Laptop

La Profe_1

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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.
 

Andrea Duguay

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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.
This is my old laptop from Canada. Not a new one. Does that make a difference?
 

waytogo

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

GringoRubio

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

Ron Anjero

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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.