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    Duties from Hong Kong to US

    I am thinking of purchasing a watch from someone in Hong Kong but dont know how much duties I will have to pay for an item shipped from Hong Kong to the US. I watch costs about $1140 shipped and will be shipped via FedEx. I have heard I kinds of stories of people having to pay hundreds of dollars for customs brokerage frees. Hope someone can help me.:thanks

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    Re: Duties from Hong Kong to US

    Quote Originally Posted by keiji View Post
    I am thinking of purchasing a watch from someone in Hong Kong but dont know how much duties I will have to pay for an item shipped from Hong Kong to the US. I watch costs about $1140 shipped and will be shipped via FedEx. I have heard I kinds of stories of people having to pay hundreds of dollars for customs brokerage frees. Hope someone can help me.:thanks
    I have bought one watch from Switzerland that was shipped by FedEx, one from UK that came by ordinary Express mail and 5 or 6 from Japan, that all came by ordinary Express mail, usually in 3 or 4 days. The only one I had to pay any duty on was the FedEx one from Switzerland, and then the duty bill arrived a week after the watch! As far as I remember, the duty was something like $50 on a value of $1400.

    Aside from the duty component, and I have no idea whether the fact that it was shipped by FedEx was a factor or not, the consensus of people experienced in buying from all over seems to be that USPS is the best, least problematic way of shipping.

    Sorry I don't have anything directly relevant.

    Good luck!

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