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Old 24th November 2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Total cost with duty fees, etc?

I'm looking at getting one of the LM4780 kits and am wondering what the total cost will be to get it here in the US. The kit is $84.00 and shipping is $12.00, according to the AudioSector website. That totals to $96.00. What other costs can I expect, such as duty fees or any other costs, and how much? Just trying to avoid surprises.

I figured the best place to ask is from those that have ordered from Peter before.

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Old 25th November 2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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No one in the US knows what they ultimately paid for a kit from AudioSector?
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Old 25th November 2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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My guess is that the fee is not that big. I think you can afford it. I tried though to google for the actual fee but failed. American government could do some upgrading when it comes to information.

I think it's rather natural to get in contact with the seller first.
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Old 25th November 2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Yea, I tried to search it online first and got nothing. At least nothing I thought was reliable.

I figured buyers here in the US would have a better idea what they paid in total costs, than Peter would as the shipper.
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Old 25th November 2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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I've purchased items from overseas in the past and have paid no Duty Fees. I've paid the sellers asking price, they've shipped the item. I received the item. Nothing more than that.
How would you pay the Duty fee? To whom? When? Where would your item be held pending payment of the 'Duty Fee'?
I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Old 26th November 2013, 01:14 AM   #6
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How would you pay the Duty fee?
Depends on what form of payment the shipping company accepts.

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To whom?
The shipping company, who in turn pay the government. Like when you pay sales tax in a retail store.

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When?
Upon delivery.

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Where would your item be held pending payment of the 'Duty Fee'?
In the shipping company's possession.

From reading your post, you make it sound as if Duty Fees exist in name only and are never collected.
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Old 26th November 2013, 01:38 AM   #7
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My experience from different side of the world, I always asked the seller to declare lower value, $50 is the maximum without additional customs fee here. Use regular air mail for the shipping. Never buy big heavy item, only small parts. I've purchased from europe,usa,japan with no additional fee.

You should try it, and good luck
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Doing some more checking, from what I can tell, as long as the order is under $200.00, there are no extra fees. That's from Canada to the US. From the US to Canada, extra fees are incurred at $20.00.
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Old 1st December 2013, 09:31 PM   #9
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I ordered a dual mono LM3875 kit from Peter in March 2010, and there were no additional fees. Just the cost of the kit, and a flat shipping fee. Enjoy!
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