Just received amazonkindle!

Today I came to office a bit late. Immediately after coming I was informed that a parcel has arrived on my name. I was expecting a dummy camera lens as it is supposed to come. However, seeing the packet I was a bit suspicious. The dummy lens’s package would not be so small. After I opened it, I could not believe my eyes. It is amazonkindle! Yes, I ordered it on 15th May from www.aliexpress.com! But still unbelievable. Do you know why? Keep following.

In aliexpress, when a order is placed and payment is done the order status was ‘Shipment Required‘. The seller was supposed to ship it and mark it as ‘Shipped’ and provide me the tracking ID. However, till now I did not receive any tracking and the order status was ‘Shipment Required’ last night. Seeing the seller is delaying unnecessarily, I canceled the order and aliexpress.com refunded me the whole money within few minutes. I also gave negative feedback to the buyer for wasting my time.

So, I guess you now can understand why I am so surprised seeing it. The seller must be stupid! Why s/he did not update the status of the order?

Anyway, as still in office, I could not get much time to explore it. I will explore it at home. I wish the seller will contact me and I will arrange a way to pay him.

The benefit of aliexpress is that it does keeps the money in escrow until you confirm that the product is reached to you and it is upto your expectation. I first heard about aliexpress.com from a member of Projanmo Forum.

My version is Kindle 3 WiFi + 3G. Costs (including shipping) was US$191. Also I had to pay 1050 tk here as excise duty and other fees.

Review on my Android based Chinese clone of IPad!

On November 2, 2010 I have ordered this item from eBay! I was skeptical whether I will get the item in hand or not because our postal service is still of medieval age! And the most shameful thing is that the dishonest custom and postal service officers even keep the items for themselves it attracts their attention. Moreover, last time Apress.com sent me two books for reviews however these bloody custom officers asked BDT 2000 tax for these though the books were gift! My bad luck is that, being a student I could not afford that high tax/excise duty!

All such experiences made me thinking that I won’t get things in hand! However, on the last week of November, 2010 I received the items (I have also ordered a speed light for my DSLR). Most interesting thing is that two items came from different countries and order in two days gap. However, I received both at a time. Now, let me say something more about the APad! Continue reading →