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by christopherwilliams2
February 21st, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

If I imported a printer can anyone tell me if there are taxes/duty/opt on it?
by christopherwilliams2
February 19th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Actually no. OPT is always paid. When OPT was introduced, a short time after, Aeropost changed the skybox address for all customers. The new address, when used as the shipping address, allowed customers to purchase items without the 7% taxes incurred in the US. Prior to the OPT, customers would buy...
by christopherwilliams2
February 18th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

st7 wrote:i thought aeropost din have to pay OPT anymore?


if you buy it through their website.
by christopherwilliams2
February 17th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

d.d.s. wrote:
biggz1985 wrote:Anyone knows the cost to clear a Note 20 Ultra with Websource?
No taxes, just freight. So under $100TT

it still feels like a miracle.
by christopherwilliams2
February 13th, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Fellaz Whats the status perfumes? Can they be imported? I ordered two bottles 2 days apart, came on separate flights, got them without issue, was charged 20% duty, vat and opt. No hazmat issues or extra charges. Aeropost btw. Just made sure and edited my prealert with a proper description, "bo...
by christopherwilliams2
February 11th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Zalos wrote:
X_Factor wrote:i had the same experience using websource
i switched over to rpm express and no issues there


Yup, try another seller or use another courier.
Some companies are now blocking shipping to fright forwarders


or try to slightly adjust the address. Leave out the 'PO Box' or 'Suite'
by christopherwilliams2
February 11th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Why I am with Aeropost.

1. Free Returns.
2. Free Returns.
3. Free Returns.
by christopherwilliams2
February 10th, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

S_2NR wrote:
christopherwilliams2 wrote:
Phone Surgeon wrote:Conversion works out to 6.81Screenshot_20210208-185730_Web%20Source.jpeg


Been using Aeropost's app to pay for a while now.

What is the advantage of doing this vs paying when the driver delivers?


reduced interaction. COVID times.
by christopherwilliams2
February 8th, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Cellphone case and screen protector is no tax/duties? I now get charge for those... which skybox are you using? I brought in a case via Aeropost, no duties, taxes etc. basic Bluetooth earbuds , no duties, taxes etc. aeropost... Im also with aeropost. It's hit and miss with customs. One time I got t...
by christopherwilliams2
February 8th, 2021, 9:30 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Phone Surgeon wrote:Conversion works out to 6.81Screenshot_20210208-185730_Web%20Source.jpeg


Been using Aeropost's app to pay for a while now.
by christopherwilliams2
February 8th, 2021, 9:30 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

paid_influencer wrote:
francis1979 wrote:What is duty and vat on residential led bulbs


supposedly it tax free, but who knows. I have some coming, might be about 2 weeks via skybox to clear though

:drinking:

https://www.looptt.com/content/budget-2 ... -led-bulbs


please keep me posted on how this goes.
by christopherwilliams2
February 8th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

Phone Surgeon wrote:shipping times eh normalizing at all yes

it sickening!
by christopherwilliams2
February 6th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Zalos wrote:Cellphone case and screen protector is no tax/duties?

I now get charge for those...


which skybox are you using?
I brought in a case via Aeropost, no duties, taxes etc.
basic Bluetooth earbuds , no duties, taxes etc.
by christopherwilliams2
January 30th, 2021, 10:08 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2
Replies: 3518
Views: 381424

Re: The Official Skybox Thread: Take 2

just ordered something from amazon and paid from my gift card balance- the invoice grand total shows $0 as the balance was minused from the subtotal . how customs dealing with that? i doh suppose i cud declare $0 :mrgreen: bai declare the original price of the item oui. Cause then they'd put what d...
by christopherwilliams2
January 30th, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

It was a used older model watch. But yes if customs decides the real value is more than what the invoice says. They will bond it and give you an appointment to hire a broker to clear it/show your invoice. Broker fee is atleast a $500 Appointment is atleast 7 days after they bond it. This was not th...
by christopherwilliams2
January 29th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

car wrote:
Phone Surgeon wrote:Apple watch taxed.
Screenshot_20210126-221847_Email.jpeg

