According to the program "Xiao Li Helps" of Henan TV Station, a man in the mobile phone sales industry said that he paid 158000 yuan for a dozen iPhone14 mobile phones in the online shopping mall of Yilian Shopping Mall, but the other party has not delivered the phones. He also said that several of his friends had bought several mobile phones on the platform and spent 50000 to 100000 yuan.[P.
So, how do they decide to run away with money instead of bankruptcy?
According to the online news, the small program of "Yilian Online Shopping Mall" released an announcement on September 15, saying: We ran away, sorry!
However, some media found that there were many typos in the contents of these two announcements, and the authenticity was questionable.
Another purchase application involved in the announcement, "YouTesco", responded through customer service: the company is still operating, and the announcement is false. "We don't know if Yi Lian has run away, and we haven't run away. Please make a rational judgment."
"Fadulaw" noticed that at the beginning of the two announcements, they both said "Dear customer friends and partners", and the second announcement included "Youle Buying an iPhone and Yilian Buying an Apple Store (sorry again)". This statement is thought-provoking, and the relationship between the publisher and the operating company needs to be further verified.
According to the analysis of netizens, the reason for this may be that "domestic people handle and operate on behalf of others, the actual responsible person and beneficiary operate overseas, and the money can be transferred overseas."
The above information needs to be further supplemented and verified.
at present, the accounts of "easy link shopping" on Alipay and wechat platforms have been closed. The relevant applet page previously showed that "due to suspected fraud, the service has been suspended", which can no longer be found.
The filing subject of the e-Liangou applet is "Chongqing E-Liangou Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.". According to Tianyan, the company was established in July 2022, less than two months after the incident.
Its registered capital is 20 million yuan, and the paid in capital, registered contact number, email address, etc. are not shown.
On September 9, the company changed its registered address from Yuzhong District to Yubei District, Chongqing.[P.
At the same time, the staff member said that he had set up a warning in the system in accordance with relevant laws and regulations and made a decision to list it as an abnormal operation. For the amount involved, he said, "I can't give you an accurate answer."
[P. Since the iPhone was in a tight supply at the beginning of the new model release, it was very popular in the consumer market, and some consumers were willing to increase the price of 1000~2000 yuan to buy popular models.
Netizens who know the inside story said that at the beginning of the launch of the applet in July, the iPhone 13 was first sold, which was nearly 400 yuan cheaper than the general market price. The buyers received the goods normally, and the goods were OK. This time, when the platform presales iPhone14, there is no restriction on sales, no IP address checking, no ID card required, and one person can buy multiple iPhones.
"Fadulaw" noticed that one of the victims had purchased multiple mobile phones. The aforementioned purchase of 150000 yuan by one person and 400000 yuan by eight people were included in this list.
We Media, which knows about the mobile phone consumption market, said that people who buy multiple mobile phones by one person generally do not aim at personal consumption, but to increase the price and resell to earn the difference, which is called "scalper" in the market.
Neither businesses nor consumers welcome such artificially manufactured products that are scarce and disrupt the normal trading order of the market.
So that when some netizens heard that there might be scalpers among the victims, they said "a comfortable meal".
But there are also many buyers who are consumers for personal use. The unit price of iPhone is also very expensive, and they also suffered heavy losses.
A consumer said that he spent the same price as the official website to buy a model worth 9899 yuan, but when he wanted to refund later, he only had an automatic reply of "customer service is not online".
Some netizens guessed the operation mode of the platform based on the above information:
Some legal professional We Media said that this behavior was suspected of contract fraud or fraud crimes.
[P. [P. For example, in this event, at the beginning of the operation of the platform, the company paid out of pocket subsidies to sell iPhone13 at a price lower than the market average price to cheat consumers' trust, and also used the "500 yuan discount" as a gimmick to attract consumers in the pre purchase of iPhone14. In addition, when shopping in the enterprise's self built online shopping mall, the funds arrive from consumers to the enterprise's accounts point-to-point, lacking third-party platform supervision, and the risk is higher than that of a mature online sales platform.
Of course, not all businesses give up profits and subsidies for the purpose of "cutting leeks". Most enterprises build their own online shopping malls, which are also businesses operating in good faith. However, in the market with asymmetric information, as a weak consumer, the best way to avoid risks is to buy through formal channels on a large platform with a sound regulatory system, and avoid taking advantage of small gains and suffering big losses.
Yesterday, we media released an article entitled "Yi Liangou: The purchase of Apple iPhone 14/Pro without shipment has nothing to do with the company", which showed that a small program named "Yi Liangou Supply Chain" released a statement on its official website: "The purchase of a brand of mobile phone without shipment" has no connection with our company.
According to "Fadulaw", the filing subject of this small program is "Shanxi Yilian Shopping Network Technology Co., Ltd.", which has the same name as the company involved, but not the same one.
At present, the event is still fermenting. As of press release, the official has not yet notified the progress of the investigation.