said by nonymous:
Also i mail order with paypal not necessarily through ebay but from Hong Kong and get good pricing. Either you expect too much, go to wrong stores or look like a sucker.
Or just perhaps Chinese mess up more with people who are white and recognize they are not from there?'
As for sales from ebay mailed from Hong Kong or so, a lot of those are cheap knock offs.
Its one thing when salesmen don't tell you about something you might wanna know but its another thing when they are friendly and lie straight to your face about the product. Also its another thing when store sales new product for 2x price other store charges and another when it sells old crap describing as "new" for 10x the price. That was not isolated incident. I came across a few like that.
Hong Kong is not shopper's paradise. Plain and simple.
P.S. The exception is big stores like Fortress or Broadway. Those may not have sales, but they sell authentic products and you can be assured they won't rip you off there.