Based on the charges the declared value have to be around 200$. I know someone who declared $250 and it got bonded for wrong price.

could you kindly explain this wrong declaration bonded thing?
by christopherwilliams2
January 27th, 2021, 12:10 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Phone Surgeon wrote:Apple watch taxed.
Screenshot_20210126-221847_Email.jpeg


this don't seem so bad...360TT?
:wink: which Apple Watch was this and how much did it cost?
by christopherwilliams2
January 11th, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

brought in a phone case, screen protector, charger....no duties, tax, OPT.
by christopherwilliams2
January 11th, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Was that too much? the 134. Let us know how it goes! Especially the Apple Watch.... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210108/f569a5d4101280ff5259851c0aa35291.jpg Ah still want to know if smart watch under that. Someone import one and tell us please. [emoji1] Only exemption is duty. Everything else ...
by christopherwilliams2
January 11th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

stark_007 wrote:Before the tax exemption, I paid $250 to clear an apple watch 6 series ..... This was in December. Skybox: tropical express.


250TTD?
by christopherwilliams2
January 11th, 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Let us know how it goes! Especially the Apple Watch.... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210108/f569a5d4101280ff5259851c0aa35291.jpg Ah still want to know if smart watch under that. Someone import one and tell us please. :D Only exemption is duty. Everything else is still on. https://uploads.tapat...
by christopherwilliams2
January 10th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

The government indicated a push to digitization, therefore as many things that promote digital economy as possible should be exempt from duties. Mobile phones represent a good start.
by christopherwilliams2
January 9th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Please don't rush to get any of the 12 series iPhones. I sent a 12 pro and 12 pro max to the states because of the battery drain while the device is not in use..... https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/12/03/apple-iphone-12-mini-pro-max-battery-drain-new-iphone-upgrade/?sh=5a8a5cf1254f Als...
by christopherwilliams2
January 9th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

bluefete wrote:Are those refurb phones good?

Isn't that a big risk?

pugboy wrote:i buy a refurb xs
should get next week


I only buy APPLE refurb from APPLE. Amazon would be an option too, they have a 90 day return policy on those but it can be a hit or miss. I trust apple refurbished only.
by christopherwilliams2
January 9th, 2021, 6:45 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Desperate :? ? not at all... I've had my last iPhone for 4.5 years and I waited till now to upgrade..and not to the latest, to the basic 11... The taxes on a smartwatch don't deter me but if they are exempt from it, I'd like to benefit....I'm into daily running and I'd truly like to leave my phone h...
by christopherwilliams2
January 8th, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

pugboy wrote:according to the above notice, the tariff list refers to portable radio telephones
so unless the smart watch is dick tracy and acts like a phone then you will be out of luck with that.


what about the cellular enabled watches.... I wonder about that?
by christopherwilliams2
January 8th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

car wrote:
christopherwilliams2 wrote:
Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:Image


Ah still want to know if smart watch under that. Someone import one and tell us please. :D


Only exemption is duty. Everything else is still on.


You did one recently?
by christopherwilliams2
January 8th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

car wrote:Say no more.

Image


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by christopherwilliams2
January 8th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:Image


Ah still want to know if smart watch under that. Someone import one and tell us please. :D

also... would a mobile phone case be categorized as accessories?
by christopherwilliams2
January 8th, 2021, 6:39 am
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: Cellphone Import Tax
Replies: 270
Views: 31302

Re: Cellphone Import Tax

pugboy wrote:earlier he said he planned to use dhl which prob was overnight

christopherwilliams2 wrote:
ruffrider27 wrote:Iphone 12 pro max 256 gb and lg velvet pro delivered today from Toronto to Trinidad 2 days $56 cad all in total ,fuel and shipping charges ., nice.


2 days? What Canadian skybox is that?


hmmm...not bad at all.

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