I wish I could share your opinion of AliExpress, but I had a very poor experience where a seller advertised one figure and shipped another. I then subsequently had a very poor experience with customer support who insisted that I would be taken care of, especially when I demonstrated proof after proof of the seller's bad faith. I said I was happy to ship the product back as long as I didn't pay for shipping, but either way I should get a refund. In the end Aliexpress released the money to the seller and did nothing further to assist. In fact Aliexpress cares so little about its platform being used for fraud that the seller still has the same listing up. Anyway, Aliexpress has some great deals and most of their sellers may be honest, but the platform is useless as a guarantor against fraud.