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Selling electronics (nightlamp) on Amazon - warranty

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Hi people,

I have read multiple times that importing electronics (and selling it on Amazon) is a bad idea because of return rates and what to do with defective items.

I am looking to import for the very first time and it is a LED night lamp, not a very complicated item and thus not many parts that can get defective for example.

I am pretty sure that this will sell, because there is very little competition and people are buying it.

So I am wondering, is it really a bad idea to import a night lamp? I would ofcourse have it inspected by an inspection company before it departs from China.

Some helpful questions would be the following and maybe someone can answer them:

a) I could not find much information on this, but do Chinese manufacturers usually comply with their warranty promise?
b) Would such a night lamp survive more than 8 months without getting defect? Does anyone have information on defect rate for night lamps?
c) Even if it gets defective, are many of them going to claim warranty on a product that would cost something like $34.95?

In the end what matters is that after the replacement of the defective items, I still have good profit. I think I would achieve that. Please tell me if you think otherwise. I am aiming at a $5 net profit on each item.

Looking forward to some opinions, maybe there is something I am overlooking.

Thank you!
 

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bad idea because of return rates and what to do with defective items.
This is the case for small importers of electronics and electronic subcomponents form China. Maybe try taiwan/hong kong or malaysia.
 
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This is the case for small importers of electronics and electronic subcomponents form China. Maybe try taiwan/hong kong or malaysia.
Care to explain more in detail why it is specifically a problem for small importers?

And why is Taiwan/Hong Kong or Malaysia better?

Thank you.
 

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