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Old 06-12-19, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Fixed it for you.
Does aliexpress have better buyer protection than ebay?
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Old 06-12-19, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Does aliexpress have better buyer protection than ebay?
I wouldn't expect it to the degree that eBay is involved, plus there is overseas shipping. But you can reach out to the same sellers via eBay for the most part. You just pay an additional 9% or so.

Using the right credit card, you receive basic protection against fraud and defective or not-as-advertised products, security protection in case of delivery theft, and return protections that will refund your money in the case that the seller refuses to accept returns in accordance with the terms of accepting the card payment. You must look into the protections afforded by your card(s). That is where a premium card really pays for itself.

I've yet to have a problem with any Aliexpress transaction, if that matters at all. I'm a low volume buyer. But if you're buying a full bike's worth of Shimano groupset, frame, handlebars/stem/seatpost, Shimano or Jagwire cabling, and higher-end wheelset, there are significant savings to be found there.
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Old 06-12-19, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Does aliexpress have better buyer protection than ebay?
Ali is the Wild West. Storefronts close and re-brand to dodge IP lawsuits every day of the week, abandoning and leaving orders hanging, but Ali IME sides with the buyer and you get your money back.

Of course....the only way you know that a storefront has gone belly-up is when your order doesn't ship for 2-4 weeks, and you go to look up the storefront and Ali tells you it was deleted by the owner. Do you mind not having your money for 2-4 weeks only to find the order is never coming and you wasted your time?
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Old 06-12-19, 10:15 PM
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Merlin is an interesting case - I kind of wonder what's going on with them. As far as I can tell, they will still allow US buyers to purchase Shimano. I wonder if they're somehow grandfathered in and are running through their old stock, or if they have a different workaround?
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Old 06-16-19, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by hybridbkrdr View Post
Thank you all for the ones who posted useful comments. However, this post about whining was not useful.
Yeah not sorry. Someone has to stick up for those of us in the industry who work hard and are tired of being undercut all the time by online sellers.

As far as not being able to get stuff I find that tough as I can probably get you most anything you would need. Really the few things that can be harder to come by are some Shimano dynamo hubs but if I was in a cash crunch I would go Shutter Precision and if not SON is way better.
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Old 06-16-19, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
Sine SRAM is even worse (MAP etc.), it will be hard to boycott both if you want modern drivetrains (and brakes).

The alternatives are not better or cheaper. Like box or sunrace.

KMC and Sunrace are good chain and cassette options that will get my money.
Ditto for Sunrace. I just priced two Shimano Cassettes i need to build a corncob 9-speed 11-19 cassette and then I priced the Sunrace ones. Sunrace came it at half the price of the Shimano ones and the Shimano ones were NOT high end.

I find Shimano getting a bit pricey.

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Old 06-17-19, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Ditto for Sunrace. I just priced two Shimano Cassettes i need to build a corncob 9-speed 11-19 cassette and then I priced the Sunrace ones. Sunrace came it at half the price of the Shimano ones and the Shimano ones were NOT high end.

I find Shimano getting a bit pricey.

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More so...but for reference, an Ultegra R8000 cassette online might be say $70USD on Amazon. A Campagnolo Chorus 11s cassette will be $130+.
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