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Title: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: ifeliciano 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?
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: Joe Lavery 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.
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: Aerosim Solutions 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
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: Trevor Hale 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...
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: ifeliciano 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.
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: fsaviator 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.
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: KyleH on December 06, 2017, 09:17:52 PM
***Waiting for Ray to post his razor story***
Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: RayS 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....



Title: Re: Shopping at AliExpress or Alibaba - Your experiences
Post by: Sam Llorca on December 07, 2017, 10:35:12 AM
Yes I do have the razor Ray, let me know if you want it back. LOL.