Rating: Is their really a Doba scam going on ? That depends on who you ask about this company . In my opinion www.doba.com provides a service that has the potential to be a great leader in the e-commerce industry, but the service has been clouded with misguided information and some times out right lies. I was reading on a blog where the owner of Doba spoke out about his company and he said that people come to his company expecting them to be a wholesale company and they are not here is the quote.
“The reason most cited for Doba being a “scam”, is “Doba is not a wholesaler!” Ironically, we never claim to be wholesaler.”
I find this very amusing because if you look on Doba’s website and take the tour they offer in the first 5 seconds you will hear. “What if you could have access to 100s of wholesalers, access to wholesale distributors, many products are cheaper than if you went to the supplier yourself, the wholesale cost of the product.”
True enough Doba may not claim to be a wholesale supplier, but what Doba does do is suggest that you will receive the products at wholesale price if you get them through Doba. In their own words “many products are cheaper than if you went to the supplier yourself because of Dobas buying power”
Sadly this is not true and nowhere near it. I know this from years of working on the internet and taking their free 7 day trial . Unfortunately for most other people they have to find out the hard way.
You can go to the straight to the suppliers and work with them eliminating Doba and their monthly fees. If you think about it does it really make sense to use Doba ?
When you have to pay a monthly fee, a drop shipping fee, and then get products for a higher price than they guy who goes straight to the supplier. I don’t think so.
Look at it this way you go to the drop shipping supplier and have access to a 43in flat screen tv for $500.00 with no drop shipping fees or monthly fees. You sell it for $600.00 you just made $100.00 Doba has the same tv but it is going to be higher lets say $525.00 you sell it for six hundred dollars you make $75.00, but wait, you have a $10.00 drop shipping fee, and a monthly fee of $45.00 you have to pay. You just made $25.00. Even if you had already paid your monthly fee you would still only have $60.00
To some people who are looking for an easier approach to starting a business and don’t mind losing a few dollars to have an easier solution Doba may be what you are looking for. I honestly do not think Doba and their staff are bad people who are prowling the Internet wanting to steal from everyone in the world. However I do believe they have misrepresented their company and its capabilities as an EBay provider.
My overall Grade for Doba is a C- I will say a few great things about them. Their website is top notch. They have an excellent push to the market tool that can configure with a website or EBay. (Won’t do much good for EBay but it works well.) They also had good support even though he told me their products sold really well . Ha haRating: