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    Default Gotta Love the "system"

    LOL...so I bought a tv on eBay. A 43 inch Vizio. They were selling off 10 of them at $159us each (display models). A great deal! Under the $200 threshold. All is good and I pay by paypal to the supplier. I take a screen shot (as I always do) of the item as I am buying it.

    Seems... Aduanas thinks I am too good of a shopper! I sent copies of everything, invoices, shipping communication and including a screenshot of other paypal transactions the week prior and after the purchase. Not good enough! I just paid 88% frigging taxes to have the tv released. My option was to drive to Santo Domingo and try to convince the masterminds that it indeed cost $159 and show yet again, what I had already provided them. Being a gringo with limited Spanish...I know that I would just be ****ing myself off even more...with any attempt to discuss this face to face.

    Still cheaper than buying locally, but what an inept financial department!

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    I was told by a rep at BM Cargo that on many items like electronics, and especially TV's, aduanas couldn't care less what your receipt says. They're are going to look in some book they have and base their taxes on the average retail price shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    I was told by a rep at BM Cargo that on many items like electronics, and especially TV's, aduanas couldn't care less what your receipt says. They're are going to look in some book they have and base their taxes on the average retail price shown.
    exactly what you wrote has been posted umpteen times right here on dr1...............

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    Well then...I can back up the other claims! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCMike View Post
    Well then...I can back up the other claims! LOL
    at least you have a good sense of humor about it..................

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    isn't it the size? that for TV over 32 inches the tax needs to be paid regardless of the value of the item?

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    I think that just might be a "rule of thumb" that aduana uses since most 32" TV's cost under $200 these days(?).

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    When we shipped our bigger one via mundanza, we were told they charge by the inch. Brand, smart, etc didn’t matter. If I remember, it was as $8 an inch, but that included the shipping. 

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    Yes,,, they have a system - their system

    Same w/ cars... one value only --- their value

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    isn't it the size? that for TV over 32 inches the tax needs to be paid regardless of the value of the item?
    This...

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