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PurpleCatfishBettie
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3246 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby PurpleCatfishBettie; Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:49 am Parts on Aliexpress.com: Real or...?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10PCS-F ... 90027.html

Is everything on this site a counterfeit, or are these legit? Is it a good price: AC128 transistors for around $1.23 apiece?
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justin3am
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10373 posts since 7 May, 2006, from Southern California

Postby justin3am; Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:31 pm Re: Parts on Aliexpress.com: Real or...?

I've bought stuff from Aliexpress a couple of times. Most of the time the parts were just as described. Once I got an OLED which didn't match the specs of the part on the page but it still worked.

I can't say if the part you are looking at is a counterfeit, I think it depends on the supplier. I'm always much more wary about obsolete parts like germanium transistors and diodes. I try to find source which others have confirmed are legit, even if they are more expensive.
resynthesis
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344 posts since 17 Sep, 2007, from Planet Thanet

Postby resynthesis; Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:39 pm Re: Parts on Aliexpress.com: Real or...?

There was some discussion on DIYSB a couple of years ago about some AC128s which look like them. Take note of RG Keen's comments :)

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=106683.0
PurpleCatfishBettie
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3246 posts since 21 Jul, 2009

Postby PurpleCatfishBettie; Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:23 am Re: Parts on Aliexpress.com: Real or...?

cool... looks like a person can take their chances a bit on sourcing, then run some rudimentary tests to see what they've got:

http://diy.smallbearelec.com/HowTos/Fuz ... /FFFAQ.htm
OughtaCrawl
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5 posts since 14 May, 2012, from Long Beach

Postby OughtaCrawl; Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:20 pm Re: Parts on Aliexpress.com: Real or...?

I have yet to be screwed on either Aliexpress or ebay which seem to have many of the same Chinese sellers honestly. The only complaint is they hardly ever to more than throw it in a mailer and ship it (i.e. no padding and so forth) but when you get ten for the price of one everywhere else it hardly matters if one or two have bent IC legs. Of course we are selling out our own countries but then again most mom and pop shops nowadays all stock up from Chinese sellers anyways. So it hardly matters. So to answer, yes most of it is legit and you will be pleased. This has been my experience anyways. Yes I have made my 5th comment now! Time to shut the hell up. Cheers.
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