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AUD and other direct DX sites. Why do they exist ?

  • tonyjross Monday, June 2, 2014 6:03 AM Reply
    I'm curious why there are other DX sites like the AUD DX site ?

    When I saw this advertised on the normal DX site I thought it meant that there was local stock of the items advertised.

    If the items are still overseas and are being shipped out, where is the advantage of having a local site ?

    On the AUD.DX site it says there are local offices in Australia. What do these local offices do ?

    Even with the FAQ it says this is for showing items that are related to that country. But it always looks like the same stuff you get on the normal DX site.

    I'm curious. Where's the advantage ? Advertising ? Marketing ?

    Tony
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  • ozOzo Top 10 Forum Poster Monday, June 2, 2014 9:57 AM Reply
    The idea of the “Direct” sites is to provide faster delivery for those prepared to pay extra for that service. All products are still dispatched from Hong Kong but instead of the normal mail services, DX have a deal with a “Logistics Partner” for each of the areas.

    In the case of AUD, that partner is Toll Express, which is an Australian owned worldwide freight/transport company with an agency in Hong Kong. They have local offices in Au, not DX.

    The products on offer are generally the same as the dx.com site (same SKU# except Au’s are prefixed by 961…) They try to list items more popular with Au customers and leave out things that may be Customs “sensitive”. They do not have the full range of course because I think they stick mostly with items they either have in stock or are reasonably sure they can have delivered from their suppliers within a day or so. An extra few bucks is added to the price and there is a minimum order value.

    My personal experience: Delivery less than 5 days after ordering, but I have read one or two horror stories of it being no quicker than normal dx.com. If I was in a hurry for something, I’d take the punt again.
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  • matrix-neo Moderator Monday, June 2, 2014 10:03 AM Reply
    What do these local offices do ?
    also having a local office/shipping address means product returns/faulty RMA items are sent to a local address so shipping is cheaper and/or faster
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  • tonyjross Monday, June 2, 2014 12:44 PM Reply
    Interesting.

    Thank you both for your answers.

    Tony
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  • ozOzo Top 10 Forum Poster Monday, June 2, 2014 2:32 PM Reply
    One other important thing I forgot to mention Tony, is that there is no problem with Lithium batteries with Toll Express. I don't know about the US and EU carriers.
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