Anyone bought strings off Ali Express?

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Slowy wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 am If it's branded and purchased from China, why would you expect it to be genuine? :roll:
Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
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jeremyb wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:21 am
Slowy wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 am If it's branded and purchased from China, why would you expect it to be genuine? :roll:
Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
Yep, I have bought a few things of Ali that are genuine. Often they are sold by US companies but the manufacturing is in China, so they use Ali as just another sales avenue, a direct from factory sort of thing.
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jeremyb wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:21 am
Slowy wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 am If it's branded and purchased from China, why would you expect it to be genuine? :roll:
Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
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So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Bg wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 8:30 am
jeremyb wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:21 am
Slowy wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 am If it's branded and purchased from China, why would you expect it to be genuine? :roll:
Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
Knives, guns, tanks, ac10's etcetera
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Bg wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 8:30 am
jeremyb wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:21 am
Slowy wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 am If it's branded and purchased from China, why would you expect it to be genuine? :roll:
Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
Knives, guns, tanks, ac10's etcetera
I must order a tank.
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robthemac wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 7:18 pm
Jay wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 6:56 pm
Miza wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:53 pm Meh, I'm still not convinced the packs I got were fake (if they are, it's exceptionally good fake packaging).

But I won't be making a habit of buying strings that way. For the few bucks you save, how long you wait and the risk they never show up (happens a lot with AE) is not worth it.
I take back what I said... I watched the video below and compared two sets, one bought in NZ and from AliExpress. The latter are absolute fakes. Very hard to tell when looking casually but there it is...

Do you think the fakes were any worse than the originals, though? Leaving aside risk, morality etc.
Sorry, I decided not to put them on and have returned them. Rather have the original, coated ones on the guitar.
When faced with quality, I recognise it every time.

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Oh I bought a string from Ali, it was cheaper. I have a feeling it is fake :/

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Danger Mouse wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 8:07 am
jeremyb wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:21 am
Slowy wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:23 am If it's branded and purchased from China, why would you expect it to be genuine? :roll:
Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
Yep, I have bought a few things of Ali that are genuine. Often they are sold by US companies but the manufacturing is in China, so they use Ali as just another sales avenue, a direct from factory sort of thing.

Do you have the link for the seller?

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johnstratiwant wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:02 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 8:07 am
jeremyb wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 7:21 am

Most branded goods come from China though, I have bought plenty of genuine stuff off AliExpress, have to be pretty cautious though!
Yep, I have bought a few things of Ali that are genuine. Often they are sold by US companies but the manufacturing is in China, so they use Ali as just another sales avenue, a direct from factory sort of thing.

Do you have the link for the seller?
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you can buy inkbird here for about 30 bucks though, is it worth the hassle?
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Bg wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:44 pm you can buy inkbird here for about 30 bucks though, is it worth the hassle?
The ones I use aren't $30 but they used to cost more locally and using an AliExpress official store is hardly a hassle.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:58 pm
Bg wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:44 pm you can buy inkbird here for about 30 bucks though, is it worth the hassle?
The ones I use aren't $30 but they used to cost more locally and using an AliExpress official store is hardly a hassle.
Dude, it is when you can get instant gratification! Well, within a day or so anyway :D
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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with how long they take to arrive plus the 15% GST applied at checkout, they are really not worth it imo

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