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August 08, 2013, 12:28:45 AM
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Hello everyone! I was browsing around for deals on buying multiple GPUs in bulk. I came across AliExpress, and they have some sick pricing. However, from what I've read on the internet about them, some dealers are legit, some are not. It's like a Chinese ebay... does anyone have experience buying GPUs from them? I'm specifically looking at these two links (NVidia, because folding Cheesy):
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Brand-New-GeForce-GTX-TITAN-6GB-GDDR5-384bit-Graphics-Cards-06G-P4-2790-KR/1080872821.html
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Brand-New-GeForce-GTX-780-SuperClocked-3GB-GDDR5-384bit-GTX780-Graphics-Cards-03G-P4-2783-KR/1035322418.html

Any experiences?

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August 08, 2013, 12:43:59 AM
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I wouldn't touch them. They're cheap for a reason...

There are a lot of legit sellers on there (and a lot of bad eggs) but the products are usually fakes. You can tell which products are real because they are usually priced higher than retail.

EDIT: Looking at your links. Don't touch them! Never ever EVER buy anything from there from a seller with no feedback.
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August 08, 2013, 12:47:55 AM
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I wouldn't touch them. They're cheap for a reason...

There are a lot of legit sellers on there (and a lot of bad eggs) but the products are usually fakes. You can tell which products are real because they are usually priced higher than retail.

EDIT: Looking at your links. Don't touch them! Never ever EVER buy anything from there from a seller with no feedback.

Figured such would be the response, guess I was overly-hopeful xD

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August 08, 2013, 12:55:12 AM
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I bought some cheap stuff on there (batteries, etc.) and they usually are fine.


Shipping takes about 30 days though so you'll have to take that into consideration.



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August 08, 2013, 01:53:29 AM
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I got a few things from them and it was all fine. Just make sure they have (a lot of) positive feedback before doing business with the seller.

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August 08, 2013, 02:05:07 AM
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Don't buy from people without history and tons of good feedback.
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August 08, 2013, 08:43:02 AM
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AliExpress has an escrow service, the seller only gets the money when you confirm recieving the goods. ~2 weeks shipping to EU. Sticking to the big sellers with lots of feedback is not a bad idea though.
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August 08, 2013, 09:02:48 AM
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AliExpress is like wholesale eBay. BUT...their resolution process is AWFUL. I had an order that didn't arrive, it took 6 MONTHS for them to resolve it. In the end I wrote off the $100, only for them to decide in my favour and refund me 3 months later. Rather use eBay, their resolution process is insanely fast and very fair (I say that as an occasional eBay seller).

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