No real 'Off Topic' place to put this, so here it landed... I was wondering if anyone here buys through the Aliexpress website. I think I first heard about it through co-workers and I think I saw it mentioned in an A.V.E. video. Long story fully detailed: I've been playing with the idea of installing a DRO on my little Rockwell mill for some time. I even pondered diy'ing one. The mill I learnt on, at a former employer, had a 3 axis DRO, and it made it so much easier to work on. Considering backlash becomes a non-issue and operations like bolt hole circles are a button press away. However, the costs are significant when a DRO out of North America starts at 50% of what I paid for the mill to begin with, and closer to 70% if you go for the 3rd axis. Well after googling "cheap dro" I stumbled across a thread on the 'hobby-machinist' forum that talked in depth about the great product via Aliexpress.com, and mainly this seller: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pr...801.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.6e464b87vs4AvR The vendor has quite a few offerings and I almost opted for a more expensive unit that came with free shipping, and subsequently ended up being just as costly as the lesser model with shipping costs....lol. I took the cheaper one based on reviews and made the purchase immediately. Well I guess based on me creating an account and then reopening it on a different window to compare shipping costs of the different items, I threw a red flag on my "new" account. This caused it to be locked out, but not before accepting my credit card info..lol, typical... Verifying my account was now mandatory but the process they force you to follow wasn't working correctly. After a lot of hoop jumping I finally managed to get on a live chat with an Aliexpress rep and she explained why my account had been locked out, and that although she couldn't immediately reset my access, she would tag it as verified and it would be unrestricted in 2 days. At my request she also confirmed that I had made an order for the DRO, but the charge for the item was being held until my credit card could be verified against my other personal details which are required when setting up an account. So here I sit, wondering if I goofed up and should just call the credit card company and cancel the payment. The comments in the thread that pointed me toward the Aliexpress seller were fantastic, and the reviews on the seller's store front echo'd them. I was just wondering if anyone here had any experience with the site, good or bad.