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    I bought my aPad / Moonse E-7001 from Merimobiles. There was a minor delay in shipping due to a Chinese national holiday, but I was really happy with the support I got from their team (specifically Philip).

    I ordered another device from ChinaGrabber and had a terrible experience with them. I didn't hear back from them until I had American Express and PayPal file chargebacks since they sent me the wrong device (came with a 350 MHz chip when they listed it as 600 MHz).
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    did it come with android market?
    how much did u pay?
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    Yes, it comes with Android Market. I paid $169, but they are currently listed on the Merimobiles site for $159. It also comes with a free case and has the RockChip 2808 (600Mhz + 500 Mhz DSP).

    Most of the other cheaper knock-offs don't come with the market and have slower processors (the VIA / WM8505).
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    merimobiles products actually are all shiped from china.it seems that they sent free samples to slatedroid.com for review and they get free ads on them.slatedroid.com is like a promotion website now.
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    Witstech A81E Android 2.2,Flash 10.1Market+Free Case+Bluetooth Removable battery
    Got this tablet from Merimobiles I will receive it tommorrow.
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    What is your order date? I placed an order on 9/2 for a G10, still waiting on it. Got a DHL tracking number a few days ago that hasn't been updated on the site yet. I even got "express" shipping. I'm beginning to think this "Phillip" dude is like the only one running the business!
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    I'm kind of tired of merimobiles.com' lack of communication with my purchase over 2 weeks ago - which apparently was just shipped today, for a second time. So I thought starting a thread with other people's experience with Merimobiles might help anyone considering buying through this site in the future. Any input will help.
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    Not very helpful with questions at all.
    Purhased a Haipad MID 701, it is a nice tablet but they don't know anythimg about what they are selling.
    I plan on using it while traveling and need a broadband modem stick, they had no idea, they said try this and that
    Right, like I'm going to buy 2-3 modems until I find one that will work.
    Don't expect any after purchase support of any value
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    My Experience was mixed. I got my A81-E from them, The shipment arrived the same day as it showed up in DHL tracking. They have the 3-5 days delivery statement. But mine was closer to 9 business days. It was quicker than other China based deliveries, but still it would be better to either be honest or not have that as a shipping come-on for their products.
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    hmm i was starting to think it was just me being impatient (and possibly poor processes), but im seeing the same expericne that the OP has seen, my apad 7002 aparantly shipping last tuesday, but is still yet to appear on the dhl tracking site. I'll be curious to see if it turns up mon/tues of next week as that would put it at the 3-5 business days claimed for shipping, but based on the last posters comments im now starting to doubt it.
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    That 3-5 days is BS i believe now. I should have just saved that extra $5!
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    hmm i believe so, ive just had a look on the dhl site (in my case i asked for express shipping via dhl) and at lest from the dhl site, its only a day to ship from canada to australia, but im guessing the 3- 5 days from merimobiles is to cover any issues from thier end..

    anyway...waiting waiting still for my apad 7002
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    Are you sure yours shipped from Canada? Mine shipped from Hong Kong. I think most, if not all, ship out of China in fact. I too, ordered an e7002.
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    Ahh good point i had assumed it would have gone to canada and from there to me...but your probably right (and it explain the delays)...hmmm that puts a different spin on things....;) should have just bought it from pandawill then ;-)
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    Merimobiles is based in Canada, I thought? Interesting.
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    I am rather surprised to read the above comments, especially as my experience in dealing with Merimobiles (particularly with Philip) has been very positive. I started talking to them in late July for updates on the STATUS of And. 2.2 and placed my order on 15th July, shipped from HKong 20th and DHL delivered it in Los Angeles on 23rd, which I thought was very reasonable. Since then I have been in touch with Philip regarding the defective battery and as he promised it was delivered in 10 days too.

    I feel it is only fair that right NOW, given the shortage of the product, they be given time to supply. At least they respond to emails the same day which is more than what other suppliers do.

    Vijay
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    So i finally get my e7002 device today (Sept 20), originally bought Sept 2. The packaging was ridiculous but i didn't expect anything better to be honest. Inside was a nice box and everything was decently packaged. I finally learned how to turn on the device after trying to read the confusing instruction manual.

    What a FAIL. What a FREAKING FAIL. The screen was blank. Now i'm no computer expert but i know enough to know when a screen isn't working the way it's supposed to. I can tell the pixels are off, but that's not even the main problem. I had to fiddle with the ON button to actually turn on to a blank white screen. I had to fiddle with it more, push it in, to actually vaguely make out something of the Android OS. I mean i really had to fiddle, push it in real hard, shake the button, everything basically but obviously not to break it or something.

    Finally after almost 20 minutes doing all this, i can make out the home screen, but not clearly. I try touching it my fingers, using the included stylus to move icons and open apps...NOTHING. It was simply frustrating enough to get the screen to show me something other than blank white. I'm packing it all up and probably demanding my money back because this whole fiasco for almost 3 weeks has been just unbelievable!
    This was just ridiculous. I've waiting anxiously to get this device that most people have been saying was pretty good for the most part.

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    Hullo IAMDESTRUKTOR,

    My sympathies, my packing was similar, but did have a functioning A81-E. Quite simply, you have an electronic brick. Merimobiles is responsive on replacement from other comments I have read, But I have not had to go down that path.

    I would use their "live" online sales and product support on the home site. I would bet they will do the typical RMA number and trade out what you have. Make sure they pick up the shipping as well. One thing Merimobiles does like is their shipping costs. So you should not have to pay for the dead unit. Reference or send them your pictures. Like they say a picture is worth 1000 words.

    Best of Luck
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    You need to ask for an RMA immediately. Your device looks like it was dead on arrival. The stupid packaging didn't help. Those factory generic whiteboxes are not designed for shipment like this
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    Bummer. I had quite the opposite experience with merimobiles.com, a good one!
    I got mine just 5 days after I ordered it not including the weekend so 7 then. My little E7002 has been humming along real nice. I have even flashed it a few times.
    Okay now the "end" button was installed a bit crooked but it still works.
    I even sent them a email about getting another charger for the other room and they got back to me that day ($15-shipped).
    It is unfortunate that anyone should have a buying experience like the ones I read here but I must be the only one who like merimobiles.com.
    K.C.

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