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Anyone ordered from AliExpress before?

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Deal Expert
Oct 20, 2001
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Sauga
It's basically like eBay, but organized more like an online mall (and all the sellers are in China, basically).
Check the reviews of the seller before you purchase, and you should be fine.
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Feb 9, 2006
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Brampton
Buyer Protection is significantly worse than ebay or any other company.

They don't use paypal for that reason.

I lost some money over some iphone batteries. I wouldn't recommend it. It's just a flea market.
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Dec 29, 2009
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I bought some underwear (new) and it all turned out well. There is usually a coupon out there for $5 for new users.
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Thornhill
check for threads in the "hot deals" section - most people don't have problems with them... myself included.

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Aug 14, 2011
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Calgary
we have ordered a bunch of stuff from them. Got burned on a camera for a christmas present, ended up being crap. Have done well on jewelry and cellphone cases etc...I wouldn't hesitate to order from them
Deal Addict
Jun 9, 2006
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Toronto
SAVINGSTAR wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2013 11:37 am
we have ordered a bunch of stuff from them. Got burned on a camera for a christmas present, ended up being crap. Have done well on jewelry and cellphone cases etc...I wouldn't hesitate to order from them
+1

Personally, I've only had an issue with clothing quality, otherwise electronics/toys/parts/custom made stuff, I have yet to have any other issues.

This year, I've already had 60 or so orders... Shipping can be fast/slow depending on the shipper, but I usually get my stuff within 2 weeks.
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Mar 30, 2006
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Toronto
its like ebay, check if the seller has good rating.
I bought several things from there, had no problems
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May 11, 2009
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Debtario
I shy away from them due to the lack of paypal and associated security/buyer protection. That said, I have heard that you can PM sellers and some may accept paypal even though it is not officially sanctioned by the site. As mentioned, same Ebay principles apply (rating, reviews, etc)

Would use an expendable/low-limit CC just in case
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Newbie
Jun 29, 2013
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I've bought many items from them. For rare occasions when there's dispute, I've got full refund though claim takes a bit of effort and long processing time (2 to. 3 months)
Newbie
Feb 14, 2014
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I have ordered one bluetooth mp3 sunglass 56 $. But I received only the cover of the sunglass. still case is pending for 3 days although 15 days has been passed away.
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Sep 24, 2007
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Ontario
iherald wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2013 10:41 am
I bought some underwear (new) and it all turned out well. There is usually a coupon out there for $5 for new users.
also if you are on swagbucks, go to the Super Sonic special offer tab and you get 95sb fom any purchase ($1.05 in Amazon giftcards)
Deal Addict
Dec 19, 2008
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I've ordered twice and received the items with no issues. One thing to note, never ever say you received item/give a positive review I can't remember the exact wording even if the seller is asking for it in order to get the item shipped out. I've read that once you say you've received the item the payment is released to the seller and you CANNOT reverse it when you find out the item hasn't been received/is different/fake/etc and AE will do nothing to help you afterwards.
Newbie
Feb 14, 2014
1 posts
I have a question for those who have order from aliexpress before. Is there any additional duties/taxes that you have to pay when they ship to you? If so how much is it in general?

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