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Old 04-05-2018, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Anyone familiar with this Chinese company?
Looks like they have a lot of trade marked knockoffs.
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/gro...14e149e1io5MYL

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Don't know if you saw this http://www.penturners.org/forum/f158...-china-154265/
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AliExpress is just another of many "China Import" sites. Not sure if these kits are Knock-Offs, or just direct from MFG, like some other products they sell. I have purchased electronic parts for projects, and never had an issue, other than waiting up to 4 weeks for delivery.
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4 weeks? Consider yourself lucky. Most of my stuff takes 2 to 3 months to get here.
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Les, that company has just started to have a presence on IAP in the last month or so.
They seem to want to sell in unreasonably large lots of identical kits.

No feedback about them that I have seen
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Les,

From the Aliexpress site it says the company has been selling on the site since 2013 and as noted in previous post has no rating. I also see that Rizheng also sells on Aliexpress, if you buy large lots of the same kit https://www.aliexpress.com/store/501...1bbc681f1IErHT just like the vendor in question.

I haven't ordered pen kits off Aliexpress but, I have purchased other smaller items. Some where crap and some were a good deal. The shipping takes 4-6 weeks. The one time a shipment didn't arrive within the alloted time frame Aliexpress refunded the money with no issues. Aliexpress appears to be a Chinese verison of "ebay".

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Old 04-06-2018, 07:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I certainly have nothing against a new distributor. But I am not looking for another mass distributor of cheap kits. There are plenty of them around. I would like to find more fair priced manufacturers of quality kits.

My fear in our little pen distribution is not saving a few dollars on kits, but having more kits that do not represent us well.

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Our IAP vendors are the best source. We get great service, best prices and they have done the research into the products and producers. If the product is not up to standards they will not stock the item. I believe in supporting our own. IMHO.
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