Double The Price In BG Land???

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Double The Price In BG Land???

Don’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade but for some flashlights, why is BGs price almost double compared to Aliexpress??? For example, one is $40 and the other place is $19???

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Yes, posted about this yesterday on another thread. BG’s prices have gotten ridiculous. In many cases even if using discount codes the prices are consistently higher then other sellers. Just one example is the new Wildtrail WT3M XHP50.2. Aliexpress price is $39, BG is $48.90.

The BLF 9% discount code hasn’t been working for me. I called CS and spent nearly half an hour online and didn’t get an answer until the chat operator cut me off. Discount is only a few dollars, but….

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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Notmyrealname wrote:
Yes, posted about this yesterday on another thread. BG’s prices have gotten ridiculous. In many cases even if using discount codes the prices are consistently higher then other sellers. Just one example is the new Wildtrail WT3M XHP50.2. Aliexpress price is $39, BG is $48.90.

The BLF 9% discount code hasn’t been working for me. I called CS and spent nearly half an hour online and didn’t get an answer and the chat operator cut me off. Discount is only a few dollars, but….

Damm that’s brutal! I think we all need a beer now… and maybe more $$$ too for sure. LOL

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Maybe they’re lonely without GB and want to join them.

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A wise person once told me there’re two things in the world that you can’t escape from, death and taxes. So regarding time, there is no way one can go back physically to yesterday correct? That means we have “used up” our allotted time slot from yesterday and it’s gone forever. Tomorrow we will have used up another allotted time slot. Therefore time is not finite for us mortal beings as we are given a set amount of allotted time to be used up and no more. Does this all make sense to anyone? Smile

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Hank33 wrote:
…… Therefore time is not finite for us mortal beings as we are given a set amount of allotted time to be used up and no more. Does this all make sense to anyone? Smile

Look on the bright side: tomorrow will be another today Innocent

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I like Banggood, but I wouldn't be surprised if they went the way of the dino...direct.  ;)

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I like Banggood, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they went the way of the dino…direct.  ;)

Maybe. Just lately they seem to be raising prices and also making a lot of mistakes like GB did during their decline. Just noticed the Wildtrail WT3M comes up $2 more then what the listing shows when checking out. Used WyDRA’s BG code and price is still $3 higher then Aliexpress. Might be time to move on from BG which is a shame as they are by far the fastest shipping to me.

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Hank33 wrote:
A wise person once told me there’re two things in the world that you can’t escape from, death and taxes. So regarding time, there is no way one can go back physically to yesterday correct? That means we have “used up” our allotted time slot from yesterday and it’s gone forever. Tomorrow we will have used up another allotted time slot. Therefore time is not finite for us mortal beings as we are given a set amount of allotted time to be used up and no more. Does this all make sense to anyone? Smile

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Hey I just had a eureka moment! Price Matching! Thumbs Up

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Hey I just had a eureka moment! Price Matching! Thumbs Up

Already tried, it just confused them.

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Hank33 wrote:
Hey I just had a eureka moment! Price Matching! Thumbs Up

Already tried, it just confused them.

Not when I get tru with them. Crazy

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I almost always order on Ali, in comparison with BG it is cheaper, even if we take into account coupons. Plus to this: marriage often comes with BG, and in the case of Ali, I receive a full refund, and not a discount on the next purchase ...

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I almost always order on Ali, in comparison with BG it is cheaper, even if we take into account coupons. Plus to this: marriage often comes with BG, and in the case of Ali, I receive a full refund, and not a discount on the next purchase …

but if u pay with paypal u are always fully recovered.

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Banggood is false advertising most things at elevated sale prices. I rarely buy from them unless I’m desperate for something no one else has. Distrust on in stock prior to ordering and waiting for months only to hear it was never in stock, and may never be restocked.
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Right now I want a MF04 reflector for a build and BG is the only place I can find it, but they will not answer me if they have a lens too, so that idea is dead. Tired
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Those BG chumps and their algorithms. No wonder they’re getting screwed worldwide. Bahaha my heated exchange recently, and just for the hay too …

Hank33: “Do you know how to use a calculator man?”
BG: “Pls friend no argue and we can give you discount”
Hank33: “Discount? I don’t your discount! I want your soul muahahahaha” Big Smile

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Have you include their shipping charges for AliExpress? Secondly, their prices are closely controlled by WT.

Notmyrealname wrote:
Yes, posted about this yesterday on another thread. BG's prices have gotten ridiculous. In many cases even if using discount codes the prices are consistently higher then other sellers. Just one example is the new Wildtrail WT3M XHP50.2. Aliexpress price is $39, BG is $48.90. The BLF 9% discount code hasn't been working for me. I called CS and spent nearly half an hour online and didn't get an answer until the chat operator cut me off. Discount is only a few dollars, but....

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freeme wrote:

Have you include their shipping charges for AliExpress? Secondly, their prices are closely controlled by WT.



Notmyrealname wrote:
Yes, posted about this yesterday on another thread. BG’s prices have gotten ridiculous. In many cases even if using discount codes the prices are consistently higher then other sellers. Just one example is the new Wildtrail WT3M XHP50.2. Aliexpress price is $39, BG is $48.90. The BLF 9% discount code hasn’t been working for me. I called CS and spent nearly half an hour online and didn’t get an answer until the chat operator cut me off. Discount is only a few dollars, but….

That was only 1 example and you actually prove my point. There are many others hence this thread. As I mentioned, you often need a discount code to get a price close to other sellers regular price. I don’t believe that is due to WT’s price control. BG’s prices in general are noticeably higher then they were a year ago. Prices on Chinese products have risen lately due to several factors but that doesn’t explain why Banggoods prices are very often higher then others now even taking shipping into account.

This is very noticeable to me as I buy almost everything but groceries online because I often can’t get what I want in local stores and don’t like dealing with traffic, parking and crowds in the city. BG has been the most covenient because of their fast shipping but I’m growing to dislike them for their clever tricks and policies that are obviously meant to maximize their profits. The recent price increases are one of these.

BTW, The WT3M price shows as 46.90 in the listing but is 48.90 at checkout. Probably just an error but I’m not going to spent 25 min. of my time while they try to figure it out. The last 2 times I called CS the service very much reminded me of GB during their decline.

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Easy but not easy. LOL Cash

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Lightbringer wrote:
Maybe they’re lonely without GB and want to join them.

What? I hope Simon didn’t get burned by them. I think they used to sell a lot of Convoy

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Weren’t they bootlegging Convoys for a while, though?

Someone was selling ‘em, and it’s like… wait a sec… Convoys are cheap enough to buy, why would someone want to crank out bootleg ones??

Those from GB with the 1B emitters (about as blue-green as you could get), I don’t think Simon deliberately came out with, but who knows.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Weren’t they bootlegging Convoys for a while, though?

Someone was selling ‘em, and it’s like… wait a sec… Convoys are cheap enough to buy, why would someone want to crank out bootleg ones??

Those from GB with the 1B emitters (about as blue-green as you could get), I don’t think Simon deliberately came out with, but who knows.

Don’t really know for sure. I guess we could ask Simon. He’s never been one to mince words.