I couldn't find local examples of a couple of watches I was interested in. So, I ordered both from eBay. One seller appeared to be a U.S. based drop shipper and the watch would ship from Singapore. The other seller was based in and shipped from Hong Kong. Both were good prices and shipping was free. No brainer, I thought.
I received both watches after a lengthy delivery time; one was almost three weeks. I thought it was to be expected and didn't mind the wait. It is a looonng wait, though, in this day and age of Amazon Prime, and especially PrimeNow.
I opened the tin for one of the watches and immediately knew it was not a keeper. I like colorful watches and a certain level of garishness doesn't bother me but even I have limits. Someone here described the color combination as looking like something a baby would upchuck after eating a box of crayons. Close enough. I packed it up and put it aside to return.
I opened the tin for the second watch and thought, "Hmmm, I just don't know." After trying it on I still wasn't convinced but after few days I decided, "No Sir, I just don't like it." I packed it up and put it aside to return.
Today I went to the post office, watches in hand, packed and ready.
Mmmm, yeah, I'll be selling them both on eBay.
The cost of returning them to their respective countries with signature confirmation and insurance is enough to buy another G-shock; two depending on the models.