Buying from E-Bay dealer in Hong Kong?

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  1. 250Gimp

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    Has anyone bought from an e-bay dealer in HongKong before?

    I am looking for some Kenko extension tubes and you can't beat the price from some of these dealers on e-bay!

    I am just concerned about grey market and duties in Canada, as well as general trustworthiness.

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    I have before but only if they had excellent feedback and had at least 100 or more feedbacks. Its always a little scary but you have to check what others say about them. Make sure that they don't overcharge you in shipping cost either.
     
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    They are generally fine. They are genuine however I don't use any that offer bank transfer only as payment.
     
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    Look for powersellers. Ive bought a backup battery before from a company in Hong Kong, no problem. Just follow the standard ebay rules of good feedback, lots of feeback, paypal, ebay awards, etc.
     
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    I used one a while back for a Canon 10-22 EF-S lens. No problems whatsoever. I got the lens for around £200 cheaper than the UK price and when i sold it, I only lost around £10 on it and i had used it for 18months.

    Check feedback, if they have a store then even better.

    I'd use an HK ebayer in the future no problem
     
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    Thanks everyone, the seller I am looking at meets all your criteria, so I guess I will try them out.

    Cheers
     
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    Pay attention to the shipping, that is where a lot of the cost is made up.
     

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