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    Cool THE USD$200 MADNESS

    I purchased a Telescope on Amazon. I have ordered a lot of items on Amazon, but never reached the USD$200 hurdle.
    I focused on 2 telescopes...one for USD$189 and one for USD$209.....after reviewing both in detail I decided for the more expensive one (Gskyer)....THAT WAS A MAJOR MISTAKE.
    I had to pay DR$5,500 to get it out of the Aduana and DR$6,500 for shipping.....total of DR$12,000....
    All interior boxes were opened and ramaged through.....a lot of items, such as the lenses were moving around losely in the big box and of course the manual, and any paperwork at all was missing.......
    It took me a 3 week struggle to get it out of the Aduana and many trips and calls to my shipper (Pic and Send).
    My USD$0.02...under all costs, stay below a total pricetag of USD$200.....

    Good luck.

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    WOW, you won't have to say this twice to me.......... double WOW

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    Bad shipping company. Does not happen with vimenpaq.

    You pay the tax amount to them and they take care of everything. Never had a problem like that with orders over 200 USD.

    Bought a telescope, TV's etc. I was told how much tax. I paid it via BPD and could pick up my stuff at the latest 4 days later in my vimenpaq branch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    Bad shipping company. Does not happen with vimenpaq.

    You pay the tax amount to them and they take care of everything. Never had a problem like that with orders over 200 USD.

    Bought a telescope, TV's etc. I was told how much tax. I paid it via BPD and could pick up my stuff at the latest 4 days later in my vimenpaq branch.
    Thank you. But still to pay RD$12,000 in costs to receive a USD$209 item is insane to me.........

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    The 6500 for shipping would be a deal breaker for me....

    I'll stick with the mudanza....
    I bet it would arrive at my door - fully paid - for that

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    I must say, to the shippers defense....I am using them for years without any hick up ever.....not even the slightest problem......But, I also never went over USD$200........That will never happen again.......Throwing even more money after the useless Government.......No THANKS!

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    12000 is ridiculous.

    I paid once 8000 DOP but years ago for a 42" TV aduana included...

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    EVen with the cheaper one you might have had to pay tax, the 200 threshold is incl. shipping. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    EVen with the cheaper one you might have had to pay tax, the 200 threshold is incl. shipping. 
    I never knew that. So the $200 is price of item, any stateside sales tax, PLUS the shipping cost to la rep dom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    EVen with the cheaper one you might have had to pay tax, the 200 threshold is incl. shipping. 
    You are kidding right? My goodness......

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