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trangler

Just a guy who buys a lot of stuff online. I used to buy mostly from Amazon but now shop around and stick to reputable sellers. Ebay sellers get a lot of my business as well.

Location: Cocoa, FL | Occupation: Engr. | trangler is a top reviewer!
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Rating 8/10
4/5

Buy with confidence; shipping is $8.20 min

I placed my order and received an order confirmation, but then nothing else. Turns out if you go to their site and log in, the details are there. Shipping was high at $8.20 for one small item, but it was lightening quick and well packaged. I would buy again from these folks if they had what I wanted at a competitive price -- taking into account the excessive shipping.


Rating 10/10
5/5

Good seller

Looking for the best price on basswood, I stumbled across this seller. They not only had a really great price, but were offering free shipping on orders over $49. So I placed an order in the middle of the holiday break for 8 pieces of basswood at $6.95 each. Paid about $56 and got free shipping. Order arrived well packed in a reasonable time, especially considering the time of year, These same 8 pieces of wood, if purchased at Amazon for example, would have been $98 not including tax, and Amazon likes to hold my order for a fews days, I guess to punish me for not buying the Prime thing.


Rating 8/10
4/5

Not all that bad

I kinda like Harbor Freight when buying in the store so I can actually examine the product. Plus the stores are a big toy store for DIYers.

However, buying online and shipping is not good; my last order stalled with HF telling me it was "Shipped" while FedEx was telling me "Label Created." Finally, seven days after ordering, Fedex tracking told me my item had been tendered to them and was on its way.

Shopping at HF you have to do your research. Some of their power tools are crap, but many are very similar to brand-name tools you will find in the box stores. Tools branded Ryobi, Wen, Craftsman, Rikon, and others likely come out of the same factory in China that the HF tools do. But the difference is in those individual brands' specific alterations to the basic design (beyond the cosmetic plastic or paint exterior changes). I am no expert on this, but I would submit that the HF tools are the bottom end of the spectrum in this regard; the other rebrands usually make some important improvements in their specs to the factory, whether it's motor power, component quality, design improvements, or whatever.

That said, I have a couple of HF Central Machinery power tools that are just fine (with some setup attention), and several HF-sold Pittsburgh and Drill Master accessories that are comparable to the much more expensive brand names.


Rating 10/10
5/5

One of my go-to vape stores for DIY supplies

My orders with ecigexpress have arrived with no problems. This store caters to the DIY folks and has, among other things, a great selection of flavorings at reasonable prices with fair shipping. My items came quickly. When ready to buy flavorings I check ecigexpress along with Bull City Vapor, which is also very good in my experience.


Rating 6/10
3/5

Who are these gushing reviewers?

It's obvious that most of the five-star reviews here were written by someone whose primary language is Chinese: "I have long time wanted to order..." "You don't doubt buy in this shop!" "i recieved my powerbank cheked it and uses it till now." Etc., etc. What you infer from this is up to you.

This guy with a name in quotation marks, "Marc," who creamed all over his keyboard while writing a store review that was mostly about what he purchased, well, I can't imagine what his deal is, but it seems suspicious as well, since he's only felt jazzed enough to write a review here once.

I placed my order on 2/29, the "we shipped today" notice was 3/12, it actually got to China Post on 3/18, and it arrived at my house 3/31. Shipping from China is slow, but especially when the seller takes 18 days to get it in the mail.

It's what I ordered, the price was a few bucks cheaper that some other sellers, and I am basically satisfied, but next time I will try to find what I want from someone who can get my order to me in a decent amount of time. Looking at discussions in the RC forums I see that Banggood has a better record in most regards except absolute lowest price. I might try them. but then again, Adorama and B&H have a lot of the same products -- higher priced, yeah, but faster, more reliable shipping.


Rating 10/10
5/5

Based on reviews here I guess I was lucky. Bought a refurb camera at the lowest price I could find and it arrived, as described, seven calendar days from my order with free shipping. However, I see no reason I had to pay state sales tax on my purchase as they have no Florida presence as far as I can tell, so I probably won't do another Groupon purchase. Because the tracking showed the item originating in Edison, NJ, I'm pretty sure my order was (rather languidly) fulfilled by Buydig, which is a reliable seller, It probably wasn't from NewEgg, which also ships from Edison, because they didn't have the item on their site.

