since you mentioned nkon i can only assume you are trying to source batteries. Avoid aliexpress for batteries, almost all listings are fake cells. The ones that aren’t fake, the prices are the same as you would pay from a local source.
Alibaba is a lot of the same vendors, prices are higher on AliExpress as they have to pay 8% commission, Alibaba is cheaper as lots of minimum qty orders. Sometimes vendors will use different store names but mostly same stuff
yes yes yes, I can actually afford cool shit however this is a forum, and has room for this convo.
I’ve been building shit since 2016, back when it was alllllll cheap shit. even the expensive shit potter was selling was cheap shit.
One of my first builds was with a 6s FVT esc for no other reason than the vesc wasn’t invented yet.
I only use AliExpress for fish paper, nickel strip, battery chargers and other random incidentals that go into an eSk8 build. Although I’m moving away from them and only shopping local. Better support and service.
Quality skate stuff is expensive, I have a hard time swinging purchase orders for dirt bikes every few years although the good thing about this hobby is you can buy high end stuff over a long period of time and keep it on the down low
have you bought 100% nickel strip on there?
Yes, aliexpress banggood is mostly bullshit, and you probably will get burnt buying from there.
Which is why if you have had success, please list the vendor.
I have to disagree on this. The sellers on alibaba that sell genuine samsung/sony/LG cells do not sell on aliexpress. Maybe a few do, but at their prices you may as well buy locally. Reps from Efest, LOZD, shenzhen IMR have told me they do not sell on aliexpress.
Back when I was sourcing cells, I bought 3 batches of 30qs from aliexpress from the top 3 sellers. All of them were fake. They read ~3000mah capacity on your typical battery charger sure, but hook them up to an electronic load and pull 15A from them, they will overheat and reach EOC prematurely.
This is specifically in regards to battery cells. I’m sure it is as you say for other types of goods.
Try finding a local hardware store that specializes in supplying contractors and electricians. Last week I got 12 m5 bolts for pulleys and 6 bolts for the motor mounts for $2 and i didn’t have to wait months for it.
Big hardware stores in the US are ungodly expensive. And shipping from china can take forever.
But to Singapore… Makes sense.
I like that I can bring in my parts and say “help me find bolts for this” give a local company a few bucks and then I don’t have to spend hours thinking about sizes (because I’m obsessive) and such only to order the wrong things…
I’m pretty sure these are the official YZPower and LLT stores, received both in two weeks, which was pretty impressive for free shipping at this time and given the fact the charger has customizable connectors.
I’ve broken 2-3 of these belts in the last 3-4 weeks, definitely possible my setup is causing some of those issues but has anyone else got experience with these belts and/or have other recommendations?