there is a plus and minus for a place like alibaba. looking at the price they offer for the products, it's unbelievable and very tempting. i chatted online with some of their operators working at wee hours and they do all sort of scam tricks to get you bank your money into their account. but there are some precautions people can always take.
check this link:
if i ever go to alibaba again, this is the 1st requirement. No PAYPAL, no deal.