Every day, people ask the same question: Where is the best place to buy my new Kodi box? Let’s discuss why you shouldn’t buy a Kodi box from China!
When you look to buy a new Kodi box, everybody asks themselves the same questions. Should I save a few dollars by ordering a Kodi box from China on a website like aliexpress or gearbeast? How do I know which brand is the best? Should I get from Amazon where shipping is clear? Let’s address these questions and I will give you MY opinion on what you should do.
Should I save a few dollars by ordering a Kodi box from China on a website like aliexpress or gearbeast?
Sites like aliexpress and gearbeast are filled with Kodi Android boxes, all running similar hardware and sold from individual retailers who use cryptic descriptions and claim to sell the best. Often times, these Kodi boxes are 10-30% cheaper than official branded boxes from North America, which is enticing to those looking to save a few bucks on a Kodi machine. Put simply, I would NOT buy one of these boxes for a number of reasons.
- Warranty is inconvenient or non-existent at all, so if you ever have any problems you will spend that 10-30% you saved just trying to get support.
- Products are sold by individuals who are buying Android boxes in bulk to make a profit, similar to eBay, so you have no control on quality or history of the product.
- Shipping can take a while from China, often two or more weeks.
- Listings often appear to be “official” models like G-Box or FireTV but with one letter changed to fool you into thinking you are buying something official.
- Parts are often OEM – meaning they are real parts used in actual Kodi boxes, but have failed factory acceptance, have been returned, or are of lesser quality. This is a huge reason why these boxes often fail quick.
- Cheap and illegal labor is often used in these factories making the boxes, which is why they are sold for a discount.
If you want to guarantee the quality of your new Kodi box, check out Amazon today and specifically the Kodi Tips Amazon store and do NOT buy a Kodi box from China. Kodi Tips has gone through and individually hand-picked popular Kodi boxes that are proven to be reliable and of high quality. All of your purchases will go through Amazon, but by using the Kodi Tips store, you can be sure that you aren’t getting a third-party rip off.
If you want to know which Kodi boxes is good for you, have a look at our review of some of the most popular Kodi box brands here.