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    hi
    i have ordered a lot of stuff frm US in the past ... and everytime i end up givin decent amoun of duty on the goods(sometimes even if the package cost is declared o be $100) ... i tried getting it on delhi address as well as calcutta address.. but nuthing worked .. a couple of times i asked my f'd in US to send it as a gift .. but again somehow the customs guys put on some duty
    so can neone out here help me on this

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    Ask them to send it by marking as free samples, but they rarely do it. Or else send the goods at ur college address. It worked in my case, when I ordered some stuff from Acroname USA

    REgds

    happy_99

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    Hi All,
    I recently got some stuff off singapore It cost 12 USD ( less dan 550 bux) only. Assholes in Mumbai Customs levied a duty of 3000 bux on it and based on that valuation UPS fantazises that I will pay an additional OCTROI of 700 bux. I had NJR (new japan Radio ) Clearly mark it as Commercial Samples. I wonder what got dese Idiots to claculate a 3000 bux duty ? Nothin seems to work .... I have negotiated wid dem in past Some guys are nice oders are plain Assholes.

    Ranjit
    SE Telekom
    Vivekanand Coll of Engg.
    Mumbai Univ

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    Default Hmm ... not so bad

    My experice has been not so bad

    I ordered 3 things last moth

    2 pair of dog tags - 15 $ in all : no custom duty ( US Postal )
    1 Pair of 3d stereo glasses - 75 $ : 20 $ custom duty ( DHL )
    2 pairs of 2Ghz Trancivers - 60 $ : no custom duty ( US Postal )

    So i also cant figure out how things work there ... here is what i think ... avoid DHL in all cases try US expedite delivery and US postal service ( costs abt 20 - 29 $ ) .

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    Default Re: Hmm ... not so bad

    Quote Originally Posted by vikas
    2 pair of dog tags - 15 $ in all : no custom duty ( US Postal )
    1 Pair of 3d stereo glasses - 75 $ : 20 $ custom duty ( DHL )
    2 pairs of 2Ghz Trancivers - 60 $ : no custom duty ( US Postal )
    Things are getting clear. I would like like to add this too

    Sharp GP2D12 Sensors - 2 Nos. $30 : No Customs Duty (US Postal)

    Regds

    happy_99

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    Radiometrix Transreceivers -2 Nos -20$ each+20$ postal charge..
    Total 60$-No customs...

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    Default no custom duties

    Hey guys it hapened with me too , when my uncle sent a Ge-Force FX 5750 graphics card from Dubai for me , the custom guys called me up and asked for some 7000Rs , but i refused to give it so they threatened me of returning the parcel, i said ok. After two three days they delivered it without any charges.

    Same happened when I ordered some samples from different Semiconductor companies. Every time i refuse to pay the money and they deliver it on my dorr steps without anymore fuss.

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