Why is this Galaxy Note 10.1 only $2100?

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    Why is this Galaxy Note 10.1 only $2100?

    http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=143356

    Some of the offers are quite low, less than half the price you'd get a first-hand one for. So why are they so low? Are these 2nd hand / refurbished / no warranty devices??

    Sorry, I suppose I'm essentially asking for a translation from the Cantonese into English!

    I am looking to buy a decent tab to use for taking hand-written notes.
    Thanks in advance for helping me out!

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    They are Grey imports.


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    æ°´ = Grey/Parallel import, which mean no official guarantee from Samsung, if there is a problem with the product you must take it back to the sellers shop to get it fixed.


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    Thanks everyone!

    Even if it's an unofficial import, does HK have such high duties / taxes that a grey import (from China, I presume) will genuinely be much less expensive than an official import? This is not Australia, you know...

    I am wondering if it's actually refurbished goods that they are trying to palm off as grey imports?


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    Quote Originally Posted by babediboopi:
    Even if it's an unofficial import, does HK have such high duties / taxes that a grey import (from China, I presume) will genuinely be much less expensive than an official import?
    HK has no import tax. Items are sometimes cheaper in other markets. HK distributors like to get their fair share (aka ransom). And those grey imports are usually not from China - brand stuff is usually more expensive there.


    Quote Originally Posted by babediboopi:
    I am wondering if it's actually refurbished goods that they are trying to palm off as grey imports?
    Not sure. 2100 sounds REALLY cheap though. I would get one if it were 4.4.*

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    You can only judge that by inspecting the goods from a sealed box. Usually not though. Different countries have different prices and you can buy these in the US for a lot less than in HK because of the market conditions and size.

    If you don't have the confidence to buy then walk away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by babediboopi:
    Thanks everyone!

    Even if it's an unofficial import, does HK have such high duties / taxes that a grey import (from China, I presume) will genuinely be much less expensive than an official import? This is not Australia, you know...

    I am wondering if it's actually refurbished goods that they are trying to palm off as grey imports?
    china has import tax at 20% for items foreign brands items ( hence, why people in china come to hk to buy galaxy's and iphones/ipads), HK doesn't have import tax at all

    there are no real guarantees on grey import esp on a high value tablet, best to still to official goods

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    http://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=167485

    this is a better option, only marginal cost more, HK$2760, also ccav ( 華仁影音 ) is very trustworthy, this company, I have purchased 2 TV's, mirrorless camera, mobile phone, within the last 5 years

    http://www.price.com.hk/starshop.php?s=680

    http://www.ccav.hk/

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    Thumbs up

    I just wanted to give an update : I purchased a brand new (non-grey market) Galaxy Tab S 8.4 finally. It's quite amazing : lightweight, easy to hold even for long periods, and just the perfect size.

    Thanks again everyone for the helpful replies!