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Old 14th June 2009, 20:29   #406
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I intend to order it from sonic. People those who are interested can go for a group order. Single piece 2 day shipment costs $91, 2 pieces shipping costs $130 ($65 per persons), and so on (lesser shipping per person with increasing units).

Please pm me if we can plan a group order. As per a source, the duty should be around 24-25% as the shipping would be through UPS and not postal service.
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Single piece 2 day shipment costs $91, 2 pieces shipping costs $130 ($65 per persons), and so on (lesser shipping per person with increasing units).
We don't really need to go in a 2-day shipment, if a 10-day shipment saves us $25-30 (remember that duty is calculated on CIF aka landing cost, so we gotta ensure that purchase+shipping price is as low as possible to keep the duty low).

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As per a source, the duty should be around 24-25% as the shipping would be through UPS and not postal service.
I don't think duty is different for different mode of transport used (though I'm willing to be corrected on this.
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We don't really need to go in a 2-day shipment, if a 10-day shipment saves us $25-30 (remember that duty is calculated on CIF aka landing cost, so we gotta ensure that purchase+shipping price is as low as possible to keep the duty low).



I don't think duty is different for different mode of transport used (though I'm willing to be corrected on this.

7-10 day shipment costs 60$ for 1 unit.
Anyways, the point is, that is someone willing to order 1 or two more pieces with me? If yes, we can plan a group order and order the same. If not,probably I need to order 1 for me (Although it would be tad pricey for me). Shipping + Customs =

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hey gandharwa i am planning to get one too,,i dont want to fall into all these dollars and conversion stuff,so how much will the h.u cost in my hands if we give a bulk order,i mean group order.
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Well I checked it at SonicElectronix, if 4 unit are ordered it would cost about 600$ (150$ per unit)
And here is the shipping quote for 4 of them.
UPS Worldwide Express ($193.17)
1-2 business days, before 12:00 noon guarantee
UPS Worldwide Expedited ($178.57)
3-4 business days
UPS Worldwide Express Saver ($188.14)
1-2 business days, by end of business day.
USPS International Priority ($190.63)
7-12 business days, average

Best would be to go for option 2 which is UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED, i.e. 179$ which means each unit would carry 45$ as shipping charge and you get it in 4 days time.

And if it's 3 units here are the charges.
UPS Worldwide Express ($163.18)
1-2 business days, before 12:00 noon guarantee
UPS Worldwide Expedited ($152.60)
3-4 business days
UPS Worldwide Express Saver ($158.97)
1-2 business days, by end of business day.
USPS International Priority ($151.93)
7-12 business days, average

Again the UPS Worldwide Expedited service is better option with just 50$ shipping charge each unit.


I would say go for a group buy, anyone of you can order it. As far as I know the duty will be charged on the invoice value by the sender. How many are interested here?

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I wonder if at all there are enough head units left for a Group Order. Only limited stocks left on sonicelectronix.com.
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group ordering idea is excellent.. count me in.

BTW, did any of the users tried display brightness reduction feature?
A kinda orange/white lead when connected to parking light results in reduction of the display brightness when the headlamps are switched on!
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A kinda orange/white lead when connected to parking light results in reduction of the display brightness when the headlamps are switched on!
I connected it. But,I think it didn't work for me.
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Yes it does work, the difference is there to just be able to notice; but not that much that it would make a world of difference.
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1- panky12345
2-Invinsible
3-kumargandharva
4-mustang
5-?
6-?

Can any reliable, trusted and proven member take charge/facilitate the group order? We can deposit 10k+ in his account and the remaining amount can be paid once duty is charged at actuals.
Gurus, anybody please help. 6 units is a tempting deal. KMD is quoting too high these days. Don't know what is happening to him.
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6 pieces imported by a single guy. Customs will have a field day.
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group ordering idea is excellent.. count me in.

BTW, did any of the users tried display brightness reduction feature?
A kinda orange/white lead when connected to parking light results in reduction of the display brightness when the headlamps are switched on!
Yes, it does work but the reduction in brightness is negligible.

More than that, a few lights light up on the HU when parking lights are switched on.
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group ordering idea is excellent.. count me in.

BTW, did any of the users tried display brightness reduction feature?
A kinda orange/white lead when connected to parking light results in reduction of the display brightness when the headlamps are switched on!
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I connected it. But,I think it didn't work for me.
It definitely works, but the difference is not huge. Also check your dimmer settings for this to be a noticeable difference.
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1- panky12345
2-Invinsible
3-kumargandharva
4-mustang
5-?
6-?

Can any reliable, trusted and proven member take charge/facilitate the group order? We can deposit 10k+ in his account and the remaining amount can be paid once duty is charged at actuals.
Gurus, anybody please help. 6 units is a tempting deal. KMD is quoting too high these days. Don't know what is happening to him.
Take out Invinisble. He was among the first few ones to get the 785. Unless, he wants to put the same HU in his other cars as well.

(OT - Remember the Laxman Sylvania bulb ad? 'Poore ghar ke badal daloonga')

If you guys are on TE/Erodov, there is another GO thing happening there. So it makes sense to combine both.

However, my only doubt is that if you guys order ~8-10 units, wont it make the customs all the more suspicious?
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Take out Invinisble. He was among the first few ones to get the 785. Unless, he wants to put the same HU in his other cars as well.
Ya that's correct I was the first few ones to get the 785 or may be the first one Nah, am not gonna order another 785, if I have to order it would be the next level Clarion DRZ9255/HX-D2.
Ordering in bulk quantity would attract the attention. However one would need to give a declaration to the customs saying that it is for the personal use and not for commercial selling. Now I am not sure whether it's the one who imports on behalf of everyone would have to give this declaration or whether each one who has ordered would need to give or not.
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any idea on aftermarket steering wheel remote for this HU?
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