Buying ebay stuff from China

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Buying ebay stuff from China

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/185489911263 just wondering if it is safe to deal with people in china on ebay ,looking to buy some of these door handles
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Can you pay with Paypal? if so yes.

Sometimes it can take a bit of time for things to arrive as they mostly travel on the slow boat
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36Phaeton wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 10:16 am Can you pay with Paypal? if so yes.

Sometimes it can take a bit of time for things to arrive as they mostly travel on the slow boat
All good found some in australia and cheaper like me :D :D :D
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Most sellers on ebay are in China Monte .
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Monte i was going off about this only this morning i went on there looking at an item there was about 10 plus pages with same stuff
a lot of them selling under the Aussie flag grrrrrrrrrr but every one was chinese a lot are chinese "students" who dont pay tax on sales

you can check by clicking on feedback u top left it says where origin they all say china
10 pages and not an aussie to be seen
https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_fro ... sacat=6030

eg below

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I usually find the same exact ads on Aliexpress, and cheaper to buy there than eBay.
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A few years ago I needed a circuit to generate a signal to advance a new speedo.

I priced it out buying the parts from Jaycar and then from china.

Jaycar were around $8.00 in parts and I assemble it.

China was $1.50 assembled and delivered.

How do they do it?
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Slave labour, political prisoners from re-education camps.
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It costs us more to post a letter to China than for them to make a product and post it to us and presumably make a profit. Maybe a small one!
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Without wanting to get too political I try to buy local where I can so when I wanted a left hand 5mm die to make up my accelerator linkages.

No one in Perth (that I could find had one) - I found once place local that would order me one but it would take 4 - 6 weeks to arrive at a cost of $80.

So I went to ebay and got one from China for about $4 including postage (pre pandemic) and guess how long it took to arrive 4 - 6 weeks.

Not sure where the local guys were going to purchase from but it does make me wonder...............
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Same Jeff. Getting an 11/16 HSS drill bit in Perth required $68 payment upfront and a 3 week wait.

Jumped on ebay - $16 and 4 days delivery.
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I bought the handles from an Australian seller and they arrived at my door 3 days later and cost $44 delivered ,very happy about that
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