First post, by Jed118
So I just can't win - I got this from Fedex (seems legit) - it seems a bit ridiculous and a cash grab, I've been sending PCs to the US for two decades and this has got to be the most ridiculous thing I've seen to date:
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Since this computer has a CD-ROM drive it would need to be cleared through the US Food & Drug Administration as the laser is considered a radiation emitting device. My next question would be who would be the responsible party for entry fees?
If it is you the next question would be: do you have a U.S. Broker?
If not FedEx Trade Networks can clear this on your behalf but they would require for you to have U.S. Customs bond. Since the item is FDA regulated and needs to come through linked to a bond, normally for person to person shipments FedEx Trade Networks would use their bond but, unfortunately we can not for FDA regulated shipments as Fedex Ground is not a bonded carrier. The bond insures that all duties, taxes and liabilities fall on the bond holder.
If you wish for FedEx Trade Networks to clear I would need the attached service agreement to be filled out and returned to me. I will then forward that to our bond department and they will email you the form to get the bond in place. The fee for this service starts at $45.00
Is this a scam, or is there a way around it? I recently received a PC from eBay with the CDROM removed, and I couldn't figure out why. Maybe this?
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