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jaguarbob

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has anyone ever ordered a cell phone from states...and if so,what was the duty on it if under $200.....or if over $200...I seem to believe that anything under $200. is tax free...
bob
 

Ken

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has anyone ever ordered a cell phone from states...and if so,what was the duty on it if under $200.....or if over $200...I seem to believe that anything under $200. is tax free...
bob
Yes, it is supposed to be. Make sure the seller includes an invoice with the phone so it is not left to the custom inspector 's imagination as to the cost.
Recently I bought a couple of USB hubs on eBay and got stuck with paying duty because the customs inspector thought they must be expensive when the actuall cost was about US$25. No invoice, unfortuntely for me.
 

DavidZ

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how will you get it from Miami to the DR? If you're just bringing one cell phone through customs at the airport, you wont be charged any tarrif..I believe you're allowed to bring 2 or 3 phones with you...
 

dv8

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if you bring it through a courier and the cell is less than $200 you will pay no tax. above $200 the tax is 16%. the courier costs up to 200 pesos per lb. if you bring it with you on a plane you pay no tax.
 

jaguarbob

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how will you get it from Miami to the DR? If you're just bringing one cell phone through customs at the airport, you wont be charged any tarrif..I believe you're allowed to bring 2 or 3 phones with you...
business mail is a business in DR that brings mail and packages from my mail box in Miami,and deliver it to their office here in SD.I then pick it up and pay their postage fee....I get packages all the time but have never ordered a cell phone and was wondering if that item was handled any different than other items....if not,then I will only pay the postage...I am going to purchase a motorola pebl phone for around
$180 for my wife for navidad,.the cheapest here in SD has been around 9000 pesos...so I should save a few bucks...
bob
 

dv8

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if you use eps the postage is around 160 pesos. no tax on motorola as it is below $200.