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    Import duties on computers, laptops, tablets, phones, etc?

    Hi guys,

    What can I expect to pay customs if I import a computer from China? There are some crazy-good deals there but I don't want a surprise when I go collect the thing!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norri View Post
    Hi guys,

    What can I expect to pay customs if I import a computer from China? There are some crazy-good deals there but I don't want a surprise when I go collect the thing!

    Thanks!

    Norio
    Not sure, but what kind of deals are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by league_of_ordinary_men View Post
    Not sure, but what kind of deals are they?
    The kind where you can double your cost and still sell quickly. Brand-name laptops.
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    For those also wondering the answer to this question, here's an AWESOME calculator:

    http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-im...x-calculation/

    You can do like 2-5 free calculations and then you have to pay. If you reach your limit, you will need to use a different IP address before you can use it again.
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    Quick question: may be brand names - but what happens if warranty repairs are needed?
    Last edited by Phil Cooper; 23-Jan-14 at 05:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Cooper View Post
    Quick question: may be brand names - but what happens if warranty repairs are needed?
    It seems you get the silence treatment.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    depending on the brand an warranty you may get a international warranty honoured in South Africa, HP will not honour warranty. Dell has international warranty that is quite good. Having dealt with HP in the past, we have had no success on warranty being honoured for imported hardware such as Servers

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    And Samsung are not much good here with overseas "international" warranties either.

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    if i'm not wrong import duty would be in 1000$ or may be within it.

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