they say they have 10 in stock, anyone have experience with shipping/customs ordering from them to the United States?
Edited by Wileyglance, 14 July 2020 - 06:28 PM.
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Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:30 PM
I'm not a fan of AliExpress. Lots of negative press.
Why not just buy it from ZWO or any number of solid USA dealers ?
Posted 14 July 2020 - 07:01 PM
The In-Stock may be Off-Shore and up to 45 days shipping.
Posted 14 July 2020 - 07:34 PM
It really depends who is selling on Aliexpress - it is nothing more than a marketplace for various vendors. You have to do your research when buying on that platform. Based on the link you provided, it seems like the sellers are ZWO themselves. Just click on the contact option and verify if they are ZWO and if they do have cameras in stock.
Shipping, in these times, is a different proposition though. You may want to ask them about shipment times. Most dealers here in the US are saying they wait about 30 days for their shipment especially from ZWO (less for QHY apparently).
Another thing that you can do is, verify on their Facebook page, or like Peter says, just buy from their website. If they have availability on AE, then they have availability in their stores as well.
Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:52 PM
I just wanted to tell you I had a LOT of trouble with Aliexpress vendors in the last four months. Due to the pandemic everything is a real mess and shipping is just really bad. I would not purchase anything from there in the near future until things settle down.
Posted 14 July 2020 - 08:57 PM
Posted 15 July 2020 - 02:29 AM
I got my ASI2600 and today I’m receiving an ASI462 from AliExpress. I’ve had 8 ASI cameras now. Mostly bought directly from Sam at ZWO. For the 2600 I tried first all the UK retailers I could contact but none had it in stock and many didn’t even know when they were getting it. It took a week to get it from China via DHL; I bet I’d still be waiting for one if I had bought locally. I bought from Telescope & Accessories. I have no affiliation to them whatsoever besides buying the above two cameras recently.
Edited by R Botero, 15 July 2020 - 02:29 AM.
Posted 15 July 2020 - 05:39 AM
I haven't ordered 6200MM from them yet, but they wrote me few days ago that they finally have it and EFW 7x50 in stock (since I asked them many times). Have bought EFW 7x36, EAF and few other staff from them before, they are great sellers and ship fast via EMS.
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