Ordering a Bike from an Overseas Seller?
I've heard of people ordering titanium frames directly from China. People often buy other sorts of products [bright LED flashlights come to mind] directly from offshore online sellers [often based in Asia], and it seems to work out.
Tim and Cindy Travis wanted to buy Koga Miyata bikes that were much cheaper (at that time) when purchased in Europe. Someone said that they could have bought them through a seller in England or Europe and saved quite a bit of money, compared with buying them from a US-based seller.
Could someone overseas buy from a US online discount seller, and save some money (or, simply buy a bike that is unavailable in their country)?
Could someone in the US do the same, with an overseas seller?
It seems to work out for some people; but I don't know what the potential pitfalls are, and the recommended procedures.
Does anyone know of good China-based companies that will sell (bikes, frames, and other bike products) directly to buyers in the US or elsewhere?