Though many ecommerce sites offers a variety of electronic products, there is no guarantee that they will be delivered after you make the payment online. Customs clearance can also be a problem. Bigger companies hire the services of a clearing agent but it is not feasible / economical for an individual or a small business to do so for low volume imports.
Many niche electronic products are not available in the Indian market or may be available with just 1 or 2 companies (from personal experience, you can spend weeks trying to locate a supplier and get a quote from them). GlobalEasybuy is a convenient way of purchasing these products from USA, while paying in Indian Rupees and a guarantee that the product will be delivered or payment refunded in case of non-delivery.
Though there is markup on the listed eBay.com price due to the customs duty and shipping charges, the imported product prices are often lower than those of the products available locally.
After using a coupon, a Vupoint Portable Hand Scanner ordered using Global Easy Buy was more than Rs 1000 cheaper than the similar model available online from Indian suppliers.
The order was placed on 18th August 2010, and the Hand Scanner was delivered to the buyer on 26th August 2010, within 8 days, which is comparable to what most Indian sellers offer.
Before ordering it is important to check the specifications (for supply voltage levels) and also warranty offered.