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aliex to be trusted

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mysticblaze, Dec 25, 2016.


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  1. mysticblaze

    mysticblaze

    Nov 2, 2016
    i have heard some good and some bad about em anybody ever bought from em
     
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  2. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    none
    Never bought from them either, and it looks to be a crap shoot. Probably the best place to roll your dice (ca$h) on Chinese knock offs. Seen some videos where people say what they bought is better than what it was copied from, and I know a guy who swears his Chickenbacker plays and sounds better than his real Rick.
     
  3. Bozendoka

    Bozendoka

    Mar 13, 2011
    Minnesota
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  4. I've bought from them multiple times (including a $300 double neck bass) with no problems. It is a lot like ebay, you deal with independent sellers rather than Aliexpress directly, and there is buyer protection. The key is to look over the seller ratings and reviews and make sure others are generally happy with them. DO NOT buy from a a seller with very few or negative reviews / ratings.

    For this one the seller only has 7 ratings, so I would be careful. My general rule of thumb is not to buy from a seller with less than 20 ratings.
     
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  5. mysticblaze

    mysticblaze

    Nov 2, 2016
    thanks bro. i really just need a fanned fret bass for drop f since my srff805 just isnt cutting it
     
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  6. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    The figured top is likely a print.
     
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  7. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    i have a mooer tender ocatver coming in from aliexpress. i hope it goes off without a hitch! not quite the commitment a bass is, though.
     
  8. Doubt it. Prints generally don't include flaws like the website photo shows.
    Blue Veneer.
     
  9. mysticblaze

    mysticblaze

    Nov 2, 2016
    so you guys think its legit or???
     
  10. Since when is counterfeiting legitimate?

    Ali comes from Ali Baba, who was a known thief.
    If you feel no moral obligation to fight piracy/counterfeiting, go for it.
     
  11. mysticblaze

    mysticblaze

    Nov 2, 2016
    nice profile pic because i might be buying on of their chickenbacker
     
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  12. Pudge Fish

    Pudge Fish

    Aug 6, 2013
    MD
  13. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    There is the pure of getting something great for cheap, it rarely works that way. Look at some of the YouTube videos where they tear apart the knock off instruments.
     
  14. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    I bought one of those octave pedals on Ali Express. Delivery took couple weeks, but shipping was free. Item was as described; no problem.

    I've since bought a few items not related to music. (Inexpensive jewelry for my SO.) No prob with those transactions, either.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
  15. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    You weren't gone long....
     
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  16. This would bother me - and if they'd do this, how closely do you think they measured the fret positions?
    AliOops.
     
  17. I bought one of those of Aliexpress back in July: while it is a quality pedal, it isn't as good as the Micro Pog though it definitely works as intended as is by no means a crappy pedal.
     
  18. subdude67

    subdude67

    Jan 18, 2010
    Kenya
    While I never bought a bass on AliExpress, I have only positive experiences buying there.
    If I was looking for a fanned fret 5 string I would be all over that one!
     

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