Buying off AliExpress?

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Buying off AliExpress?

Post by slowlearner » 07 Sep 2018, 07:15

Thinking about buying some guitar parts off AliExpress. Just wondering about people's wisdom on safe payments and the like. Thoughts?
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Re: Buying off AliExpress?

Post by NotTheFish » 07 Sep 2018, 11:19

I have bought baseball caps and the like from them. Once the seller sent the wrong one.. I told them and was fully refunded.. So the buyer protection works from what I have seen. I just bought my 1st item from Reverb last night.. I hope that all goes well..

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Post by petersemple » 08 Sep 2018, 09:36

I haven't bought guitar related items off Aliexpress, but the things I have bought I have had no problems
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Post by slowlearner » 08 Sep 2018, 11:47

Well, just ordered. Praying it's all good and I can save a certain epi 335. :)
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Post by mcrawfordmusic » 14 Sep 2018, 12:59

A bit late but just for reassurance I thought I'd share that my experiences with Ali Express has always been good.
As long as you don't expect the best quality, you'll be satisfied!

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Post by tearalong » 14 Sep 2018, 17:24

I have bought a few things from 2 basses down to cheap stuff like phone covers. All have been ok but delivery and, in the case of the bass, build time has been much longer than expected. But every thing has arrived in good condition.

Quality issues with the basses were as expected, cheap electronics, strings & lousy setup but the finish and feel were very good.
Do not panic if the parcel tracking gives no results or updates. That seems to be standard.
Would not buy near Chinese New Year again - everything just gets put on hold for weeks.
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