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Topic # 153579 1-Oct-2014 21:36
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im looking at buying a screen for my wifes laptop from overseas, ive found some well priced ones on aliexpress, has anyone used it ?

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  Reply # 1145154 1-Oct-2014 21:49
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Probably about 100+ times now.

You need to remember Aliexpress is basically Trademe with individual retailers selling goods. Whether you have a good or bad experience will depend on the seller.

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  Reply # 1145156 1-Oct-2014 21:51
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ah thats good then at least i know is done through a governing body and can go by the feedback, thanks bud

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  Reply # 1145179 1-Oct-2014 22:21
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Ali Express is fairly safe as they have measures to prevent fake sales taking your money as if the item isn't delivered or isn't as advertised you can report the sale and get your money back.

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  Reply # 1145202 1-Oct-2014 22:54
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Yeah, I like AliExpress as long as you don't mind the wait times. I can get phone parts on there that you couldn't possibly get here. :)

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  Reply # 1145211 1-Oct-2014 23:07
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I've used it 10-20 times and only twice not had stuff turn up.
Once I went through the refund process (which took months and months) but I did finally get a refund (in the meantime I'd ordered from another supplier and had it turn up successfully).
The 2nd time I told the person I'd buy something extra and he could resend it with the new item (so he got a bit of extra revenue).  First item never turned up.


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  Reply # 1145219 1-Oct-2014 23:17
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I've used it a few times, last order turned out to be fake (SD cards misreporting their true size) but the seller refunded after a quick discussion ... they seem to live in fear of bad feedback being posted on their accounts :-)

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  Reply # 1145461 2-Oct-2014 11:06
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Ive been importing off Ali for years, rarely a problem, provided you follow these rules you will be safe


a) buy from sellers with ratings > 90%

b) buy from sellers with real feedback from real people


c) buy from sellers with fulfilled orders

d) don't necessarily buy the cheapest (varying quality between same item made in different factories)


Fun fact: Alibaba is bigger than ebAY and Amazon combined, they dominate the China and India market.

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  Reply # 1145478 2-Oct-2014 11:27
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I have always had a good experience with them. I follow the rules as outlines by heylinb4nz :)

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  Reply # 1145482 2-Oct-2014 11:36
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yep rules as stated above
the only issue i had was on an ipod nano, crap and i didn't bother going for a refund, but apart from that bought from there many many times. clothes and shoes excellent

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