Update: Efox buys Antelife


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As the phone market saturates so does is the reseller community surrounding them, and acquisitions like the one between Efox and Antelife are going to become more common.

According to news in China, online reseller Efox (or at least the company behind the Efox called Aukey) brand, have bought Antelife and are currently restructuring the two companies.

Update: We will be interviewing Aukey bosses to see how they plan to improve Antelife. If you have questions please let us know and we will try to get them answered.

Efox are generally known in Germany as the main reseller of Chinese phones, but the company also has an English site (Coolicool) that deals with other markets. The acquisition of Antelife should strengthen Efox’s position in Spain, where the company claimed to have a warehouse located.

News of the acquisition is only available in Chinese for now, but hopefully Efox will eventually make some official comment about the news soon.

So what does this mean for Antelife customers? Well we have heard reports of some Antelife customers waiting on phones and other electronics to be shipped, we don’t know if this buy out news is related to shipping delays or not, but hope it all gets cleared up soon.

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59 Comments

  1. December 23, 2014

    Hmm, I ordered a Redmi Note on December 1st at Antelife and it is still not shipped! What should I do?

    • Soraya
      December 23, 2014

      You should contact them, it’s taking too long. I ordered my Xiaomi Note from to2c on November 29th, they shipped it on December 4th – and I am already holding it in my hands.

      • December 23, 2014

        I already e-mailed them twice. The second time I got a reply (after a few days) and they told me they were very busy and did not have enough in stock. They asked me to wait a few more days. That was 6 days ago…

        • December 23, 2014

          This “we didn’t have enough” excuse is crazy. I’d get my money back and order from someone else.

          • December 23, 2014

            Their exact words were “I am really sorry for the delay. now our stock cannot cover all the orders, as the phone is hot sale. and we are restocking it these days.

            it will come in stock later. would you please kindly wait for it several days?

            And I already marked urgent on your order. the warehouse will send the order at great priority.”

            I’ve e-mailed them again today. If I don’t get a satisfactory response I’m going to try to get my money back…

            • December 24, 2014

              Good luck and keep us updated

            • Atomicrus
              December 25, 2014

              Standart scamming of Antelife. My order been marked as Urgent to. Almost month and no phone, no refund.

        • Soraya
          January 15, 2015

          Did you get your phone in the meantime?

          • January 15, 2015

            Yes, I received it on December 30th. It took them almost a month to ship it.

            • Soraya
              January 15, 2015

              Finally, nice to hear that 🙂

            • January 16, 2015

              By the way, I have to say, they even gave me 30 dollars back plus a 20 dollars coupon because I paid extra for customs insurance with my order (I unfortunately had to pay about 50 dollars when the phone was delivered to my door). I already received the money in my Paypal account (yesterday) and the coupon. So, after all, I’m still happy with Antelife, even though it took them a very long time to ship my phone.

            • Soraya
              January 16, 2015

              Now, these are some great news! 🙂 Well, that’s the least thing they could have done after letting you wait for so long 🙂 Nice!

    • Ant Elife
      December 24, 2014

      Hello, please tell us the Order No. we will help you to deal with the problem. Thanks

      • December 24, 2014

        The order no. is 800064419

        • XXLMan
          December 26, 2014

          Get your money back mate.

          • December 27, 2014

            It has finally been shipped a few days ago and it has already arrived in my home country The Netherlands 🙂 So I’m glad I had the patience to wait a little longer… But it wasn’t a very good experience, I have to say…

  2. RH493n
    December 23, 2014

    Hmm, I ordered a Redmi Note on December 1st at Antelife and it is still not shipped! What should I do?

    • Soraya
      December 23, 2014

      You should contact them, it’s taking too long. I ordered my Xiaomi Note from to2c on November 29th, they shipped it on December 4th – and I am already holding it in my hands.

    • RH493n
      December 23, 2014

      I already e-mailed them twice. The second time I got a reply (after a few days) and they told me they were very busy and did not have enough in stock. They asked me to wait a few more days. That was 6 days ago…

    • Andi Sykes
      December 23, 2014

      This “we didn’t have enough” excuse is crazy. I’d get my money back and order from someone else.

