If you want to give AliExpress a try then there’s apparently a free $5 coupon when you spend $25 available. All you have to do to get a coupon is to “Like” the AliExpress Facebook page and then post a request for a coupon on their wall.
There will be a limited number of up to 4000 and there’s a deadline of the 18th April 2011 to claim your coupon so if the offer is of interest I’d recommend jumping in fast.
I did my first purchase on AliExpress a few weeks ago and would say it’s well worth a trial. There’s a pretty wide range of goods available so there’s sure to be a manufacturer who supplies something that you need personally. Also the experience just might be the start of establishing a relationship with a manufacturer who you go on to source goods from on a regular basis and expand you on-line or off-line business.