Dec 1, 20168320 views

Do shipping costs include customs? I live in India

Sorry to bother you with such a simple question but I am confused.
Prashant.7 and 1 other

I just got mine delivered from Germany and I live in Ireland and this time I was not charged any taxes or custom's, fantastic service 😀
Customs is sort of an import tax charged by the importing country. Naturally it should be borne by the person who imports the item, not the seller. Hope it helps.
I bought a watch from here, will I be charged a customs duty?? I'm from India
Hey, I have also ordered a watch. Can you please share with me your shipping experience especially if you faced any hassles at Customs?
Hey I am thinking to buy a laptop here I live in India my total budget is 1700$ there is a pretty good deal here but how much I have to pay to the customs when it comes to India
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What is the cheapest price if I want a 1070 in India
You need to spend 1.3 or 1.5 which city do you live in of Bangalore go to spend road
Of course not. How can Massdrop keep track of the customs regimes for every country that they ship to?
Are there any online sellers that take care of customs duties for you?
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And also Newegg
Last I checked, Amazon or Newegg doesn't take care of customs in Indonesia. It's why there was a company that specifically took care of everything for your purchases at Amazon if you wanted to pay a 50% markup, which I guess is fair since import tax it fluctuates betwen 30% to 100% to sometimes 0% if you're really lucky.
Hey, i am from India and i have ordered several products from Massdrop. the customs charges are not included, usually anything around 4K INR is not charged any customs fee. over that you are looking at about 40 to 50 percent charges. e.g, i ordered smsl m6 dac amp which cost me about 9k INR including shipping and then i had to pay about 4.5k INR for customs. not a bad deal considering the price on indian sites was 25K INR for same product . i havent received any thing after the GST came in to effect so not sure whether it will increase or decrease the customs charges. there are a few thing on the way from massdrop to me in the next few weeks so i will find out soon.
dont be disheartened by the customs charges, most of the stuff available in massdrop is not available in India and even with the customs charges the final cost tends to be lesser than the cost for same stuff available for import on sites like amazon.
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Some people are reporting upto 50% custom fees. Are you sure you want that watch?
No I am second guessing if I really want the watch. Does anyone know any workarounds or alternate arrangements?(under table)
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Usually custom Fees aren't included in shipping and are needed for the payer (which is you) to pay extras for it, usually if you don't buy in bulk, it will be okay. It won't cost much.
Import duties vary from country to country. In Indonesia, it's 30% on anything over $75. It could go upwards to 100% if they deem it a "luxury" item. A $200 headphone in a third world country will almost always be deemed a "luxury" item. Then it's just your haggling prowess and luck of the draw of how corrupt the custom officer is. It's why I almost never buy directly from Massdrop to Indonesia, save for some cheap $49 M220 my cousin wanted...