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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    The "declared" value on the phone was around 200 dollars, but the actual cost of the phone was around $700 at the time. You definitely won't pay 1k on a $150 purchase.
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    Rain 5g cancellation

    Hi guys, need a bit of advice concerning my Rain 5g cancellation. Had it for over a year now, struggled with intermittent terrible connection and speeds. Our area finally got fibre this year, and I've immediately signed up and installed it. Very happy with fibre so I tried to cancel my 5g on the...
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    so to answer the original question: yes, import duties are included
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088FJCSQ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_dlC_1brWFbC4FXWKF
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Not a prime member, it's the redmi note 9 pro 64gb. It's definitely a lot cheaper on the uk site. Black friday special...
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    That's not what mine says...
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Same for both sites Phone cost- 132 Delivery- 25 Import duty -23 Total 180 pounds. I ordered mine from the uk site as well
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    I ordered this as well. It does include the import fees, it's marked as "import fees deposit" on the invoice. If the customs duty owed is more than the amount you have paid, Amazon covers it, if it's less, you'll get a marginal refund
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    Please walk me through getting an importer/export code

    Used tradelogistics.co.za Around 1800 for import and export, pain free experience. Well worth it if you don't have the time to spend in queues
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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    Nice, glad it made it thru customs without issue. Enjoy
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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    Awesome!! That's very quick. You'll probably get it early next week. Dhl are very efficient
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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    No probs, yep go for it, all the best
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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    No other issues. Yes, express shipping by DHL, about a week till I got, no issues there. Ordered a OnePlus 8, they declared a much lower value, I think 200 usd, so customs was quite cheap, around 1k. Just be aware that if the shipment is stopped for inspection, you will most definitely be fined...
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    Antenna for B612 , West Rand

    Well it works for me, literally needed 2m of extra coverage, did the job for like 100 bucks at the time. Obviously just moving the router would be plan A, but since the OP can't, a cheap repeater is the next best thing
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    Antenna for B612 , West Rand

    I'd get something like this, you can get cheaper ones that do the same job. Antennas aren't going to help you improve WiFi signal.
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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    My main issue with them, was that I had requested an SA compatible charger, which is the same as the EU charger. They agreed and somehow still ended up sending me a US charger. They also left out a screen protector that was ordered at the same time, but they refunded me the day before the...
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    Importing Chinese phone during lockdown

    Ordered from giztop a couple weeks ago, was delivered this week by DHL. I would recommend rather using AliExpress tho. Not happy with giztops level of customer service
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    Using Buffalo to buy from Banggood and AliExpress

    Bought from both banggood and AE, in my experience, AliExpress is cheaper, but becomes around the same price as BG when shipping costs are included. on BG, select "direct mail" or the direct mail tax free option, and set your address as the end destination address. This is the buffalo shipping...
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    OnePlus 8 series

    My wife's got the 9t pro, superb device, build quality is definitely on par with OnePlus, only issue is with the in screen fingerprint sensor, which fails more often than it should, and the software, where OnePlus wins hands down. On the issue of harvesting data, Google, Facebook, Apple all do...
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    OnePlus 8 series

    Appreciate the honesty! Yep side by side the mi10 looks better. But it's crazy how expensive local suppliers are, more than 5k more compared to importing
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