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tangodown
#494
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 04:41 AM UTC
Hey guys. I was wondering what experiences you've had both good and bad. I found lots of good deals and it seems if you're not in a hurry for delivery it can be a good bargain. Granted each vendor will offer different exoeriences. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:29 AM UTC
Very good deals indeed. They appear to be selling pirate resin figures for far less than what the originals go for. Let your conscience be your guide...

https://pl.aliexpress.com/item/1-35-WW2-NAS-Spadochroniarz-o-nierz-zabawki-Zestaw-ywicy-Model-Miniatura-unassembly-Niepomalowane/32879969435.html?albbt=Google_7_shopping&isdl=y&slnk=&albslr=220678867&src=google&acnt=494-037-6276&aff_platform=google&crea=en32879969435&netw=u&plac=&albcp=1582410664&mtctp=&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&gclid=CjwKCAiA5qTfBRAoEiwAwQy-6UOMHixs2fshf2U7ZuvEWeu4xdcPF8RzFSMdVMLescGeMVVHiQmw9RoClUwQAvD_BwE&albag=59754279756&albch=shopping&trgt=296904914040&device=c&gclsrc=aw.ds

And for $10.01 with no shipping do you really want to trust the quality of something like that?
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
I buy very often from Aliexpress and i never have any really bad experience,cupple of time something was broken or faulty but they send me a replacement without any problem and without send back the Item....but like on e-bay always give a check on the feedback but for my experience is even better than the bay
tangodown
#494
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the info guys. I did notice the knock off figs but I'm not willing to perpetuate the problem. I'm sure the true owners have small enough margins as it is without having to compete with mold pirates.
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC
i buy only tools,materials and stuff like that, never figurines or others things that can be knock off...i see once the quality of the knock off at home of a friend....bubble and seams everywhere and the resin very brittle,a scam on a scam,but for me ist a matter of respect to people who put time and effort to make them and the knock off are so wrong..my 2 cents
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
The exception to that are cards for the Magic the Gathering collectible card game. The fakes on AliExpress are actually of better quality than the original cards as the game company has moved to using cheaper paper stock that warps within days of removing them from the pack. In fact, I no longer plan on buying the original cards until the company gets their act together.
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:48 AM UTC

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The exception to that are cards for the Magic the Gathering collectible card game. The fakes on AliExpress are actually of better quality than the original cards as the game company has moved to using cheaper paper stock that warps within days of removing them from the pack. In fact, I no longer plan on buying the original cards until the company gets their act together.



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