Retail Adventure… or Risk?
I wasn't necessarily shopping for anything specific when I decided to look around AliExpress, the online store founded in 2010 and owned by Alibaba, the Chinese retail juggernaut that dominates e-commerce, computing, and all things internet-related in China. While it's a big deal in that country, AliExpress hasn't made much headway in the U.S. Still, rumor had it that everything on the site was far less expensive than the Amazon equivalent. So, it was clearly worth searching for a bargain.