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    Default USB Type C Add on

    Any 'cheap' way to add USB type C to my old PC?

    Saw some PCIe add on cards but they are not cheap!

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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    Depends on what is classed as "Cheap" Did you want a Adaptor / hub that plugs into USB3 on the computer with USB-C ports OR a PCIe Card with USB-C ports ??

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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    Having a look about they are over priced in NZ

    I'm in the process of building a new PC, the board doesn't have USB-C and was wanting some as well. Went and ordered one from Aliexpress -- How's $30 NZ???

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000262278524.html

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    It may be here before Christmas-who knows, I'll let you know when it arrives Some stuff takes longer than others, had stuff turn up within 2 weeks, others take a month or more. Depends on how much of a hurry you're in.

    If you want 4 Port Bit more expensive BUT

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002580678806.html
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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    This might be the go https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/HSA...PE-C-TO-TYPE-A

    Good luck with getting anything from AliExpress within 30 days

    Had 2 buys that took over 90 days ,one I applied for a refund only to have it turn up just the other day

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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post

    Good luck with getting anything from AliExpress within 30 days
    Depends how its coming, just had 4 different items turn up this week, longest was ordered 3 weeks ago.

    Some USB adapters don't work like they are meant to / Advertised. Had that happen MANY times.
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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    Just to prove Aliexpress is not always slow, here's one I got earlier this month. 12 Days from ordering to receiving.

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    Often it takes longer to get from NZ Customs to your address, its not uncommon to sit in Auckland for two weeks

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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Just to prove Aliexpress is not always slow, here's one I got earlier this month. 12 Days from ordering to receiving.

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    Often it takes longer to get from NZ Customs to your address, its not uncommon to sit in Auckland for two weeks
    I am with you.

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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    My last purchase
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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    With Aliexpress I work on the principle as long as you're in no hurry its not a problem. But usually expect at least a Month. If it comes earlier thats a bonus.

    SWMBO got a Parcel yesterday, she didn't know what it was, it ended up being a handbag type thing that holds phone and everything including the kitchen sink LOL cost her $10 ( the same in NZ would have been around $90) She had gotten a refund as it was taking to long she applied for a refund after 7 weeks, then it turned up ( typical)

    Clothes are another matter their sizing are small. Some of its rubbish some not, some the items are the exact same thing you get in NZ but at a fraction of the price.

    I've gotten in LCD panels at a fraction of teh cost, they are Brand New and the EXACT same panel as the original.
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    Default Re: USB Type C Add on

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    Good luck with getting anything from AliExpress within 30 days
    Try 2 months now.

    With the aliexpress orders I did last night, EXPECTED delivery dates where 13Jan & 31Jan .
    Some sellers 'expected' delivery dates were Feb next year !!!
    At least they are being honest with that .

    Buy from NZ if you want it this year

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