There are about 60 of the DTS-10 for sale on Taobao, the Chinese equivalent of Ebay. One can go through a Taobao agent in China such as Obook, which charges a modest fee to receive it from a Chinese seller and then send it to you. I have ordered several things now this way. The Chinese Yuan trades at about 7:1 to the US Dollar, and going with an agent (with fees and extra shipping) means that you generally divide the Taobao asking price by 5 to get the US Dollar end cost. The DTS-10 is going for around 350 Yuan, so one could be had for $70 in about two weeks or so.
Original Post by Kevin, United States, May 26, 2010 at 07:02
I've had trouble with ordering from the US from dangdang and amazon.cn. My payments never went through. I just gave up, but am curious what I did wrong.
Some thoughts on alternatives-
-I've had no problem ordering from books.com.tw (pretty much all traditional books).
-I had a great experience with mentioned above. They found two books I was looking for, stocked them, and I ordered. Very easy and pretty quick (their shipping prices/speeds are varied).
-I have an order in with Obook, a taobao agent, so I'll see how that goes. Edit:: I received my order. Everything was pretty quick and easy.