So you’ve found a really cheap item, or read my article “Don’t Pay Marked-Up Shipping or Prices”!! Let’s make sure you’re getting the best deal!
First, Use Google’s Reverse Image Search.
Drag your mouse over the most descriptive part of the item name, right click, copy, or CTRL+C. If you’re using WISH and there is a login menu over-top of what you want to see, read this post for how to bypass.
Go to https://www.aliexpress.com/ and click into the search bar. Right click paste or CTRL+V into the search bar.
When you press search, you may not find the exact description – Never fear this is all part of the process! Scroll through the results, and try the searches that look like they match.
For example, I selected the top most search.
I then filter my results by Price –
– and select Free Shipping. (Without this option, you will see prices that will seem cheaper, but when you add in the shipping, costs just as much as the ones with Free shipping. If you can’t find the item with Free Shipping ON, deselect this option.)
Now that you’ve found the cheapest item, select the color, size and quantity. Many suppliers now include sizing info, but if this option is not available, many suppliers have a chart at the bottom of their item or on their main page, so be sure to check there. Make sure it fits!
Then you’ll want to ensure there isn’t a mobile deal available!
Sometimes these deals can cut the price in half –
– or vice versa as in this case, so be sure if if you’re searching on your phone, to check a computer before completing your order!
There have been reports of people having their credit card info skimmed when using this site. Ever since their newest update, this appears to have stopped, as the last news report/ blog article I can find was early 2017. I have never experienced this, possibly as I check all suppliers comments and reviews. Use your brain, does it look sketchy? It probably is!
One last note, the prices in the tutorial screenshots above are in US funds, except the last one which was on the phone app, which I had defaulted to Canadian Funds. To change this on a browser simply hover over the ‘Ships to’ menu and select the correct Currency.