A famous Chinese Wholesale website deemed as a "scam/fraud" by many trustworthy websites continues to scam many. While many know of this website, there are some who do not. Well, like the lot of you, I had placed an order to them. While many got scammed, I did not.
"Milanoo should just be shut down!"
Milanoo is a Chinese Wholesale website, correct? Their products are most likely rip offs. I don't care. You shouldn't neither if you ordered something from an unknown wholesale website. But since they are what they are, then ordering something that requires too in-depth detail will most likely give either nothing, or low-quality items. It's a no brainer that you'll get ripped off somehow. If not, you're just lucky like I was.
Hypothetical numbers, but probably damn close to how this really works:
Ordering something that requires in-depth detail, or requires too much work (e.g. dresses, heels, cosplay) will have a 20% of arriving to your door step, and an unknown chance of decent to good quality.
Ordering something requiring only simple printing, or simple putting together (e.g. dakimakura, sneakers) will have 3-4 times better chance of arriving to your door step, and 80% or more chance of being good quality.*
*However, I'm basing my own experience as a reliable source since no one else has ordered and submitted any kind of review on what I bought myself.
There have been cases where people did or did not get their money back. Lots of people were persistent towards getting their refund. There was one chick's story I read where she was trying to connect for two hours, and spent a bunch of time getting her money back, which she only got half back.
I've heard many stories, but they all only speak of the [lolita] dresses, cosplay outfits, heels, etc. Those had nothing to do with what I ordered, so I was scared too. Most of the recent comments about milanoo are like "I just ordered something too! I'm scared now!" Yeah. I felt the same way a day after making the order. But what was different about me? I got my order, and it's of top quality [thus far].
Also, the pillow case I ordered. When I opened it, it felt amazing. No joke. It felt like silk. Maybe it is!
Considering the huge numbers of negative stories, it's hard for a person who may have not gotten ripped off say anything positive or they'll be marked as "milanoo accomplice" or something of the like.
Final Verdict - With or Against Milanoo? Scam or Fraud?
If I had to say, I'd have to be with milanoo. However, I am personally neither. The standing fact that they scammed hundreds, or even thousands of people yearly is terrible.
If I had to say, I'd also have to say milanoo is not a scam. Based on technicality, most of the orders placed are in fact shipped. A lot of US companies are the same. Due to the loads of orders, sometimes the system skips a few. However, I can't really defend milanoo since I haven't seen one legit good review about them for anything. Though, most reviews go towards the dresses.
Unrelated story: My friend also ordered from a Chinese website that apparently scammed everyone else, but he got his stuff and it was totally legit on his end of the stick.
Milanoo is not a scam compared to the many similar Chinese Wholesale websites that simply take the money and move on. However, I highly encourage you to think about it before placing an order.
I hope this helps. Remember: I make no promises, I am merely sharing my experience. Oh yeah, Fedex is fast, but they're not patient. Got to my apartment building, couldn't get in, so they left a note and left (instead of making a call to my cell on the package).