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Yet another FiiO thread - Fiio E11 - Do these have fakes? An Ebay dilema!

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Do these have any fakes? Right now a bunch of sellers are selling them for 40 GBP with free shipping and a few sellers selling at 55, 1 from HK, 1 from UK and 1 from US. The 55 GBP doesnt include shipping.
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Do these have any fakes? Right now a bunch of sellers are selling them for 40 GBP with free shipping and a few sellers selling at 55, 1 from HK, 1 from UK and 1 from US. The 55 GBP doesnt include shipping.

Please buy from Authorized dealers. You will find that they are usually cheaper.

 

MP4Nation is the store that gets FiiO the fastes for the new ones but is also only recommended by FiiO as a last chance. They prefer you buy from an authorized dealer that is in your area or region.

Mp4Nation has free international shipping and is currently $70USD or 44GBP

 

I am going to guess you are U.S or U.K then. Probably U.K

 

Miccastore is for America and is currently at $65USD with free shipping(non international) and that would be 40GBP

 

And then for U,K you would first go here:

http://www.fiio.com.cn/where/index.aspx

 

And look at where FiiO's authorized U,K dealers are.

 

These are some:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Headphones.6/

http://www.mp3amplifier.com/

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/

http://www.theheadphonecompany.co.uk/manufacturer/fiio-headphone-amps.php

 

And guess what. It is 55GBP with free uk shipping at the cheapest one.

 

So instead of going on ebay. You should buy from an authorized dealer. 

post #3 of 13
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What's wrong with MP4Nation?

Edit: im from bulgaria, and the 40gbp sellers offer free shipping, i'm also wondering about mp4nation - since they're based in HK, do I need to go through customs with them?
Edited by Keller1 - 12/8/12 at 10:24am
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What's wrong with MP4Nation?
Edit: im from bulgaria, and the 40gbp sellers offer free shipping, i'm also wondering about mp4nation - since they're based in HK, do I need to go through customs with them?

Nothing is wrong with it. Most people on head-fi aren't from Hong Kong. Basically FiiO prefers that you buy from your local region so that if you get a product that is defective, it is and will be much easier to ship it back than to ship it to MP4Nation.

 

Look up your country's laws on customs. Every country is different. For the U.S, it is very simple

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hb
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Nothing is wrong with it. Most people on head-fi aren't from Hong Kong. Basically FiiO prefers that you buy from your local region so that if you get a product that is defective, it is and will be much easier to ship it back than to ship it to MP4Nation.

Look up your country's laws on customs. Every country is different. For the U.S, it is very simple
Alright, I'm pretty comfortable for ordering from them, since i just dont have local dealers. And as for customs - i was asking if they shipped with a 1$ package value or as gift the way most stores/sellers from those countries, mainly because a few buddies and I are doing a group buy and customs are a nightmare to deal with and is probably going to turn us off getting fiios
Edited by Keller1 - 12/8/12 at 1:23pm
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hb
Alright, I'm pretty comfortable for ordering from them, since i just dont have local dealers. And as for customs - i was asking if they shipped with a 1$ package value or as gift the way most stores/sellers from those countries, mainly because a few buddies and I are doing a group buy and customs are a nightmare to deal with and is probably going to turn us off getting fiios

I don't know what country's are near Bulgaria and how your laws would apply but you could check FiiOs where to buy page again.

 

See what you can do. It is up to your country's laws on customs and how that works. There is very little trouble here in the U.S. I barely notice it to be honest. I see the little packets on my packages signaling that it went through customs but it came in the said time and by my country's postal service so it has never been a big deal.

 

Remember, buying authorized means you get a legitimate product that comes with a new code on it. I don not know if the E11 currently at MP4nation stock room has the new stickers on it. Not that it matters as they are the a premier dealer for them

post #7 of 13
Well as Bulgaria is in the EU, you won't have customs issues if you order from anywhere in the EU States region, so why not try and do a group deal with a retailer here?
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Well as Bulgaria is in the EU, you won't have customs issues if you order from anywhere in the EU States region, so why not try and do a group deal with a retailer here?

That is great news :) Thanks for the extra info GSA.

 

There are tens of authorized dealers all over Europe in the EU.

http://www.fiio.com.cn/where/index.aspx

 

If the sites do not specify, you can contact them with info on shipping to your region.

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That is great news smily_headphones1.gif Thanks for the extra info GSA.

There are tens of authorized dealers all over Europe in the EU.
http://www.fiio.com.cn/where/index.aspx

If the sites do not specify, you can contact them with info on shipping to your region.

Okay, so i did a check and most of those stores(The ones that were written in human-friendly languages) are roughly selling the e11s for 55gbp, which is kinda too much compared to MP4N's 50Euro + free brainwavz beta. Probably going to end up ordering a few E6s from UK as a group buy for a few friends and i'm going to drop the e11 idea entirely - the customs office is too much headaches to risk it and the eu prices are a quarter more + shipping than HK or the USA ..

Thanks for the help.
post #10 of 13

From what I known about Ebay, it is a place where full of fake products, because anyone can sell on Ebay, but it is different on Amazon. 

post #11 of 13
Amazon has had fakes too through their marketplace programme.
post #12 of 13
Sure but the fake products is less
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Amazon has had fakes too through their marketplace programme.

The fakes were mainly of the easy to fake products like E5 or E6 or E3 and etc. I don't think there are any fakes of the others yet but who knows?

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