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Old 30th December 2007, 17:53   #31
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Anybody on here can tell me why dhl had charged me different duty on same item ? For recall declared value on both were also same .
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Old 31st December 2007, 09:17   #32
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If seller send the item via their postal service USPS then you don't have to pay any duty , only downside is that you'll won't able track your parcel & there's no definite date when your parcel will reach (Dhl takes 3 days only ) .
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I bought a pair oh angel eye spot lamps from ebay.us.It was shipped by USPS and i was able to rack it all the way till it entered indian customs.The time taken was 7 days.no duty,value was 45US$.
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Old 31st December 2007, 09:35   #33
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Royal Mail is Indian Posts here. The stuff may be sitting in the Foreign Post Office for months. Chances of getting lost are low.

Also, Customs may be pretty whimsical. We once bought some stuff officially for our lab from a reputed supplier (Goodfellows), and paid through bank transfer in advance. Customs arbitrarily charged duty with an estimated value at 50% higher than the invoice. The invoiced price could easily have been verified on the web - but then it is Bharat Sarkar.
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Old 31st December 2007, 10:01   #34
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Hi,
I've recd my shipment via airmail on 29th Dec. I had purchased it on 18th Dec from dealextreme.com

Value: US$4.97...Duty: Nil
Payment mode: Virtual Credit Card (HDFC)
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Mods,

Can you merge this thread as well -> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifting-gears/17470-there-duty-couriers-ebay.html
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Old 31st December 2007, 17:30   #36
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There is no such thing as No duty for <$100 or <$200...

I have paid Rs.130 duty on item worth $20, and once not paid any duty on $150 stuff. At one occasion I had to track my parcel and finally visit local post office and make payments there.
There is no clear / predictable process, each experience has been different...
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Get the sender to mark the item as a gift on the customs declaration. Gifts upto RS10,000 are duty free.

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Gifts from abroad upto Rs. 10,000 of goods which are not prohibited goods for import are duty free if sent by post or through courier. The postal charges or air freight will not be taken into account for determining value limit of Rs 10,000. [Notification No. 171/93-Cus dated 16-9-1993 as amended on 6-7-1999]. However, if the value exceeds Rs 10,000, customs duty is payable on whole value even if gift was received unsolicited.
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I ordered some stuff off dealextreme.. Hong Kong post tracking site says "item left Hong Kong for its destination on 2-Jan-2008".. but the India Post tracking site says "There is no record of this item" .

Stupidddddd India Post.. I feel like sending them a letter bomb one of these days.

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.. but the India Post tracking site says "There is no record of this item" .

Stupidddddd India Post.. I feel like sending them a letter bomb one of these days.
Not a good idea. They would loose it.
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Not a good idea. They would loose it.
Actually, they delivered the post yesterday.. unmolested and without duty being charged. So no need for the letter bomb as of now.
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Actually, they delivered the post yesterday.. unmolested and without duty being charged. So no need for the letter bomb as of now.
maybe a love letter is in order here.
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even i do wish my parcel comes unmolested someday........
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As some of you know, i have ended up with a broken windscreen on my bike couple of weeks ago
Last week, Rehaan helped me buy one off ebay, the seller did not offer international shipping and so Rehaan had it shipped to himself in NY, as i thought international shipping could not be too expensive (i had 30 odd USD in mind).

But, as luck would have it, the best shipping quote i have got from my coloaders in Bombay is a whopping 5,500 inr odd, and the screen cost me a mere 2,000!!!!!

I would be deeply obliged if someone could carry the screen down for me, the packl is 20 x 20 x 8 and does not weight anything over 5 lbs.

I can have it shipped domestic if required, thanks.
Just incase someone knows of a cheaper alternative to have it brought down, please drop me a pm.

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Ask rehaan to send it through USPS. International postage for a 5lbs large box through priororty mail which has 7-10 days delivery should cost you about $40-$45 and will be delivered straight to your house through your local post office.
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Arush, already looked that up.
The only option i've been abl to figure is a 10 kg box, and thats costing me a bomb, apparently some 200 usd.
Will try the same tomm, hope something works out.

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