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24-06-2020, 09:09   #1
Esho
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SOT from China?

Hi folks,



Getting on, and realising that the bucket list can't wait until I win the lotto etc. And high up on the list is enjoying our waterways!



So, looking to buy a SOT



Has anyone bought direct from China?

Or knows the pros or cons?


I saw some on Ali Baba:



https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...36d1abAF4n&s=p


https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...36d1abAF4n&s=p




Any advice much appreciated!
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25-06-2020, 10:28   #2
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Pal of mine brought one in from China about two years ago. It was a decent kayak - more or less a knock off of a more well known brand but well made.
Although the purchase price of the kayak was cheap by the time he added shipping, duties, taxes etc. it ended up costing nearly the same as buying one from a dealer here. He also had no come back if anything went wrong. Not an easy task to return a kayak
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25-06-2020, 12:03   #3
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Thanks for that - good points.

I dug around and there is a guy selling the some ones I was looking at.

I'll check the hidden costs on it.
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Chat to Darren from Darrens kayaks in Cork - he'll put you right.
Linky - https://www.darrenskayaks.com/index.html
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