    • RH493n
      December 23, 2014

      Their exact words were “I am really sorry for the delay. now our stock cannot cover all the orders, as the phone is hot sale. and we are restocking it these days.

      it will come in stock later. would you please kindly wait for it several days?

      And I already marked urgent on your order. the warehouse will send the order at great priority.”

      I’ve e-mailed them again today. If I don’t get a satisfactory response I’m going to try to get my money back…

    • Ant Elife
      December 24, 2014

      Hello, please tell us the Order No. we will help you to deal with the problem. Thanks

    • RH493n
      December 24, 2014

      The order no. is 800064419

    • Andi Sykes
      December 24, 2014

      Good luck and keep us updated

    • Atomicrus
      December 25, 2014

      Standart scamming of Antelife. My order been marked as Urgent to. Almost month and no phone, no refund.

    • Guest
      December 26, 2014

      Get your money back mate.

    • RH493n
      December 27, 2014

      It has finally been shipped a few days ago and it has already arrived in my home country The Netherlands 🙂 So I’m glad I had the patience to wait a little longer… But it wasn’t a very good experience, I have to say…

    • Soraya
      January 15, 2015

      Did you get your phone in the meantime?

    • RH493n
      January 15, 2015

      Yes, I received it on December 30th. It took them almost a month to ship it.

    • Soraya
      January 15, 2015

      Finally, nice to hear that 🙂

    • RH493n
      January 16, 2015

      By the way, I have to say, they even gave me 30 dollars back plus a 20 dollars coupon because I paid extra for customs insurance with my order (I unfortunately had to pay about 50 dollars when the phone was delivered to my door). I already received the money in my Paypal account (yesterday) and the coupon. So, after all, I’m still happy with Antelife, even though it took them a very long time to ship my phone.

    • Soraya
      January 16, 2015

      Now, these are some great news! 🙂 Well, that’s the least thing they could have done after letting you wait for so long 🙂 Nice!

  3. Frank Tu
    December 23, 2014

    I heared antelife has been sold for $1600?:0

    • December 24, 2014

      What! so cheap!

      • Frank Tu
        December 24, 2014

        Sorry for the typo, it’s $1,600,000…

        • alecuba16
          December 24, 2014

          This is a HUGE difference ;).

  4. Frank Tu
    December 23, 2014

    I heared antelife has been sold for $1600?:0

    • Andi Sykes
      December 24, 2014

      What! so cheap!

    • Frank Tu
      December 24, 2014

      Sorry for the typo, it’s $1,600,000…

    • Guest
      December 24, 2014

      This is a HUGE difference ;).

  5. Xmen
    December 24, 2014

    Nice story. Just said it’s efox or antelife told you guys to post the news, we knew it. I hate marketing.

    • December 24, 2014

      Actually it wasn’t and Antelife are really pissed we posted this 😀

  6. December 24, 2014

    We will be interviewing Aukey bosses to see how they plan to improve Antelife. If you have questions please let us know and we will try to get them answered.

    • XXLMan
      December 26, 2014

      Come on Andi, sit tight and make reviews/ posts, we do not want to hear anything about them. Wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

  7. Guest
    December 24, 2014

    Nice story. Just said it’s efox or antelife told you guys to post the news, we knew it. I hate marketing.

    • Andi Sykes
      December 24, 2014

      Actually it wasn’t and Antelife are really pissed we posted this 😀

  8. Andi Sykes
    December 24, 2014

    We will be interviewing Aukey bosses to see how they plan to improve Antelife. If you have questions please let us know and we will try to get them answered.

    • Guest
      December 26, 2014

      Come on Andi, sit tight and make reviews/ posts, we do not want to hear anything about them. Wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

  9. nietjason
    December 24, 2014

    Ordered my umi zero end of november from antelife.
    Cant log into account so i messaged them about it, they responded with the same message as you read below this post.(hot sale, not enough)
    They said it should be shipped in 2 days.
    8 days later i still dont have my phone, i know this can be because of the holidays so its understandable.
    I will update if i dont forget.

