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Please describe your Alibaba / Aliexpress buying experiences here!

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by TonySpaghetti, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. TonySpaghetti

    TonySpaghetti Newbie

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    How was it dealing with the supplier?

    How long did it take to arrive?

    Did it arrive via UPS/FedEx or by some local small/medium business freight company?

    Did it come in a box or crate?

    Did you have it delivered to your home or to a commercial address?

    How did you pay for your goods?

    Those are the questions I can think but please feel free to add in your own details.

    Also, to people who have made multiple purchases from Alibaba - could you please give some points on how to avoid being scammed?
     
  2. mcoy31

    mcoy31 Newbie

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    yeah i need to know also if anyone from bhw have tried using aliexpress.. as i need to buy something from their site.
     
  3. Paul77

    Paul77 Newbie

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    Aliexpress is much more safer than Alibaba. Alibaba is full of scam and fraud be aware. Aliexpress has some special buyer protection which works very well. You as a buyer order something but the payment does not go directly to the sellers bank account and instead of that it is hold by a middleman company that is like paypal. As soon as the buyer gets his stuff and confirms it is what he ordered and is not broken, then the seller gets payed. Alibaba has no such protection and therefor the chance getting scammed is rather high.
     
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  4. Deusdies

    Deusdies Regular Member

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    Exactly what Paul said. Never had problem with AliExpress. It arrives in the carrier you specified (most often EMS, which is international express post, or China post, but you can pick DHL, FedEx, UPS, depending on what the vendor offers). The "estimated arrival date" is also a good estimate. Keep in mind that it may take a while for the item to be actually shipped, but we're talking up to a week at most (from my experience). I pay for my goods with a credit card. AliExpress also has a dispute mechanism - I have not tried it yet, ever, but whenever I mention it to any of the sellers they get visibly scared, so I'm guessing it's effective.
     
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  5. Tracy007

    Tracy007 Newbie

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    Ive bought many different products from Aliexpress, different suppliers every time never once have i had any problems the money is held by escrow until ive received and been happy with my purchase.Today i wait for another delivery , never had 1 problem.
     
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  6. beLonger

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    I was searching for this information too. I didn't know Aliexpress. I'll give it a try.

    I'm really searching for some reliable suppliers if some can recommend me some, I'll appreciate it a lot.
     
  7. mathewsassn

    mathewsassn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are some reliable suppliers in Alibaba too.u need to use time to find it.
    the price is very cheap and good profit for reselling,so use some times to work with it.
     
  8. mbeth

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    i have also received everything i bought from aliexpress...exactly as described. alibaba also has an escrow service but i haven't tried it, would be interrested to hear from anyone who has
     
  9. ortogonk

    ortogonk Registered Member

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    What do you guys buy from aliexpress and alibaba?
    Car parts, electronics?
    Do you sell the goods online on auction sites?
     
  10. sudhiros

    sudhiros Junior Member

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    Almost anything and everything can be bought from alibaba / aliexpress. they are more matured than they used to be. aliexpress basically is becoming a good place to buy things. alibaba is getting full of scams as always.