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AliExpress: 15% Cashback (Was 5%, Cap $50) | Chemist Warehouse: 8.88% (Was 4%, Usually 1%) @ ShopBack

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A couple of great cashbacks to kick off the Year of the Rat.


Wishing everyone a peaceful and safe Year of the Rat.

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  • +2 votes

    Anyone know the valid until?

  • -1 vote

    I JUST BOUGHT STUFF BEFORE IT HIT 12:00AM, any chance I can get the new cashback?

  • +15 votes

    The 10% GST has really made Aliexpress fairly unappealing for alot of things

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      I have never purchased from Aliexpress so unsure if they include a receipt that I can use to claim TRA when taking the product overseas?

      • +3 votes

        i've been told you can't claim TRS on items purchased from overseas, even if GST is paid.

        • +1 vote

          That is correct

        • +1 vote

          I don't know if they call this GST, but I know they call it some sort of "duties".

          The thing is, if Goods & Services produced within the boundaries of a country, are taxed, for the benefits of the citizens of the country,
          then why should foreign items produced using foreign resources, be taxed as GST too ?

          I get that it's a 'consumption tax' for the Australian public, but consuming foreign goods is collected by the Australian government?

          How about the the AU government collect the taxes from the mega-rich ? !

          • +1 vote

            @whyisave:

            Goods & Services produced within the boundaries of a country

            It's a tax that is charged at consumption not production.
            Hence why it applies to items made locally or imported, and taxed is applied when sold (based on sale price)

            • +1 vote

              @SBOB: A tax that is charged by a business/entity that is Australian, right?

              Should foreign merchants be collecting GST for another government ?

              • +1 vote

                @whyisave: I honestly don't have an issue with it.

                Major overseas retailers shipping direct to customers. So the tax applies at consumption (ie you getting your order). It's not a tax on the seller.
                It's either charged there, or at the point of import.

                Doing at import means significantly more overheads and man hours (plus delayed shipments). Just look at VAT in the UK for example, where it's changed on import and VAT bills sent to the consumer.

                Hence why it use to be applied to orders for items over $1k, due to overheads costs to apply it.

                But none of this is shopback talk ;)

    • +5 votes

      What has suddenly become too expensive to purchase from AliExpress due to GST?

    • +1 vote

      precisely. I would only look at low value items that ebay doesn't sell.

      Good ol Gerry Harvey and Joe Hockey looking after Australian jobs.

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      agree.

      + 15% cashback.
      - 10% "duties"

    • +2 votes

      The 10% GST has really made Aliexpress fairly unappealing for alot of things

      what? it is still cheaper than ebay …

      • +3 votes

        ebay and paypal have better customer protections than Aliexpress.

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          AliExpress are terrible until you're a Gold, Platinum or Diamond level member. Being a few $$$ off Platinum they refunded me within 7 days of a lost package a few weeks back. No questions asked.

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    Thanks OP, just bought a few hours prior. Cancelled those orders and it came out to be just under $50. Was meant to be.

    Hope shopback works. Been hit and miss for me.

  • +1 vote

    A bit off topic, would ordering anything from coronavirus infected country is a good idea currently? What I know is it's human to human contact that makes this virus spread but would handling the item we bought can also like by cough etc?

    • +2 votes

      Coronavirus spores won't last weeks without a host.

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        That's reassuring. But some virus is able to lay dormant isn't it.

        • +3 votes

          Viruses are parasites and can't exist without a host to sustain them. Most are "dead" within a few minutes of leaving a human body, although the most resilient, norovirus, can survive for up to two weeks on hard surfaces.

          Bacteria on the other hand can lie dormant in endospores for perhaps indefinitely.

      • +10 votes

        slow delivery has never been so good :)

    • +3 votes

      Asking the real question here. With young kids in the house..I too did think about this. Was telling myself to open it in the garage then trash the wrappings and sanitise my hands.

    • +3 votes

      Kind of absurd.

      There is a 1665 example where a damp packet of cloth came up from London by carriage in bad weather to Eyam, a village in the Peak District. In London 60% of people died. The tailor hung the cloth templates about his home to dry from the warmth of the fire. He was the first plague victim in Eyam. The village of Eyam isolated themselves from the rest of the Peak District.

      A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walsh

      Eyam

    • +3 votes

      better not buy any iphones then, or 80% of electronic goods since regardless of the point of sale, they spent some time in China.

      btw, the Corona has made its way to a bunch of countries already, including the US and Japan. Better not buy anything from there either. Oh wait, doesn't Japan make a bunch of components used in just about everything? Uh oh.

