I just ordered Zhiyun Smooth Q from Macy Camera Shop Cebu since it is on sale today with a huge discount. From 9,495 to 7,995 plus 390 shipping fee and 125 Palawan Pera Padala charge rate, equals 8,510. Not bad. Since buying directly from Zhiyun Philippines on Facebook costs 8,545.50 plus 200 shipping. I was surprised that they called me and asked for my permission if they could open the box to check inside and to turn on the gimbal if it's working. I asked them if it's Standard Operating Procedure or their standard protocol to do that. Their lady representative told me it was just to check and make sure if the gimbal was working. I reluctantly agreed. Immediately after hanging up I called them back to say no and told I want to be the first to unbox it. Their lady representative told me that the plastic from the box have been already been removed but the box have not been opened. My question is: when ordering online, is it normal for the store to open the box, check and inspect its contents before shipping it delivery to the customer? This is my first time to order from Macy Camera Shop Cebu. Last time I ordered online was to Kimstore. I bought an iPad mini. Kimstore never asked for any permission to open or check the box before shipping the package to me. P. S. Thank you for your answers, insights and opinions on my previous thread. Really big help and part in my decision to proceed buying the Zhiyun Smooth Q.