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  • Buying from China direct to your door - Amazing!

    I bought some adapters and plug jacks on eBay direct from China.



    They came in the mail from Gengzou or someplace.



    Amazing to think of the logistics involved.



    They were good too. I even got an email reply to a question from a guy in China named Hu.



    Shipping was free. The whole thing was so cheap. I couldn't mail anything for that from the USA to the guy down the street. Maybe they smuggle them out inside someones rectum. There was no odor though.
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    chances are the items are very cheap, will break soon and are to the wrong specs.



    I have had some good deals and some bad deals but definitely not any great deals so far
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    • #3
      chances are the items are very cheap, will break soon and are to the wrong specs.



      I have had some good deals and some bad deals but definitely not any great deals so far
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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by Scott Abene
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        chances are the items are very cheap, will break soon and are to the wrong specs.



        I have had some good deals and some bad deals but definitely not any great deals so far




        No, they are good quality. Why would you say that? Everything today is made in China no matter who you buy it from.



        It's a knee jerk reaction to say that things made in China are poor quality. Not so. There are things made in the USA that are junk and same with China. But also good quality stuff too.



        But the amazing thing about this is just ordering and getting in the mail something from the other side of the world. And in about 2 weeks.



        Hershey chocolate is made in Mexico now. They have plants all over but have unfortunately closed many in the US due to labor savings. Do Mexicans make bad chocolate? No, it is just as good as the stuff that was made in Hershey, PA. It's too bad it is not made here anymore but that is the way of the world now.
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          Quote Originally Posted by Scott Abene
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          chances are the items are very cheap, will break soon and are to the wrong specs.



          I have had some good deals and some bad deals but definitely not any great deals so far




          No, they are good quality. Why would you say that? Everything today is made in China no matter who you buy it from.



          It's a knee jerk reaction to say that things made in China are poor quality. Not so. There are things made in the USA that are junk and same with China. But also good quality stuff too.



          But the amazing thing about this is just ordering and getting in the mail something from the other side of the world. And in about 2 weeks.



          Hershey chocolate is made in Mexico now. They have plants all over but have unfortunately closed many in the US due to labor savings. Do Mexicans make bad chocolate? No, it is just as good as the stuff that was made in Hershey, PA. It's too bad it is not made here anymore but that is the way of the world now.
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          • #6
            I just ordered 2 hygrometers via ebay BIN from china.. One for my acoustic case and one for my cigar humidor. $6 for both including shipping and batteries. It marked as shipped next day. Hopefully I see them soon.
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            • #7
              I just ordered 2 hygrometers via ebay BIN from china.. One for my acoustic case and one for my cigar humidor. $6 for both including shipping and batteries. It marked as shipped next day. Hopefully I see them soon.
              My Gear
              Schecter Corsair
              TelePartsCaster x3
              Dano Convertible

              Taylor 114
              Gretsch Americana

              Vox Pathfinder 15R
              Vox VT15
              Fender SCXD
              Yamaha THR5

              For Sale:
              Duncan Pickups

              BG Pups Tele Set

              Looking For:
              Vox AC4C1 amp
              Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

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              • #8
                I often buy directly from China if I can't get a USA made item. Quality is usually good and the prices are great.

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                • #9
                  I often buy directly from China if I can't get a USA made item. Quality is usually good and the prices are great.

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                  • #10
                    I've ordered several guitar parts, and speaker grill cloth and iPod cords direct from China. I ordered a complete tele control panel (control plate, switch, pots, knobs, cap) for just under $6, delivered. It was cheap stuff, but no cheaper or junkier then any stuff I've ordered from gfs.



                    It's an interesting development.



                    Places like gfs (and I'm using them as an example, not making a statement, btw) have made a case for selling imported goods fairly cheaply (but at a profit) and justifying that it is keeping Americans employed in their warehouse. Again, not making a statement, but now that we can completely bypass places like gfs, get the parts cheaper, and shipped for free or almost free, it sort of kills the argument that outsourcing is a good thing for anyone's economy other than the consumer. And, it's definitely unlikely to change.
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                    • #11
                      I've ordered several guitar parts, and speaker grill cloth and iPod cords direct from China. I ordered a complete tele control panel (control plate, switch, pots, knobs, cap) for just under $6, delivered. It was cheap stuff, but no cheaper or junkier then any stuff I've ordered from gfs.



                      It's an interesting development.



                      Places like gfs (and I'm using them as an example, not making a statement, btw) have made a case for selling imported goods fairly cheaply (but at a profit) and justifying that it is keeping Americans employed in their warehouse. Again, not making a statement, but now that we can completely bypass places like gfs, get the parts cheaper, and shipped for free or almost free, it sort of kills the argument that outsourcing is a good thing for anyone's economy other than the consumer. And, it's definitely unlikely to change.
                      --
                      Wagdog
                      Check out Lunar Commander on:
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                      Google Play

                      Lunar Commander Lite - FREE!:
                      iTunes App Store
                      Google Play

                      Free Fireworks Show for Android

                      "Albert King could blow Eddie Van Halen away with his amp on stand-by"
                      - Joe Walsh


                      Good Transactions: Doctor Morbius(x2), Cadfael, bg-pups.com(x2), DCinDC, twotimingpete, dwerlin, DaleH, chqtarzan, sxyryan, lowbrow, albertus, vintage clubber

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                      • #12
                        All cheap consumer electronics are made in China these days so why not cut out the middle-man?



                        All of the US and UK-based sellers on eBay are simply ordering from China in bulk and charging commission. If you can wait ten days for your goods to arrive then why not?

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                        • #13
                          All cheap consumer electronics are made in China these days so why not cut out the middle-man?



                          All of the US and UK-based sellers on eBay are simply ordering from China in bulk and charging commission. If you can wait ten days for your goods to arrive then why not?

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                          • #14
                            I bought an iPhone charger from someone in Hong Kong last week. It's taking nearly a month to get to me.



                            I've bought APple products that have shipped direct from China in 3-4 days though.
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                            • #15
                              I bought an iPhone charger from someone in Hong Kong last week. It's taking nearly a month to get to me.



                              I've bought APple products that have shipped direct from China in 3-4 days though.
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