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Rating: [BG] BangGood.com

http://BangGood.com

Pros:

  • Clean site organization, easy to navigate
  • Good selection of budget and premium lights
  • Forum discount on some products possible 
  • Delivers Li-Ions when others don't

Cons:

  • Many unhappy customers after "Cometa" group buy
  • One report of offering bribes for positive product reviews
  • Only offers free shipping to some countries
  • Frequent sloppy errors in product descriptions
  • Frequent reports of slow or poor customer service

Budget Light Forum ...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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They are still new to me and i don't know if they can be trusted fully.

 

But the site looks clean and i like the product sales counter. Very interesting!

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More Pros:

  • Delivers Li-Ions when others don't!

=the=

Disclaimer: Above post might contain referral links, but only to items that I myself have bought, tested & approved. Or items that, based on my experience, can be considered as good deals & worth sharing.

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Delivered my tk-75 without problems.

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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Awhile back I ordered a light, no batts, took a few weeks but I attribute that to the shipping blockage. Planning on placing another order soon. Bangood also has alot of the little electronics bits Fasttech has. Trimpots, battery carriers, connectors, ect.

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For UK customers – They have a UK warehouse.

Made a order from the UK warehouse yesterday (Sunday) packed and shipped by end of Monday. I will update when the goods arrive.

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Essexman wrote:
For UK customers – They have a UK warehouse.

Made a order from the UK warehouse yesterday (Sunday) packed and shipped by end of Monday. I will update when the goods arrive.

Their UK warehouse confuses me. I looked at this $3.14 E14 bulb, but when I clicked the link, it turned into this £4.18 bulb!

I’m tempted to use their “Saw Better Price” feature, but not sure how they would respond to being referred to their own website where it is half the UK price. Wink

I’m still waiting for an Olight A3T ordered on 21st September to turn up. Shipped 28th September (according to first email from them), or maybe 29th September (according to a later email in response to my chasing up non-delivery).

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Bought a Small sun side switch xml light for 11$..

Placed a second order a week later for an O-light A3T  from them  and it came 3weeks later  just like it's supposed to ..

Nice light....nice price

no issues with banggood at all

5 stars

 

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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Ordered three times, received two of the 3 orders very fast! Just as fast as fasttech.

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Experience with them twice is hassle free.
ordering processing speed 1-2 days.
delivery speed is around the same as other store.
wide product choices other than flashlight.
and recently offers lot of good flashlight deals.
minus: the site can’t accept multiple coupon at one order, minimum US$25 for free tracking shipment.

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Ordered the olight A3T, and received it in good condition within about 2 weeks.

no problems so far.. staff is also pretty helpful

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Woody wrote:
Essexman wrote:
For UK customers – They have a UK warehouse.

Made a order from the UK warehouse yesterday (Sunday) packed and shipped by end of Monday. I will update when the goods arrive.

Their UK warehouse confuses me. I looked at this $3.14 E14 bulb, but when I clicked the link, it turned into this £4.18 bulb!

I’m tempted to use their “Saw Better Price” feature, but not sure how they would respond to being referred to their own website where it is half the UK price. Wink

I’m still waiting for an Olight A3T ordered on 21st September to turn up. Shipped 28th September (according to first email from them), or maybe 29th September (according to a later email in response to my chasing up non-delivery).

DX also has a EU warehouse and their prices are also higher then the ones directly from China.

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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koyotee wrote:
Woody wrote:
Essexman wrote:
For UK customers – They have a UK warehouse.

Made a order from the UK warehouse yesterday (Sunday) packed and shipped by end of Monday. I will update when the goods arrive.

Their UK warehouse confuses me. I looked at this $3.14 E14 bulb, but when I clicked the link, it turned into this £4.18 bulb!

I’m tempted to use their “Saw Better Price” feature, but not sure how they would respond to being referred to their own website where it is half the UK price. Wink

I’m still waiting for an Olight A3T ordered on 21st September to turn up. Shipped 28th September (according to first email from them), or maybe 29th September (according to a later email in response to my chasing up non-delivery).

DX also has a EU warehouse and their prices are also higher then the ones directly from China.

I appreciate that UK prices might be higher – what I complain about is that from the list of items on the UK page a price for, say, the E14 2.5W Warm White LED bulb is shown as $3.14, but when you click through to the item, a new price of 4.18 comes up! Almost double the price. Very strange way of (not) doing business.

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Essexman wrote:
For UK customers – They have a UK warehouse.

Made a order from the UK warehouse yesterday (Sunday) packed and shipped by end of Monday. I will update when the goods arrive.

