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Hi Friends , I ordered 3 ip cameras from aliexpress last month as they were cheaper by 300 each on aliexpress than eBay . Today i received a call from local post office asking to submit a custom fee of 2500 rupees . Can you suggest me how to deal with this .. what are custom rates and do i get option to negotiate with post office guys

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If order is less than 5000 then no customs

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Be it India Post or DHL or FEDEX or any logistics, you cannot negotiate the customs fee. This is the fee charged by Indian Customs department which is borne by the logistics company temporarily until they extract the same from the customer. If you reject paying that amount the package won’t be handled to you.

Customs duty vary and depends on what you purchase. Most times, at least with mobile phones, even if you get a great deal and purchase it at a much lower price than MRP the customs duty is charged depending on the valuation they have internally. This is because most people declare a lesser value to escape customs duty so these guys standardise prices for each product for their internal use.

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may be because of electronic products.
received 2 covers last month, no custom on that.

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I bought so many products, You can’t figure out the custom fee. It is based on the officer who estimate the value of your product, In fact I asked seller to indicate the value of product $10 instead of $150, Seller did the same and after the custom clearance, I was charged Rs.1250. Those consignments was opened by the officials. So you can’t bargain or escape from them with wrong value printed on the packet.

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It’s purely based on luck, most consignments sent via post office won’t be checked and in case if it’s a big package your chances are higher that it will be checked… I bought a smart watch worth 7k via aliexpress, normal situation is that I have to declare it’s imei number and pay customs.. but since it was a small package and it was declared just 20$ , it came thru customs with no charge… If u r using any premium couriers like the dhl or FedEx, each and every package will be checked and valued, I had to pay around 5k for a 20k phone when it was sent via dhl….
Btw in ur scenario, u will have to pay the customs fee, either u pay and get the package or it will be held in by customs and they will auction it some other time.. it’s up to you buddy ….

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subhetha791 wrote:

I bought so many products, You can’t figure out the custom fee. It is based on the officer who estimate the value of your product, In fact I asked seller to indicate the value of product $10 instead of $150, Seller did the same and after the custom clearance, I was charged Rs.1250. Those consignments was opened by the officials. So you can’t bargain or escape from them with wrong value printed on the packet.

This is daylight looting from government no bro…

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and yes the .Customs charges vary with the officer who is in duty, if u have declared a wrong values, they can even fine you. But I guess most of them will not put any fine on this and just take the normal charge.

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Don’t pay and wait for the auction and buy it from the auction

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You have no option other than payment. Try to visit post office and have a word with post master. If paying get a receipt

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Rock-star wrote:

Don’t pay and wait for the auction and buy it from the auction

Don’t wait for auction. it may happen in 2 or 3 months. During auction it is possible that someone may bid and 2500 payable now may turn out to be 5k or 10k

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Rock-star wrote:

Don’t pay and wait for the auction and buy it from the auction

This is no Badmaash Company bro

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googlia wrote:

Don’t wait for auction. it may happen in 2 or 3 months. During auction it is possible that someone may bid and 2500 payable now may turn out to be 5k or 10k

Auction price is always lower

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Rock-star wrote:

Auction price is always lower

Moreover there is a lot of backdoor influence in auctions

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But they must have some logic when charging custom duty. I also have a parcel that has not come in yet. last update was it was shipped from Kolkatta to bangalore foreign post office on 18th April. Post that no update till now god knows what is happening.

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seriously? Already the government looted me in the name of taxes.

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For saving 900 (300×3), you will now have to pay 2500! Feel sorry for your loss. Don’t buy electronics stuff without due consideration for possible customs fee.

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I’ve never had to pay customs on any of the items that I’ve ordered from Aliexpress. I’ve ordered nearly 40 products, and 5 of them have been high value (over 50 USD), and were a camera lens, a xiaoyi action camera, a MiBox android TV, 2 mi bands, etc, but thankfully, never asked to pay any duty.

But there’s really nothing you can do to evade the taxes. You either pay them, or you don’t get the item.

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sidbhai wrote:

This is daylight looting from government no bro…

u forgot something https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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pm me if you are in Delhi.

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Go meet the Custom officer , do some setting , give some 100 – 100 ke 5 from under the table . Take ur parcel , enjoy https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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is there any list / site to check out how much custom will be charged on a particular category product .
i mean how these officers calculate customs ?
suppose i order laptop worth 50k , then if i take the DHL case by @anumod i can be charged 15k for customs .
if i take the @subhetha791 case, then i may be charged roughly 5k ..

so how can i find it ?

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hackerboys wrote:

is there any list / site to check out how much custom will be charged on a particular category product .
i mean how these officers calculate customs ?
suppose i order laptop worth 50k , then if i take the DHL case by @anumod i can be charged 15k for customs .
if i take the @subhetha791 case, then i may be charged roughly 5k ..

so how can i find it ?

Bro never order parcel from premium courier via Aliexpress. It will me more confirmed of charging u more customs.

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Having same kind of problem. Returned the package to post office right now. Any way to circumvent the cost? Can I open a Paypal dispute?

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hackerboys wrote:

is there any list / site to check out how much custom will be charged on a particular category product .
i mean how these officers calculate customs ?
suppose i order laptop worth 50k , then if i take the DHL case by @anumod i can be charged 15k for customs .
if i take the @subhetha791 case, then i may be charged roughly 5k ..

so how can i find it ?

Two years back I searched regarding this and found, around 14% of amount from the value of the product as custome fee for electronics category. But Mostly the value of the item will be declared as Gift and no one will write the original value(check if you received any parcel from aliexpress), So customs officer will not consider the price printed on the parcel. They will roughly estimate the value. If you have luck, poor customs officer will under estimate your parcel and will bear less tax.

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typhoon wrote:

Bro never order parcel from premium courier via Aliexpress. It will me more confirmed of charging u more customs.

Take this scenario.
I bought liquid cooling CPU case for $217 and asked the seller to reduce the declaration value, As the parcel is big he can’t declare as $10, so he declared as $70. After 30 days delivered through post office and custom fee as Rs. 1950. Still I’m puzzled, how they are estimating the product value and amount to be charged from the buyer.

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subhetha791 wrote:

Take this scenario.
I bought liquid cooling CPU case for $217 and asked the seller to reduce the declaration value, As the parcel is big he can’t declare as $10, so he declared as $70. After 30 days delivered through post office and custom fee as Rs. 1950. Still I’m puzzled, how they are estimating the product value and amount to be charged from the buyer.

X-RAY

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subhetha791 wrote:

Take this scenario.
I bought liquid cooling CPU case for $217 and asked the seller to reduce the declaration value, As the parcel is big he can’t declare as $10, so he declared as $70. After 30 days delivered through post office and custom fee as Rs. 1950. Still I’m puzzled, how they are estimating the product value and amount to be charged from the buyer.

They have internet and google to know the price,best way to escape custom is order from gearbest and choose priority line(india line not india ecommerce),it will be shipped through gati and reach you within one week with no custom duty,ordered Xiaomi Yi 4k,SJCAM SJ6,android tv box and many low priced items.

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