AliExpress.com Is Alibaba's Hilarious, Deeply Bizarre, Factory-Direct Marketplace
With news about Alibaba's IPO bringing the company into the American mainstream, it seems like a good time to check out its factory-direct marketplace AliExpress.com. What's happening on this bargain basement of a site? Chinese manufacturers sell directly to customers to keep prices down. But it also means that a lot of junk, and a few apparent scams show up among the gems. Let's take a look, shall we?