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Whenever I think of buying something online, most especially gadgets, the first site that always come to my mind is eBay. I love eBay so much that I visit the site almost everyday to look for good deals on items I like, because of eBay, I abandoned Aliexpress for so long and I've even forgotten that there's an online shopping website named 'Aliexpress', but recently, I decided to order some cheap stuffs from Aliexpress to test again how good their service, shipping and delivery is at the moment, before buying more expensive things.
So, I placed the order for a Watch and Earpiece (shown in the pictures) paying with my Guaranty Trust Bank MasterCard, I used my home address while filling the shipping/delivery address section during the purchase, hoping to get it delivered at my doorstep when it gets to Nigeria. First week passed, second week, third week, fourth week and I've almost concluded that my items have been misplaced on transit or maybe something has happened and I won't be getting them again. Just a few days later, I received a call from the Post Office not very far from my house that I have some packages and I should come for them, then I went to the Post Office to collect them, I was asked to pay #100 before collecting the package, that's a very small amount for real, which I did. In a nutshell, I got the stuffs like 4 weeks and 3 days from the moment I clicked 'Order Now' on their website, which is still very good considering the fact that it's free shipping, and China is very far from Nigeria - about 10,000km.
I must admit that the items I ordered from there (a Watch and a Samsung Galaxy S6 Earpiece) are very okay, in brand new and excellent condition with very close to high quality, I'll give the items a rating of 9.7/10 compared to what I'd have ordered from our online shopping websites here in Nigeria. Did I even mention the fact that the items are very cheap too ? Yes, they are.
Since everything was fine and also in excellent condition when I got them, I was very satisfied and I've even ordered some other stuffs - Samsung Wireless Charger, Luxury Golden Aluminum Case and a Qi Wireless Charging enabled back cover for my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, with the hope of getting them in less than 4 weeks this time around since orders are processed almost immediately during festive periods.
With my most recent experience with Aliexpress, I think I'll be buying stuffs I don't need urgently from there, waiting for a month or less than is no big deal for me since I am patient enough. Though, I won't advise you to buy everything from Aliexpress since there are also low quality and Chinese-made products there too. Most of the time, it's not advisable to buy high-end gadgets from Aliexpress since they are mostly inferior or even clones at times. Accessories, tools, wears and the likes are more advisable to be bought on Aliexpress while eBay is known for having the right amount of high-end Smartphones, Tablets, Gadgets and everything else.
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