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gearbest.com

gearbest.com
gearbest.com is a Chinese product based website full of good deals and low prices. It came highly recommended to me from people that experience at ordering from China. Gearbest sells pretty much everything! From Appliances to Partie supplies, everything you can think off can be found on this website!

You will get your orders directly from China most of the times. This means good prices! Why? Because you are buying products closer from the actual manufacturer. All those Chinese products you find everywhere, all of them are made in China, right? So why pay more for them when you can buy them directly from a Chinese online shop at 80% less in some cases.

I kid you not! I've seen Chinese made products at the mall that were five times the price on Gearbest!

Pros
  • Reasonable prices for all products! They pretty much ship all over the world!
  • Decent looking website compared with other online Chinese shops. Has all the right functionalities and loads fast.
  • With every purchase, you can earn points that you can later use to buy products or make them cheaper.
  • Excellent website to buy electronics from. Although most are Chinese brand, some are actually very good like the Xiaomi brand.
  • If you are from the EU Gearbest can ship products directly from EU warehouses, this means you won't going to pay any import taxes.
  • Had lots of good daily deals as well as special offers.
  • Most of my orders arrived in 2-3 weeks. You may think that is a lot but is actually pretty decent for a product shipping from China.

Cons
  • You will get a tone of emails newsletter that is written in bad English, using words like "boss," "dear" and so on. I personally don't mind it.
  • This is not the best Chinese website to buy in bulk from.
  • If you are looking for a vast diversity concerning small orders, at very low prices, there are better sites out there, although Gearbest is more secure.

Supporters

kingcool52

Gearbest

I feel like Gearbest would the best choice. I hate old and archaic looking websites so I definitely would not use Dealextream at all. But I technically would buy from Gearbest either because of the fact that I just don't like buying products made in China that much because of how cheap some of them can be. I also think your point about "You will get a tone of emails newsletter that is written in bad English, using words like "boss," "dear" and so on. I personally don't mind it. " would just annoy me a lot.
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-07-2017
Tania997

Gearbest

Gearbest is awesome, I've never used the other website so I'm voting for this one. I've bought things from here and it has always been delivered without troubles, even when I used their free shipping which doesn't give you a tracking number. A couple of times my items were delivered a bit late, but it wasn't their fault. It's definitely a good place to buy things and save money if you don't mind waiting a bit.
Posted by Tania997 on 11-07-2017

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dx.com (dealextream)

dx.com (dealextream)
Dealextream or dx.com has been the first website I discovered about five years ago, selling very cheap products made in China. The site is full, and I mean FULL of cheap mostly unnecessary products from fidget spinners to Wristband Bracelets and everything between. But dx.com has some good deals! Especially the products marked for sales or after you receive some special promotion code. You can find everything here! Even products from big manufacturers!

I recently found the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for only 900 US dollars. AT least 400 dollars cheaper for what the Note 8 is currently selling in my country at the moment

Pros
  • Product diversity. You can find anything here! As far as I can see, there are way more products compared with GearBest, but maybe I'm just mistaking.
  • Decent deals, lots of promo codes and special offers are sent in the email weekly.
  • Has free shipping even if you don't get a tracking number, but if you are buying something that costs $3 you don't care about a tracking number as far as the shipping is free.
  • An old website that has been around for quite a while with a decent reputation. They aren't scammers; this is for certain.
  • Unlike GearBest you can find big consecrated brands on dx.com. Like Samsung for example.
  • It is perfect for cheap products that you can also find back home at 5x times the price. If you aren't in a hurry and can wait 2-4 weeks the package to arrive, dx.com is a great way to save money! I've been doing it for years.

Cons
  • Ancient and archaic looking website. I guess they didn't need to update it too much as far as it does the job done and the customers keep coming.
  • Expect lots of emails addressing you with "Dear" and "Boss". English isn't their main skill.
  • Not the right place to buy electronics from, you may get damaged goods. Especially if you don't want to pay extra for a custom delivery.

Supporters

gata montes

dx.com - excellent in every way !

Admittedly somewhat biased - considering that I’ve never bought anything from Gearbest - but having regularly used Deal Extreme over the past 10 years or more without any problems - for buying anything from small electronic gadgets to memory cards, cables, flash drives etc - my vote has to go with the latter.

Especially as - apart from delivery sometimes taking a touch longer than quoted - I can't fault them in any way - as not only do they have really, really great prices, quality products and excellent customer service ( even allowing for the fact that their English is not always particularly good ) - but free shipping too.

Posted by gata montes on 11-07-2017

Comments

kgord
I prefer not buying products from China at all if I can help it. However, sometimes things like this can not be helped and because of prices you may need to go with a Chinese manufacturer. Of the two entities that you mentioned, I am not sure which one would be the best one. They both sound like they would be OK for my purposes. I think I would like both.
Posted by kgord on 11-07-2017
lovely
China products are somewhat not so original for me but from your description I bet DX.com is better,since their products are ridiculously cheap then one can stick to their marketplace.Promo code for more reduction and free shipping too. it just the best of the two places.
Posted by lovely on 11-07-2017
hermessantos
In fact they are not original products, but I confess that I already bought very good products at dx.com In 2012 I bought an automatic watch for myself and paid absurdly cheap. I have this watch until today (5 years later) and it is in perfect working order.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-18-2017
Mehano
Maybe I live under a rock but I have never heard of either website before. I don't really buy any China products since they're well-known for their lack of quality and I always try to find good price combined with great quality. I checked both websites out and they don't seem bad but I still wouldn't buy there. I know a few people that ordered Chinese products before and weren't too happy.
Posted by Mehano on 11-07-2017
babyright
Gearbest is a very good site where you can get quality product at a cheaper and affordable rate and they also help in shipping your goods quickly.
Posted by babyright on 11-07-2017
hermessantos
Good to know. I've never particularly bought anything on this site. It is always good to hear other people's opinions. Soon I will do some shopping on this site.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-18-2017
vinaya
I have bought Chinese products many times. However, when I buy Chinese products, I always buy from a Chinese seller on ebay. I am not familiar with any of these chinese shopping sites. I know Alibaba and Aliexpress, however, I have never bought anything on these sites.
Posted by vinaya on 11-08-2017
hermessantos
I also did some shopping on Ebay and also had good experiences. I never bought from gearbest.com but I have some buying experiences on dx.com and I can say that it is a really reliable website.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-18-2017
hermessantos
I particularly have no experience buying at gearbest.com. On the other hand, I already did some shopping at dx.com a while ago and had positive experiences. The only problem is that the products took a long time to arrive, because I live in Brazil and the products came from China, so I had to wait about 30 to 40 days. But other than that, I think it was worth it.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-18-2017