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China parts on Ebay

Postby MickinOz » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:56 pm

Has anyone resumed buying from China on Ebay or Aliexpress?
I would dearly love to use some nice little stainless steel vents for the cabin.
I try to buy Australian when I can, but the cost of these vents from Aussie suppliers is making them seem prohibitive.
I guarantee they'd be selling Chinese made items anyway.

On the other hand, the Chinese sell them in sets of 4 for not much more than the price of one here in Oz.

But the big question - are goods actually making it out of China and reaching their destination?
What has been the recent experience?
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Re: China parts on Ebay

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:52 pm

I am, they are doing a better job than we are. If you feel a bit iffy alcohol will kill virus.
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Re: China parts on Ebay

Postby MtnDon » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:44 pm

Most things seem to be arriving in more or less normal, for China, shipping time. I have had 6 orders for electronic parts or small devices ($30 and under) in the past 6 weeks. All have arrived except one which does seem to have got lost. No trace of it but that sometimes means little. It's a small e-packet. $5 value. In a week I'll file a claim with PayPal if it still has not arrived.
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Re: China parts on Ebay

Postby MickinOz » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:33 am

Thanks chaps. I decided to risk it and just ordered some vents.
We'll see what happens.
Now I've got to go off and read a blog about building a cabin up in the NM mountains.
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Re: China parts on Ebay

Postby Modstock » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:45 pm

I refuse to order anything from china these days. In fact I haven't ordered anything online during this whole debacle.
Was going to order a mattress through IKEA but they have completely shut down.
Can't even do the click/pick up at the local store.
Since im essential, I ordered foam at work.
Better quality and came that day.
I'll have to sew up the cover at work.

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