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mehandiratta

Just put of curosity ... has anyone purchased a fountain pen from aliexpress in India?

 

If yes , how was the experience and would you recommend buying the same...

 

do we have to pay any custom charges or any forex conversion charges ???

 

Please help

vaibhav mehandiratta

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I blv no one has bought from Aliexpress... Anyways I bought few pen from aliexpress... Jinhao 159... Jinhao x450 grey marbeled... And few pen converters...

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i have bought a few cheap pilot and chinese pens from aliexpress no customs was levied only thing is that it takes time.

Pilot custom heritage 74 all nibs, 742 Fa and PO nibs, 823 F 92 F,M, 3776 FM,EF,1911F

And all indian pens

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i have bought a few cheap pilot and chinese pens from aliexpress no customs was levied only thing is that it takes time.

thank you maverink

vaibhav mehandiratta

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I have not used aliexpress - but have used ebay.com. The pens take nearly 3 to 4 weeks to arrive from China. Ordinary post - but it does arrive !

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I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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its been almost 45 days ... i ordered a Jinhao 159... for 3.4 US$... yet to receive it

 

Why didnt you ask ASA ? He has the supplies. I think, the price charged by him is fair enough (perhaps less) compared to the risk of losing money and the anxiety of waiting and not getting the pens when ordered from these sites like ebay.com and aliexpress etc

 

ASA has pretty good supply of Chinese pens - though he may not always list it. Even if he does not have them, he can get them in a reasonable duration

 

Even pens like Ganesha are specifically made (by Jinhao) for sale by ASA order. Some other pens of similar religious motifs may also come in future.

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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its been almost 45 days ... i ordered a Jinhao 159... for 3.4 US$... yet to receive it

No tracking number? Use track-trace website to track China post regd packages. Typically it takes 45-60 days for a package from China to reach.

A lifelong FP user...

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Why didnt you ask ASA ? He has the supplies. I think, the price charged by him is fair enough (perhaps less) compared to the risk of losing money and the anxiety of waiting and not getting the pens when ordered from these sites like ebay.com and aliexpress etc

 

ASA has pretty good supply of Chinese pens - though he may not always list it. Even if he does not have them, he can get them in a reasonable duration

 

Even pens like Ganesha are specifically made (by Jinhao) for sale by ASA order. Some other pens of similar religious motifs may also come in future.

actually anup ji

 

I wanted to just try aliexpress just for the heck of it...

and only thing that came to my mind was Founatin pen...

 

I discussed in detail with Mr. Subbu also....

but whats done is done....

 

will surely keep all updated....

vaibhav mehandiratta

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I have used aliexpress for purchases (not to india) but to the UK. Delivery is slow especially if you take the free option.

 

Quality is down to the sellers there, I have had some very nice products and some terrible. Aliexpress do provide a conflict mediation service (a bit like ebay) and I found they favored myself when I was complaining on quality issues.

 

Custom charges not sure what import limit you have in India but anything I have purchased has came in with a $10 value marked on it even if it was more than that.

 

Prices on the site vary dramatically, if there is something you wish to get and are not in a rush for its sometimes worth waiting a month as there are regular 5-30% discounts offered and if one of them occurs on something on your wish list aliexpress will email you.

 

(I have no affiliation with aliexpress other than being a customer).

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Hi vaibhav, how was your experience with buying from aliexpress, how many days it took for delivery, custom duty in India, which are the reputed sellers.I am planning to buy jinhao x450, what is your opinion on that.

Thank you.

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Hi vaibhav, how was your experience with buying from aliexpress, how many days it took for delivery, custom duty in India, which are the reputed sellers.I am planning to buy jinhao x450, what is your opinion on that.

Thank you.

It never arrived... But I was refunded by aliexpress...

vaibhav mehandiratta

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Hi vaibhav, how was your experience with buying from aliexpress, how many days it took for delivery, custom duty in India, which are the reputed sellers.I am planning to buy jinhao x450, what is your opinion on that.

Thank you.

Please buy jinhao x450 from www.asapens.in

 

Genuine rates... Good seller... Have bought many pens from him

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I have used aliexpress for purchases (not to india) but to the UK. Delivery is slow especially if you take the free option.

 

Quality is down to the sellers there, I have had some very nice products and some terrible. Aliexpress do provide a conflict mediation service (a bit like ebay) and I found they favored myself when I was complaining on quality issues.

 

Custom charges not sure what import limit you have in India but anything I have purchased has came in with a $10 value marked on it even if it was more than that.

 

Prices on the site vary dramatically, if there is something you wish to get and are not in a rush for its sometimes worth waiting a month as there are regular 5-30% discounts offered and if one of them occurs on something on your wish list aliexpress will email you.

 

(I have no affiliation with aliexpress other than being a customer).

I totally agree with whatever you started above...

vaibhav mehandiratta

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I have boughts at least 30 items on aliexpress ( not fountain pens though ) and I have always recieved them and the shipping time, can go far from 1 week to 2 months in standard delivery... But most likely it's 3 weeks ( shipping time to France ). But be careful, there are lot of fakes, even conterfeit product of chinese brands.

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I ordered 7 pens on 8th May. Received 5 till now.

4 don't write properly due to misaligned nib out of the box. One I gifted to dad which was for $40.

Yet to receive other the other 2.

 

Conclusion: Never going to order from them again.

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