What a cool thread. I'm loving seeing someone like GearBestZA always helping out.
Note sure if people say this enough on here, but: Thanks Dude... your messages and comments when I was considering buying a projector was greatly appreciated.
Ordered my OnePlus 5T from Gearbest before reading this thread (BTW I also work in Rosebank but didn't use the Joburg code as you suggested).
The order was placed on Friday late in the afternoon and I see it's already being shipped out of Shenzen with DHL this afternoon (Monday the 12th) even though the site said "Ships between Dec 15 - Dec 18".
There was a little button on the website under my order that said "Ship Faster" or something like that .. .wonder if it made a difference when I clicked it.
Anyway, pretty damn pleased with the Gearbest site and service so far. You get a "download invoice" button and the track shipment option is obvious and works.
Will see how it goes
Thanks for the message. Really appreciate it. DHL does ship a lot quicker from GearBest but can sometimes be a lot more expensive. They do sometimes ship with DHL if available and it does benefit the client. Just remember that DHL will charge for clearance but if you do need any assistance with it, just PM and I will assist.
DHL will ship correctly and does not seem to have the issue that Aramex has sometimes with Postal code.
Regarding the dispatch faster button, I generally push it every day till my order is shipped. Most take around a week to ship and arrive here in a week. Most order take 2 weeks to arrive.
What I did notice about GearBest is that if there are issues like postal code or stock, the order slows down. But once the postal code is sorted, all future orders fly with no issues. Just affects first orders mainly.