Purchased from Japan & Customs Question

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    Question Purchased from Japan & Customs Question

    If I purchase a watch from a dealer in Japan and it's shipped to the US, how is it treated by Customs and are there any additional duties involved?

    And how do I get my Title to appear in BOLD? I must be missing something real simple.

    Thanks, Randy

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    Re: Purchased from Japan & Customs Question

    US customs rarely bothers with things coming in in small packages, i assume the get x-rayed and that's about it. and by magic you now have a bold title

    this happens when someone has posted a response.

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    Re: Purchased from Japan & Customs Question

    Depends on how it is shipped and the declared value. EMS will come through USPS and unless it is a really big ticket item, there will probably not be any customs fees. If it is coming through FedEx or UPS, you will likely get a bill in the mail for a brokerage fee. I think it will be a few percentage points of the declared value.

    EMS is a great service and I would choose it every time.

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    Re: Purchased from Japan & Customs Question

    Quote Originally Posted by lexvil View Post
    US customs rarely bothers with things coming in in small packages, i assume the get x-rayed and that's about it. and by magic you now have a bold title

    this happens when someone has posted a response.
    I knew it, something simple. Thanks!

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    Re: Purchased from Japan & Customs Question

    If you mean a bold title of your thread in the list of those in the forum the earlier answer was partly correct. Bold threads in the listing mean there are posts in that thread that you have not read. A reply will do it but once you read that thread it'll take another reply to get it bold again. Makes is easy for you to know what happened between logins. If you use the "Mark This Forum Read" option in the "Forum Tools" pulldown they will all go to standard and then you can logout and when you get back those that have new posts will be bold.
    Last edited by natornate; September 16th, 2009 at 03:56.
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