What are some red flags when buying from brokers or independent distributors?

Your broker should always be willing and able to provide reference information. Some red flags to look for are as follows:

  • Anyone who requires TT in advanced payment without reference.
  • Independent distributors that aren’t willing to provide reference information.
  • Anyone who isn’t willing to accept Escrow.
  • Purchasing from a high counterfeit region/area such as China.
  • Vendors who confirm all information and fail to follow through when placing orders.
  • The price is too good to be true.
  • When an item is EOL and a broker is offering new date codes.
  • The supplier is unable to provide pictures and documentation.