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Is Gearbest GONE !

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Website seems to be GONE !

And I read something about GB no longer responding to customers .. ? When did that start ?

Been a few months since I ordered anything from GB .. Was there any warning , or is it just some technical issue ?

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it seems to be insolvent
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The site has been down for over a week. Doesn’t look good.

https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/09/02/gearbests-parent-company-is-in-b...

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Things have not been going well for GB since the fall of 2019. Their strategy to turn things around was apparently some kind of micro budgetting. Which in reality was more like cheating customers. With their CS as special forces. Good choice on their website, but no stock. What’s left were high priced lights with unknown brands.

When I joined BLF there was some GB bashing going on, I never understood why. IMHO they were at least on par with BG. Good CS, I never felt cheated. All that changed in 2019. Have not ordered anything since then. Can’t say I miss them.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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they have the best prices on gear

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This is an example of Capitalism working.

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I did buy a knife a few months ago ..
In fact , I think I have only bought knives the last few years from GB .

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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probably dead

their facebook page shows nothing since july 7( and that wouldn;t even take money to keep going)

sometimes they restart, maybe with new owners

someone going to gearbest.com in 6 months may not even know it was dead

wle

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They haven’t posted here for almost 4 months.

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They had the highest prices after Amazon.
Amazon can get away with it, but not chinese stores. They need to keep prices low to survive

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I mentioned in a different thread that I used to have sometimes 2-3 orders in the air at any given time from GB because they had great choice and great prices, but then people started having “issues” with them. And then refunds started turning into “points” and “wallets” that were pretty much unusable. Interest waned, as people didn’t want to get screwed.

Most of my knives and lights came from GB, and more crap like fidgets, USB lights, torx-bit sets, etc., but then with the flash sales that would start at 0-dark-30 and be sold out at like 30sec past, I stopped even trying. Complaints from others about this or that, I got wary, and stopped ordering from GB unless I absolutely needed something.

Then AX came along and supplanted that until they started charging their fake “sales tax” that I’m so sure they remitted to the respective states. Think GB shortly followed suit. Only FT doesn’t do that, which is why I still order stuff from ‘em.

Point being, they were a value shop, then got greedy and started to squeeze. And the tighter you squeeze, the more that slips through your fingers. And now they’re gone. Big surprise.

Shame, too, ‘cause they were really good as far as selection and prices.

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Lightbringer wrote:
(snip) Only FT doesn’t do that, which is why I still order stuff from ‘em.

Pardon my ignorance but what is FT?

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Fasttech

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sp5it wrote:
Fasttech

Thanks. I’ve never browsed there before.

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Can’t say I’m surprised. Last time I browsed there, most of what I wanted was out of stock, or i could get it cheaper from AE with free shipping. I also heard of the scamming and shady dealing with refunds and warranty returns si I never purchased anything there.

I haven’t bought from FT either. No need to with AE and eBay.

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I didn’t even know they existed.:D There are so many of these online stores…which one does one go to??? Cash

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I have bought several items from GB since i became a BLF member, they used to be quite good, but the last 2 years they were extremely pricey and did not offer many choices.

Quite sad actually

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I’ve used GB a lot in the past, they where great in vape-stuff but also some lights and knives and other assorted stuff bought there. Some time ago the vape-stuff was gone overnight and everything started to change, shipping went from one of the fastest to slow if it even came at all. That was the time to stop shopping with GB and it seems I wasn’t the only one who thought so.

Some time ago the newsletters in my email stopped, didn’t even notice till now………

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Like so many here, it had been at least a couple of years since I used them. In hindsight you could see that they were on the slide so maybe it shouldn’t be so much of a shock to us if true.

I would use AE if they had PayPal

Anyway I look forward to a new China offering that will maintain the long standing tradition of using English badly and gets the naming backwards.

I’m predicting GB will re-incarnate as:

Gadget Great
Stuff Better
Care Dont

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AE does have paypal. Only way I pay online.

Ragsy wrote:
Like so many here, it had been at least a couple of years since I used them. In hindsight you could see that they were on the slide so maybe it shouldn’t be so much of a shock to us if true.

I would use AE if they had PayPal

Anyway I look forward to a new China offering that will maintain the long standing tradition of using English badly and gets the naming backwards.

I’m predicting GB will re-incarnate as:

Gadget Great
Stuff Better
Care Dont

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Thanks for the heads up Camaro!

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Yes, looks like GearBest is gone. Last email I got from them was the end of May. Too bad they aren’t an option anymore for flashlight stuff.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Jesus! I nearly bought from them a few days ago!

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I stopped visiting GB after they came out with the BS $0.01 flash sale…

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will34 wrote:
I stopped visiting GB after they came out with the BS $0.01 flash sale…

The flashlight was a lie?

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Article headlineGearbest's parent company is in "bankruptcy review"  LINK

 

BBB profile has an alert:  LINK.

"Pattern of Complaint: BBB files indicate a pattern of complaints concerning customer service, shipping and billing practices of Gearbest.com. Consumers are telling BBB that the business is not delivering items within the promised delivery date. Many consumers that purchased merchandise from Gearbest.com say that they still have not received the ordered merchandise after several weeks have passed. Some consumers that do receive their orders tell BBB that items received are defective. Many consumers claim that they [are] offered store credit instead of the refund they are seeking after their items are not received. Numerous consumers report a lot of difficulty in getting a response [from] the company’s customer service department, despite multiple attempts to reach them by telephone or email. Several consumers that do interact with the company’s customer service team are allegedly told that their products have been shipped and they are provided with a tracking number. Those consumers claim that the tracking numbers received from Gearbest.com are not valid and cannot be traced by the shipping carrier (FedEx, USPS)."

 

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My GB App still works for me.

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Aliexpress comes up in a foreign language for me. Can’t use it. How do English speakers use it?

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arow55 wrote:
Aliexpress comes up in a foreign language for me. Can’t use it. How do English speakers use it?

Don’t see the relevance with GearBest, but here you go.
Somewhere in the top-righthand-corner of your screen you see the sign of a shopping cart. Just above that you see a flag. Click on the flag and you get a menu for nation, language and currency. On my screen, anyway.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Oops, there goes my $2 in store credit.

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Oops, there goes my $2 in store credit.

You’re lucky, I have (I had…) around 15 euro=17-18$ Facepalm Crying Angry Angry Angry

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