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9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 17:46 Cutter
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.

Alibaba not so much as it's more for large orders for retailers and not really geared to the end consumer. Aliexpress does that. And they used to be really good but now in most cases its even more expensive than buying at home plus the added benefit of having to wait for 2 months for your stuff and possible duty as well. You can generally find much better deals at miniinthebox or lightinthebox. Same long shipping times but much better deals to be found. I've been buying a lot of stuff direct from China/HK for years with zero problems.
 
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8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 11:27 Beamer
 
I've ordered jeans from China a few times, using Taobaofocus as the middleman. A brand I like is Chinese exclusive, so it's the only way.

For other things, the pain in the ass can outweigh the convenience and savings.
 
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7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 11:03 RedEye9
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 10:10:
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.

My dad actually orders stuff from China often (not sure if it's from alibaba or not, probably through a local website that essentially just redirects to ab) and it typically takes like a week to 10 days to get his home. He absolutely swears by ordering shit straight from China.
Any chance you get to bypass the Amazon middleman is A-OK.
 
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6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 10:10 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.

My dad actually orders stuff from China often (not sure if it's from alibaba or not, probably through a local website that essentially just redirects to ab) and it typically takes like a week to 10 days to get his home. He absolutely swears by ordering shit straight from China.
 
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5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 09:25 jdreyer
 
Every now and then something I order on Amazon takes several weeks to arrive, and I assume it's coming from China. Usually that thing has both had a very low price and somewhat middling quality.  
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4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 05:56 theyarecomingforyou
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.
My brother uses it regularly and has found it to be very reliable, not to mention cheap. He keeps trying to convince me to use it.
 
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3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 21:30 Quboid
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.

It's never occurred to me. Are there sellers outside of China? I guess it could be cheap if you're not in a hurry.
 
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2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 21:08 Wallshadows
 
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.  
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1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 17:09 Cutter
 
Man, that's offensive how much electricity that shit wastes and the corresponding pollution it causes. They need to start charging a premium and heavy taxes for these assholes.
 
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