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#1 ST56

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:53 AM

Hi

 

Has anyone on the site had any dealings with AliExpress, seems to be the Asian version of ebay.

 

I noticed they sell loads of car accessories at crazily low prices so thought I would try a small purchase.

 

I easily registered to join site, followed through to place order and check if they would accept paypal. Sure enough AliExpress offered paypal as a payment method but on selecting, web page just sat on processing page.

 

So my question is as anyone successfully purchased from them, I simply would not be happy to enter any card details in an unknown site.

 

Peter

 

 


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#2 Master-of-none

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

Not used them (thought about it ) but they don't accept Paypal

https://helppage.ali...205389&banner=0

 

Use a virtual-credit-card-number

 

There are other Chinese sellers that accept paypal, typically they also use Ebay then email offers directly to your paypal email (examples, Tosave, Buyincoins, Banggood & Tomtop [all.com])


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#3 PURPLE_2L_LX

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:25 PM

Been tempted a few times, but always found a source on ebay.

 

Like ebay its a bit hit and miss depending on the seller. I was after a DRO kit

for a milling machine.  UK prices £650 minimum.  Ebay £300+

 

AliExpress  £240..  Deliberated for a while then found an ebay seller at £220, I had an issue

with only half the items being delivered but the seller was great and must have lost money as

they underinsured.

 

FedEx messed up big time, that saved me customs and vat charges. They billed me twice

and i phoned them and said your having a laugh. They wiped all charges.

 

I would wonder if they were genuine hardened bolts.   Recently bought some Loctite 271 and

243. £7 for 50ml instead og £30 ish from UK stores.  One seller had some listed for £3.50..

 

Wayyy tooo cheap... And it was fake. Same stuff other sellers list as LOCTTLF.  Its thicker

than the genuine 243 and more glue like in use. As a general slap it on just in case its

perfect at £3.50 for 50ml.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:18 PM

Ali express is very different to eBay.

While eBay sells new or second hand items from companies or private individuals Ali express sells mostly new items from companies.

Another huge difference between the two is that Ali express is packed with fake or copied goods. While that makes no difference for something like a floor mat for a car, or coffee mug it does make a huge difference for tools or penknives etc.

I mention penknives as that is a good example. Look on eBay for the Victorinox rescue knife, then look on Ali express for the fake/copy versions they sell.............chalk and cheese springs to mind ;)

There are lots of things to find on Ali Express, I've bought a few things myself. Just also be prepared for a wide range of delivery times :)
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#5 Martin68

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:28 AM

used them myself and have always been happy with the item and delivery time. The last item i bought from them was the Mondeo headlight washer covers (pair) for just under a fiver with delivery.


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#6 ST56

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:45 AM

Hi

Well it seems that AliExpress do accept PayPal, signed back onto site to see I had 1 unpaid order in basket.

Retried payment selecting PayPal and money accepted.

Peter
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#7 ST56

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:33 PM

Hi

First purchase from AliExpress arrived today, pair of projection puddle lights for the all in price of £8.48. Delivery not bad as only ordered on the 11th.

A little fiddly to fit as wires inside mirror barely long enough to reach terminals, this would be the same if replacing with a Ford item.

All I need to do is unclip and turn emblem through 180degrees. Then fit second to drivers side

Peter

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:49 AM

Let us know if they're still working after 6 months.

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#9 ST56

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 11:39 AM

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Just to advise puddle lights still working.

 

Peter


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#10 HC56

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 03:35 PM

Hi

Just to advise puddle lights still working.

Peter

Glad to hear you have had good experience with AliExpress....my heated seat switches packed in Few years back....Best price here almost £50!!.....Bought from AliExpress for £16.....guess what?.....EXACT same numbers as original Ford & identical....Still working perfectly....On one rare occasion I received the wrong item & contacted seller with offer to return...He/She insisted I keep the item as it was their fault....I had the correct item in under 10 days.....After the treatment I have had here in our own country via ebay from sellers sending either wrong or very cheap knock offs, I can safely say That AliExpress really stands out for politeness, helpfulness, Tracking & sorting problems....Regarding another post....Word of Warning.... I always loved my fishing & a few Christmas back ordered a normal (obviously fake at price) Browning folding knife for a good friend who had become my carer helping me “back into field”...Although this was a normal knife available locally....Customs Decided different....informing me they had destroyed it along with a stern warning....I emailed copy of letter to seller who had argument with customs (To No Avail) but refunded me the price....A kinder customs official explained on phone that due to the growing problems in GB they were simply destroying all....I had explained how mortified I was to get such a stern warning....Post refund the seller said He was sending me another by way of apology... I hastily emailed insisting PLEASE DO NOT SHIP....Soooo.....Tread carefully on knife front....Bought loads bits for moondog & all good (touch wood).......


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