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  #1541404 25-Apr-2016 01:39
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Yabanize:

 

I find the feedback system rather useless, because if someone has an issue with a product, they open a dispute, and get a refund, and then it never gets heard about by other people interested in buying it because they can't leave feedback

 

 

Getting a refund is a joke. I had an item that didn't arrive. Seller wouldn't help so I logged a dispute with AliExpress. They told me I couldn't have a refund because I couldn't "prove the item never arrived" despite the tracking showing it never left China. I had to do a credit card chargeback in the end.





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  #1541445 25-Apr-2016 08:28
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Yabanize:

 

I find the feedback system rather useless, because if someone has an issue with a product, they open a dispute, and get a refund, and then it never gets heard about by other people interested in buying it because they can't leave feedback

 

 

Haha , reminds me how i left negative feedback on dx.com twice before, and they did not print it. 

 

The dx.com site is really quite bad. I always accept a high chance of something being wrong -- have pretty much stopped buying from dx now . After all, how many bad reviews have they censored. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1541848 25-Apr-2016 21:06
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ajobbins:

 

I had an item that didn't arrive. Seller wouldn't help so I logged a dispute with AliExpress. They told me I couldn't have a refund because I couldn't "prove the item never arrived" despite the tracking showing it never left China. I had to do a credit card chargeback in the end.

 

 

Not my experience at all... I've disputed a couple of items that didn't arrive, and got refunds both times.

 

 


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  #1541856 25-Apr-2016 21:30
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Haha , reminds me how i left negative feedback on dx.com twice before, and they did not print it. 

 

The dx.com site is really quite bad. I always accept a high chance of something being wrong -- have pretty much stopped buying from dx now . After all, how many bad reviews have they censored. 

 

 

Also terribly slow to ship things IME. Used to be good but as they have grown and taken on so many 3rd party sellers they have really started to disappoint more often than not.





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  #1541859 25-Apr-2016 21:33
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Sometimes the shipping is really good, 7-10 days. Other times its 2 weeks or more


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  #1542379 26-Apr-2016 18:42
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Best headlamp ever

 

I charge it about once every 4 months. Use it for 4-5x 15 min jobs a week





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  #1542380 26-Apr-2016 18:47
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Android Car stereo - definitely worth it.

 

I have my appointments sync'd with my phone automatically whenever I pull up at home or the office.

 

SD card full of music - i will work out a way to FTP sync this at some point

 

NEXT offline maps means inbuilt satnav - I am often out of cell coverage when I need to look up an address

 

TV tuner - I am looking for an old UHF video sender so I can connect a camera in the garage up to it and tune it in on the car stereo so I can reverse my trailer and ATV in - a better angle for a reversing camera. Oh and it will take a reversing camera directly too when connected correctly to the reversing lights or gear stick. 

 

 





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  #1542381 26-Apr-2016 18:53
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Willuknight:

 

So uh... just spent $150USD

 

 

Let me know when you add 2 zeros to that.

 

 

 

 

Haha I spend about $1500 a month on powerline homeplugs on there.





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  #1542458 26-Apr-2016 21:49
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TV tuner - I am looking for an old UHF video sender so I can connect a camera in the garage up to it and tune it in on the car stereo so I can reverse my trailer and ATV in - a better angle for a reversing camera. Oh and it will take a reversing camera directly too when connected correctly to the reversing lights or gear stick. 

 

 

There are quite a few UHF transmitting cameras all over aliexpress, so you could just order one of those. Just check that the channel is actually free since there are pesky digital TV broadcasts all over the band.

 

Forgot the link to one

 

Or this transmitter that will do UHF.  

 

The thing is the "2.4GHz" wireless camera senders are so cheap I would just get a pair of them. They have 4 channels that are outside the 2.4GHz band, top of the 2.3 and bottom of the 2.5 that are free of wifi and bluetooth interference.





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Two packages arrived, both things already linked earlier in the thread.

 

  • The mosquito netting.  I bought four.  Hopefully they work well on wooden window frames, but don't see why they shouldn't.
  • The multisocket power board with NZ wall plug, and the five sockets that take any countries plugs.  It's a little bulky, but for the price compared to availability of similar products in New Zealand, it's working great.  I've put it in the kitchen where I've got an american plugged coffee grinder, which I normally put into a substandard adapter bought at The Warehouse probably for close to the same price of this board.  I'll probably buy another board for the television area.

Still one to arrive, the LED flashlight also linked earlier in the thread.

 

Some of the links above are dead, so I had to extract the search terms, and work out the most likely supplier for the product.


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  #1549159 10-May-2016 11:48
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As an idea, I've got an LED torch that takes two 18650 Li-Ion Batteries, and a charger for them.  (might need to get a longer 3x battery version, but will see).

 

Add to that a 3 axis gimbal and I should (hopefully) be headed towards making my own handheld gopro gimbal.

 

Oh and a smartphone pipe clamp mount thing, so I can have a screen also.

 

 

 

Other recent thing was a snorkel with GoPro mount on it.  Cos you know, it's winter and all...

 

 

 

 


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  #1549201 10-May-2016 12:23
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The problem I have with all the 18650 flashlights is that they all have no protection built in, so you have to get those damn protected cells which all seem to have their own idea of when to cut off for being low etc. No warning of low battery on a flashlight is something I cant really live with.





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  #1549248 10-May-2016 12:48
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Agreed.  But in my case the LED is being ripped out, and I'll charge before I use the gimbal.

 

 

 

But yes, that's a design flaw/unfortunate side affect of the approach for sure.


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  #1549262 10-May-2016 12:59
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I actually saw a nice looking protected 3s 18650 pack on aliexpress once, with a 3s charger it would fit into. single protection board so minimal thickness increase vs 3 of them and the added nipple to each cell,  and it would take care of ballancing itself when charged, but I lost the listing. THat would be ideal if you have a light housing it would fit into since there is no way to mess it up and accidentally run 2 full cells and one flat one and have it cut out in no time on you.

 

 





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  #1549356 10-May-2016 16:06
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Or get a smarter charger to assess the health of the cells individually.


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