If I walk into a HK DHL with 200-300 phones in brand new un-opened packaging I don't think they'll deny me access to air mail.
If I pack these into 2 suitcases and check them in I don't think that would be an issue either, at least not according to the FAA's guidelines..
Giving them the address to my hotel and a mobile number should remedy any hesitance on their part. Hopefully some of the suppliers are fluent enough in English so we can communicate.
I would think that the suppliers I meet would know I mean business coming halfway across the world to do something that could probably done over the internet. Spending 30-45mins negotiating terms and price with them face to face should also help.
If Shenzhen suppliers are familiar with their own laws they'd also understand why I couldn't bring such a large amount of cash into mainland China in the first place.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Last edited by GlobalExport; 23-03-2014 at 02:28 PM.
I know if I wanted Samsung or Apple then HK is the place with all of the authorized sellers of 14 day returned phones, but I'm after Chinese brands. They will be cheaper to get in China than HK.
Your feedback and insight on the matter is greatly appreciated. Always good to hear of potential dangers/pitfalls.
There are reputable HK based sellers of 14 day return phones who offer door to door air mail delivery via DHL for bulk orders, I'm pretty sure I can tackle this transport issue legally.
If I were in your shoes, I would not take for granted that 'the suppliers are fluent enough in English', I'd rather make sure to have a translator I can trust with me.
I join the choir of doubters here in telling you, that I do not think the supplier you intend to find is going to deliver the phones to you to a hotel in Hong Kong.