Buying from Ali Express

ZaTTacK

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Hey

so i cant find a specific gaming mouse in Pakistan Logitech G304, almost every store is out of stock.
i saw that Ali Express has it so was thinking of ordering and waiting a month to get it rather than buying any other wireless mouse.
Just have a few questions

1:whats your experience with Ali Express?
2:Is it safe to use a debit card to pay
3:would custom be an issue
4:will there be additional taxes in pak?

i haven't bought anything from ali express before and have heard mixed things even some stories regarding scam, so want to make sure its legit.
dont want to wait a month only to be scammed

Best,
 

Shary Bhallu TC

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Have purchased multiple items from Aliexpress. The items take around anywhere from 15 to 90 days to arrive. Sometimes there is customs duty applied, and sometimes no customs duty is applied.

1) Experience is good. All items I have ordered have arrived, however the time it takes to arrive varies greatly. I have found that items that are routed from Singapore take a lot more time than items coming directly from China.
2) Safe to use debit card.
3) Customs is a hit or a miss scenario. I have ordered headphones, watch bands, 120mm computer fans and more. Custom duty of 1000 PKR applied on computer fans worth total value of $30. And custom duty of 50 PKR applied on headphones worth $30. No custom duty applied on watch straps.
4) If you are bringing phones from outside, there will be additional tax to be paid to FBR otherwise they will withhold the phone. Not sure if additional tax applies on computer items.

I would recommend you to look in the local markets because I am sure you will find G304 locally. Its best to buy locally rather than import, wait for upto 90 days and then pay customs on top of it.
 

ZaTTacK

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Thanks for the detailed reply,
yeah even i want to buy it locally, but every online store i have checked says its out of stock for some reason.
 

redbaron7

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Zattack i too tried to find this mouse locally but couldnt. Ended up buying several different mice. I would strongly advise against 'settling' for g603 that is readily available. It is too heavy.
 
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seems like the only mouse that comes close to it, is the razer viper mini but its wired i think, and i am looking to switch from wire to wireless
 

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seems like the only mouse that comes close to it, is the razer viper mini but its wired i think, and i am looking to switch from wire to wireless
So i ended up buying razer wired non mini. The wire is the best. No weight, it is one of the lightest mice.. Excellent mouse. But the main thing you need to see is what size of mouse and grip you will use. This mouse mightve been a little big for me. But it is much smaller than the massive razer mice like deathadder.
This dude gives a decent overview of sizes etc

 
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