03-19-2012 05:20 PM #91Beta *
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hi guys I need your help. I wanna buy an Ainol Elf and I don't know from where exactly, here are my options (price low to high):
1. androidtabletbay - don't really know much about them so if anyone can help.
2. tabletdirectsale - don't really know much about them so if anyone can help.
3. androidinabox - read some positive reviews but I don't know if I can trust them.
4. mcbub - some good and some bad reviews, more info would help.
5. redtabletpc - I know they have good reviews and that they are a sponsor vendor on another forum but more info would help.
03-19-2012 07:12 PM #92
Cleaner ainol say they will make official store (this or next mounth) if you can wait for that, you can buy direct from them
04-02-2012 06:37 PM #93Beta
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05-17-2012 08:46 AM #94
i have used 3 china online stores
1: dealextreme, never had any issues with them, everything rec'd always fully working, never had the need to call for support only downside can take a while to send and have the items delivered, but you will get them eventually, most time waited for a delivery around 20 working days, items always packed nicely and well protected. No importation tax, was delivered to the door (Greece).
2: merimobiles, ordered several items, all arrived fine, all working, never had any reason to contact support items all worked and functioned out of the box, delivery takes a while even with the ems, when ordering note they do not have stock, they will take around 5 days to process your order and then its usually a week after the order before its processed and shipped. takes around 10-12 working days to arrive from ordering even with ems, packages are not very well packaged, my tablet box was literally the box used to send the package, just taped up so it could not be opened easily, other than that no issues. No importation tax, was delivered to the door (Greece).
3 : McBub, this appears to be the worst out of the bunch, rec'd the package (possible the best protected package sent from any online store I have purchased from), fastest delivery have ever had, it even beat the EMS delivery from Merimobiles on free shipping (delivery at the door from order around 6 working days, absolutely amazing for free delivery). Unfortunately the tablet arrived DOA, and used there support, not very prompt responses, many apologies due to the time delay, they stated the fault more than likely was a lose connection in the tablet, and they would send a video to fix, to over 2 weeks for them to send me a link to show how to open the tablet and fix the lose cable. I fixed the lose cable tablet is fully functional now. Other issue, tablet was sold as ICS 4, but rec'd as 2.3, still awaiting an email response on how to update to ICS, currently they do not have a unit to find out how to do this. Not very happy about this as I bought that particular model because it supposedly had ICS. And again no importation tax.
Overall I have used DX for over 5 years with never an issue. Merimobiles I had some issues with placing the order and the time taken for the goods to be delivered, conflict of whats stated on the delivery page what the staff on chat told me, telling me its in stock and then discovering I have to wait another week for them to get stock in, but overall Merimobiles does seem pretty good. Finally McBub, these are the ones that have given me the most issues, mainly due to time differences (but does not excuse it taking over 2 weeks to give a link to show how to repair).
Other main issue appears to be the product was misadvertised stating it was ICS when in fact it was not, repeated email requesting were to download the firmware have either not been replied to or stating they are waiting for stock to test firmware.
Well these are my experiences, you will need to draw your own conclusions on them.
05-18-2012 03:59 PM #95Beta
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I have used Ownta.com recently to buy my AMPE A90 after initially buying form pandawill but they just didn't get any stock. Their forum seemed to show there was a queue of people before me waiting as well. I looked about and ownta's website said in stock and got email replies from them so ordered. It was shipped a few days after they said it would be but arrived via Hong Kong airmail in about 6 days. They put the wrong power adapter in the box and said they would ship a uk one with my next order because it was a free extra and not part of the product. It wasn't an issue for me because I needed a case anyway but at the worst it would have been £1.50 to buy one.
Although not the cheapest (by about £5), I would order with them again due to good email communication and accurate stock info.
I know this is my first post but I have no link with them. This is my first tablet.
01-15-2013 01:08 PM #96Beta *
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I'm new to the forum and after a long think I have decided too order a tablet. My choice is Ployer MOMO12 and I was looking for a trusted seller for a while now. Basically this topic helped me to make a pick. I have ordered it from Merimobiles and now We'll see how that goes.
I even managed to catch a representative on their online chat (John) and he has been very helpful. I can only hope now that the shipping goes through as it should and the item will be in perfect order.
I'll report on the progress and the end result.
01-15-2013 05:33 PM #97
I Have purchased both from merimobiles and mcbub, both have good sent when they say they will be sent, how they arrive is another matter and support on faulty devices (hardware) and firmware updates can be a little iffy.
But dont fear you will get your goods, I did a report on both of them around a year or so ago, and you can get some idea of what service level I received.if you find any post helpful, remember to hit thanks to that poster.......
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01-15-2013 07:04 PM #982.3.x Gingerbread ***
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As I saw that Geekbuying have there own section here so I decided to buy fro them, but so far it hasnt gone that great, I ordered on the 10th/Jan, and my order status in my account iss still shows as no order being made !, I did email Geo from Geekbuying yesterday and all he said was we will get it to you asap, Today same thing, order status is the same, Ive posted a message on their Facebook page today asking them to let me know whats going on,hoping it will have been sent and Geo will give me the tracking info T'row, Only think im not happy about is that it dosnt show up as an order being made in my account, make s you feel that perhaps you've just parted with £135 for fresh air !
Just to update, Geekbuying replied today to my post on Facebook, giving me the tracking number , Would be nice if I could go into my orders in my account and all the info was there, but hey, as long as I get it, so feeling alot better about buying from them, And have to say that Gio from there support team always answered my emails straight away , because of this I would buy from them again, just have to realise that when you do it will take about 5-6 days before the item is actually shipped and not 1-3 as they state, but could be different next time
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01-16-2013 06:55 AM #99
01-24-2013 01:49 PM #100Beta *
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Hey guys. A little update on my Merimobiles purchase. We've already stumbled upon a little hickup.
Basically last friday I have spoken to support through web chat and I was assured that my order was ready and would be shipped the following day, and within 48hours I would receive a tracking number.
Of course after few days and no tracking number I got annoyed and contacted them again via web chat. The representative online explained that they didn't have my phone number listed on the order papers so the post office declined the shipping of the item.
Naturally at this point I lost it a bit especially because they didn't inform me of delay or any trouble they encountered! Even more in my profile on the website my phone number is clearly stated, so basically they didn't even bother to check the number in my profile to use it to take care of the shipment.
Anyway after a bit of me ranting on the chat the support guy assured me he will personally take care of the details so the item is shipped the following day.
So tomorrow I'm contacting them again if I don't receive the tracking number by then.
Apparently these Chinese stores have enough traffic that they don't have to worry about unhappy customers ???