Re: Concession trailer from China?
☼ Best Answerby Buloff 2017/04/12 14:55:23
First thing to do is check to see if this company has a domestic rep, that will give you some assurance you have a source for assistance and perhaps spare parts service. Secondly you would need a freight forwarder, these are the folks that will insure what you buy can be imported, they deal with customs and can ascertain if there are import duties involved. Your freight forwarder will give you a quote for the freight charge, and formalities, these are the costs for paperwork, perhaps local delivery from the port of entry, customs paperwork, etc.
It's important to run all the numbers and insure you have a domestic rep, then take a step back and see if its worth it.
We buy a lot of equipment from China, but have local reps here for those items, that makes life very easy as they do service and carry spares.
With online purchasing now its easy to fall into a bad deal, so buying such a large item site unseen, without a domestic rep, or at least someone else that has one is risky at best.