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  1. #1
    Join Date: Oct 2013

    Location: Wrexham

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    I'm Darren.

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    Following a recommendation for HDMI's cables I'm looking at placing my first order from AliExpress. I was quite disappointed and a little suspicious not to see PayPal as an option. When dealing with sellers I've never used before, especially of this nature, I find PayPal a reassuring payment method, safe in the knowledge that I will always have PP for recourse.

    What's your opinion / experience with AliExpress, am I making a fuss over nothing?
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    Join Date: May 2008

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    I tried to buy something the other day and it was a nightmare as it would not recognise England as a destination! and the page kept defaulting to a load of nonsense. Forget it!
    I eventually found the same item on ebay.
    Buy Bose...And get your parking validated!.

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  3. #3
    Join Date: Oct 2013

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    Not particularly encouraging, but thanks for the feedback.

    The cable and supplier has been recommended on here from a reliable source (https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...70#post1100470), I'm not in anyway doubting Gary, but the price is half that of Amazon, no PP, bank details, all makes me a bit nervous...
    Darren.
    Listening Room.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Turn Table. Garrard 401, Reso Mat, 2 Tier Slate Plinth, DIY Hadcock GH242, Nick G modded Lentek, Denon DL-103.
    Pre Amp. Croft Super Micro2. Power Amps Quad 405 Mono Blocks.
    Speakers. TBC

    Home Cinema.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DAC/Pre Amp. Oppo 105D.
    BDP/Streamer. Panasonic DP-UB820EB / Xbox One X
    Display. Optoma UHD300X / DIY False Black Window Screen.
    FBA. Raspberry Pi3B+, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB.
    Power Amps. 2 x Nakamichi AVP1.
    Front Speakers. DIY Baby Celestion Ditton 66. Surround Speakers. Celestion Ditton 11. Subwoofer TBC.

    Old Gallery. http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-of-the-70%92s

  4. #4
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: The Black Country

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    I'm Alan.

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    Never had any problems with AliExpress. Open an account and carry on

  5. #5
    Join Date: Oct 2013

    Location: Wrexham

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    I'm Darren.

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    That's a bit more positive! Thanks Alan.

    Do you still do repairs?
    Darren.
    Listening Room.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Turn Table. Garrard 401, Reso Mat, 2 Tier Slate Plinth, DIY Hadcock GH242, Nick G modded Lentek, Denon DL-103.
    Pre Amp. Croft Super Micro2. Power Amps Quad 405 Mono Blocks.
    Speakers. TBC

    Home Cinema.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DAC/Pre Amp. Oppo 105D.
    BDP/Streamer. Panasonic DP-UB820EB / Xbox One X
    Display. Optoma UHD300X / DIY False Black Window Screen.
    FBA. Raspberry Pi3B+, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB.
    Power Amps. 2 x Nakamichi AVP1.
    Front Speakers. DIY Baby Celestion Ditton 66. Surround Speakers. Celestion Ditton 11. Subwoofer TBC.

    Old Gallery. http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-of-the-70%92s

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    Join Date: Feb 2020

    Location: St Albans

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    I'm Martyn.

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    Although the site can be a bit complex to navigate I've been happy with the few orders placed.

    I've always used a credit card, not bank transfer, to have some degree of protection.

    Banggood is the alternative Chinese order platform.

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  7. #7
    Join Date: Dec 2017

    Location: Ontario, Canada

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    I'm Dan.

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    I've not had any problems in the past. A few orders that were wrong, or didn't show (covid issues) were always refunded. But lately when i try to log in, it doesn't send me to my account page. It sends me to a Russian Aliexpress page. From there I have to change language currency etc, and then go to my account. So the website seems to be having issues.
    Last order I placed was through the app on my phone. No problems.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Oct 2013

    Location: Wrexham

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    I'm Darren.

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    Thanks for everyone's replies. I actually picked up an open box deal on another cable on Amazon last night.

    Providing that does the job, I've no need to use AiiExpress, looking at the mixed replies that's quite a relief.
    Darren.
    Listening Room.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    Turn Table. Garrard 401, Reso Mat, 2 Tier Slate Plinth, DIY Hadcock GH242, Nick G modded Lentek, Denon DL-103.
    Pre Amp. Croft Super Micro2. Power Amps Quad 405 Mono Blocks.
    Speakers. TBC

    Home Cinema.
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DAC/Pre Amp. Oppo 105D.
    BDP/Streamer. Panasonic DP-UB820EB / Xbox One X
    Display. Optoma UHD300X / DIY False Black Window Screen.
    FBA. Raspberry Pi3B+, Wireworld Ultraviolet USB.
    Power Amps. 2 x Nakamichi AVP1.
    Front Speakers. DIY Baby Celestion Ditton 66. Surround Speakers. Celestion Ditton 11. Subwoofer TBC.

    Old Gallery. http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-of-the-70%92s

  9. #9
    Join Date: May 2009

    Location: Stäfa (near Zürich), Switzerland

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    I'm Richard.

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    Placed lads of orders ver last 6 or so years - rarely a problem and if there is, always refunded.

  10. #10
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    What was your payment method?
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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