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Raksta
8/13/2019 09:57 EST

Hi.
I want to buy HIFI, speakers and receiver in Sweden and bring in my travelbag. Have vtried out how to do and how much I have to pay in % of purchase value.

Anybody who knows? Thank you for assistance.

Per-Olof

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mootpoint20
8/14/2019 14:23 EST

There's no point in telling you. You can't seem to spell correctly.

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Raksta
8/14/2019 15:05 EST

Thank you for your answer! Sorry I spelled some thing wrong. I hope God will help you find some meaning with your life.

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darkfader24
8/14/2019 19:59 EST

Raksta - From what I understand, the Republic of The Philippines (RP) puts very high Tariff / Taxes on everything coming into the Country. They want you to buy everything in the RP - to benefit the local businesses. It is not to your advantage to bring electronics, cars, Hi Ticket items into the RP. If it's something that you cannot live without, then bring it in. Otherwise, buy it in the RP.

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LovePhilly
8/14/2019 20:49 EST

Raksta,

There are a few spelling Nazi's on here. Ignore.

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mootpoint20
8/16/2019 17:16 EST

My snide remark about 'spelling' had absolutely no correlation to intelligence or any form of this blog's necessity. (But now I am angry that no one has a sense of humor!)

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darkfader24
8/16/2019 18:06 EST

Moot - Don't get pissed at me - I have a ridiculous sense of humor!!

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Rickster1000
8/16/2019 20:17 EST

Get a life.....pathetic.......

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phonedoctor1
8/16/2019 23:05 EST

send balik bayan boxes and you can send whatever you want

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darkfader24
8/17/2019 01:15 EST

PhoneDoc - I keep seeing posts that balik bayan boxes are closely inspected, and items are stolen, and sometimes it takes 2 months to get them delivered - hung up in customs. What has been your experience?

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TeeJay4103
8/17/2019 01:24 EST

Darth

None of the balikbayan boxes shipped to us or family over the years have been tampered with. We have only heard that some have had problems. No firsthand experience with that.

And yes, they do take a couple of months or so to make it to your door.

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phonedoctor1
8/17/2019 03:54 EST

i shipped 6 boxes in 2010, it took 2.5-3 months. the boxes were not opened, weight was not an issue as several were over 200 lbsand it was $95 each, ... NOW they allow somewhat smaller boxes, 42x18x24 boxes. there is still no weight limit but it costs $110 each now. i have approximately 12 i will be sending when my house sells and i move back to CDO

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phonedoctor1
8/17/2019 04:05 EST

in my experience, it takes 2.5-3 months, but none of the boxes are opened and nothing is missing regardless of what is in the box. when this house sells i will be shipping 10-12 balikbayan boxes with all my kitchen and bedroom and clothes! Its the BEST way to ship stuff. I will be shipping 2-3m boxes of tools /cordless tools. i shipped 6 boxes in 2010 and 2 of those were tools. they allowed larger boxes then, 24,5x24,5x25 now they only allow 24x18x24 ... no restriction on weight it was $95 each then, it $110 each now

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Robertdav298
8/17/2019 05:12 EST

Guess we were unlucky, my shipped 4 boxes in late April, arrived in Cebu, late July, each box was opened, each box had something missing. Cost for each box was $90.

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tlallen59
8/17/2019 05:24 EST

Robertdav298 what company did you use?

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Raksta
8/17/2019 07:55 EST

Before we moved to Philipinnes we used to 2-3 boxes a year. No problem. We have received more than 10 boxes the last year from sisters and brothers to my wife. From US, Italy, Austra and UK. No problem at all.

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Raksta
8/17/2019 10:06 EST

We receive boxes all the time - maybe 12 last year. From my wifes brothers and sisters - US, UK, Austria and Italy. They have sent for many years. My shipper - is a Philippines lady living in Sweden. She ships 2-4 containers a year depending on demand. Never any problem. She and her sons handles shipping out and her relatives in Philipinnes handles everything here.
She has never had any - no problem. She also shipped one full container for me and my wife after selling our house. I was nervous but everything worked out perfectly. I used my own lock for the container and the container was locked until I opended it. Advice - choose the shipper carefully and try to find recommendations.

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