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Old 8th August 2007, 20:33   #1
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I just bumped into this website and my jaws dropped!!

Check it out: The Refurb Depot | #1 Source For All Things Refurbished
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Interesting place. What's the catch ? has anyone bought anything from there ?
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The catch is its refurbrished
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I've used a Panasonic portable CD player once. When I bought it, it was a steal only to realise that it was refurbished. But it worked for 2.5 years without any issues, until it got cracked by unruly crowds in the local train.

Now my question is this. Say I get somebody to carry a camcorder with them. Would the customs buy the argument that it's refurbished and costs only 10k. When it costs some 24k as new?
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Now my question is this. Say I get somebody to carry a camcorder with them. Would the customs buy the argument that it's refurbished and costs only 10k. When it costs some 24k as new?
No customs will not buy that argument. They would not give a hearing on the price you have paid even though you shows receipts etc. They go by their price list which is outdated and way above the current market price.
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What we need is an Indian company to set up such a site.

But refurbished stuff here probably goes back to the shops at full price!
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you got that right. Most of the products here end up on the shelves again.

But then here's the fun part

Most of the similar products in other countries have a different code and it wont show in Customs lists.
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The trouble with the codes is that the customs are then free to make their own valuation --- and its their valuation that counts!
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There is typically no customs valution for stuff below $200. They are free to import.
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There is typically no customs valution for stuff below $200. They are free to import.
I thought the limit was Rs. 25,000. What is percentage duty levied for stuff above 25k for electronics?
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I've used a Panasonic portable CD player once. When I bought it, it was a steal only to realise that it was refurbished. But it worked for 2.5 years without any issues, until it got cracked by unruly crowds in the local train.

Now my question is this. Say I get somebody to carry a camcorder with them. Would the customs buy the argument that it's refurbished and costs only 10k. When it costs some 24k as new?
Ported i really don't think so getting a camcorder would be any issue because my brother always used to get some or the other electronic item while he used to come here.For eg a camcorder,laptop,digicam.He has brought a laptop thrice without having to pay anything to the custom.I suppose the rules have changed now you can get a laptop without paying anything.
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With IT people going all around the world and Laptops becoming the most important acccessory after the mobile. I don't think the customs people bother checking Electronics like Digicams, Laptops etc. Just walk through casually.
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I think they will assume one camera, camcoder, etc. to be personal.

One laptop is allowed.

But your luggage is x-rayed, and the newspapers regularly feature people caught by customs
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Now my question is this. Say I get somebody to carry a camcorder with them. Would the customs buy the argument that it's refurbished and costs only 10k. When it costs some 24k as new?
Used is a relative term, even a day old camera is used. If you can present the original purchase bill (from the previous owner) plus your bill, it should not be a problem.
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Used is a relative term, even a day old camera is used. If you can present the original purchase bill (from the previous owner) plus your bill, it should not be a problem.
Umm...not sure what you are talking about. I was talking of refurbished stuff. When the same camcorder you buy at Croma or something costs around 25k. I would have only one bill and that would be from Refurbdepot.
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