Edited by ZenBalancer at 4-18-2017 21:51 |
It seems after Chuwi has reviewed the situation and "aggregate user feedback", has led Chuwi to list only their own official AliExpress shop as the recommended way to buy Chuwi products.
Like the following thread page 2-3 extensive replies by a number of users, requesting Chuwi to sell directly (in a chat I shared those requests as well and made a reference to Microsoft webshop): http://forum.chuwi.com/thread-3766-2-1.html
Since Chuwi also deals with warranty and sending to the source from the start might improve the experience. There should be no trust issue. But perhaps delays won't be eliminated all the time even if dealing directly with Chuwi. But at least in terms of trust, and dependability buying via AliExpress with higher amounts, there shouldn't be any issue dealing via AliExpress directly with Chuwi.
That was also before the thread here about the 7th anniversary sales on AliExpress that also clarified that Chuwi has been selling directly via their official AliExpress shop since a long time ago: https://chuwi.aliexpress.com/store/2179113
But I think some of the suggestions, were also meant more for a localized, not only service, but also stocks on "hot spot continents". And doodzilla pointed that they can request to be Chuwi Agents. There is a link on the Chuwi website. Or in that referenced thread to that page as well.
Supported payment methods, free DHL shipping (know the downside), and awesome deals remain a factor where you would want to buy. Doodzilla's relevant insight in terms of factory location and implications, should be remembered. Buying directly from Chuwi adhears to that. If you literally want to pay the price.
The GearBest deal was the most affordable, and was prepaid for me by PayPal before I had the funds for 2 weeks. On the flipside, stock delays is what "I paid" with. I still don't have it, not even sent after a month. Stock is there now, but they're collecting more orders for free Flat rate reduction of their costs. Since I refused DHL, even though they offered it to me for free because I had to wait that long.
But the accessories were best to buy from Chuwi directly. Also in terms of price. I bought the Hipen H3 for €19 and keyboard for €46 or so. And has been shipped for free for a while, and tracking via AliExpress works surprisingly well unlike regular China Post tracking otherwise. Tracking elsewhere of China Post tracking codes were useless, but I always got my stuff.
Edits: improvements + clarity additions.