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  1. G

    Importing / Forwarding /Clearing

    I want to import 10 x 900x550x440 refrigeration units that have a combined weight of 330kg. I want to resell these units but the courier and clearing/Forwarding costs are insane its like R33 000. Is there anyway how one could get cheaper costs? I have tried so many forwarding companies and...
  2. J

    Importing guitar amps

    I know that you don't have to pay import duties when importing a stringed instrument, to SA. I just wanted to know if the same applies for guitar amps.
  3. G

    Importing Electric Motorcycle From China Into South Africa

    Hello, I hope this isn't too off topic but I'm trying to import an electric motorcycle from Alibaba. I'm a bit new to importing from overseas but i'm not new enough to know what's a scam and what isn't. The bike i want is legit but i'm not sure what the currant laws and VAT charges are on...
  4. B

    Buying From Gearbest

    Hi all! I've recently purchased a phone from Gearbest, and wanted to find out if what I've experienced thus far is normal. I bought the item on 26 December. I got an email on 4 January to say it had been shipped, and they gave me my Aramex (Middle East Express) tracking number. If you take a...
  5. RedViking

    Goods stuck in Customs - Please Advise

    I'm trying to get some advice for a friend with an online shop. A local company was used to import products (bedding, blankets etc.) from China. The local company was paid (a big sum of money) by my friend and promised the goods will be here in a couple of weeks. It is now months later and the...
  6. M

    Alibaba shipping vs Local freight forwarder

    Hello. This will be my first time ordering from Alibaba. The supplier can ship the products for much cheaper than someone like Rohlig can. The cost difference is vast and am just wondering if anyone has any experience in this.
  7. P

    Imported Sweets in Durban

    Hi guys, Does anyone know of a good online/physical store in Durban that sells a good range of imported sweets, chocolates, sodas etc? Whenever I travel abroad I like to try sweets and chocolates specific to that country, but now I can't get any of them again and that's a problem...
  8. T

    Cargo Container Shipping

    Hi everyone, We are building a house and we would like to ship some of the finishings via sea in shipping containers either from China or India. I've heard of people that have done this but haven't met anyone personally, I would like to know if anyone has ever done this? what was your...
  9. M

    Importing from China

    Hi. I have a range of products that I want to import from China. I need to get quotes and get in touch with the factories that produce the products. I don't trust Alibaba at all. I am looking for advice on how to go about this or otherwise who can source these products and prices for me...
  10. M

    Shipping DJI Mavic Pro - Germany to SA - import duties?

    Hi everyone! I bought a new DJI Mavic in Germany for a very good price and want to ship it to SA now. Could I avoid paying import duties If i send it in a neutral box without any original packaging and make it look 'used'? Also, does anybody know how long a delivery with DHL usually takes...
  11. D

    Post Office charging Customs Handling Fee on Imports

    I order little gadgets from China about once a month. Up to now I've only been charged import duties and/or VAT once or twice. I wouldn't mind paying so long as I know the rules. I assume I'm normally not charged because the packages are small and low value. So today I received 3 switches...
  12. R

    Registering Overseas motorcycle

    Hi All, I just wanted to find out if it is possible ot buy a motorcycle from overseas and have it registered here? the motorcycle is current in the country but without paperwork. Thanks
  13. Z

    How to import from GearBest and more

    Importing in SA (V1.6 Update 24/01/2019) This information is given without warranty or guarantee and you use it at your own risk. It might be bias but this is my view on things, so use it if you wish. We have learnt a lot about importing and would like to share this information. There are...
  14. Z

    Gadget Review YouTube Channel with Giveaways

    Good day All, I have been importing for over 10 years and would like to share the wisdom I have learnt. The aim is to also start a YouTube channel in SA, review gadgets, giveaway free stuff, Coupons for items available on GearBest and teach people how to import into SA and I can import for them...
  15. G

    Importing RX GPUs

    Has anyone imported Radeon RX graphic cards (for mining)? If so, where did you buy and did you pay import tax? From importing other electronics (laptop, phone, etc), I noticed that the post office often charges between 20 - 30% of the imported goods (instead of the standard 14% VAT). I asked...
  16. P

    Bringing Supplements (Tablets) in from the UK

    Hi guys, My girlfriend is going across to the UK in a few months and I was hoping she would be able to bring some supplements back for me. What I am worried about is that the supplements are in tablet form. Is there any rules/ limits on bringing tablets back from the UK in your luggage...
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    How much you pay to bring in a parcel from overseas

    How much you pay to bring in a parcel from overseas When ordering an item from overseas, the cost can be inflated by customs duties. While a product may seem cheaper to order from an international retailer than from a local retailer, markups and ad valorem duties may end up making it a...
  18. N

    DJI Phantom Batteries

    Hi All I am looking at ordering a Phantom 4 Pro directly from DJI (Seems to come out quite a bit cheaper) however postbox courier (http://www.postbox-courier.com/) are not able to bring in the LiPo batteries in if they are not part of the original kit (i.e. extra batteries). What is the...
  19. S

    Where can I buy Energy Drinks in Bulk? (Monster particularly)

    Hi Guys, I don't know the first thing about import/export. Or how retailers get their hands on their food & drink products. I'm just curious to know if and how I would go about buying Monster cans in bulk. I drink 1 or 2 every day, so I'd rather just buy tons instead of going to always buy...
  20. S

    Customs and Import Duties for Development Boards, e.g. RPi

    I would like to find out from those who have imported ARM development boards in connection with customs VAT and import duties. For example, what rates have you paid when importing boards such as the Raspberry Pi? I am asking because I am importing the Samsung Exynos 4412-based board on...
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