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Author Topic: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences  (Read 731 times)

Offline ifeliciano

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Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:11:36 AM »
Have any of you shopped from AliExpress or Alibaba? How have your experiences been and how do you recommend to go about it?

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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 01:31:49 PM »
I have bought from AliExpress, they are a bit slow on deliveries, but no horror stories yet!
Banggood are better and sometimes cheaper, they would be my preference. It depends what you're buying.
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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 05:08:07 PM »
I used to buy my ACARS printers there until the manufacturer started selling direct. All good, never any hassles but typical Chinese shipping - 3 to 4 weeks. Cheers Gwyn
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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 05:22:06 PM »
I used to buy my ACARS printers there

As in more than one? LOL they must be Junk lol...
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Offline ifeliciano

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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 06:09:52 PM »
I used to buy my ACARS printers there until the manufacturer started selling direct.

Which printer is that and how do you get them? I was looking more into DSP's for my Laser Cutter/Engraver.

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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 06:51:23 PM »
I've bought everything from ACARs printers to LCDs and electronic components.  Never had a problem even with shipping to the US and to Germany.
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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 09:17:52 PM »
***Waiting for Ray to post his razor story***

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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 12:11:22 AM »
Get out of my head, Kyle!

Yes, there was that one time where I had ordered a full set of linear bearings (3) as is used in heavy-duty 3D printing machines.

Instead what I got was an electric razor.  :o

(A fine razor, but not what I had in mind...?)

Regardless, I brought it to WF2016 and asked the best minds available on how to convert it for it's intended use, but no amount of engineering could make it behave like a linear bearing. (And we had the best of the best on the task!) It did, however, impart a comfortable, close shave.....

Lesson learned: Make sure what you order is not an electric razor.

ps: Alibaba insisted I keep the electric razor and they would make it right and send the bearings I originally ordered. (Which they did!)

I think Sam may still have that razor....



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Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 10:35:12 AM »
Yes I do have the razor Ray, let me know if you want it back. LOL.

 

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