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Replacement parts from AliExpress?

  • 09-09-2021 8:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 18 Lucky Jack

    Just wondering if anyone ever uses AliExpress for replacement console parts, and how you've gotten on if so?

    I have a PSP-1003 with a tiny bit of stick drift, and having cleaned the contacts with iso to eliminate any chance of dirt, it's still happening. I think I'll have to just replace the stick, but Amazon seems to be about €8. I'm wondering if AliExpress is viable, but maybe they're crap and I'd just end up paying twice?

    The drift really isn't drastic, just a bit annoying, so if Ali's a no-go I might be as happy to just leave it alone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,956 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG

    You'd need to factor in customs charges on all items incoming to Ireland outside of the EU into the AliExpress price unless they ship from a EU country.

    Tbh, for the speed and come back you get with Amazon, I tend to buy from them even if for a low cost item like this it is 2x AliExpress.

  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ CSSE09

    Aliexpress do the customs + costs in the checkout, amazon would have it to you much quicker though. Chances are the quality will be similar just a matter of how soon do you want it

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,956 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG

    Yup, they take customs but then it relies on the actually seller using AliExpress to file the paper work correctly :D I already have a double customs bill story with them so beware!

  • Registered Users Posts: 171 ✭✭ raven999

    hi bought psone laser from them few weeks ago not working so im not very impressed with them

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,956 ✭✭✭ KeRbDoG

    AliExpress is just a market place for a range of sellers - think it as eBay 'Buy It Now' but all the sellers are businesses mostly in China.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18 Lucky Jack

    I completely took my eye off this thread so only seeing these responses now - thanks everyone for the input, much appreciated