      • -1 vote

        Corona originated in Mexico City at cerveceria modelo. It transferred to humans from lime juice particles as a lime wedge was squeezed into the neck of a bottle.

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    Does shopback track via AliExpress app?
    (It doesn't appear to exclude it, but I seem to recall it didn't in the past?)

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    Chemist warehouse reducing cashback…😭 We should hold on buying until they give 10%

    • +1 vote

      8.88 is luckier than 10

      that's why Google uses 8.8.8.8 as DNS :P

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        Not really any they use 8.8.8.8

        Considering 10.x.x.x is a reserved local address space, would be pretty hard to run a global public DNS server at 10.10.10.10. ;)

  • -2 votes

    Would you buy anything of value from Aliex? I don't doubt I'll receive it, but my after sales support experience has not been great. Sellers always say I am not using it correctly or I'm doing something wrong on my end instead of admitting the item is junk and needs replacement. Making a claim the item is counterfeit is going to be a case of their word against yours.

    • +4 votes

      I've successfully received refunds for products "not working as described" multiple times.
      Just make sure you describe the issue properly and take good photos to substantiate your claim. There is no issue with the remediation process.

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        they ask for photos of things you either can't give photos for or they wouldn't be useful. e.g. sound issues. They're doing everything they can to avoid any responsibility. In the case of ebay, they are always biased in favor of the customer. As soon as you make a dispute, the funds you paid them are inaccessible and frozen until they sort it out, even if the customer had no valid claim.

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          I bought headphones and made a short video of the issue in a silent area. Uploaded it to a free hosting service and sent the link in the dispute. Refund was issued pretty much straight away. Bit of a work around.

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    keep in mind guys Chinese new year holidays start today, lasts 2 weeks, so allow for extra time for shipping

    last year i ordered a tablet at the start of CNY and it took them ~2 weeks to post my item, all in all it took 1 month to arrive in Sydney YMMV.

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    Technically Chemist Warehouse was 4% yesterday.. but anyway ;)
    I ordered yesterday.. and it didn't track. Hopefully it comes through.

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    Damn it just made a Chemist Warehouse order yesterday…

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    Alie is multiple transactions right?

  • +3 votes

    Last time they had 15% cashback, the phone I bought didn't track, and Shopback never answered my messages. My missing cashback claim was also rejected. Meanwhile, the smaller items I bought all tracked. This has happened several times before.

    So if you're going to buy a higher value item, it's hit or miss whether it'll track or not even if you're doing everything correctly. It's pretty dodgy how low value items always track, but higher value items have issues half the time.

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      yeh that's why I've never done a high value groupon holiday cashback or something.

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        Groupon is the riskiest for all platforms. Their in house affiliate tracking is seriously unreliable.

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      AliExpress

      higher value

      anomaly detected

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      Bought multiple items valued BEFORE GST $139.24, completed transactions at 11.55PM. Got tracked now with total cashback of only $5.21.

      15% of $139.24 should be $20.88 right? Even the standard 5% also should be $6.96.

      Anyone had the same issue? This is not the first time this has happened. I bought over $500 during their 11.11 and 12.12 Sales Events last year. Same issue, always incorrect cashback amount tracked.

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    is the chemistwarehouse cashback eligible for "click and collect"?

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    Nice, thanks

  • +1 vote

    Bought multiple items valued BEFORE GST $139.24, completed transactions at 11.55PM. Got tracked with total cashback of only $5.21.

    15% of $139.24 should be $20.88 right? Even the standard 5% also should be $6.96.

    Anyone had the same issue? This is not the first time this has happened. I bought over $500 during their 11.11 and 12.12 Sales Events. Same issue, always incorrect cashback amount tracked.

    • +1 vote

      Were they from 1 shop or multiple? I got caught by this as well in the past. If it was for multiple, you'll only get cashback from one of the shops. Aliexpress charges you in 1 payment, but splits into multiple orders based on store, so tracking is only against one of the stores :(

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        They're 10 transactions from multiple shops. All 10 transactions got tracked, but the tracked amounts were incorrect.

        In this case, do you mean Ali tracked only one store purchase value, then split that tracked amount into 10 transactions?

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          No, only one transaction from the order got tracked for me when I had multiple transactions from different stores in the one order.

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    Has anyone's order been marked as sent yet?

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      Most are closed till the 1st due to CNY

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        All my orders have been extended from 5 days to another 16 days before they will automatically refunded if not sent. Yeah right ! What happen to the 5 days remains? I even cannot get the automatic refund even I cancel the order, pending approval from seller. I can understand with the current situation in China, but they cannot do this. My recent order via ebay was still able to be sent, why not from Ali Express? Taking my money first and then keep postponing sensing order. Not happy! Grrrr

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