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Other Portable Consoles => GPD Android Devices => Topic started by: radiohead14 on December 18, 2015, 07:54:58 pm

Title: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: radiohead14 on December 18, 2015, 07:54:58 pm
I've never ordered from Aliexpress before, but it looks like they have an "official GPD" seller portal that has the cheapest price on the 64gb model. Is this a safe and legit site to order from? How long does shipping usually take to get to the U.S., as I assume they ship from China?

http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32477172748.html (http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32477172748.html)
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: radiohead14 on December 18, 2015, 08:19:56 pm
also, is the paint on the red matte on the inside? or is it glossy? do any of the other colors have matte paint? I can't stand glossy paint. makes things look tacky and cheap. thanks
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: SONY on December 19, 2015, 02:20:33 am
1. It's 100% safe, official and legit!!

2. Yes, super glossy in fact.
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: Lax on December 19, 2015, 11:11:00 am
Yes the red one is glossy and I agree about your stance on glossy stuff, unfortunately its the only color that has a 64GB internal memory.

However remember you can get a Black 32GB version, one I own that looks much nicer and has a nice matt finish on the inside and bottom with a decent glossy top and buy a 64GB SD card pretty cheap.
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: radiohead14 on December 19, 2015, 05:46:55 pm
Ok thanks guys. Do you know if it's worth paying for the faster shipping? I read that their free shipping could take up to a month or so, but I also read some reviews that said the paid shipping also took a while.
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: eragon2890 on December 19, 2015, 05:49:35 pm
when I checked the faster options were +- 70 dollars more expensive, and with some (at least DHL) you will also pay proably 40-80 dollars customs on top of that (depending on your country). I recommend free shipping...
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: lemmywinks on December 19, 2015, 06:25:19 pm
Ok thanks guys. Do you know if it's worth paying for the faster shipping? I read that their free shipping could take up to a month or so, but I also read some reviews that said the paid shipping also took a while.

Don't use DHL, I'm currently having a nightmare with them. They incorrectly invoiced the company I work for (it was the delivery address with my name on it) and even though it was paid (and claimed back with HMRC) they are sending letters threatening litigation and debt collection agencies to my managing director. Waited nearly half an hour on hold (at my expense) trying to get through to someone who could sort the problem, however their staff are all completely useless. They charge ?10 for their handling fee and this is what you get.

Not only that but you will definitely get hit with import fees (was ?44 on my original XD) so its just not worth it. My replacement XD was sent with standard tracked post and arrived in 10 days with no problems and no import VAT/duty so just go for that option.
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: radiohead14 on December 20, 2015, 12:34:32 am
alright thanks guys
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: radiohead14 on December 21, 2015, 02:21:55 am
changed my mind on the red one... it looks real tacky and cheap with that awful glossy paint job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVIUIS_mQlg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVIUIS_mQlg)
Title: Re: 64gb XD from Aliexpress (legit? cheapest price?)
Post by: SONY on December 21, 2015, 02:36:03 am
hehe, I love the red one and by the way, that happens to be the vid made by @lemmywinks :)