Are the chinese online shops a good place for buying?

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  1. MelissaUS
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    Hello everyone,
    sorry if this isnt the right category for this thread but I cannot find any other related categories for this.
    So...are the chinese online shops a good place for buying electronics and especially for video game accessories?
    Most of the chinese shops have free shipping but how is the quality of the products? Share your experience.
    The biggest chinese online shop is Dealextreme but I have bad experience with them. Before two months I made an order and I didnt receive nothing [​IMG]
    Anyway yesterday I made purchase on http://www.chinabuye.com/ (Racing wheel for xbox... yeah I`m girl who play racing games [​IMG] ) when I receive the order I`ll upload some photos.
    Does anyone buy from any other chinese shops? Share your experience.

    PS: Who knows any good chinese wholesale shop with free shipping? I want to try selling chinese products in my town.

    Thank you for all answers in advance!
     
  2. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
    shoptemp has a lot of chinese shops listed, most of them can be trusted.
     
  3. Snailface

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    I've personally dealt with Price Angels and had a good experience. I've heard Lightake is similar in quality and they're cheap.
     
  4. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    I've ordered stuff from lightake.com and they're pretty trustworthy.
     
  5. TheTwoR's

    TheTwoR's Yay I can finally edit this thingy :D

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    TBH it just depends on the shop and not its location or anything.
    From my experiences, I can tell you that DealExtreme and Lightake are both very reliable. (DealExtreme stopped selling flashcarts [​IMG] )
     
  6. MelissaUS
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    Yeah actually I know that DX are very popular shop I just dont know why I don`t receive my order from them. Anyway it was a small order but now I am scared to buy something big from them. Probably I should buy something small again to see how will be this time.
    How long takes the shipping from the chinese shops? My order from Chinabuye is with standard air mail.
     
  7. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    About a month with air mail.
     
  8. MelissaUS
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    It`s not too much of waiting then.
    I want to buy some video game accessories. About 10 protective carrying cases, 15 TFT LCD replacement modules for NDS Lite and 10 1600 mAH battery pack for Nintendo DS NDS Lite.
    I want to sell them here. Should I pay some taxes in USA for this kind of big order?
    And one more question should I pay more for EMS shipping so the delivery to be more safe or the free shipping with Air Mail is safer enough?
     
  9. Zorua

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    I think there are customs for shipping hardware to America. I could be wrong though. Also, it is safer and faster to pay for shipping by EMS because it seems like you're shipping some fragile items. Also, EMS usually take care of customs.

    Off-topic: Check your PMs.
     
  10. dylan2228

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    I have dealt with both DX and Lightake, they are both good if you don't mind the wait for shipping,
    And i live in Australia and laws here dont make you pay tax unless the order is more than $1000 (I dont know about U.S but im assuming its similar)

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  11. ihackedit

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    Only used DX.
    I bought about three EDGE carts from them when they were being sold and they were good.
    I've bought trigram screwdrivers, a mini netbook and more from them and they were excellent quality!
     
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    You know, ShopTemp is the perfect resource for reviewing stores and looking at their prices before ordering from them. That's the reason it exists [​IMG]
     
  13. MelissaUS
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    Yes I check it but I wasnt found this shop (Chinabuye) of where I bought my last order. In future I`ll check http://shoptemp.net/ before to buy something.