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Need your advice for buying dell laptop through eBay.

by jhhayes / October 15, 2009 12:16 PM PDT

I'm Aswin, living in India. I'm planning to buy a dell laptop[Dell inspiron 1545] from eBay US shopping. But i'm bit confused with the total amount i need to pay them, since they informed me tat " All International buyers must be responsible for all fees that may arise from shipping (such as duty, import tax, VAT, brokerage fee charged by the shipping company and your country's customs for receiving International shipment and so on.) " So anyone tell me how much appox. amount should i need to give for this

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You bet its confusing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 10:52 PM PDT

You can't know in advance if the taxes, shipping rates will change so nothing's amiss here.

Hope this helps,

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Thank u
by jhhayes / October 18, 2009 6:37 PM PDT
In reply to: You bet its confusing.

Thank u for ur reply ! !

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I don't advise buying international
by d_adams / October 22, 2009 3:07 AM PDT

I'm an eBay seller, and believe me, there are more problems than you can believe arising from crappy international shipping services.

1. There is no way of knowing before hand what kind of fees you'll be charged. The best you can do, is call your post office and make them give you an estimate. Before you do this, you'll need to know the approximate package size/weight, the shipping service you intend to use, and (of course) the country of origin. Remember, ALL fees will be charged to you by your country's shipping service, NOT the eBay seller. The eBay seller only needs the money required to ship the package to your country. All other fees will come in on your end when you go to the post office to pick it up.

2. DO NOT SHIP WITH USPS (United States Postal Service). I've shipped three large packages internationally with USPS. Two of them took over a month to arrive, and the other failed to leave the country, even after two attempts. This ended up costing me $250 and the loss of a sale. The others did get there eventually, but the time it took was ridiculous. I am NEVER using them again for International Shipping. Use UPS, FedEx or something like that. It will cost a good deal more, but at least you will get your package.

Good luck/hope that helps.

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