What do ya all think about an AliExpress BLF APPROVED vendor list?........

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What do ya all think about an AliExpress BLF APPROVED vendor list?........

Too many ongoing ripoffs.

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I’ll add one vendor that communicated and actually delivered the product within a reasonable time frame.

Vendor: Islandshop

Product: 3 each flashlights.

Approx Order Date: 11/15/18

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I’ll also add this negative experience vendor.

Vendor: Huayi Electronic Co. Ltd.

Product: Flashlights

Problem:

First event, shorted order by 2 units. I had to prompt to deliver balance. Gave them a second chance below.

Second event, shorted order by 6 flashlights of 7 ordered. Claim they delivered and complied with entire order. Pics however prove blatant fraud. Currently in dispute process.

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If enough of us help develop our own AliExpress feedback system it will save lots of BLF members from getting a headache.

There’s nothing like voting with your wallet. These ass*oles that continue to think they can rip us off are going to lose this game.

If there’s a better way to set this up, have at it. I’m just trying get the momentum going.

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I think it is a great idea!! Thumbs Up

Have the APPROVED List & the Shyte List. Wink

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Vendor: Convoy

https://convoy.aliexpress.com/store/330416

Product: 3 flashlights, 2 hosts, 8 drivers, a few TIR optics, 10(?) springs, and probably some other stuff that I’ve forgotten.

Great store. No complaints.

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teacher wrote:
Have the APPROVED List & the Shyte List. Wink

Shyte list entry 1: Liitokala

Crime: Cell Fraud

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Liitokala.

Damn, you beat me to it. Sick

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Oh yeah… Cometa/Vapcell.

“Battery included!”

“Psych! No battery, no voucher, no discount, go scratch’n‘sniff.”

Not nice.

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Jaxman should be on the APPROVED List too, along with Sofirn & Convoy. Thumbs Up

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With stores having name of a brand in the name, you should be careful, because just the brand name is not enough. There are often several stores with names like Mybrand store, Officical Mybrand store, Mybrand Official store, … and some (or all) are fakes – not related to the manufacturer at all.

So, we would probably need exact names, maybe even links.

To add something…

GOOD:
I have good experience (including support) with Manker: “Mankerlight Store” id:1406554

VERY BAD:
And also very bad experience with “Elfeland Outdoor Lighting Store” id:1925442
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1407498#comment-1407498

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Approved: … in addition to Sofirn, Convoy…
ShenZhen Lighting Star Sci&Tech Co,LTD: brand flashlights and accessories.
Sunway Store: legit cells (VTC6, 35E, HG2, GA).

Shyte:
ledflashlight Store: two purchases, none sent (both cancelled automatically by AliExpress before shipment, expiration of the processing time).

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i don;t usually buy lights on there, but misc cheap stuff
reflective tape
car headlight bulbs
clock movements
kid toys (VERY cheap colored domino-size blocks, 3c each)

i could not tell you the name of any vendor i have ever used
there have been too many
but 95% have been ok if you overlook slow delivery
the other 5%, aliexpress will refund usually without having to return anything, just take a picture

so i really can;t complain
probably ordered 100 things from them, 25 in the last year

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I dont trust anything Aliexpress anymore. I have had far too many bad experiences. When i have been sold counterfeit goods or misadvertised goods and I show indisputable proof, Alixpress does not get my funds back.
Save your money and your sanity and do not do business with Aliexpress.

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wstrachan wrote:
I dont trust anything Aliexpress anymore. I have had far too many bad experiences. When i have been sold counterfeit goods or misadvertised goods and I show indisputable proof, Alixpress does not get my funds back.
Save your money and your sanity and do not do business with Aliexpress.

Thank B’harni (pbuh!) that I haven’t yet had any of those kinds of experiences. Any issues were always resolved asap by the seller.

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My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/64047
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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teacher wrote:
Jaxman should be on the APPROVED List too, along with Sofirn & Convoy. Thumbs Up

+1,

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At AliExpress, I have only bought from Sofirn and Simon at Convoy. Thumbs Up

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RobertB wrote:
“Maxtoch Official Store”:https://maxtoch.aliexpress.com/store/314381?spm=2114.10010108.0.0.49a251...
Is this one for the ‘APPROVED List’ or the ‘SHYTE List’??

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teacher wrote:
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“Maxtoch Official Store”:https://maxtoch.aliexpress.com/store/314381?spm=2114.10010108.0.0.49a251...
Is this one for the ‘APPROVED List’ or the ‘SHYTE List’??

Just following the OP’s instructions

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What do ya all think about an AliExpress BLF APPROVED vendor list?….
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teacher wrote:
RobertB wrote:
“Maxtoch Official Store”:https://maxtoch.aliexpress.com/store/314381?spm=2114.10010108.0.0.49a251...
Is this one for the ‘APPROVED List’ or the ‘SHYTE List’??

Just following the OP’s instructions

nottawhackjob wrote:
What do ya all think about an AliExpress BLF APPROVED vendor list?….
That was a question, not instructions.

BUT, ‘reading between the lines’; since you declined to just answer my simple question….. Facepalm ……. I’ll “guess” you are nominating them for the APPROVED List ……. not the SHYTE List. Wink

Just following the OP’s instructions, not yours Facepalm

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teacher wrote:
RobertB wrote:
teacher wrote:
RobertB wrote:
“Maxtoch Official Store”:https://maxtoch.aliexpress.com/store/314381?spm=2114.10010108.0.0.49a251...
Is this one for the ‘APPROVED List’ or the ‘SHYTE List’??

Just following the OP’s instructions

nottawhackjob wrote:
What do ya all think about an AliExpress BLF APPROVED vendor list?….
That was a question, not instructions.

BUT, ‘reading between the lines’; since you declined to just answer my simple question….. Facepalm ……. I’ll “guess” you are nominating them for the APPROVED List ……. not the SHYTE List. Wink

Just following the OP’s instructions, not yours Facepalm
You must be in a grumpy & confrontational mood RobertB. FacepalmBig Smile

I have not given any “directions”, you must be confused by your apparent grumpiness. ShockedFacepalmQuestion

I just asked you a simple question, which it appears you do not wish to answer. No big deal though…. take a deep breath & relax. Wink

People can just decide for themselves if your entry (Maxtoch Official Store) is for the ‘APPROVED List’ (Good) or the ‘SHYTE List (Bad).
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Maxtoch Official Store

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teacher wrote:
Jaxman should be on the APPROVED List too, along with Sofirn & Convoy. Thumbs Up
Listed with links…. Wink

APPROVED List [These Stores are/have been reputable.]

Convoy Store / https://m.aliexpress.com/store/storeHome.htm?sellerAdminSeq=121130677#/

Jaxman Store / https://m.aliexpress.com/store/activities/seller/storeHomeFromAms.htm?st...

Sofirn Store / https://m.aliexpress.com/store/activities/seller/storeHomeFromAms.htm?st...

My Camera & Photo Pro Store / https://m.aliexpress.com/store/activities/seller/storeHomeFromAms.htm?st...

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SHYTE List [These Stores are/have been less than reputable.]

From ‘Personal Experience’, none can be listed at this time.

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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