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Old 08-20-2007, 04:45 AM #1
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Default How does DX remain in business? LOL

I mean, how much does airmail cost? I have never made a purchase there before, until today, I bought a Gamecube memory card for my Wii, and a Red laser module, a total of about $6. This is crazy! So it's cheap Chinese products that only cost about one dollar for them, there's still the issue of shipping, which probably cost more then $5 bucks.

So how do these people make money?


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Default Re: How does DX remain in business? LOL

i just looked at the many packages of dx stuff that i got
it just says

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HONG KONG
PORT PAYE

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probably worked out some deal with the hong kong post office
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Default Re: How does DX remain in business? LOL

Perhaps some huge discount?

That would explain how they can ship a $1 product free to anywhere in the world.
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Default Re: How does DX remain in business? LOL

Yeah, their stuff is amazingly cheap.
The $1 gadgets are crazy!!
It's nice to know that the prices include shipping. You can buy whatever you want whenever you want. No need to wait till you can fill up a $20 shipping bag.
I think they make very low percentage profit on their goods and rather rely on mass sales than mass profit.
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Default Re: How does DX remain in business? LOL

I'm guessing it's a combination of their profit over the wholesale prices they get from their suppliers, and a bulk-rate deal from Hong Kong post.

Hong Kong is INSANELY buinsess-friendly.

The U.S. is one of the best business climates in the world, at least as compared to Socialist Europe, or the various third-world kleptocracies.

Yet Hong Kong (and Taiwan) make starting a buisness in the U.S. look like Soviet Russia. John Stossel, the Libertarian reporter from ABC's 20/20 news program did a test. He flew to Hong Kong, got in line at a government office, filled out a form, and rented a space in a shopping mall to sell 20/20 and ABC merchandise. He was "in buisness" within 24 hours.

In the U.S. The process took weeks.

In Europe, months.

In the third-world, forget about it. The amount of bribe money, and the "knowing the right people" factor was enormous.
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Does anyone know how long AirMail takes for the US, they say two weeks, but I doubt that, I bet it's more like nine days or so.
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Default Re: How does DX remain in business? LOL

I placed an order with DX over two weeks ago, and it still hasn't arrived yet.

And with DX winding up in the Drudge Report over their cell-jammer, I would imagine some extra scrutiny from U.S. Customs over their packages for a while too.

Honestly, anything under a month from Hong Kong, or Taiwan, and I'm happy.

I'm not sure, but I'd think low priority air-mail may wait for space on under-loaded aircraft, so it might vary by a couple of days. aka "flying standby". But that's just a hair-brained idea on my part. I don't know if that's true or not.
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Default Re: How does DX remain in business? LOL

Has government subsidy been mentioned ?? There appeares to me to be some fixed, but unknown, charge. DX shippments show no postage --- ever.

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Does anyone know how long AirMail takes for the US, they say two weeks, but I doubt that, I bet it's more like nine days or so.
Last order I made it was 2 weeks exact IIRC
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