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    Best way to ship a laptop to the DR from Canada?

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    Save up some money to pay Customs!

    Seriously, a new laptop will incur major customs duties. If you ship through a forwarder like Business Mail or EPS, you will also pay, but the process will be slightly easier.

    Shipping direct via a service like UPS or DHL will cost serious money, not only for the shipping but also for clearance.

    When I was new to the DR, I was tasked with purchasing some computers for our offices and told to purchase in the US. I did so, and it took SIX MONTHS to get them out of Customs. As a favor to a friend, I allowed the use of my Business Mail address for the delivery of a laptop purchased in Florida. The shipping, including Customs, was almost six thousand pesos when the US dollar was at 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Profe_1 View Post
    Save up some money to pay Customs!

    Seriously, a new laptop will incur major customs duties. If you ship through a forwarder like Business Mail or EPS, you will also pay, but the process will be slightly easier.

    Shipping direct via a service like UPS or DHL will cost serious money, not only for the shipping but also for clearance.

    When I was new to the DR, I was tasked with purchasing some computers for our offices and told to purchase in the US. I did so, and it took SIX MONTHS to get them out of Customs. As a favor to a friend, I allowed the use of my Business Mail address for the delivery of a laptop purchased in Florida. The shipping, including Customs, was almost six thousand pesos when the US dollar was at 20.
    This is my old laptop from Canada. Not a new one. Does that make a difference?

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    You're shooting craps with customs here, you never know what they'll decide...........
    Everything is new to them........

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    Maybe best if I wait for a friend to visit and have them bring it for me then I guess.

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    Where do you live? I fly into Santiago/Puerto Plata every other weekend. Extra laptop, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GringoRubio View Post
    Where do you live? I fly into Santiago/Puerto Plata every other weekend. Extra laptop, no problem.
    I live in San Isidro. But I would gladly take a bus to Santiago/Puerto Plata to pick it up. Where in Canada do you fly out of?

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    Meet some Canadians who come here, have them bring it with them. I picked one up via Best Buy at my hotel stop over in TO and just included it in my carry-on.

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    just let someone bring it down, no problem.........no box.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea Duguay View Post
    I live in San Isidro. But I would gladly take a bus to Santiago/Puerto Plata to pick it up. Where in Canada do you fly out of?
    I'll PM you.

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