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DrMoo

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Apologies, I'm sure this question gets posted a lot.
There is something I urgently need from aliexpress. I could buy it locally for 4x the price. from your experience, How long would It take to receive a small item?
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I ordered a pair of clip on sunglasses off ali... Ordered beginning of dec 2018, arrived mid April this year...

That was through aliexpress standard shipping (free, SAPO)

Also ordered a large quantity of other items (1 order) and took DHL shipping (quantity + price made DHL worth it) and it arrived in 4 days (not even joking)

If it's a small item (under $100) then DHL isn't worth it (you'll pay more on shipping than the item is worth)

If you go with the free shipping option, thanks to our magnificently efficient customs and postal service, be prepared to wait 4+ months

Just as a note... The item arrived at the customs sorting centre from china in about a week and a half.. And spent the next 4 months sleeping there. The sellers are usually pretty proficient. It's our mailing service that's lacking
 

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Depends on what shipping method you use. DHL will be very expensive but probably the quickest
Via China post, will take like 2 months
 

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Never ever use economical post! South African Post Services only delivers your parcels 10% of the time. Im still waiting for parts which i ordered June last year. I have not received a read in tracking number form south africa and they only tell me they can't help me.

Always use third party!

Just my 2c, this is your own decision

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I ordered a couple of things (total about $80) from Aliexpress. Waiting 6 weeks so far.

Update:

Placed order for 5 items on 30/03/19.
Last item was delivered to local PO 20/06/19.
 
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I've ordered 20+ individual items off aliexpress over the years, only ever via China mail. Items have always arrived, though some take longer than others. As others have said, the items will arrive in SA in about 2 weeks, but hang around in customs for 2-4 months. Its annoying, but its the price you pay for ordering cheap. (Saved 3k on a car part!)
 

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I've ordered +-150 items on Aliexpress over the last few years and only a handful of items haven't arrived within the 60 day period (most during SAPO strikes).

Some of the china post registered items arrive in about 4-5 weeks
 

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