Most laptop motherboards, in my experience, are worth the hassle with importing.
Motherboards for laptops are considered "professional" products in my neck of the woods and are charged at a premium. I once owned a MSI Megabook M640 and when the machine broke down, repairing it would cost me €120, outsourced of course. Buying a full motherboard replacement would cost about €160, alone.
Buying from abroad do has its risks like anything else. In the bottom line, we can pin it to dumb luck, if one is prone to believe in it. My personal experience is 90%+ positive. Friends and acquaintances speak horrors of their experiences.