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looking to buy a Xiaomi Note 10 in Canada

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looking to buy a Xiaomi Note 10 in Canada

Any reputable stores than can do free shipping? i try to avoid overseas sites like Aliexpress because of long shipping and possible duties.

TIA
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Any stores that you may find it at locally will have a massive markup because they will be reselling phones they bought from Europe/China. Xiaomi phones are no longer sold at real stores Canada.
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Viper98 wrote: Any stores that you may find it at locally will have a massive markup because they will be reselling phones they bought from Europe/China. Xiaomi phones are no longer sold at real stores Canada.
I was looking at swiftronics website. Its listed at 650$ which is reasonable but just sold out.
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Look up HK Goldway on Aliexpress.

Bought multiple Xiaomi phones from them, last time was in 2018. They don't load up the phone with adware and they list the value low on the phones so you pay little or no duty.
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bandersnatch wrote: Look up HK Goldway on Aliexpress.

Bought multiple Xiaomi phones from them, last time was in 2018. They don't load up the phone with adware and they list the value low on the phones so you pay little or no duty.
Third party sellers load their own junk onto the phone? It's not sealed?
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Yup, lots of sellers online will load ROMs which has bloatware that will spam you with ads.

None of the phones will be sealed because third party sellers will be loading global roms on it so you can use them outside of China.

Reputable ones will just put the official global ROM and that's it. All the phones I purchased from HK Goldway looked brand new (plastic film was still on the screen, accessories were sealed, etc).
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bandersnatch wrote: Yup, lots of sellers online will load ROMs which has bloatware that will spam you with ads.

None of the phones will be sealed because third party sellers will be loading global roms on it so you can use them outside of China.

Reputable ones will just put the official global ROM and that's it. All the phones I purchased from HK Goldway looked brand new (plastic film was still on the screen, accessories were sealed, etc).
too bad shipping takes like 2 months, exchange rates sucks now, and paying extra for duties, even if just a bit
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yesstyle wrote: too bad shipping takes like 2 months, exchange rates sucks now, and paying extra for duties, even if just a bit
Double check with HK Goldway. When I ordered, they listed the phone as "chinese smartphone, value $50" and I paid no duty.
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I've seen some on the RFD BST forums
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I've bought multiple Xiaomi phones from AliExpress. All have come factory sealed or at least to my eye it is factory sealed. I have never seen additional software installed either. Just my experience...

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