AliExpress/Alibaba, 3 of 3 orders all suck.

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dazed1 wrote:
Hi guys, sorry to bump this old thread.

Due to restrictions in stores, i found PF cells on Aliexpress.

But, one thing is looking bad, its says 15-60 days delivery time….thats too much.

Also i got option to pick Singpost, Chinapost, or Swedenpost, what should i chose, are they really that slow with shipping? anyone got some info? thanks.

Those 3 postal services you mentioned have normally slow shipping times when compared to the big ones like DHL, Fedex and UPS. Sweden post is abnormally slow now as I just received my Gearbest BT-C3100 chargers today after 32 days! Normally it only takes 14 days, even their tracking information database is ‘off course’.

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Express postal services, have huge tax/customs here, if you order something which cost like 30$ you will pay additional 30$, its unreal, and the cost of the shipping it self you are spending get to like 4x from the original product price Sad

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It’s actually very realistic…
I get my orders from China in 15 to 60 days, usually some 25 days, but it can sometimes take 1½ months too..
It doesn’t look attractive though.. I agree..

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I have ordered upwards of 4000 ws2811 rgb pixels, probably from at least 10 different sellers, HID headlights, power supplies, etc and never once had a problem. Likewise, I had 2 orders can’d by aliexpress due to fraud they had recognized prior to completion of the transaction and had refunds within 24 hours. If you are using a credit card, specifically MC, you should not have to worry as you have multiple outlets for recompense in the unlikely event of a problem.

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I will use Visa electron…

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I bought a monocular, based on good reviews. (I know, I know, who wrote the reviews ....) For $6 and change: 

     

Two images for the price of one!

 

As always with the lottery, they really don't know what they're selling -- or that's the charitable interpretation.

Contested, for the exercise.

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I have had one order go bad recently, (never received it) i’m still waiting for the item to arrive, and waiting to hear back from the seller/AliExpress. ( also i NEVER buy USB or SD Flash drives online. NEVER. I only buy them from reputable local retailers. almost 95 % of all USB thumb drives, flash-drives, etc. now on Ebay or other overseas sellers are pure fake and scams.

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I’ve had no problem buying usb drives and SDcards online. Only buy from the most reliable large stores, like Amazon and it must be sold directly by the store. No “marketplace” crap or any kind of 3rd party seller.

Just brought something from aliexpress. Wasn’t available anyplace else and under $10.

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Never ever EVER buy flash memory from China.

It never has the storage capacity advertised, and often contains malware that hijacks your computer. China-bought flash memory (USB or otherwise) has the firmware report the wrong capacity.

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keithd wrote:
Never ever EVER buy flash memory from China.

It never has the storage capacity advertised, and often contains malware that hijacks your computer. China-bought flash memory (USB or otherwise) has the firmware report the wrong capacity.

+ 1000. its out of control right now with fake flash drives from there.

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