Trashing on Aleixpress and Ebay is kind of like trashing on the Internet itself. Same for Amazon and even Walmart online now a days. They are market places where vendors sell their goods. You can find good merchants and not so good merchants. Not sure about Ebay, but have seen Refining Fire chili on Amazon and a whole bunch of other market places. No clue how Mr. Duffy keeps things right in his head. Lots of organization there. Have seen Pepper Joe stuff on Ebay.
Not saying they are great places to buy, but no worse than the Internet in general. Maybe even a bit better because they usually have complaint departments.
I know , and i bought from a reputable seller who had over 2k+ 5 stars reviews. But i didn't pay attention that the reviews were reffering to the quality of the shipping . In the case of seeds you can review them in a good manner after a few monts after they grow bigger and they produce fruit. But in ALiexpress case after few months you cannot leave additional feedback as they disable this feature after a while. And you cannot leave feedback for others to see if what you bought is actually original or is another kind of plant and so on.. I think they should improve this system and let you rate in some cases after more time has passed. This way we will be able to see who sells original stuff and who is a scammer.
I saw a lot of people complaining on ALiexpress and Ebay Seeds ...but i saw this after i saw my peppers that are not what i bought...i was kinda disappointed by this, i really like growing peppers so i was only upset on the seller that he did this thing but i was kinda reliefed that i grow some beautiful Thai peppers in the end. Instead of reapers or scorpions...But shame the seller for this, anyway i made complaint to Aliexpress and hope to solve this case so no more people will be scammed by those kind of people. It is a bit hard after so many months has passed but I will figure it out somehow.
As for the ukchilliseeds.co.uk i made an order and see what i got and come with a reply them for anybody to know. But as i read through comments here i see is a good seller and there were some people who bought seeds from them and were satisfied that they were 100% original seeds. So i think will be fine this time .