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    Do you guys often buy items from countries such as Korea? I found this great school bag from Korea and I want to buy it, but I'm wondering how long does it take before you get your item. Anyone buy from out of the country?
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    There's a fellow I buy replacement blades for my electric shaver from, he's in Korea. It takes a long time, at least a couple of weeks but it could be longer. Haven't had a bad experience though. I will not buy anything from China or Hong Kong, I have been ripped off there.

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    • #3
      I bought an intricate wood carving from Indonesia a few years ago for about $70-80. The seller had a long, positive history with Ebay, so I felt confident. It took about two weeks to ship and came just as described. Since then I haven't purchased anything else, but I would do it again. Just be careful to check out the seller history, and consider how much you are spending in case you take a loss.
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      • #4
        I have purchased a violin and some other kind of stringed instrument. You pay a lot for shipping. like 65 bucks for a three pound package.
        one took two months, the other took ten days.

        both from ebay, so it depends on the people shipping the item.
        I got the item I expected. I have ordered backpacks from a store that gets everything from Korea, that took two weeks.

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        • #5
          Yup, get electronic parts from China and Japan. Got them in a few weeks. Nothing over about $50, just to be safe. I also use PayPal and not a credit card -- again, better safe than sorry!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NikkiMaya View Post
            I bought an intricate wood carving from Indonesia a few years ago for about $70-80. The seller had a long, positive history with Ebay, so I felt confident. It took about two weeks to ship and came just as described. Since then I haven't purchased anything else, but I would do it again. Just be careful to check out the seller history, and consider how much you are spending in case you take a loss.
            I agree about checking the seller's history but I'd be wary of any seller with a 100% positive rating. I've had the experience with two sellers who had that rating and really screwed up my purchase. One seller sent me a Blu-ray player that broke ten minutes into the first play. He kept a positive rating because he gave me a refund and didn't ask me to return it. I was a little impressed even though it was a bad experience (had to dismantle it to get my disc out).

            Another seller really screwed up, shipping me a different item than shown. It a was $400 sale. It was a huge hassle because he sent the wrong thing but he tried making it up to me by sending me free a bunch of stuff I didn't really need or want but I could tell he meant well.

            I buy from people with less than 100% positive ratings now, hoping to avoid hassles. That's my Ebay strategy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wtf View Post
              I found this great school bag from Korea and I want to buy it
              A bag buying a bag; how ironic.

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              • #8
                Tons of stuff from the East here, love it. Mostly China/HK, some Taiwan. China mail is much quicker than HK mail. If you want cheap and fast...look to Japan, super-speedy govt. subsidized mail there for your shopping needs. Never bought anything from Korea though.

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                • #9
                  I got some lithium batteries from Hong Kong and with the cheapest postage it took about three weeks. It takes that long to get things from Canada.
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                  • #10
                    Western Europe. Shipping can be high at times, and the wait can be long.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                      I got some lithium batteries from Hong Kong and with the cheapest postage it took about three weeks. It takes that long to get things from Canada.
                      Yeah, I was going to say, $65 shipping in 3 weeks? That's faster and cheaper than getting a hoodie from the States.

                      I better pick up an English to Japanese Rosetta Stone and get to saving.

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                      • #12
                        I've bought a bunch of items from Hong Kong, the shipping can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Even from the same seller; once I bought a replacement laptop keyboard and it took just over 3 weeks to arrive and was faulty. The seller sent me another and it arrived in under a week!
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                        • #13
                          Never had any problems with a number of purchases from China. Always been pretty quick for overseas shipping. No experience with Korea. If they have a good rating I would buy from them.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks you guys.
                            A dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo! - borrowed from Honey boo boo child

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