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I’ve been using Ali Express to buy most of my tablets to review here, until recently things have been smooth sailing. Well that is until my quest to buy the Pipo W8, I’m on my 3rd seller now, which after my request to cancel the order has just shipped the W8 or given me a fake EMS number (Not showing up)
This ZPAD electronics: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/403778 What I would conciser another scumbag seller that lies to customers to get sales. Just like my 2nd buyer that supplied me with fake DHL tracking numbers ZPAD also lied about having stock (The reason I brought it there in the first place)
All to often now I’m seeing sellers give me fake tracking number just to stop the order for auto canceling and refunding after X amount of days, Ali Express needs to crack down on this. My second seller here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/PiPo-W8-10-1-Retina-Screen-External-3G-Windows-8-1-OS-Tablet-PC-Inter-Core/32335300764.html Also lied about having stock on hand ready to ship in one to two days. 15 days later I had nothing but fake DHL tracking numbers, one was valid but never picked up. I had to dispute this one and finally got a refund. If you look at this items feedback you’ll see my one star review which they deserve!
Now these aren’t new sellers and had good feedback, but it seems that Ali Express has grown to fast and they don’t seem to enforce the shipment turn around times allowing sellers to bypass this using fake tracking numbers. So I’m now moving away from Ali Express, and if you look at the prices, apart from the flash sales they are no longer the cheapest around. I’m testing out Gearbest.com, Banggood.com and Geekbuying.com, which all offer the added protection of using Paypal, unlike Ali Express. And online retailers like GearBest offer points to that can be used for coupons and discounts.
I know all sellers aren’t like this on Ali Express. I’ve found Honesty Team, OKQI to be the best and they ship quickly without any lies and delays.But If I can help it, I will try and source my review tablets from other retailers now.
Does anyone have any experience with Banggood and Gearbest? If so do they ship out quickly? I’ve used Geekbuying before which are good, but not those two.