If it were me and the android dynavin was out when i purchased mine, I would have done it.
i didnt use the relocation kit and nobody can tell... Of course the relo kit makes the climate control look cleaner, however thats only because i know what its suppose to look like...anybody else will not be able to tell. It actually looks normal.
As for duty, brokerage, and shipping.. Yeah they add to cost understandably. I dont know what Dynavin Jeff is charging these days for shipping, but way back when it was only 50 bucks to Canada. The extra cost in my opinion is worth it. Especially from a retailer like Jeff because he has a reputation on many message boards as being honest, reliable etc. Again that doesnt mean thats not the case with your friend. With Jeff though, there is a lot to support the reasoning behind buying from him.