Buying discounted services like pedicures and oil changes and carpet cleaning, etc., online is not something I would not attempt, as you're going to be last in line at that wildly reduced price and probably get less-than-great service -- and really can't expect Groupon to get all that involved in bad experiences, as all they're basically doing is setting you up with some local business that agreed to offer a deal, but may or may not honor that deal.


Rating 10/10
5/5

I saw a great deal on some shoes at 6pm so I ordered them and then checked the reviews here. This is not the correct order of actions when dealing with a new seller, and I was leery after reading some of the stories here. However, maybe I was lucky or maybe 6pm is a nightmare only sometimes, as the shoes arrived quickly, were well-packed, are genuine Rockports, and are exactly what I ordered -- at a price less than half what others are selling them for. No complaints.


Rating 10/10
5/5

Ordered a Vamo at a great price (about $28). With free shipping, price was a little lower than comparable China sellers, and way less than US resellers. Item arrived pretty quickly, but the padded-envelope packaging was not as good as, say, vaporbreak, which sent my order in a box, but charges $5+ for shipping and requires a rather inconvenient delivery signature.


Rating 10/10
5/5

Provape sells the absolute best vaping device, period. After trying 808s, eGos, this vv box, and that vv tube, and that whatever, I finally bit the bullet and bought the expensive-but-totally-worth-it Provari several months ago. End of device shopping. I have the backups, and I desire nothing else now in terms of devices. I buy Boge cartos from surevapes, DIY juice/flavorings from goodprophets and wizardlabs, and the occasional tank from valleyvapes, and that's about it. Shopping and trying different products is fun at first, but eventually it's comforting to just settle down with the good stuff.


Rating 10/10
5/5

The best source for Boge cartos at an excellent price. The $23 5-package (25-carto) mix-and-match is the best deal I've seen -- and the free shipping rocks. Great service as well. I've ordered from surevapes several times with no problem whatsoever and will order again.


Rating 8/10
4/5

I've bought from SmokTek several times and the service has been pretty good. He also has some unique items that I haven't found elsewhere. There are a lot of great sellers out there that are low-priced and service-oriented in addition to SmokTek. Visit e-cigarette-forum.com for a huge amount of info.


Rating 10/10
5/5

A wide variety of products, no matter what you're looking for. Like most e-cig sellers (who are all mostly AMAZING -- but stay away from the ones who pop up on those bogus "review" sites), they provide super-fast shipping, very reasonable shipping costs, great customer service, good products, and...well, what else is there. They're in my bookmarks and I visit their site often to see if they have anything new and exciting.


Rating 6/10
3/5

Not my first choice for e-cig stuff. Great prices and fast shipping, but my order showed shipped in full on their site, but when I received it, the juice was not included and the packing slip was marked "refunded" for that item. I received no notification from them by email. This wouldn't be a big deal for most online purchases, but there are a TON of REALLY GREAT sellers in the e-cig area, and service to the customer is primary to them, and communication is freaking outstanding. So,I can't believe these guys couldn't let me know with a quick email that an item was not being shipped. Probably my first and last order with them.


Rating 10/10
5/5

I bought an Acer netbook from the closeout section. (Who says the netbook concept is dead? I don't, and wouldn't have one of those little tablet-toys for what they cost when I can have one of these cool little netbooks.)

Only one was in stock, and it was a discontinued item, but it had all the features I was looking for. Price was great, shipping was fast, and although the netbook shows some minor signs of use, it was factory refurbed and works perfectly -- and was easily upgradable RAM and OS-wise.

Some of these netbooks require major surgery to replace the 1GB RAM chip with a 2GB; the one I got was easy with an removable panel on the bottom. You should be aware of the requirements if you intend to do that kind of RAM upgrade unless you want to be attempting to pop out the keyboard -- and then get it back in correctly. Yikes. Me thinks not -- for me, anyway.

Oh, and I asked a question about the warranty info and got a very fast and thorough response from CheetahDeals.


posted Jul-09-2011

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Rating 4/10
2/5

Good price, so I ordered from Mowtownusa through Amazon on Sunday and paid $5 shipping on a small item that will no doubt come in a small envelope; item didn't get shipped (according to email notification) until the following Friday, which is when I was expecting to RECEIVE IT. This is just really poor service. I wish I had bought elsewhere, and won't buy from these people again.


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