Shipping to the Philippines?
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I'm planning to buy the K7XX and shipping it to my home address directly. are there any "complications" that I should be aware of? (local post office, customs, extra fees, etc) Thanks!
thumb_upGabriel Felix
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I ordered these to the UK from massdrop about a year ago. This was before their EU in-region trial service. Delivery was prompt after payment, it was shipped very quickly and arrived quicker than one would expect for an international delivery that wasn’t 24 / 48 hour urgent. HOWEVER, packaging was pathetic and not remotely adequate for domestic shipping let alone international. The stock box is not rigid, it’s thin paper card and plastic. That would be fine if their shipping materials were better (box within a box and plenty of padding material in between) but no. I think their was one or two layers of uselessly thin small bubble wrap but can’t remember exactly. What I definitely remember though was being appalled by the packaging’s inadequacy. The stock K7XX box had been breached and the package was not even marked as “fragile”. Luckily the headphones weren’t damaged but they very easily could have been. I have read similar impressions from other users in respect to Drop’s international packaging but it has been a while so hopefully they have tightened their procedures up by now. To conclude, they are excellent headphones, I highly recommend them but I’d confirm with Drop that they will packages it securely and robustly, and mark it as ‘fragile’ before parting with any cash.
ferdieadriano
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Mar 18, 2019
If the package that'll arrive in the PH is worth *$200 (or more - inclusive of the shipping fee), expect to pay a large sum for the customs fee). If it's less, you'll just pay for the postage/storage fee. Also, packages going to the PH from Massdrop do not use a door-to-door logistics provider. You'll be sent a customs/post office package notice for you to claim the package either from the EMS office in Pasay or the nearest main Post Office branch in your city. If you're in a provincial area, there are times when the package gets delivered to the package owner's doorstep. Another thing, expect a long wait prior to your package's arrival. Massdrop uses DHL ecommerce logistics because they pass the package to the local Post Office/Customs office for handling. If you want to avoid this, there are online options like shippingcart.com where you can have the package shipped to their states-side address and have it shipped to your doorstep. You can Google for more details or other options. *edited from $150 to $200
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ferdieadriano
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Oct 20, 2019
Nice! Lemme know how that'll go for you. :)
ferdieadriano
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Oct 20, 2019
My friends and I order stuff abroad a lot. If the total amount is more than 10k, we use a forwarding company or one of those buy-from-the-US-and-get-your-package-delivered-at-your-door-step kind of deals. Here's the law that states that fact too - http://laws.chanrobles.com/republicacts/109_republicacts.php?id=10648
Adamethius
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Feb 11, 2019
Whatever it is you're afraid might happen, will happen at some point when it comes to customs. Just the odd PH Customs "lottery". You automatically win if your package is large and expensive-looking. Your prize is that you get to pay a higher fee, hehe. Somewhere around a 2k php fee; prepare 3k just in case...