When I want to buy cheap chinese stuff, instead going on ebay, that's a scammer paradise, I always go on Dealextreme.
The main problem is getting the stuff. Italian mail is SLOW and something sent from China will arrive after MONTHS.
The great thing, is that there's free shipping on everything. I need a plug converter? Good, it's less than a dollar, with free shipping, no minimum to reach!
In August I needed a lithium battery for a Canon 1000D, I searched and I found one for $6. A few days after ordering it, I received this message:
We’re writing to inform you that the package RI********CN from your order 140908******1 has failed to pass the airline security check as it contains lithium batteries/knives or products that contain liquid which are now under extra scrutiny in world air cargo services.
We therefore have switched it to another delivery channel to ensure the order is sent to you as soon as possible.
Here is the new package tracking number RE*******SE.
Did you notice something different in the package tracking? I only noticed when I received it: there was a SWEDISH stamp???!?!
I go on the website to leave a review and I see now a small european flag.
I click it, I'm shocked! If it's shipped from Europe, that means I can get it in a few days!
But the rules are a bit different:
- The stuff is a bit more expensive (VAT?)
- Minimum order for free shipping is $30
But, going to see coupons, they gave me an 8 dollars one!
But the minimum amount is $50, what can I buy? I'm used to do $5 orders, 50 it's a lot. Also I need to understand what they mean with "coupons cannot be used with other discounts", because the hottest stuff is already carrying a discount...