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trebor09/03/2018 17:05:00
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Has anyone made purchases through this site ? Did it go well ? Ive used Bangood a few times ok but they haven't got what I want sad

rcaddict09/03/2018 17:08:37
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used a few times no probs - but they charge for using paypal and not always free shipping

trebor09/03/2018 17:17:08
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Thanks for that, will look into it deeper before I push any buttons.

Ben B09/03/2018 17:50:12
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I tried but they wrote back saying they needed copies of my passport and bank statement. Might be okay but I didn't complete the order.... I use Banggood a fair bit though without problem.
John Privett09/03/2018 19:28:46
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Ben - what were you trying to buy? It sounds as if they were trying to set up a credit (or trade?) account for you.

I'm sure I wouldn't be happy sending copies of my passport and bank statements to a company in China either!

trebor09/03/2018 19:31:43
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I think I will give "Ali" a miss yes I can get it from Bangood but I will have to wait longer.

rcaddict09/03/2018 20:17:50
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ben - i just recently stated using them and did not have to do anything like that

MaL09/03/2018 22:22:11
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I have been using ali express for some time now instead of ebay and to some extent banggood. Ebay shipping for items from China take too long and there was usually no option other than free economic shipping - which took around 30 to 40 days in my experience. A quite recent change has some Chinese ebay sellers giving the option for faster shipping at a price but I have not tried it so cannot comment on the quoted up to 30 days delivery times. Banggood does better with their shipping - even their free shipping BUT their prices are higher normally. Ali express offer you a choice of shipping services, their free service normally arrive between 18 - 25 days and their aliexpress standard service (small charge) normally takes 12 - 20 days.

Never had an order go missing and I pay in dollors with my UK credit card. Never had to test their customer service so cannot comment on that either... The secondary security asking for copies of passports or credit cards is not limited to Ali Express and only happens occasionally to new customers.

Has the Chinese new year finished now? If not your order may be delayed.

john stones 113/07/2020 13:48:55
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What's the thinking on Alis nowadays, ordered an exhaust will it turn up ? 20-40 days express ?

David Hazell 113/07/2020 14:54:25
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I've ordered several items (servo's, Rx's) and they turn up way quicker than anything from HobbyKing China! I've no issues so far.

Piers Bowlan13/07/2020 15:54:14
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I ordered some receivers from Ali Express a couple of months ago and it was exactly two weeks from order to delivery. Much quicker than expected considering the current global crisis.

kevin b13/07/2020 15:59:21
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No different to any other Far Eastern middle men. They are only as good as the sellers using them. I have had good and bad experiences through them. No problems with their back up when things go wrong.

If you are looking to buy cheap don't expect the same service as your LMS !

I wonder sometimes if, or how many of these companies are owned by the Chinese government ?

john stones 113/07/2020 16:03:30
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Thanks lads.

looking to buy cheap ? I resemble that remark, no U.K seller has the item, hence the order.

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