Gearbest.com want me to delete thread here on BLF to get a refund.

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I never understand why people buy crap like this when you can buy good chargers for not much more.

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marcl wrote:
I never understand why people buy crap like this when you can buy good chargers for not much more.

If you are referring to me, I did it because I had lots of batteries, and wanted to sell them in power banks to make profit.
Of all the DIY power banks out there, this type had most info on its page (most likely just copied from Xiaomi) and had a metal body I wanted, in different colors that I wanted, and the price was not so low that I could just expect that it was crap.

I know you can buy real Xiaomi 5000 PB for just a few dollar more, but then I still would have a large stock of batteries I have paid allot for.

Now I using SoShine 4 × 18650 power banks, tested out for a month here at home, works 100%. So feel safer selling them. But they are not so nice like the Xiaomi style PBs.

Kenneth Myhre

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myhken wrote:
marcl wrote:
I never understand why people buy crap like this when you can buy good chargers for not much more.

If you are referring to me, I did it because I had lots of batteries, and wanted to sell them in power banks to make profit.
Of all the DIY power banks out there, this type had most info on its page (most likely just copied from Xiaomi) and had a metal body I wanted, in different colors that I wanted, and the price was not so low that I could just expect that it was crap.

I know you can buy real Xiaomi 5000 PB for just a few dollar more, but then I still would have a large stock of batteries I have paid allot for.

Now I using SoShine 4 × 18650 power banks, tested out for a month here at home, works 100%. So feel safer selling them. But they are not so nice like the Xiaomi style PBs.

LOL, no I was not, I was talking to snakebite hence the quote.

You are getting paranoid Ken, chill out, beers on me. Beer

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GearBest is GearWorst.

It is the worst shop on the internet today.

GearBest is scam and fraud.

There can’t be a worse customer service.
If you buy a defect item, forget about getting refund.
Forget about even deleting their account.

Don’t buy from GearBest.

Buy anywhere else!!!

Joe

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Further correcting myself, Norway is _still _not an EU member.

Quote:
Next week, British MPs will vote on an amendment to the government’s flagship EU (Withdrawal) Bill that advocates remaining in the European Economic Area after Brexit alongside Norway.

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, says frictionless trade between the EU and U.K. is only possible through the “Norway plus” model ….


https://www.politico.eu/article/norwegian-pm-uk-cannot-cherry-pick-eu-me...
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JoeNava wrote:
GearBest is GearWorst.

It is the worst shop on the internet today.

GearBest is scam and fraud.

There can’t be a worse customer service.
If you buy a defect item, forget about getting refund.
Forget about even deleting their account.

Don’t buy from GearBest.

Buy anywhere else!!!


My experience with them is always good.
Good customer service too.

2Q19

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Mine had been ok as well for the past few years, until about 5 or 6 months ago. Contacted them about a defective product, got no response. Figured it was cheap and wasn’t worth the trouble since it was around one of their holidays. Then after a few other orders, one arrived damaged in shipping and unusable. Contacted them again and got no response so I escalated through the ticketing system this time. After several attempts to get updates, nothing but silence. Mind you I have probably well over 100 orders and maybe around $1k spent with them and have only had maybe 5 or 6 claims, all of which were small less than $10 items. Haven’t ordered from them since.

KuoH

Jerommel wrote:
My experience with them is always good. Good customer service too.
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Gearbest are great when things go smoothly.

If something goes wrong with your order, watch out!

I had to drag them through the entire PayPal claim process a few months ago for an order that went completely missing in transit. Gearbest just kept stalling in an attempt to run down the PayPal clock.

PayPal came through for me and I got my refund in full. Thank you, PayPal!

My advice: when using Gearbest, always pay with PayPal.

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Gearbest: YMMV, I had the best deals with them, and also got defect items that I did not bother claiming back. The deals I got, in dollars, by far exceeded the problems.

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djozz wrote:
Gearbest: YMMV, I had the best deals with them, and also got defect items that I did not bother claiming back. The deals I got, in dollars, by far exceeded the problems.

As americans say “you get what you pay for”.
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JoeNava wrote:
GearBest is GearWorst.

It is the worst shop on the internet today.

GearBest is scam and fraud.

There can’t be a worse customer service.
If you buy a defect item, forget about getting refund.
Forget about even deleting their account.

Don’t buy from GearBest.

Buy anywhere else!!!

Holy thread resurrection from 2015 !

And welcome, though this is not a very promising first ever post.

Explain yourself, or disappear please. Facts and data.

GearBest are of course not perfect, but who of us are ? And they have to work with constantly shifting international postage, duty, tariffs, sanctions etc. arrangements whilst flogging sometimes rather dubious tat, that should never be allowed in, dodgy CE marks and paperwork or otherwise.

They are not so bad. Just trying to make a living and quite well set-up. Plenty of us here use them regularly, and excuse their occasional mistakes, and culture-clash with how needy demanding gobby entitled Westerners expect to be dealt with (It is very different there).

And they are all now ultra-cautious of Western scammers, trying-on e.g. the PayPal refund thing. Hence the “send a photo, send a video” requests. It’s not just time wasting, it’s because there are quite a few immoral bad people who take every opportunity to try to get something for free, even make a business from it and boast about it. Disgusting.

However if the torches are crap, and some recent ones have been, then a swift refund should be expected, rather than photo, video, palaver.

There are far worse out there, chancers who pop up, publish a smooth sounding story, then disappear leaving unfulfilled promises behind. Whilst keeping the money.

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Every time I order and spending GB points they can’t deliver the product. This is now the second time this has happened to me. They only refund the paid money and the saved GB points are gone. Is it coincidence or just a dirty trick?

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