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View Poll Results: Would You Shop on Global Wholesale Websites?
Yes 7 43.75%
No 8 50.00%
Maybe 1 6.25%
Carrots 0 0%
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:42 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We just got 10 fitbit bands in different colors for $7, direct from China with free shipping. The real ones are $15, or 3 for $30, and they are made in Singapore and Indonesia.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:36 AM
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Does anyone on here shop on "global" wholesale websites (pretty much ebay like websites that connect worldwide buyers to sellers in China), either once in a while or all the time? Such as aliexpress.com , dhgate.com , or alibaba.com . I decided to take the gamble and ordered a custom guitar from dhgate as I couldn't find all the options I wanted in the US. So far it has gone smoothly, they even email me photos on the progress of the guitar. So anyone have any experiences? I know these sites get bad reviews but I think if you check a sellers ratings you will be fine 90% of the time. Also expectations, expect the bare minimum and you'll be happy.
Yes, there was some stuff I just couldn't find in the US after looking pretty hard. Then one day I found a considerable selection on aliexpress and ordered a variety. It all worked pretty smoothly and I'd do it again under similar circumstances. The products were fine, the packaging wasn't great.
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