  10. Guest
    December 24, 2014

    Ordered my umi zero end of november from antelife.
    Cant log into account so i messaged them about it, they responded with the same message as you read below this post.(hot sale, not enough)
    They said it should be shipped in 2 days.
    8 days later i still dont have my phone, i know this can be because of the holidays so its understandable.
    I will update if i dont forget.

  11. December 25, 2014

    My order has finally been shipped yesterday! Maybe my post here helped! Thanks! With a little luck I will have my Redmi Note before the end of the year (I chose DHL shipping) 🙂

  12. RH493n
    December 25, 2014

    My order has finally been shipped yesterday! Maybe my post here helped! Thanks! With a little luck I will have my Redmi Note before the end of the year (I chose DHL shipping) 🙂

  13. Sanosuke Sagara
    December 26, 2014

    this say me one worker of antelife when i asked for this note:

    There is a misunderstanding about this article. Efox hasn’t bought Antelife. Efox is one of on-line store of Aukey. Antelife is still there. Aukey and Antelife are the parters now. On the one hand, Aukey provides a strong financial and team support for Aantelife and their superior resources of the German market; On the other hand, Antelife also bring the accumulation of our rich supply chain resources at the mobile phone categories and the superiority of Spanish market. Both parties will integrate their superior resources to Spain, Germany and other European-based market.

  14. Sanosuke Sagara
    December 26, 2014

    this say me one worker of antelife when i asked for this note:

    There is a misunderstanding about this article. Efox hasn’t bought Antelife. Efox is one of on-line store of Aukey. Antelife is still there. Aukey and Antelife are the parters now. On the one hand, Aukey provides a strong financial and team support for Aantelife and their superior resources of the German market; On the other hand, Antelife also bring the accumulation of our rich supply chain resources at the mobile phone categories and the superiority of Spanish market. Both parties will integrate their superior resources to Spain, Germany and other European-based market.

  15. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    December 27, 2014

    This is really bad.
    Ordered an UMi Zero on 28-10 and got nothing up till now. Kept sending them polite e-mails and also got the standard nonsense about the ‘hot sale’ and the refund in 2 days, etc etc.

    Then all of a sudden they promised me free shipping with DHL! WOW
    After another 2 weeks (!!) they shipped out with DHL. But the tracking code of the DHL is not a real code. I called DHL and they told me the tracking code is not a real one.

    The e-mail address I used to contact Antelife is being bounced now.
    ‘Technical details of permanent failure:

    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server
    for the recipient domain 163.com by 163mx03.mxmail.netease.com.
    [119.9.64.9].’

    PayPal can’t do anything, Antelife doesn’t respond to me anymore (I never was angry) and I still have no phone.

  16. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    December 27, 2014

    This is really bad.
    Ordered an UMi Zero on 28-10 and got nothing up till now. Kept sending them polite e-mails and also got the standard nonsense about the ‘hot sale’ and the refund in 2 days, etc etc.

    Then all of a sudden they promised me free shipping with DHL! WOW
    After another 2 weeks (!!) they shipped out with DHL. But the tracking code of the DHL is not a real code. I called DHL and they told me the tracking code is not a real one.

    The e-mail address I used to contact Antelife is being bounced now.
    ‘Technical details of permanent failure:

    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server
    for the recipient domain

  17. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    December 27, 2014

    by 163mx03.mxmail.netease.com.
    [119.9.64.9].’

    PayPal can’t do anything, Antelife doesn’t respond to me anymore (I never was angry) and I still have no phone.

  18. Steven
    March 28, 2015

    DONT BUY THERE!
    Still waiting for months for the refund of a returned Lenovo, which already arrived DOA. Nothing happed.

    Chekc the rating. This is not a trustful store!

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/antelife

  19. Guest
    March 28, 2015

    DONT BUY THERE!
    Still waiting for months for the refund of a returned Lenovo, which already arrived DOA. Nothing happed.

    Chekc the rating. This is not a trustful store!

    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/antelife