Archive for March, 2017

Aliexpress has gone down hill

Posted in Sucky service Providers on March 18, 2017 by asteriondaedalus

So, last couple of orders from Aliexpress went south.

I ordered 5 more Wemos D1 Mini with 10 more single relay modules.  Got only one of each in the mail.  Contacted the vendor who then sent 20 RFID readers and chips.  Whoops.  Vendor response was to claim to resend the Wemos stuff but nothing has turned up.

A second order from another vendor saw a botch in the form of wrong module sent.  I was after a 3G module with audio input/output, got one without audio.  Nothing to sneeze at as the module I received was twice the price of the module I asked for BUT can’t use it on the project I had in mind. So, got it for half price.

The thing is though, I note you can still add vendor ratings to aliexpress but they are not longer shown on the web pages so you can’t get any warnings about the vendors.

All a bit sleezy.