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FastTech vs Dealextreme

DX check this out!
I’ve placed 2 orders at almost the same value (60$ DX and 66$ FT) 1 at DX on 7 jan and 1 at Fasttech on 8 jan. While the Fasttech order is already here (i’ve picked it up yesterday) the DX order did’nt left HK yet. So i think it’s obvious which will be my option from now on. And another thing i think i should share regarding this post http://budgetlightforum.com/node/17277 , when i realized that i won’t find a driver for replacement i contacted Jasmine from Fasttech and she offered to get one for me from the manufacturer and she did it for FREE. I really really appreciate it Jasmine.
I already have a ~200$ order prepared for Fasttech Smile can’t wait

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Yeah, Fasttech has really been beefing up their inventory too. Plus their search system is way better. I will always go for Fasttech over DX for the shipping speed. Their prices on premium 18650’s are unbeatable too.

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I love FastTech.

I think 5 stars is underrating them.

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it’s a nobrainer, dx can suck fasttech’s **** Silly

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Fasttech is fast, my first order got here in 8 days.

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My first Fastech order took 3 1/2 weeks. About the same as Wallbuys or Dino-Direct or DX. Maybe I got unlucky but I didn’t see them being particually fast.

Might try them again sometime but I don’t see any reason to choose them over anyone else.

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Yep, I have seen FastTech + Doing Outdoor ship fast. DX + Wallbuys are always the slowest with confusing if not deceptive tracking info.

       
       
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My last two DX orders took two weeks.  The current order needs to arrive early next week to continue the streak. 

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I bought twice from DD. My first item they sent (tank e09) and the second they plain didnot send it. NO WAY it got lost somewhere. Im more than certain that they were losing money to ship to where I live. I have since then refrained from using them and NOT recommended them to anyone.
EBAY is much better than DD. Go figure.
I just tried FT. No clue how it will turn in the future when I try ‘heavier’ more costly to ship items.

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No difference here. Nothing to be excited.
About 10-14 days Fasttech or DX.
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Maybe in Europe DX is ok…but in US DX S***S.

Folks, it’s FastTech that’s setting the pace with their leadership and commitments to provide US with a “Normal”, straight forward, and stellar sales practice.

“Other” vendors in Europe can’t compare with them and I’m sick of em.

Only Tmart USA warehouse “may” be good….dunno..haven’t tried em out yet.

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where i see the difference is in the expedition date, fasttech sent my orders the next or two days later, sometimes dealextreme takes 5 weeks to send it. ill try to avoid dx when possible

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Bought from dx, fasttech, and wallbuys 8 december. Wallbuys appeared 19 or 21 december, dx 22 or 24, and fasttech 27 or 31 december. So that time fasttech were worst. But we’ll see how my 2 fasttech orders from yesterday will do…

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I have ordered from both Fast tech took 13 days to the UK where DX took 24 days to the UK, I know who I will be using in the future.

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All of those measuring time should identify time till the package was actually accepted by the postal service.

Shipping notice = order pulled from shelf

Accepted by postal service = package actually in their hands

I’ve used some companies that give me a shipping notice and the acceptance date is 4 or more days later.

After the order is pulled, the item needs to be wrapped, postage paid, and then actually be either taken to or picked up by the postal service.

I’ve had WAY too many packages sit in a mail room over a long weekend when the shipping notice says it was shipped on a Thursday.

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All of those measuring time should identify time till the package was actually accepted by the postal service. Shipping notice = order pulled from shelf Accepted by postal service = package actually in their hands I've used some companies that give me a shipping notice and the acceptance date is 4 or more days later. After the order is pulled, the item needs to be wrapped, postage paid, and then actually be either taken to or picked up by the postal service. I've had WAY too many packages sit in a mail room over a long weekend when the shipping notice says it was shipped on a Thursday.

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Also, you will never know how long it actually sits in China Post. The tracking system is China Post's system and it leaves much to be desired. That has absolutely nothing to do with a Vendor. Once it leaves their shop, there is no control. It's up to the whim of the postal system. I think sometimes people get upset with vendors, when the culprit is the postal systems in each country. International tracking is a total joke. I had a package come in today and it still shows that it is sitting in China Post, waiting to be released on a plane. I have had others sit in NY customs for three weeks. All too many times we bad mouth the vendor and there is nothing they can do, just as we can't do anything either.

Registered mail will travel faster, 9 times out of 10. At least it seems to come faster. The problem with DX is that they don't actually ship the product. It's either out of stock or it is waiting to be pulled, packed and shipped. They went to hell when they got too big and couldn't control their business any more.

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Fasttech is fast, my first order got here (Greece) in 10 days.

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I plan to try fasttech but I should say DX has a huge list of items (but not all in stock).
This month I had two orders from DX and Manafont.
Manafont order shown up at HK-post 2 days later then DX order.
But I have received Manafont order about one week earlier then DX order.
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My latest DX order took 12days (to NY). Not bad. Smile

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I have never ordered anything from Deal Extreme. Can I get an update on this thread. How are they to deal with? Do they actually have the items they sell in stock or are they ordering it from someone else? What do they do to a shipment if one item is not in stock, do they do partial shipments ? Do they credit back items they can’t fulfill? Any tricks about their shiping to the US one should do to get the package quickly without paying extra for shipping?

In particular I wanted to order a number of different o-rings and tail bap boots in various colors. Some of their reviews by customers claim they ordered an orange or green o-ring but then received black ones instead.

