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Any online shop in Canada selling phone Xiaomi Phone from China ?

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  • Jun 28th, 2021 10:42 am
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Dec 27, 2009
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There are a few Canadian e-shops but from the vast majority of user threads on RFD and other places, I cannot advice anyone of using them - Too many issues in receiving the phones, shipping nightmares, and terrible support especially regarding getting your money back in the instance of cancelling orders (due to no shipping on purchased items). If you need something out of China, go with a well known vendor via Aliexpress - I use Fantasy, or try giztop (an e-retailer out of Shezhen). I recently ordered my Xiaomi Mi 10 Global version from giztop. Can't really complain about the purchase.

I have used tradingshezhen the other day and my gosh, their shipping process is absolute GARBAGE, they LIE about using DHL and instead use some local courier that seems to just use regular CanadaPost as part of the shipping process!
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Aug 30, 2011
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First thing you need to think about is the frequency support. Will it work on the mobile networks in Canada? I've seen a few Poco users on public transit, and can't help but wonder if they only use WiFi.

Personally I can't really recommend Xiaomi over other Chinese phone makers like Huawei or OnePlus due to the lack of support.
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Dec 20, 2015
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tablo13 wrote: First thing you need to think about is the frequency support. Will it work on the mobile networks in Canada? I've seen a few Poco users on public transit, and can't help but wonder if they only use WiFi.

Personally I can't really recommend Xiaomi over other Chinese phone makers like Huawei or OnePlus due to the lack of support.
Well OnePlus does have support in Canada and I'm using a OP7Pro and have had zero issues.
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Aug 30, 2011
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lamboman wrote: Well OnePlus does have support in Canada and I'm using a OP7Pro and have had zero issues.
That's why I said Huawei and OnePlus since I know they're officially in Canada.
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Dec 11, 2003
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I see a lot of Hot Deals posts from alliexpress.

Maybe folks here can provide a list of reputable alliexpress shops they had good experiences with.
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Jun 21, 2021
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How much duty and taxes did you have to pay if you got your phone from giztop?
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Aug 12, 2018
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I bought my poco F3 (one of xiaomi's oversea brand) from amazon.fr

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