"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store

"Hot Sales Zone" at www.hotsaleszone.com appears to be an untrustworthy online store. The physical address, 2.27 Romer House Lewisham High Street, London, England, SE13 6EE, is the same for several online shopping websites that share the exact same layout, selling the exact same products. Hope that someone on the UK already raised a complaint with the proper authorities.

Hot Sales Zone appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store

"Hot Sales Zone" at www.hotsaleszone.com

Hot Sales Zone at www.hotsaleszone.com


Address: 2.27 Romer House Lewisham High Street, London, England, SE13 6EE

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January 15, 2020 at 9:27 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Pontiac, Michigan, United States

I ordered a vest that needed a removable charger that I did not receive so the vest is no good without it, all we want is the charger or how to get one. We waited 2 months for this .


January 13, 2019 at 4:30 PM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Wendell, North Carolina, United States

I ordered the egg cooker, got the merchandise but all came in Chinese so I asked please send me something in English!

I just wish I knew how to use it, it’s the one that you put the eggs ham cheese etc put a stick in and it comes out in a roll on a stick!

If anyone has one and knows anything about it all help would really be appreciated! Thanks so much in advance!


November 25, 2018 at 5:03 AM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Cologne, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

I have ordered a drone as advertised (gimbal, 2nd battery, etc.), arrived is a cheap children's toy. There is no answer to mails.

I advise everyone on these platforms, whatever they call themselves, not to buy. There are enough reputable, longtime and also cheaper online merchants.


November 19, 2018 at 1:16 AM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Yes they are a scam company. Purchased a product and received something very different. Paypal protection only offers me to send the product back to China so it would be more costly to send it back that the value of the product. So big scam with Paypal approval.


October 28, 2018 at 7:41 AM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Plano, Texas, United States

I recently purchased, I think, a door bell monitor thru Hot Sales. Have not received it yet. Paid thru Paypal $69.90.

It appears from all the paperwork, invoice etc. that

Hot Sales is part of Highlife Technology and xing1939@163.com out of China and helpandserving@gmail.com.

I would think that Paypal HQ could put a block on these sites to prevent their customers from being defrauded.

Pete - Stockbridge, GA


October 26, 2018 at 7:18 PM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

SCAM DO NOT BUY FROM THESE PEOPLE . HOTSALESZONE. My story is the exact same as the rest of the people that got taken in by these people.


October 21, 2018 at 8:33 AM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Rosemount, Minnesota, United States

It seems this hot sales zone is some kind of scam, 6 emails to where the funds were sent and no response; 6 to their web site and no response, and where the email came from they bounce.

Notified PayPal of this.


October 18, 2018 at 10:17 PM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

I wish I see this post earlier. I brought a wifI smart door bell from hot sales zone. It was delivered from an address in China and the email on package is the same as you mentioned.

The smart door bell came with no battery in the compartment. There is no way you can use and of course you can't even know it is working or not.

I try to contact them by several emails, but no reply at all for a week.

I complaint this via paypal. Paypal asked me to return to them for a refund. I don't even know where to return and who to return to.

Paypal only asked me to give additional information. Come on, what do you need?

Paypal is not helpful at all, but helping this kind of cheating website for their business.


October 12, 2018 at 3:44 PM by
"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store
an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I ordered a $80 drone from hotsaleszone via Facebook. PayPal says the seller has this email address. xing1938@163.com .

The drone arrived, but not with the specs as advertised. It has a VGA camera with 480 resolution but I ordered and paid extra for a 1080p HD camera version.

The drone that arrived is an Attop XT-1 with 0.3MP camera (VGA). Also, the spare propeller blades provided were wrong type, fixed instead of swinging. I have just emailed hotsaleszone to ask them to send me the drone that I ordered, no reply yet.


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"Hot Sales Zone" appears to be an Untrustworthy Online Store