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Old 7th December 2009, 11:30   #121
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I recently ordered something from US of relatively small value to Mumbai and it was shipped out using USPS First Class Mail (normal postal mail) on 16th November. It hasn't arrived yet, and since it doesn't have a tracking number, I don't know whether to wait or to reorder. What to do in this situation?
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Good news !

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I am sending my laptop to the US for repair, will i be charged duty when the laptop is repaired and sent back to me via courier here ? Its not a new laptop, about 6 months old.
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I am sending my laptop to the US for repair, will i be charged duty when the laptop is repaired and sent back to me via courier here ? Its not a new laptop, about 6 months old.
If you have the bill, always keep a copy along with the courier document along with a declaration that it is old and being sent out/ received after repairs. You wont be charged.

But even after this its actually a call the Custom parcel official will take, he might still deny it thinking that its just a way to evade duty.
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hi i am thinking of buying a touchscreen double din HU for my car.
Its costing around 420$ with EMS (door shipping) from China.

-Can anyone tell me whats the maximum amount of duty i can be charged on it.
-Is there a chance that the custom officials might think my product is under quoted
since a double din HU in India is upwards 25k. If yes how do i convince him?
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Am in a bit of a catch-22 situation here. Had ordered for a Benro pan head worth 5k from ebay.com and the product has reached Bangalore. Duty declared by the seller is 10$'s USD.

Now the local courier here is demanding 800/- Rs as duty charges(paid by them) + processing fees for the product to be delivered to me. Apparently the shipping note has a 10$ duty mentioned on it.

Called the courier office and they say that I have to pay that much and no further explanation is being provided on why this atrocious charge. If I were to calculate at 47/- Rs per USD also the duty should be 470/- bucks.
Once again I don't see a seal from the custom's office on the duty slip. I have picked up quite a lot of stuff from ebay and once when I paid duty FEDEX had the duty paid reciept sealed from customs and showed the same to me.

In this case , the courier company is some godforsaken company called TCI Express. What do you chaps think I should do now ? Simply pay the extra 400 bucks and keep my mouth shut or fight for it.
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In this case , the courier company is some godforsaken company called TCI Express. What do you chaps think I should do now ? Simply pay the extra 400 bucks and keep my mouth shut or fight for it.

If you have a lawyer friend, you can ask him/her for rules and regulation. But on a simpler plain, you can just tell them what you think is due to them. If they ask for me, insist on a receipt and tell them that this receipt will be produced in a consumer court (if you wish to pursue this further) and also be shared with journalists which will, of course, attract due attention towards a bigger racket of fleecing customers on a larger scale. See what happens!
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I have a question about shipping - but it's actually the reverse. I need to send a book to Australia - what's the cheapest option to do this and how much would it cost?
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Am in a bit of a catch-22 situation here. Had ordered for a Benro pan head worth 5k from ebay.com and the product has reached Bangalore. Duty declared by the seller is 10$'s USD.

Now the local courier here is demanding 800/- Rs as duty charges(paid by them) + processing fees for the product to be delivered to me. Apparently the shipping note has a 10$ duty mentioned on it.

Called the courier office and they say that I have to pay that much and no further explanation is being provided on why this atrocious charge. If I were to calculate at 47/- Rs per USD also the duty should be 470/- bucks.
Once again I don't see a seal from the custom's office on the duty slip. I have picked up quite a lot of stuff from ebay and once when I paid duty FEDEX had the duty paid reciept sealed from customs and showed the same to me.

In this case , the courier company is some godforsaken company called TCI Express. What do you chaps think I should do now ? Simply pay the extra 400 bucks and keep my mouth shut or fight for it.
Ask to give the BOE (bill of entry), duty and other charges would be mentioned in the BOE. With this you can see how much duty is charged and if the 10$ pre-collected was sufficient or not.

If BOE doesn't have any duty mentioned in it, you don't have to pay.

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I have a question about shipping - but it's actually the reverse. I need to send a book to Australia - what's the cheapest option to do this and how much would it cost?
EMS would be the cheapest and it provides tracking information too. EMS when it enters Australia would be treated as express/similar by Australia Post.

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EMS would be the cheapest and it provides tracking information too. EMS when it enters Australia would be treated as express/similar by Australia Post.
Approximately will it cost to send a regular sized paperback book to Australia?
Also how can I best pack a book for sending by post?

Also, I assume the E in EMS stands for Express. I am in no hurry, so if cheaper, would do just fine?
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EMS is speed post, international tariff is this Welcome to the Indiapost Web Site to mail it across cheaper, register post it or else go to nearest GPO/HPO they have chart for shipping it through regular post, affix stamp and give it to, it will be slowest mail service. For packing I recently read in news that speed post has launched packing boxes in various sizes(starting Rs 27 or so ), see if GPO/HPO/Speed post centre has one or not.
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I have a question about shipping - but it's actually the reverse. I need to send a book to Australia - what's the cheapest option to do this and how much would it cost?
EMS Speedpost is the best option for Australia. You will have tracking information with EMS Speedpost. For Australia, the EMS Packages will be delivered through Australia Post. The package will normally gets delivered within 7 days from the date of postage.

Registered Mail is cheaper than EMS Speedpost of Rs. 75-100 but no guarantee that when it will get delivered since you don't have the tracking information for that.

I suggest you to use EMS
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I'm planning to get a headphone from eBay which costs ~$60. The guy would be shipping it for free from Hongkong via Standard Int'l Shipping. How much duty would I have to pay for it? And what are the chances of it being passed by the customs without any duties since it's value is pretty less.
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I recently ordered a wrist watch costing 300 USD from Amazon.In addition to the 60USD for shipping ,I also had to pay 3600 INR as duty ,though there was no receipt for the same
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I recently ordered a wrist watch costing 300 USD from Amazon.In addition to the 60USD for shipping ,I also had to pay 3600 INR as duty ,though there was no receipt for the same
I ordered a Fila wristwatch from ebay.com something around 150 USD .
Had it shipped to my S&H account in the US. Total shipping charge, including duty - Rs 1,1xx delivered to me here in India.

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