Well this is getting a bit odd. Made a small purchase of 4 items form there “UK warehouse”. Now when I look at my Account I find the goods appear to have been shipped Via Flyt ?? First I thought maybe it’s all coming form HK or China? But a bit of google time shows flyt also work in the UK.

F L Y T Distribution Uk Ltd details can be found on 192.com here – http://www.192.com/atoz/business/nottingham-ng2/distribution-service-pro...

Notice the website listed for Flyt distribution-uk-ltd = banggood.com

So I’d make a wild guess that F L Y T Distribution Uk Ltd is Banggood warehouse in Nottingham.

More google, shows units 3 and 4 – http://castleparknottingham.co.uk/accommodation/

Which is near 19,000 sq feet of warehouse.

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I’m giving them 4/5 stars for my rating, mainly due to their responsive CS.

3 orders so far:

1 they ended up splitting into two orders and both shipped within a couple days
2 went straight to back order and both have been bouncing between “back order” and “processing” status for the last week

EDIT: The status continued to bounce around and both orders ended up on “back order” so I decided just to cancel those two orders. Customer service was very responsive, so I am open to doing business with them in the future and hoping I have better luck. I’ve also noted several posters on these BG threads who I don’t feel were very up front about their affiliate links, so I will probably just strip off any browser tags from BG for anyone other than _ the _

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Only one order so far, and that was disappointing.
The SmallSun ZY-T16, which is a 1x/2× 26650 light, came without the extension tube. So it’s single cell only… shorty mode.
As I ordered this one specifically with the 1x/2x option in mind, I was PO’d to the fullest.

They are on my personal blacklist ever since, which translates to: Only buy, when it’s cheap and nowhere else to get.

EDIT: admittedly they did improve.

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They look legit to me. Besides, I see some stuff there I like. :bigsmile:

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- CS is very slow

- Some products are very low quality (C8, 501b, 2-slot charger, T13)

+ Price level

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66 orders so far and no big issues and everything ordered has arrived. Saved a fortune on RC gear over UK prices :bigsmile:

+ cheap
+ coupons
+ Lots of RC stuff
+ Good forum reps
+ Good packing generally

- CS can be slow to respond and understand at times
- Tend to repeat mistakes

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According to the Official UltraFire Shop Banggood sells fake UltraFire flashlights.
http://www.ultrafire-shop.net/page3.php

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My order from Banggood UK warehouse arrived safe and sound today via Royal Mail. 4 items packed into one bag. Then each item packed in it’s own bag with lots of protective foam, label with item details on each bag for ID, all very well packed. I guess if you were reselling you could just slap an address label on the bagged items an off they go into the post.

Just wish they had more items in the UK warehouse that I liked.

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G’day!

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Bought a Trustfire Flame 14500 battery just try then out. Took 23 days to deliver but it did make it to me; so I’ll give them a 4.

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My order arrived in my mail box ( WA State ) exactly 14 days after I placed it without incident. So I have to say I was impressed with their CS. However, despite my favorable experience, considering some of the poor reviews I've read about BG I'm thinking twice before I order from them again. I'm wondering if I just got lucky ?

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Hopefully it helps to post this on the forum....

I had been in contact with Neal, who provided me graciously with a flashlight  for review..which I really appreciated!!! I could see that "order" in my account, even though it showed up at $0.00

Then he said he would send me another, cheaper,light for another review..

This one never showed in my account. And the flashlight never arrived, and I asked him a few times whether he actually sent it to me, but after several attempts to get in contact through PM, he hasn't responded to me... 

So I decided to contact banggood through their website and asked what was going on with him, and they responded they don't have anybody at their shop with that "Nick"name.

After a few days I got an email from that same email address from guess who? Neal.

So I asked him if he could answer my questions..which he replied that I should send him a PM through BLF..which I did...

And again he never replied..

I just want to know why he doesn't reply? 

What's the reason for not replying?

I hope it helps that I show this on the forum, so he will contact me...

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He has been (very) slow answering my PMs during the last two weeks. I guess he (and everyone at BG) is very busy.. Some kind of growing pains, maybe?

=the=

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Sorry for disturbing your deals thread THE, so I hope my complaints will fit here better.

I sent him a message on November 21, December 12 and December 24..

None of them got replied..

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Nine orders so far, mostly good but they do sell items they don’t have in stock. Placed an order for a Roche F8 and it didn’t ship for 4 weeks because it was out of stock, had to open a dispute at 45 days, hopefully it will show up soon. Seven orders delivered and correct, one recent order still in transit. Some great deals with the discount coupons.

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Ive been talking with another member who had almost the same experience as me..

who else got promised a review sample, but actually never received it?

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