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eBay Alternative Brings the Latest Gadgets to Consumers Worldwide


Cross-border shopping is the fastest growing branch of international e-commerce with unprecedented global demand for the latest products on the market. The U.S. retail market is the go-to place for the newest tech products, but there are still many barriers for international consumers.

Global shoppers interested in the latest tech gadgets ­ whether it¹s the Apple Watch, Hello Sense Sleep Tracker, Soundhawk Hearing Device or Seek Thermal Camera – often turn to eBay, but that remains an imperfect solution. Counterfeit merchandise abounds, shipping charges can be expensive, after sales service may not exist and many sellers are limited in the countries they can ship to. There is now a new alternative to access the U.S. tech market.

Big Apple Buddy is a New York-based online shopping concierge that helps international consumers buy the latest technology items direct from U.S. online stores. The company delivers a seamless shopping experience by taking care of the entire buying process, allowing clients to rest easy knowing their products will be reliably shipped to their doorstep, avoiding the hassle that is sometimes associated with marketplaces such as eBay.

For example, counterfeit goods remain a risk when buying from eBay sellers. As a result, consumers may pay high-end prices, sometimes well above retail price, but receive a poor quality, or possibly even illegal imitation items. Big Apple Buddy only buys items through reputable U.S. stores such as Amazon and Best Buy, ensuring shoppers receive authentic goods, often in as little as 2-4 business days.

With return policies set by individual sellers, buying from eBay is no guarantee of having a store stand behind the purchase. This means that if an item is defective, the consumer has no recourse. Because Big Apple Buddy only buys authentic goods, it can also help with manufacturer warranty returns and repairs.

Finally, eBay listings may not be available to shoppers everywhere around the world. Because shipping is handled on a seller by seller basis, shoppers often run into eBay sellers that do not ship to their particular country. Big Apple Buddy, on the other hand, has partnered with FedEx, DHL and UPS and already ships products to thousands of clients in over 190 countries worldwide. It has satisfied clients everywhere from the U.K. and Australia to more remote corners such as Tanzania and Oman.

³Our clients are mostly busy professionals who want the latest tech products, reliably and efficiently. We leave no stone unturned to deliver for them. We advise on products, pass on shopping discounts, and answer questions around the clock,² says Ms. Chan, the co-founder.

Big Apple Buddy has helped clients around the world buy exclusive items, including the very popular Apple Watch, direct from America.

With global e-commerce expanding rapidly, international consumers will continue to demand the latest tech gadgets as they are released in the U.S. and more convenience in acquiring them. Big Apple Buddy stands ready to deliver on both counts, providing access to the latest products together with exceptional client service that sets the bar for others in the ecommerce space.

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