If you plan to enjoy Black Friday on AliExpress, the AliPrice extension can help you find the best deals. Available for the Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera desktop browsers, the add-on allows you to view product price history on the official AliExpress website. Thus, you can know if the promotion is reliable or if the seller increased the value before to lower it on Black Friday.
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The free extension also has other tools, including a price reduction alert and data on the seller’s reputation, indicating which stores on AliExpress are trustworthy and which have problems. See how to use AliPrice and buy with legitimate discounts.
See how to take advantage of AliExpress offers with AliPrice extension – Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
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Step 1. Access the AliPrice page, click «Download» and press the «Use in Chrome» button;
AliPrice extension page on the Chrome Web Store – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 2. In the dialog that will be displayed, select «Add extension»;
Installing the AliPrice extension on Chrome – Photo: Playback / Raquel Freire
Step 3. The extension will be added to the Chrome bar. When you enter a product page on AliExpress, a bar with five buttons will be displayed in the lower left corner of the screen;
AliPrice toolbar displayed on a product page on AliExpress – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 4. The button with a dollar sign ($) opens the price tracking tool. By clicking on it, you will see, in a graph, the product cost history on the Chinese website. In this example, we see that the offer is real: the value of the current date is the lowest one charged by AliExpress in the last month. Click on the gear icon at the top of the graph to access the AliPrice settings;
AliPrice’s price tracking tool – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 5. In the settings, you can change the theme (dark or light), change the language and set the page limit for loading. If you want to log in to AliPrice – which gives you access to tools like your favorites list and price drop alert – press «Subscribe». Complete the registration using Facebook, VK or Twitter credentials;
Settings window for the AliPrice extension, which compares prices on AliExpress – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 6. Click the button with three faces to see the seller’s reputation. The extension informs the seller’s start date on AliExpress, percentage of positive reviews, performance in communication with the customer and correspondence of the product to what is announced;
AliPrice tool to assess seller’s reputation on AliExpress – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 7. The button with the «play» icon opens user comments about the product. It is worth noting that, in most cases, there are no comments;
User comments window on product sold on AliExpress – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 8. Click the button with the heart icon and press «Price drop alert» to add the product in question to your favorites. When there is a price reduction, AliPrice will notify you;
Activation of the price drop alert on a product sold on AliExpress – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 9. Finally, the magnifying glass is the button where you can find the same product on the website. When entering it, it is necessary to select the category of the item you are looking for – in this example, the category is «electronics»;
Search tool for the same product as the AliPrice extension – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 10. AliPrice will open a new window with the «Same product» tab open. As you can see, the functionality returned products quite different from the one researched, a Redmi 6 Pro cell phone from Xiaomi. THE dnetc tested the tool with other items and failed at all times, something that only occurred in this particular function.
AliPrice’s function of searching for the same product on AliExpress failed in dnetc tests – Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
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