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    • D1.f
    • By D1.f 18th May 17, 6:03 PM
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    Ali Express etc and Xaiomi Advice please
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    • 18th May 17, 6:03 PM
    Ali Express etc and Xaiomi Advice please 18th May 17 at 6:03 PM
    Puddled now after 2 days of research and one false start!!
    Any advice on what to buy and who from please?
    Want a Xaiomi Redmi 4 or 4x, global version, sealed box, pre-installed Google Play, pink or gold.
    Thanks
    Di
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    • By dj1471 18th May 17, 9:06 PM
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    Personally I wouldn't buy high value items from AliExpress - even if you have a warranty using it is likely to be difficult and expensive. Likewise if you receive a faulty or damaged item you have no consumer rights which you can actually exercise, you'd likely need to pay the cost of returning it.

    In general it's the same as eBay - choose a seller that has lots of good feedback and has shipped a lot of orders.

    Don't forget to factor import duty, VAT and handling fees into the cost.
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    • By GunJack 18th May 17, 9:58 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:58 PM
    the difference with AliExpress over ebay is that the vendor doesn't receive funds (which are held by AE) until such time you get the goods and confirm they are acceptable, not damaged, DOA, etc. If they are you let AE know and if you read how it works, then you can be refunded (direct from AE) and often get to keep the faulty goods as well as the vendor doesn't always want them back...
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    • By forgotmyname 18th May 17, 10:49 PM
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    The issue is often not receiving the goods its x weeks or months down the line when the device fails and you effectively have no warranty.

    How many sellers just close down and startup again?

    Or you have to send it back to Chiina tracked which costs???
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 18th May 17, 11:03 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:03 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:03 PM
    Puddled now after 2 days of research and one false start!!
    Any advice on what to buy and who from please?
    Want a Xaiomi Redmi 4 or 4x, global version, sealed box, pre-installed Google Play, pink or gold.
    Thanks
    Di
    Originally posted by D1.f
    You dont ask for much do you.

    Not many places you can buy 1 from.

    Why that particular phone ?

    I also wouldnt buy high value items from a site like Ali Express, not that I dont trust them, its the whole warranty issue, makes it easier if you buy using a credit card.

    Ali Express are the official store for Xiaomi phones.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 18-05-2017 at 11:13 PM.
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    • D1.f
    • By D1.f 18th May 17, 11:25 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:25 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 11:25 PM
    Don't ask you don't get .

    Thanks for replies. Hit lucky and found the phone on ebay and Shipped from Dublin - accepting PayPal.

    Chose the phone from reviews and spec (and blinginess) - based on having champagne taste and a brown ale budget plus liking for shiny things ........ Gambling on tech is the nearest i get to living dangerously. =D

    Thanks again and fingers crossed x x
    Last edited by D1.f; 18-05-2017 at 11:28 PM.
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