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Topic # 248904 15-Apr-2019 17:05
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Hey guys,

 

Had purchased an Anet A6 DIY 3D printer after reading and watching several reviews about how it's a great budget 3D printer that has a great community backing. Unfortunately after ordering on AliExpress Anet requested that I cancel the order due to being unable to ship to NZ. They wouldn't say why specifically. Just got confirmation of the order being cancelled today pending a refund.

 

I was ordering from the Anet store on AliExpress. They have a Banggood and Geerbest store as well but pretty sure I'd run into the same issue. There are other stores that appear to sell the same kit but hesitant to purchase from a seller other than Anet.

 

Can anyone recommended a similar priced DIY kit? $700+USD for a Prusa i3 MK3 is a little out of my price range, and the MK3 clone seller on AliExpress wants $100USD for shipping costs. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

P.S Very sorry if there's a dedicated 3D printing thread already. Did have a look through all the sections that I thought it would come under, as well as a forum search but couldn't find anything.

 

Thank you!


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  Reply # 2217675 15-Apr-2019 20:30
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I've had feedback for the Ender 3's from a few friends recently..

 

 

 

That with a few mods seems to be an exceptional performer.

 

Gear---best may be a better option to get it shipped to nz.

 

@freitasm why is that word blocked..





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  Reply # 2217698 15-Apr-2019 21:25
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freitasm:

 

Need to ask?

 

Considering aliexpress isn't blocked yes.

 

 

 

Makes it a pain to have a genuine conversation about a product. 





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  Reply # 2218018 16-Apr-2019 10:57
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hio77:

 

I've had feedback for the Ender 3's from a few friends recently..

 

 

 

That with a few mods seems to be an exceptional performer.

 

Gear---best may be a better option to get it shipped to nz.

 

@freitasm why is that word blocked..

 

 

 

 

Thanks dude. I was hesitant with the Creality Ender 3, but after watching a few videos of those who own it and like you said, with a few mods, it works really well. The new versions have magnetic printing surfaces.

 

First mod will be to replace the fittings and tube on the bowden extruder due to the fittings and tube coming with the kit causing a lot of feed issues.




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  Reply # 2219728 17-Apr-2019 10:36
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Just ordered the Ender 3 Pro. Also ordered an auto bed leveling sensor and an aluminium extruder upgrade.

 

Happy to provide feedback in this thread once I get it and complete the build process if anyone is interested.


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  Reply # 2220012 17-Apr-2019 16:19
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hio77:

Gear---best may be a better option to get it shipped to nz.

 

 

If recent experience with them is anything to go by, they're a better option for not getting it shipped at all. Ordered two items from them getting close to 1 1/2 months ago, they took payment but never shipped. Submitted a support ticket over it and they told me to keep waiting. About two weeks later they shipped the item the ticket was referenced to but not the other one, which I've submitted a second support ticket for and I'm still waiting on that one. I'd never buy from them again, I can understand a one-off glitch but this is two in a row, and taking payment without ever shipping, that's just fraud.

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