Thursday, 21 September 2017

How to shop in AliExpress - on budget


Hello my darlings, so I was wondering what should I write today. I want to write something that I absolutely love, and it is shopping. Sometimes I'm really frugal and do not wanna spend much money on me, because we have a budge, how much we are going to spend on food, fun, clothes, dates etc.. Shopping gives me satisfaction. I can't help it, I love new things.

 When I didn't have a family I was spending so much money on something that I didn't need, I had clothes with the price tags still on. But now I feel that I know how to shop. I will spend my money clothes that I feel like I really need and can wear more than one outfit.

  I purchase fun stuff and some clothes from AliExpress because it is cheap and you can find good quality pieces also. It just takes little bit more time.


   What is AliExpress?

   AliExpress is one of the world largest online store. Well, we can't say that it's like really a store because it is a platform that connects millions of sellers and consumers.
 AliExpress also is a Multi-Language site. You can select: Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Indonesian, German, Italian Dutch, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic and Hebrew.



   Is it safe?

   I have been shopping there like two years now, and I haven't have any problems. Like all my orders have come nicely. Of course, I know that there have been some problems with the items that didn't come and they didn't receive money back. I will talk about buyer protection also, these friends of mine they didn't use buyer protection so that's why they didn't receive their money. But I think that's why you need to choose the right shop and product. If you love one dress then you should keep looking because there are more sellers that offer you the same dress.
You can see that the same sweater
has different prices.

   AliExpress has a buyer protection, Everyone who shops on AliExpress receives the following guarantees.
1. Full refund if you don't receive your order. When your order does not arrive within the delivery time promised you will get the full refund.
2. Full or practical refund if the item is not as described. So, if your item is significantly different from the seller's product description, you can return it and you will get the full refund or you can get a partial refund and keep the item.

So how does the buyer protection works?
1. Contact the seller, if your order hasn't arrived within the promised time, or it isn't as described.
2. Open a dispute and to make a refund, if you were unable to resolve the problem with the seller, you can submit a refund request by clicking Open Dispute. 
3. Escalate Dispute to AliExpress, if you are not satisfied with the seller's solution, you can escalate a dispute to AliExpress.

One of the most important TIP is to check seller's feedback from his buyers and product description before ordering. 

   What can I buy from AliExpress?

 Well, you can buy almost everything. Like seriously it has almost EVERYTHING.

 I personally do not like to buy makeup from there. Because I have sensitive skin and I want to know what do I put on my face. I will do the post about - Buying makeup on the budget -

 I also do not recommend buying jewelry. Okeydokey, I know that there are so many beautiful pieces and sets. But I just watched a documentary about Chinese factories about how do they make it. And some of these pieces can be toxic. Because they may consist lead or cadmium. If you buy jewelry you should test it. You can buy lead tester online or from building workshop.

 You can find so many clothes, I bet you will be on that site forever. Even wedding dresses. I think that I will find definitely a good deal on my wedding dress from there. Just you have to look feedback. Also, you can find feedback from YouTube. Just search AliExpress hauls or makeup, wedding dress etc.


Alway look feedback


 Party/Wedding decorations are really cheap and popular. When you buy these kinds of things from your shop, where do you think they buy it? Of course from China. So I recommend buying straws, balloons and all cute stuff from there. If you shop there you will see what is worth to buy there and what is not.

 I do not like to spend more than 15€ on some item, it's my limit. Of course, everybody has their own limit. But sometimes I see there is a 25€ dress and I think that I can get a 25€ dress from the store and I can try it if it suits for me. But if there is a 5-10€ dress that I also like then I will buy it, because if it doesn't suit for me I can give it away or sell it.

  How do you pay?  

 Currently, you can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Western Union, Qiwi and bank transfer. There will be more payment options in the future.

 But it is really easy to pay there. You have to select the item what you wanna buy, then you have to choose the method how do you wanna buy.



  Where my item arrives and when?

 When you make your account then you have to write down your address (if you do not want your home address then you can write your nearest post office).

  All courier services and shipping fees are set up by suppliers. They can choose from following express shipping options:
UPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, EMS, TOLL,e-EMS, ePacket, China Post Registered Air Mail, China Post Air Parcel,  China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus, HongKong Post Air Mail, HongKong Post Air Paracel, Singapore Post, Swiss Post, Sweden Post, Russian Air, Special Line-YW, DHL Global Mail and S. F. Express. - Shipping fees are automatically calculated on the basis of weight, size and volume.
 




 Delivery time varies depending on country and courier service. For information regarding the delivery time you can directly contact the supplier. To contact suppliers you have to click "Contact Now" button or the "Chat Now" icon in the Supplier Details section




So I realllly approve AliExpress :D It's fun and cheap, you will find everything like I said before. I have tried eBay, Amazon, Alibaba. But AliExpress is the one that suits for me. ''

Much Love!