Yes they are personal contacts, however if you were here and I took you there and introduced you, then you would get the same kind of price.
Doing business in China is ALL about contacts.
As you and I may have discussed before, I’m pretty much retired from that industry and have no interest other than for my own personal or family/friends needs.
There are many thousands of people selling these things on Wechat, Taobao, Alibaba, Ali Express, eBay and Gumtree etc.
However the real skill is first of all finding them, then sorting the good from the bad. An introduction or experience and insider knowledge helps most of all.
All my life I have tried to be open minded and willing to change my perspective or opinions.
And sometimes I can be stubborn and stupid.
I love change, unfortunately most people fear or void it.
I agree. I love French pancakes (crepes), not American (sweet pseudo burgers).
This discussion has become too far off topic and any further response from me needs to be by message.