I have recently ordered from Fasttech and the items I received were as advertised on their website. Their shipping is a little strange, the first leg of their shipment is dark. You are sent a order shipped email but the shipping company doesn’t acknowledge an item until it actually hits US soil. They then track it to a hand off to USPS. In total their items reached me in 11 days. But the first 7 days I had no idea what was happening. Maybe it was because their were batteries included in the order.

There is also a company called TMart. Is anyone familiar with them? How are they to order from?

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I did have good experience with Banggood and MyLED. Tracking from both was sketchy. Just my two cents

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Windsurf wrote:
I have never ordered anything from Deal Extreme. Can I get an update on this thread. How are they to deal with? Do they actually have the items they sell in stock or are they ordering it from someone else? What do they do to a shipment if one item is not in stock, do they do partial shipments ? Do they credit back items they can’t fulfill?

I haven’t had any problems with them at all. I’ve always got exactly what I’ve ordered, or been automatically refunded for items that ran out of stock (which has only happened to me once). I wouldn’t know if they have themselves or order from others, to me it makes no difference. They always seem to be a little more expensive than FastTech, but they seem to have a wider range of products so I still place orders with them from time to time.

I order from Sweden so I have no input on orders to US.

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8 days ago(05-20-15) the order I placed on 05-18-15 from Fasttech said shipped, today(05-28-15) I find out that the package was accepted. That's the kind of garbage that happens regularly at Gearbest. I never thought I would see Fasttech pulling this kind of nonsense now.

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Yeah I quit ordering from gearbest. I was racking up quite a bill with them too. Fasttech been good but some items took time to get, but always got what I ordered.

Gearbest used to be good with the deals. But when trying to make a deal with them for bulk items they wouldn’t even consider it. So many dealers around no reason to hassle with them over a few dollars.

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Bosses Son wrote:
Yeah I quit ordering from gearbest. I was racking up quite a bill with them too. Fasttech been good but some items took time to get, but always got what I ordered. Gearbest used to be good with the deals. But when trying to make a deal with them for bulk items they wouldn't even consider it. So many dealers around no reason to hassle with them over a few dollars.

I quite gearbest months ago after both of my only two orders ever with them took 60+ days each to get to the U.S.

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Tmart is OK but has problems getting the order right. Last time I ordered a two cell C8 and received a one cell model. Not worth the hassle in my opinion.

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jhalb wrote:

8 days ago(05-20-15) the order I placed on 05-18-15 from Fasttech said shipped, today(05-28-15) I find out that the package was accepted. That’s the kind of garbage that happens regularly at Gearbest. I never thought I would see Fasttech pulling this kind of nonsense now.


I’m not exactly sure what you mean but I think this happens to me all the time on both dx and ft. Ft shipped one package to me with Singapore today and it will not show up on tracking for a few days? Happens all the time, give a take a few days. When ordering with free shipping you should never be in a hurry. Smile
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jhalb wrote:

8 days ago(05-20-15) the order I placed on 05-18-15 from Fasttech said shipped, today(05-28-15) I find out that the package was accepted. That's the kind of garbage that happens regularly at Gearbest. I never thought I would see Fasttech pulling this kind of nonsense now.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean but I think this happens to me all the time on both dx and ft. Ft shipped one package to me with Singapore today and it will not show up on tracking for a few days? Happens all the time, give a take a few days. When ordering with free shipping you should never be in a hurry. :)

Nope, I always pay the extra ~$1 for shipping. Takes over a month if I don't. Won't do that again.Tongue Out

As far as how the shipping goes from what I have experienced, on a good day, Make the order one day, next day it shows shipped, day after that it shows up on U.S.P.S. 90% of the orders I do turn out that way with them. Just recently they have been slowing down and giving incorrect shipping information. It seems to me though that recently when they show it shipped, it sits in a box and probably has to wait some days, sometimes a lot of days, until they fill the shipping quota, then it gets shipped out the door to the carrier.

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I have been thinking we should start a thread on each dealers shipping standards. I started out buying all my flashlights from Solarforce. Their tracking is great. Order and within 48 hours you get their email order with tracking number. This doesn’t actually mean the order shipped, just that it is in the processing line. But usually it does get out of the factory in a day after the email, but tracking takes 2 days to finally pick up the tracking data. But once tracking data starts to show then I can predict to the day when it will show up. Usually 4 days from factory to NY customs, then 4 days from NY to my door. So I can get anything I want in 8 calendar days. Of course this doesn’t include batteries. But Since SPS expedited and Sweden Post are now shipping batteries I asked Solarforce to reconsider and start selling batteries to the US again.)

FashTech is much different. (Both orders I am describing have had at least 1 Battery in them so they were sent USPS expidited.) I get the order email, without a tracking number. Then a day or so later a second email marked shipped with the tracking number. Then everything goes dark for a number of days. sometimes 2 or 3 days. Then the tracking company shows electronic acceptance. Then dark again for 5 or 6 days. Then DHL shows accepting package in NJ and they drive it to My state where they turn it over to the USPS and then a couple more days to my door. About 20 days all in.

I’m tracking my first package with IOS. They shipped it PayPal Package (what ever that is) and so far it has taken 8 days from date of order to get to some unnamed airport in the US. I have no idea who picks it up from there or how long to my door.

It’s kind of funny that all these flashlight companies have such different delivery systems.

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