QUOTE(zeroglyph @ Nov 21 2017, 01:14 PM)
so far, i don't have much issues with BG. got some faulty stuff, but they mitigate quickly. just got to be patient with their support staff. it's just the standard risk of buying things online. Gearbest however, is the next level of bad for me
you could opt for buying locally(walk-in), but price are expensive and they probably got their stock from BG to begin with.
you still won't be able to test the FC on the spot.
you could also follow rotor riot's Mr.Steele advice and not buy any China stuff. stick to American/Western made stuff.
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I hv bought FCs before online - APM, CC3D, Naze32 and several micro F3s. So far so good.
But for my next build, I would really like an Omnibus Pro... problem is, I've been hearing horror stories of people receiving dud Omnibus FCs from places like Banggood. I get the impression that, when buying Omnibus FCs in particular from BG, it's going to be a crap shoot.
How do I tell the good ones from the risky ones on BG? If they're all risky, should I just stick to the cheapest one?
Years ago I used to buy vaping stuff off Gearbest. Shipping took bloody forever! Earlier in the year I bought a cheap-ass Windows tablet on GB, it was a much better experience. Maybe they've improved.
Recently I have started to see RC components being sold on Lazada too. Lazada tends to have faster shipping - 2 weeks tops.
My last FC purchase was a micro F3 from this online seller in Ipoh (RChopez), they actually sent a video of Betaflight being flashed into it and confirmation that it's working fine prior to shipping. They have Omnibus FCs too (of course they got them from China) but they're pricier... I like their service but for the asking price I might as well buy an original Airbot Omnibus F4 Pro from RTFQ in Florida.