Using Shipping/Buying Agents for Chinese Imports

By now, many people have heard of AliExpress.  It’s basically the Ebay of China.  It’s like a hybrid of Ebay & Amazon because it’s a platform for sellers to sell their wares, except it’s “Buy It Now” only – no auctions – so it’s more like Amazon.  But Aliexpress doesn’t stock any items themselves so, relying completely on 3rd-party sellers.  So in that respect, it’s like Ebay.

You can get stuff  some cheap on AliExpress and many resellers around the world, including Ebay and Amazon resellers, use it to buy some of their inventory.  But I have noticed in recent months that AliExpress prices seem to be more expensive than they used to be.

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