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Topic # 198330 4-Jul-2016 22:27
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I have just set up an account with AliExpress, and I see I cant pay in NZD.

 

What currency have you chosen?

 

I'm thinking either AUD as thats closest to NZD, or maybe GBP as that currency is dropping against the NZD, whereas the USD is getting more expensive.





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  Reply # 1585973 4-Jul-2016 22:29
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Prices are in USD, so if you convert to something else then you are just changing what you get your bank to convert to needlessly.





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  Reply # 1585974 4-Jul-2016 22:34
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So in the long run it makes no difference?

 

I joined to buy a new battery for a laptop. I am bemused by the variations in shipping costs, they range from free, to USD1000!





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  Reply # 1585975 4-Jul-2016 22:34
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As said above prices are in USD. I just convert to NZD through Google by typing "XXX USD to NZD", then use my Westpac Debit MasterCard. I get charged a 'Foreign Currency Fee', but it's tiny and usually less than 10¢.


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As batteries cant come by HK or china post, many places will use some european postal company or else DHL/Fedex for them.

 

Batteries that get send china post are likley to not arrive, they get sent back and the sellers rely on people not filing a claim to avoid having to refund for them.

 

And you get what you pay for on there, many of the cheap packs will be built out of the good cells from failed packs so be mismatched and have a really low capacity.





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  Reply # 1586105 5-Jul-2016 09:01
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I'm not sure why you'd want to pay in any currency but USD. Your credit card provider will charge you a pretty stock standard 2.5% fee and convert it at their current $US to $NZD rate.

 

If you paid in $A you'd find Aliexpress converting $USD to $A at their rate and then your bank converting $A to $NZD and then adding their 2.5% on. This will mean you WILL pay more.

 

Shipping batteries is now incredibly difficult with many shipping companies refusing to carry these. Even when I flew in China last week lithium batteries are banned from checked baggage and must be placed in carry on. These have to be removed at screening and are all physically checked by staff for any signs of damage.

 

 

 

 


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