- Jan 27, 2013
- Reaction score
- Sydney, Australia ~ Shenzhen, China
- Dash Cam
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I think there are really 2 kinds of customers. Ones that want top notch service and ones that want the lowest price. For top notch service, buy from a local retailer, Costco, Best Buy or if you want online Amazon. Price is higher though. For rock bottom prices buy from China (eBay, Aliexpress, Gearbest, etc) and cross your fingers that the product is fine and wait for it to arrive. If you receive the product problem free, you are happy. If not, unfortunately that is a risk you are taking for rock bottom prices. Could happen with any of the Chinese vendors not just Gearbest. It is the nature of the low-cost, buy from China market. The one positive thing is that Gearbest sells legitimate products as opposed to some of the Chinese marketplaces which is loaded with fakes / knock-offs.
Problem is people want top notch service at rock bottom prices.
if buying from China it's really a case of only spend what you're prepared to lose, if things go pear shaped, and they will in a certain percentage of cases regardless of which vendor, that's just luck of the draw, if it goes well then it's a bargain and everyone is happy