I'm thinking of purchasing a Xiaomi Mi5 64Gb from Ebay to take advantage of the $20 off promotion.
The phone is priced from around $345 to over $500 on Ebay. The cheapest is DWI but their customer support confirmed the phone is flashed with Chinese ROM and buyer is responsible for the shipping cost to their oversea repair centre.
This was followed by Here2-buy, Ezoneshop and 7272wil. They are all around the $360 mark. Their customer support confirmed their phones are flashed with International ROM and they have local office to handle the warranty shipping to oversea repair centre. Buyer just needs to ship to their Sydney office.
I never bought a mobile phone from oversea or Ebay before and all the info I got from Paypal and EBay is that the maximum period I can make a claim is 180 days. Because all these sellers are not Australian companies the ACL does not apply so effectively the phone only has 6 months warranty.
Has anyone bought phones from Ebay or in particular from any of these sellers before? What is your experience with warranty claims?
PS just found out Here2-buy, Ezoneshop and 7272wil operate under the same local office.