DHgate is one of the well-known online e-commerce stores for smokers and dabbing enthusiasts. Some like getting their smoke pieces here because of the possible savings that they can get. Let’s have a look at the online site and see if you can trust the site.
DHgate is an online shopping site similar to Amazon or eBay. Diane Wang, a Chinese businesswoman, founded DHgate in 2004 and based it in Beijing, China. During its infancy, the e-commerce site served as the middleman between manufacturers and small to medium-scale businesses around the world.
The site specializes in wholesale distribution of glass pieces. If you want better savings, it’s best to use the site by ordering in bulk with your friend. You can, however, order a single piece, which can be more expensive compared to bulk orders.
Looking for your preferred glass piece can be difficult. Unlike some dedicated online smoke shops such as Smoke Cartel and DankGeek, the site doesn’t have any categories to organize their products. If you search for “bongs”, your search result will also show hand pipes along with bong and dab rig accessories. You’re going to have to narrow down your search and be as specific as you can to see the piece that you’re looking for.
There are several smoking products that you can get including bongs, dab rigs, and nectar collectors. There are also hand pipes, as well as vaporizers, for concentrates and herbs. Aside from glass pieces, you can also get silicone, acrylic, and silicone hybrids for smoking.
Aside from generic China glass, you’ll also get glass pieces that carry brand names such as Mr. Dabs, HoneyPuff, Waxmaid, Green Light Vapes, Rick and Morty, and Nectar Collector.
As an e-commerce site that has a worldwide reach, yes, they can ship to the US. Depending on the seller, you can expect your item to get shipped out within two business days. As for delivery, it can take 2-10 days. Your shipping options will vary from seller to seller as well. You can choose DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT, EMS, and Hong Kong Post. As for the shipping fee, it will depend on the number of your order as well as your chosen courier.
You can pay for your order using major credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners, UnionPay, and Maestro. You can also pay through e-Wallet via Skrill Moneybookers and Masterpass. Apple Pay is also available for purchasing.
The site is real, and there is a multitude of sellers that can offer you a different range of glass products. They have an existing customer support system to assist you with your concerns regarding your order. The response rate may be slow because of the time difference, but you will get one. You have to be patient because of the possible language barrier.
As for scammers, there’s a saying “buyer beware.” Doing business with them is a hit and miss, and it’s your responsibility to screen your potential seller. You can come across legitimate sellers in the site who are popular among American buyers. Some Reddit users posted their DHgate glass pieces when they got their orders. Are they happy with it? Some are fully satisfied; some are so-so. The quality of the glass pieces varies from seller to seller. You can get exceptional bongs or pipes for a bargain price. Or you can also get what you pay for, especially when it comes to bargain prices. The pieces are flimsy, thin, and can easily break.
There are also some sellers that you can’t trust. They may seem authentic and will give you detailed answers to your questions. However, some had the unfortunate experience of not getting their packages, with the seller closing shop within 24-48 hours after receiving your payment. Always practice due diligence when you’re dealing with a seller.
Basing on Trustpilot reviews, the site still has a long way to go when it comes to serving foreign markets. It may seem that you’re getting huge savings because of bargain prices. However, that is not worth the headache you’ll be getting in case something goes wrong with your order. If you plan to buy your glass piece, do yourself a favor and stick to local sellers.