Dec 1, 20164629 views

Do shipping costs include customs? I live in India

Sorry to bother you with such a simple question but I am confused.
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Customs is sort of an import tax charged by the importing country. Naturally it should be borne by the person who imports the item, not the seller. Hope it helps.
I bought a watch from here, will I be charged a customs duty?? I'm from India
Hey I am thinking to buy a laptop here I live in India my total budget is 1700$ there is a pretty good deal here but how much I have to pay to the customs when it comes to India
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gannu809
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Of course not. How can Massdrop keep track of the customs regimes for every country that they ship to?

Are there any online sellers that take care of customs duties for you?
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How big is Amazon compared to Massdrop?

Do you think that India is a major market for Massdrop when it sells ultralight camping gear, audiophile toys, quilting supplies and mechanical keyboards?
RockyMountains
amazon prices are huge, massdrop will do very well in indian market.
Hey, i am from India and i have ordered several products from Massdrop. the customs charges are not included, usually anything around 4K INR is not charged any customs fee. over that you are looking at about 40 to 50 percent charges.
e.g, i ordered smsl m6 dac amp which cost me about 9k INR including shipping and then i had to pay about 4.5k INR for customs. not a bad deal considering the price on indian sites was 25K INR for same product .
i havent received any thing after the GST came in to effect so not sure whether it will increase or decrease the customs charges. there are a few thing on the way from massdrop to me in the next few weeks so i will find out soon.

dont be disheartened by the customs charges, most of the stuff available in massdrop is not available in India and even with the customs charges the final cost tends to be lesser than the cost for same stuff available for import on sites like amazon.

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The customs have been so inconsistent lately. I ordered dekoni pads for my akg for which I paid about 2000rs. I didn't expect to pay any customs but to my surprise when it arrived they demanded 1400 RS for customs. Which I had to pay or raise dispute with then which would have taken weeks.

So in your case you may need to pay about half of the original cost as customs.
Rudalvi
Thanks
Maybe the inconsistency is after the implementation of gst
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Usually custom Fees aren't included in shipping and are needed for the payer (which is you) to pay extras for it, usually if you don't buy in bulk, it will be okay. It won't cost much.

https://helpdesk.massdrop.com/hc/en-us/articles/215261128-Explanation-of-Customs-Fees
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