I have now received about 30 items that I bought and have had no problems. China Post can be a little slow but not that bad. I even had one seller Ella Jewellery send me a refund when I did not receive the item and only asked if I would pay her again if it turned up - which it did and I returned her money. I frequently get friendly messages informing me of any developments. I have nothing but praise for Aliexpress.