee in looseleaf? Just kidding.
Yunnan Sourcing…The downside to the upside of doing something well.
http://teapeak.net was suspended. Finally got colocrossing to review the DMCA takedown request. I expect they will just hop to another server and we’ll start over again. Feel like I’m stuck in the the first half of Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica!
And another: http://www.teasourcing.com/
Great… might as well be a thousand of them at this point. It’s beyond my capacity to deal with all this stuff… YS is my wife and I and three fulfillment people in China…
Yeah, very frustrating indeed; whack a mole is pretty accurate. They tend to use the same images/descriptions so they can easily be found through google’s reverse image search.
Fed up… already working 90 hours a week this time of year. I guess some people will get cheated. I’ll do my best.
I don’t see any Yunnan Sourcing brand teas on this one. Am I missing something? They do appear to have teas that Yunnan Sourcing carries.
It uses the exact same images and the same descriptions. Compare for example: http://yunnansourcing.com/en/xinghaiteafactory/3656-2003-xinghai-wild-elephant-valley-aged-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake.html and http://www.teasourcing.com/2003-xinghai-wild-elephant-valley-aged-ripe-puerh-tea-cake-p-70.html
I guess when you are the top dog of the tea world every one in China tries to copy you. No one will probably ever find a tea shop that is an exact copy of Awazon Tea for instance.
@AllanK The most recent copy website has omitted the YS brand in attempt to make their plagiarizing less obvious.
@Aibohphobia Yup… it’s the same group of people as teapeak.net and blacktealeaves.com