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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 8th Aug 16, 5:54 PM
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    New Buying From China (incl AliExpress) guide discussion
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    New Buying From China (incl AliExpress) guide discussion 8th Aug 16 at 5:54 PM

    Hi all,

    We've written a new Buying From China guide and would love your feedback.

    How did you find the info? Was it useful? Do you have any other tips you'd add?

    Thanks for your help!

    MSE Jenny
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    • MagikGimp
    • By MagikGimp 28th Aug 17, 1:26 PM
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    Big clive chinese death
    ...Like several others here I ALWAYS try to buy British or european goods and only buy Chinese made items when it cannot be avoided...
    Originally posted by SueU
    Good point but with so much being made in China it's likely you won't realise you're still buying Chinese half the time.

    Be VERY careful if buying electrical goods from China, because they do not have the same standards of electrical safety. ...
    Originally posted by grahamm
    What a great opportunity to point out Big Clive's many videos on this very topic. Searching for big clive chinese death is enough to give you a shock without you having to handle the stuff too!
    Last edited by MagikGimp; 28-08-2017 at 1:46 PM.
    • jogu
    • By jogu 8th Sep 17, 11:16 AM
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    I order loads from Aliexpress recently

    https://!!!!!!!.com/ybuyrm7d Mobile phone - does everything i need quality spot on
    Originally posted by prenton01
    So you've tested it to make sure it meets the EU limits for the amount of electromagnetic radiation it pumps into your head whilst you're using it, and verified that the Li-ion batteries are correctly overload protected and vented? You're a lucky guy, not many people have access to the necessary level of knowledge and test equipment to do that.
    • luverlyjuberly
    • By luverlyjuberly 9th Sep 17, 11:39 AM
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    • scrabbly
    • By scrabbly 12th Sep 17, 3:58 PM
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    buying from China
    I have bought several items from China without any problem BUT don't buy clothes jewellery shoes etc. They are TINY. Rings won't fit on even little finger, couldn't get my arm in a jacket ( I'm size 12). Take special care because they obviously know theres a problem and give you measurements in ins or mm. NOTICE THEM !
    • sprocket1
    • By sprocket1 20th Sep 17, 10:52 AM
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    Do not rely on Ali Express dispute resolution service
    Just a warning not to rely on AliExpress's dispute resolution service. My complaint was rejected as "not valid" because I had not uploaded a video when I could see no requirement to upload a video and a video could not be relevant to my complaint.

    I ordered a Li-ion battery charger to charge 9 Volt batteries (described as a "9V Li-ion NI-MH NI-CD 4 Slots Battery Charger". When it arrived, I tested the charger and it cut out when the Li-ion batteries reached 8 volts and would not charge them any further. It charged 9 volt Ni-Mh/Ni-Cd batteries to the full 9 volts. The leaflet with the charger said it was for Ni-Mh/Ni-CD batteries; it did not mention Li-ion batteries.

    I asked the supplier to either send me a charger that worked with Li-ion batteries or send a refund. They replied that "this charger just can charge 9f66 and nimh rechargeable batteries ,the illustration of charger is clear". I replied that the order clearly described it as a Li-ion charger and uploaded an image of the order. The seller's AliExpress web-site also clearly described it as charging 9v li-ion batteries.

    The dispute went to Ali-Express for resolution and they ruled my complaint invalid because I had not uploaded a video. I can not see any requirement in their procedures for a video to be uploaded and can not see how a video would have helped in this case. I have lodged an appeal but do not expect anything.

    It only cost me $4.74 so I'll just have to put up with partly charged batteries.
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 13th Oct 17, 6:21 PM
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    I do find it rather bizarre that the form for entering a UK address at AliExpress is flawed. You get an entry labelled 'City', which contains a drop-down list of counties.
    • By DEBTMONKEY1A 25th Dec 17, 12:54 PM
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    Any cheap way to buy from Indian eBay?
    Hi! Looking to buy from Indian EBay....but most don't ship to the UK. Looked at EBay easypay....BUT the more limited choices are nearly UK prices or more! I realise that resellers fees, customs charges etc are included in EBay easypay....,but there MUST be a cheaper way to do it?

    Any ideas guys?

    Happy Xmas!
    Last edited by DEBTMONKEY1A; 25-12-2017 at 2:13 PM.
    • jameshouston135
    • By jameshouston135 1st Jun 18, 8:25 AM
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    This is a very nice info thanks for sharing. However Aliexpress usually not using paypal so i will suggest you guys to use credit cart information instead of other detail payment option.
    Last edited by jameshouston135; 01-06-2018 at 1:57 PM.
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