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Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

10% flat rate is certainly better than the US .. where its what ever each state decides and could be any arbitrary number. GST or whatever you call it is something no one likes but "and I hate saying this" its needed when income and business tax simply isn't enough to support the services the …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Here in South America customs officers are disgustingly corrupt and will assign an arbitrarily high price to items to either make you pay a ridiculous sum or just keep your stuff. Politicians adore protectionism over here and they apply it over and over again despite it always being a failure, I …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Hopefully you get your motherboards mate, if they go to a customs guy he’s likely to hand them over for scrap value - seen a few precious metal extraction vids on YouTube, mostly Indian. That second hand dealer nonsense is plainly an excuse - and my family knows about Indian bureaucracy too, my …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Everything is checked with X-rays and usually only opened if it's no other way - I had it opened only one time when they weren't happy with my documents. You have to take screenshots of paid items - eBay invoice, bank statement... PayPal usually isn't good enough and at least number of items have …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

In the USA we pay nothing to import stuff. That's one of the perks of living in advanced economies. Here in India, imports are being restricted to a great extent due to the "Make in India movement" (which is a colossal failure IMO). The situation is only getting worse. Everyday across Indian ports, …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

I suspect the guys from Russia know full well about their postal service lol, the motherboard I ordered that had Amazing packaging was in an antistatic bag, packed in Styrofoam in a hard cardboard box wrapped in several layers of bubble wrap in a light cardboard mailing box wrapped in packaging …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

It looks like the US is one of the better and lenient places to import electronics/computer parts(old or new) without much hazzles. Even better than Canada I suppose as I read on another thread about a person having to shell out huge sums as duty on some imports. Let me share my experience with the …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Russia and the eastern European countries seem to have a large amount of older hardware in general, I've bought a few old motherboards and GPUs from Russia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Belarus, Kazakhstan and a couple of other old eastern bloc countries. Never had an issue with customs or …

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Have lived in the US for a while and also imported a couple of items like watches and small electronics during my stay there. Never ever had an issue with importing there. In my experience, the US customs officials are far better and more professional than the Indian ones. I miss US so much 😀

Re: Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Lately I ebay almost all my motherboards from Eastern Europe. So far I'm batting 3 for 3 on getting cheap, fully functional boards. Not the greatest sample size, but I'm happy with the results. Never had a hud, or an issue with customs. Nice to hear that. Found many reasonable listings on ebay from …

Whats your experience in importing motherboards?

Hello, Being a retro forum, it is pretty obvious that some/many of you might have imported old and used motherboards from overseas. Being a fairly large product, there is a very good chance of it hitting the customs eye. Had imported 2 used motherboards recently and it is held with customs. So whats …

Re: Socket 370 VIA C3 Retro DOS PC

According to CPUShack, there's really no major change between the Samuel 2 core and the Ezra aside from a smaller .13 micron process, lower voltage / power requirements and higher clock speed. But a Samuel 2 is a big jump over the Samuel core. You may be able to identify the core based on bus freq, …

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