When undertaking expensive projects sometimes you just have to cut out the middle man and import direct from China, as I did with my linear motion parts for my current CNC project.
Many times the same identical parts can be obtained within your own country, but prices can be up to 50% higher. Indeed the risks can be high for expensive items, this is one of the reasons, along with import tax you will see higher price tags on items from within your own country .
If you select your sources well the savings can be substantial.
Richard Elliott over at the thegamingcyclist thought the same for his next carbon fibre road bike and decided to share his experiences.
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