Shipping _ Banggood & GearBest _ Results are in

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Shipping _ Banggood & GearBest _ Results are in

OK, the results are in from the unscientific, one order for each shipping method test I did.

One package per order, all with same or very similar small lights. (JetBeam Jet u – AAA or Jetbeam JET – I MK – AA)

All orders placed the same day within minutes of each other. Here are the results. Fastest to slowest.
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1. GearBest / PRIORITY LINE / USA Express / International Bridge (IB) / $2.92
Tracking # provided & it worked flawlessly.
10 Days
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2. BangGood / FREE Shipping
NO Tracking number
13 Days
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3. BangGood / Priority Direct Mail / $1.33
Tracking # provided & it NEVER worked at all
14 Days
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4. GearBest / PRIORITY LINE / USA Line / USEXPLO [seems to be FED EX] / $1.64
Tracking # provided & it worked flawlessly
17 Days
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5. GearBest / SHIPPING FREE / Malaysia Post Unregistered / Azerbaijan Air Mail
No Tracking
34 days ….. Facepalm .. Wink
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As expected by me from numerous previous orders…. number one is no surprise. Day in day out, an order from GearBest that is sent by way of International Bridge will get here (USA) quicker.

As shown also, FREE Shipping from Banggood is EXCELLENT, as far as I am concerned.

To me, these are the only two choices that make any sense at this point in time. YMMV

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Thanks for sharing, things are little different with EU, Registered shipping with BG 1,30$ usually takes 20 days, unregistered up to 2 months because they are using cheapest way to send it like Seychelles post! On the other side GB registered shipping from 2-5$ depending on item takes 2 weeks, and the weirdest thing is that unregistered with NLpost in 99% of the time takes 8-10 calendar days !!! So I am mostly using unregistered option without any problems in 60+ orders with GB.

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You know teach… the Japanese hunt for whales for “scientific purpose” right?
… Did you just buy a whole bunch of flashlights… for the sake of… “shipping research”?
… I mean… You know… this kind of research… is pretty important… I acknowledge…
… Perhaps… I should conduct such research myself… as well… I mean… I would like to contribute… to shipping science myself…
I salute you brother teacher! Beer

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After more than 5 years (and still ongoing) of ordering online from ANY vendor, this is my conclusion:

—- Always factor-in the consistency of shipping in-consistence.

I hope your next package is a pleasant surprise… Beer

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hIKARInoob wrote:
You know teach… the Japanese hunt for whales for “scientific purpose” right?
… Did you just buy a whole bunch of flashlights… for the sake of… “shipping research”?
… I mean… You know… this kind of research… is pretty important… I acknowledge…
… Perhaps… I should conduct such research myself… as well… I mean… I would like to contribute… to shipping science myself…
I salute you brother teacher! Beer
Yes my BLF brother…. I took one for the team so as to complete this highly unscientific survey.

I felt it was the selfless thing to do… all in the interest of research of course. Big Smile
(Especially since those little buggers were on somekind of sale cheaper than I have ever seen them. Wink )

      You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. / Paul "Bear" Bryant ~/~\~ "Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast"

       Texas Lumens Flashlights  <>   M4D M4X Deals : sign up - save $$$$    ||||   Confucius say -- Baaa-haaaaaa......   tongue-out

         Rudeness Level /\ mΩ /\ {width:70%} /\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ Xlamp size chart /\ BatteryU                   Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink   /\ TheOriginal /\ TAB /\ LightSearch /\ BatterySearch /\ 14500's /\ DiCal                                                       

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tatasal wrote:
After more than 5 years (and still ongoing) of ordering online from ANY vendor, this is my conclusion:

—- Always factor-in the consistency of shipping in-consistence.

I hope your next package is a pleasant surprise… Beer

I totally agree, next time might be totally different. Thumbs Up

Although I must say, for me; over the past 18 months…. International Bridge shipments have been very consistant. Ranging from 9 to 12 days. (to my USA address)

      You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. / Paul "Bear" Bryant ~/~\~ "Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast"

       Texas Lumens Flashlights  <>   M4D M4X Deals : sign up - save $$$$    ||||   Confucius say -- Baaa-haaaaaa......   tongue-out

         Rudeness Level /\ mΩ /\ {width:70%} /\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ Xlamp size chart /\ BatteryU                   Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink   /\ TheOriginal /\ TAB /\ LightSearch /\ BatterySearch /\ 14500's /\ DiCal                                                       

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Nice test Smile

Hey, how are you? :)

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Any time I order from China, I forget about it and wait for the surprise:)

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fdr2164 wrote:
Any time I order from China, I forget about it and wait for the surprise:)

Yes this!
I think Gearbest reminds automatically after +/- 2 months nowadays.
AliExpress has a good notification system so one cannot miss ending of buyers protection period
Idk how Banggood does it
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2. BangGood / FREE Shipping
NO Tracking number
13 Days

weird, i always order from BG with free shipping, they always provide me the working tracking code

Forgot my pen

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those results seem much better than what I typically get, a lot faster in your case.

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I have good luck with the banggood ( received in 9 days, one in 14 days), also with the gearbest and AliExpress..

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2. BangGood / FREE Shipping
NO Tracking number
13 Days

weird, i always order from BG with free shipping, they always provide me the working tracking code
I just now double checked superhero, to make sure I had not screwed up.I had not……
…… No tracking provided on this one at all.

There was tracking, as mentioned; on the “paid shipment”….. but it never worked at all. (this time anyway) Wink

      You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. / Paul "Bear" Bryant ~/~\~ "Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast"

       Texas Lumens Flashlights  <>   M4D M4X Deals : sign up - save $$$$    ||||   Confucius say -- Baaa-haaaaaa......   tongue-out

         Rudeness Level /\ mΩ /\ {width:70%} /\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ Xlamp size chart /\ BatteryU                   Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink   /\ TheOriginal /\ TAB /\ LightSearch /\ BatterySearch /\ 14500's /\ DiCal                                                       

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fdr2164 wrote:
Any time I order from China, I forget about it and wait for the surprise:)

Same here, much more fun than waiting for it