Among the various online stores that deal with electronics, GeekBuying it is one of the most widespread and appreciated. This is a pretty good option when you are looking for smartphone, accessories and whatever else is part of the tech category. Especially considering the convenience of the Asian market when talking about this type of device.
Products and categories
GeekBuying offers a rather large database, whether you are talking about smartphones or gadgets. On the left side of the home page there is a column that shows us all the categories present, ie the following:
- TV Box and mini PC
- Android / Windows tablets, notebooks and accessories
- Drones and accessories
- Virtual reality (viewers and accessories)
- Wearable (smartband and smartwatch)
- Consumer electronics (audio, powerbank, cables, microSD, etc.)
- Computers and networking (keyboards, mice, cables, accessories, etc.)
- Accessories for Apple, Samsung and various brands
- Sports and outdoor (action cam, camping, torches, etc.)
- Car accessories (dashcam, alarms, lights, etc.)
- Security systems (IP Camera, baby monitor, etc.)
- Home & Garden (robot vacuum cleaners, decorations, kitchen, etc.)
- Watches and bijouterie
Prices and methods of purchase
As for all online stores, compared to the purely Asian market prices are more or less higher. This is for the costs of imports, assistance and so on. However, these are rather low prices and most often cheap compared to other platforms. Especially during holidays like the Black Friday and the Singles Day, during which there are myriads of discounts on the proposed catalog.
First of all, we invite you to join the official Telegram channel di GeekBuying Italia. This channel is managed by the staff of GizChina in direct collaboration with the store and here you will find all the offers updated in real time.
If you would like to stay up-to-date on GeekBuying offers (but not only), you can do it comfortably via GizDeals Group. This Telegram channel offers many options, helping you to make your purchases. Here you can find numerous coupons and discounts in real time, in addition to daily support with advice on purchases. Here's what you can do on GizDeals Group:
- require for the products that interest you;
- receive assistance for your purchases;
- benefit from exclusive offers for the group;
- receive in preview the most interesting proposals;
- interact with it staff for tips and suggestions.
Depending on the product chosen on GeekBuying, they may be available up to 3 warehouses Recommended, or China, Hong Kong e Italy. Identifying them is very simple: once you have chosen the item to buy, among the options we will see various words, as you can see in the image below. No initial abbreviation indicates the Chinese warehouse, while "HK" and "IT" indicate the respective countries.
Again in the image below, see also the words "DE" and "ES", that is German warehouse e Spanish. However, these options are to be assessed only if Italy is absent.
1) Warehouse China
In case the Chinese warehouse is selected, the shipment to choose is the EU Priority Line, with times of 8-25 working days. This is the equivalent of Italy Express by GearBest since it is exempt from customs duties. It has no price limits and can therefore also be present for products of low value.
However, the products in the database are not available to everyone. In case it is absent, you can choose the Registered Airmail (15-30 working days). This type is free and the probability of paying the customs is low, although not exempt to 100%. Choosing DHL will shorten the deadlines but increase the chances of paying customs.
2) Hong Kong Warehouse
If the chosen product comes from Hong Kong, there are two circumstances. In fact, even here the HKEU Priority Line, a sort of Italy Express that will allow us to avoid customs fees. The timing is around 15-25 working days.
In the event that the aforementioned is absent, the shipping options are divided between Registered Airmail, DHL Economy e HKDHL Express. For some products you may find the option TNT in place of DHL. In this case the option to choose depends on how much you want to spend and wait to receive the package. However, the odds of paying the customs duties are present.
3) Warehouse Italy
Obviously the most favorable shipping for us Italian users is that from Italy warehouse. By choosing this option, compared to a higher cost of the product, the package is delivered by Bartolini. If the weight of the package is above average (maybe you have purchased a robot vacuum cleaner) then it will be delivered by DHL.
1) Warehouse China or Hong Kong
You have made a purchase from warehouse in China or Hong Kong and the product needs to be sent in warranty? In this case you will have to send at your own expense the parcel in China. On this page find all the information regarding the management of the guarantee, the validity of 12 months.
2) Warehouse Italy / Spain / Germany
If you have bought from an Italian warehouse, things are getting more positive. When buying, you will need to flag the option "Add Italy Local Return Service to your order". By doing so with a small surcharge you will be entitled to 12 mesi di garanzia in Italy. or, if necessary, in Germany. This rule also applies to purchases in Spain and Germany: by selecting this option the package can be sent back to Spain or Germany.
In the event that you encounter problems with GeekBuying, you can rely on third-party repairers. Among these you can contact TechRepair, an assistance center specialized in Asian brands.
If the product arrives damaged, not working or is not what you ordered, you should contact GeekBuying within 2 days since his arrival. You will need to provide photos, videos and documentation of the case as indicated on the appropriate page. The shipment will be charged to the store. In case you do not like the product, you can send it back within 7 days. In this case the shipment will be at your expense.