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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:31 AM

I have a couple questions about shipping a CPU internationally.


#1. About what would a retail boxed CPU cost to ship overseas, roughly guesstimated of course.


#2. Is there anything special needed to avoid the recipient paying customs fee's or the CPU being caught up in customs?


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:11 AM

When I purchased my CPU from the states the delivery costed me $15 including the cooler in a day 8x6x4 inch box

Mark it as gift le something :P I think they charge customs when it's brand new

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

Hey War - we can't even begin to guess the shipping cost unless we know the weight, size of the box, shipping preference and point of origin and point of delivery.  USPS, Fedex and UPS all have great online tools for estimating shipping cost once you know the weight and dimensions of the box.


On the custom's paperwork mark the contents as a gift with a small value and in many cases that will get it across the border without having to pay any duties or customs fees.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

If you are shipping as a gift to the UK don't rely on it getting through tax free. Customs over here in the UK are really clamping down, I've been charged the appropriate fees for gifts and free of charge commercial samples!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

I agree with paulktreg, the UK does seem to have more strict customs than elsewhere.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

Taiwan too... Last time when I sent my mom a desktop, all they looked was the value I put on the shipping document....

In custom.... they should have tax bracket for values of merchandice....

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