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Old 01-25-2022, 01:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought from Alibaba?
Iíve been pricing out some fencing materials for our place and alibaba website popped up, the prices are insanely cheaper. Is quality worse? Iíve seen some name brand fencing companies on their site, but idk if itís real or not.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:03 PM   #2
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Cheep slave labor products. Been after my company to buy from them and it is a hard no...
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:03 PM   #3
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It is generally legit. Many of the fence supplies you buy now are made in China and shipped over. You can buy from the same supplier at larger quantities for lower prices. We have done it on some construction materials from time to time. No issues and we saved quite a bit of money.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:09 PM   #4
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Check out their aluminum Jon boat prices
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:12 PM   #5
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generally if it's too good to be true, it is.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:16 PM   #6
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generally if it's too good to be true, it is.
I believe Alibaba is legit.

There's just that dark spot where you can buy 100 "yeti" coolers but they're not labeled yeti. The factory with the contract is just stealing IP and selling directly to consumers.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:26 PM   #7
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Alibaba the company itself is huge and very much legit. They resale a huge amount of the company I work for.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:27 PM   #8
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Its the Chinese version of Amazon.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:29 PM   #9
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I believe Alibaba is legit.

There's just that dark spot where you can buy 100 "yeti" coolers but they're not labeled yeti. The factory with the contract is just stealing IP and selling directly to consumers.
Yeah check out the minimum order #
We looked at purchasing some stuff and some stuff is minimum order 1000 . I donít need 1000 16k winches for the ranch
Itís harbor freight type products, but In bulk
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:34 PM   #10
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I've bought from Aliexpress successfully. Took about a month to get here but it did get here.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:36 PM   #11
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Alibaba is the Amazon or Ebay of China. What's important to factor when order from any Chinese supplier directly is 3 things. #1 how many do you need and will they sell you that quantity?. #2 How much will the shipping costs be? ( This will be huge because it's not just your portion of the container but the customs costs and taxes as well) 3. Do you have access to the exact specifications that you want them to build to? (This is also important... they will ask you what you want and they mean that on a micro level.)

I ordered several things for my house build a few years ago. Frosted garage doors and my iron front doors. I saved thousands and the garage doors are good but in honesty made some mistakes with specifications that seasoned garage door companies wouldn't make.

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Old 01-25-2022, 01:36 PM   #12
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It's fairly legit and it's also China state owned. No thanks.
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:38 PM   #13
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https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...6ca1y6FWSI&s=p

I bet you did not realize that bow hunting is big in China
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Old 01-25-2022, 01:59 PM   #14
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I used them in the past for carabiners for T-Mateģ and it was legit. Shipping can be a deal breaker however.
Little crap like that all comes from China even if you buy it from an American supplier. It's unfortunate but there's not much choice.
(I have since found an American made alternative)
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Old 01-25-2022, 02:06 PM   #15
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I didnít think about the shipping expense. I imagine that would be hefty with the amount of fence I need. Glad to know it seems legit for other options though.
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Old 01-25-2022, 02:10 PM   #16
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I have been waiting on a drake jacket for 2 years now. Shipping says that its out for delivery
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Old 01-25-2022, 02:12 PM   #17
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https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...6ca1y6FWSI&s=p

I bet you did not realize that bow hunting is big in China
haha pictures of the guys in the stand, priceless.
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Old 01-25-2022, 02:46 PM   #18
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I have been waiting on a drake jacket for 2 years now. Shipping says that its out for delivery
haha same!
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:30 PM   #19
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All of you say Alibaba is the Chinese version of Amazon. Not exactly. They are so big they make Amazon look small.

Yes, they are legit. The owners have evaded the communist regime for some time, but I think last year one of them was arrested and "disappeared."
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Old 01-25-2022, 03:57 PM   #20
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haha pictures of the guys in the stand, priceless.
Glandpa shoot that deeL
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Old 01-25-2022, 04:09 PM   #21
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Glandpa shoot that deeL

Thatís the best thing Iíve seen on the internet today


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Old 01-25-2022, 04:21 PM   #22
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I was looking into buying from allibaba and reselling on Amazon. You can buy in bulk items for around $1 and post it on Amazon for $15-$20 depending on the item. A lot of people are doing this. Quick easy money.
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Old 01-25-2022, 04:23 PM   #23
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All of you say Alibaba is the Chinese version of Amazon. Not exactly. They are so big they make Amazon look small.

Yes, they are legit. The owners have evaded the communist regime for some time, but I think last year one of them was arrested and "disappeared."
He disappeared for a few months. I believe in his return he was more pro communist party than before his disappearance.
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Old 01-25-2022, 04:26 PM   #24
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They make AR lowers also. How many you want? Gotta buy 5000.
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Old 01-25-2022, 04:51 PM   #25
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Check out their aluminum Jon boat prices
Wow, thatís crazy low prices even if you have to buy 2-5 of them. It's kind of funny/ironic that their knock off brand of Grizzly is called Gizzly.
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:11 AM   #26
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So we need to just find something we all want and go in together to make up for the fact we have to buy 100 of whatever it is lol
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:24 AM   #27
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With all the container ships stranded offshore it might take a while to get anything unless it is already here in a warehouse somewhere. Most of the stuff they sell comes from Asia. Some stuff is good some is junk.
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:27 AM   #28
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Isn't this where Vortex scopes come from?
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:46 AM   #29
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Their pedal drive kayaks are sure interesting.
Tempting to take a chance on buying one.
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:59 AM   #30
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Isn't this where Vortex scopes come from?
Out of all the Vortex scopes, the only one built in the USA is the Vortex Razor HD AMG 6-24◊50.
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:09 AM   #31
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I was looking at some Lipo4 batteries from there that have good reviews on youtube, however it would be April or May before they get to me.
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:09 AM   #32
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So we need to just find something we all want and go in together to make up for the fact we have to buy 100 of whatever it is lol
When I first joined TBH group buys for trail cams happened regularly. Someone knew a guy in China or something and they'd get unbranded cameras that looked just like X product. lol was probably an alibaba buy all along.
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:16 AM   #33
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Glandpa shoot that deeL


Am I seeing climbing sticks on the side of a ladder stand?
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:18 AM   #34
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Am I seeing climbing sticks on the side of a ladder stand?
Emergency escape route...?
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:39 AM   #35
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[QUOTEThey make AR lowers also. How many you want? Gotta buy 5000.[/QUOTE]

I'll take 1. Ha Ha
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Old 01-26-2022, 11:27 AM   #36
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Am I seeing climbing sticks on the side of a ladder stand?

That photo looks like something from a sportsmanís guide photo
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Old 01-26-2022, 02:15 PM   #37
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I was looking at some Lipo4 batteries from there that have good reviews on youtube, however it would be April or May before they get to me.
The guy, Will Prouse on YouTube, has bought a lot of them off of alibaba. You really have to be careful as most are labeled as brand new A stock when in reality they are used B stock. It is REALLY hit or miss as to the quality of batteries that you actually get.


I prefer to buy from BatteryHookUp. They are located in Pennsylvania and test all the batteries that they sell. So when you buy one from them, if it doesnít live up to the advertised specs, they will replace it or refund your money, and it is an American company.
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