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Is aliexpress.com 100% safe to do business?

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  1. cheekyvirgin

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    Hi,

    Is aliexpress.com is 100% safe to do business with ? I am getting mixed feeling regarding the website after reading the reviews.

    Secondly is it possible to buy authentic stuff from there in clothing,cosmetics, electronics etc


    Your reply will be appreciated.

    Thanks
  2. ladyvgw

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    No it is not 100% safe. Many suppliers on there are scammers. You have to do your own research.

    Basically if it is branded and comes from China then there is a more than good chance the item is fake.

    Good luck :)
  3. Saajan

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    No, it's not possible to buy authentic branded goods from China / Aliexpress.

    Aliexpress itself is legit and there are many suppliers on there which are legit to.

    You'll most likely run into trouble if you go and buy branded goods from there.
  4. ladyvgw

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    I should have also said, no where is 100% safe to do business with.
  5. westar

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    if many suppliers are scammers, how come buyers will buy from China suppliers? there are scammers, it is true, but few. just an example, you are scammed by a supplier, it does not mean another supplier is scammer.
  6. Honest Partner

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    Frankly,most of the Chinese suppliers are honest. But if for original brand new products,China without any price advantage,so really few company resell them.Because our local import tax is rather high. If for China products,to buy from China directly is a good way to save money. Of course,no 100% safe business. Otherwise it won't call a Business.

    No matter Ali express,or Alibaba,Made-in-China etc,they are just a B2B website or B2C website.Many Suppliers on there website,but it do need your own experienced to judge if a supplier is good or not. Good luck! By the way,if you need "Mod Edit: Advertising without a membership".Thanks.
  7. lightake

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    Aliexpress is only a B2B/B2C platform , like ebay is a C2C platform , of course there have some scammer , but i think most of them are honest , if you want deal with Aliexpress , you also should choose carefully .
    Good Luck to you !
  8. UKbuyer1

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    I've bought from Aliexpress before and its been fine.

    Funds are held until you recieve the goods and check them out, you will then leave feedback and funds are released (with some sellers)

    Like Vicky has said, nowhere, China, Britain, USA is 100% safe, it is up to you to do relevant checks as far as you can to limit this possibility.
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  11. fisherman2000

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    noting is one hundred percent´╝ü
  12. Businessinchina

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    No international trade is 100% safe for both parties. Take care
  13. Ahmedb

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    Re: Something about aliexpress

    i buy from aliexpress but what i don't understand how the hell you judge a big market with more than 300 suplier for 1 suplier that scammed you ? this is your fault if you got scammed try to find the best suplier with more feedback to buy from

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