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Ordering parts from Hong Kong

Blown240

Monkey
Nov 19, 2013
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Have any of you guys ever bought parts from Amazon or Ebay that come from Hong Kong? Im building up a cheapish bike and was looking at some 780mm bars that are cheap.

I realize the parts are cheap, and not very light, but for this bike, thats fine.

Im wondering if I'm going to get scammed....


Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Kingsea-Mountain-Bicycle-Aluminum-Handlebar/dp/B075LNXSXH/ref=pd_day0_hl_200_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B075LNXSXH&pd_rd_r=1f7ec879-db96-11e8-8a6a-edd5ab8179b1&pd_rd_w=MlelA&pd_rd_wg=QWRG9&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=J4MS12ZKKM0WGRS8S8R9&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=J4MS12ZKKM0WGRS8S8R9
 

Sandwich

Pig my fish!
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May 23, 2002
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doubt you'll get scammed, the parts might just be shit though. I was looking at some Chinese brakes, but I kind of like having teeth.
 

maxyedor

<b>TOOL PRO</b>
Oct 20, 2005
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Done it a bunch, for bike and non-bike stuff. Out of maybe 100 Chinese/HK/Godknowswhere shipments I've had a few go missing in transit and always gotten a refund quickly.

It's hard to argue with stem spacers for $0.50/delivered or a $10 N/W chaining when attempting to keep your nice cranks when selling your old bike.
 

canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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I've ordered car parts from China a few times. Little dinky items like plastic fasteners and whatnot.

They all arrived, but sometimes it took a long time. And everything always had that horrid cheap plastic stench to it.