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    Noones fault really. Just nice to have a heads...

    Noones fault really. Just nice to have a heads up. For years customs was very sleepy and never charged. But now they have become very strict. Makes overseas purchases very expensive. :(
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    Freight forwarder not cheaper. Thats what I used...

    Freight forwarder not cheaper. Thats what I used to get mine down to Soouth Africa.
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    Import Duty Warning - South Africa

    So i finally bit the bullet and ordered 2 x Daylight Briefcases for the office ($230). Sent them via freight forwarder to South Africa $50 (cheaper, quicker).
    Ended up with 30% import duties and 14%...
  4. Yeah the textiles duty is so high to protect the...

    Yeah the textiles duty is so high to protect the local industries from cheap chinese manufacture. Im pretty sure that luggage its technically classified as textiles, but the customs agents are lazy...
  5. I take that back, a fully kitted TriStar is...

    I take that back, a fully kitted TriStar is closer to $700, so that would mean a landed price of possibly $1500 :P
  6. Well it looks like im stepping into some...

    Well it looks like im stepping into some unchartered territory. I have searched the forum and it doesnt look like anyone has imported to South Africa before. Now I dont mind paying $400 for a TriStar...
  7. +2 GMT, no daylight saving or anything fancy

    +2 GMT, no daylight saving or anything fancy
  8. Be my guest.

    Be my guest.
  9. New User from deepest darkest Africa (South Africa)

    OK so not so deepest darkest. Not sure if you guys do intro threads but just thought I would pop one up to be polite.
    Been lurking the forums for some time, wish list is filling up, just waiting on...
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