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Laser Diode sourcing

Marco Botha

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Where does laser diodes from aliexpress come from
I bought a 505nm 30mw SHARP laser diode and cost me 7 USD a wonderd why is it cheap and where does it come from
And the 405nm laser diodes cost also alot cheaper but from different online sellers it is 200 USD
 



Shmackitup

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Where does laser diodes from aliexpress come from
I bought a 505nm 30mw SHARP laser diode and cost me 7 USD a wonderd why is it cheap and where does it come from
And the 405nm laser diodes cost also alot cheaper but from different online sellers it is 200 USD
Anything cheap usually comes from China.
 

WizardG

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Aliexpress and caveat emptor go together like peanut butter and jelly, Bonnie and Clyde, day and night.....pick your cliche. Prices there frequently seem too good to be true, because they are. What you get may differ signifigantly from what you order.
 




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