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  • May Question ako regarding Tariff codes.. ang nilagay ng exporter ko from US is Computer Graphic Cards tapos yung code nya is 8473.30.0002 which pertains to a printed Circuit Board and not 8471.80.70 which pertains to Sound cards or video cards.. anu kaya mas susundin nila dito?
    They will examine it 100% soo meaning baka buksan din nila yung box mismo. Malalaman kaya ng Customs na ang dapat na code nito ay for Graphics card?
    Wala kasing duty fee ang Graphics card-8471.80.70 samantalang yung printed Circuit board-8473.30.0002 ay may 3% duty fee. hmmmm..
  • @viyeh

    buti na lang malapit lang ako sa Forex and Pobox offices and warehouses. Baka holy week lang kaya may problem sa personnel.

    -- edited by shoeslut on Apr 15 2014, 03:43 PM
  • @shoeslut

    ganda pala location mo, walang pangamba masyado pag gagamit ka services nila. Pag nagka-problema maliit na effort lang para direktahin mo sila sa office/warehouse nila.
  • @Shoeslut

    Bongga pala location mo teh. Kung malapit nga lang ako, pinuntahan ko na yang Forex na yan at ako na kumuha ng box ko. Hiyang-hiya naman kasi ako sa kanila at nakakaabala sa kanila na ideliver yung maliit kong Black box. Hanggang ngayon, ayun, unloaded pa din ang status ng box ko. Sabi sa POBox, by batch daw. Eh may nagcomment dito na ka-batch ko, nadeliver na box niya nung weekend pa. Grabe nakakapeste na Forex. Wala na, feel ko next week na tong box ko. Talagang pinaabot ng mahal na araw. Tsk.
  • At last.. my item will proceed to delivery...

    Ang bilis lang ng customs clearance... di ko ngayon alam kung yung DHL yung nag lag or yung customs :/

    Ngayon ang concern ko is the duties and taxes and fees na ipaaptaw ng DHL sa shipment ko... Sana naman di umabot ng 5-6k :/

    update: its on the delivery courier na... di manlang tumawag kung mag kano yung fees to pay...

    -- edited by tuklap on Apr 16 2014, 09:21 AM
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  • @mapl
    try looking locally first.. sure ako meron nyan.. kasi baka mapamahal ka pa nyan pag sa abroad ka bumili
  • May naka-try na ba dito mag-POBox? Yung package ko kasi, "Released (Customs)" na yung status base sa tracking number na binigay nila. Mga gaano pa katagal bago dumating sa inyo yung package niyo since nung "Released (Customs)" status?
  • And Nareceive ko na yung Invoice.. Courier Guy Didn't even wait for me and tagged my shipment refused by recepient.. Grabe.. Ni di ko nga sya nakita.. di nya ako hinintay eh... ungas amfufu...

    Charges are: Net VAT Gross
    Storage: 593.20 71.18 664.38
    Customs Charges 11,199.00 11,199.00
    Duty Handling fee 250.00 30.00 280.00
    Informal Entry Decla. 30.00 3.60 33.60
    Customs Doc. Stamp 265.00 265.00
    Notarial Fee 20.00 2.40 22.40
    Others 400.00 48.00 448.00

    Subtotal 12757.20 155.18 12,912.38
    Babayaran ko sa DHL dahil sa lintek na Customs Charge na yan...
  • Subtotal 12757.20 155.18 12,912.38
    Babayaran ko sa DHL dahil sa lintek na Customs Charge na yan...


    12,912.38? Wow, that's a huge amount. Can you talk with them to lower the customs charges? Or hingin mo yung computation ng breakdown kung paano sila nag-arrive sa ganyang amount. Pag hindi nila macompute, baka nagmagic lang sila ng number. O_O
  • May naka-try na ba dito mag-POBox?


    backread2x lang po pag may time..ayun o sa title pa lang ng thread...

    Bongga pala location mo teh.


    hehe..guy here po, hindi gay here lol..
  • 12,912.38? Wow, that's a huge amount. Can you talk with them to lower the customs charges? Or hingin mo yung computation ng breakdown kung paano sila nag-arrive sa ganyang amount. Pag hindi nila macompute, baka nagmagic lang sila ng number. O_O
    Yeap.. hinihingi ko sakanila yung BOC Receipt of payment nila para makita ko kung papaano at magkano binayaran nila sa Customs.. Kasi i-cocontest ko sa BOC yung amount na yun.

    By the way. yung amount ng item ko pala is 749.99USD Declared.
  • 2. If human error (mistaken encoding of Delivered status), does Forex know who did it; has this happened before or first time; what can/will they do to prevent happening again in future.
    I don't think that I will be able to know who did it since, impossible ang phone lines ng Forex. Always busy -- apparently, naka-hang sya ng weekdays. I think this has happened several times since yung nakausap ko sa POBox, he keeps saying "Ganyan po talaga ma'am. Nangyayare po talaga yung ganyang case tulad ng sainyo." So this clearly means that nangyare na ito sa ibang customers before. Na-deliver to wrong address then nirollback ang status history sa tracking number.


    This happened to me also on my first box. Delivered sa QC yung status but I am from Davao so I kinda panicked. But I asked them about this. The answer they gave me is that since my address is provincial, i-dedeliver muna nila yung package ko from their warehouse to their QC office. Feeling ko yung nasa QC office nila ang magpa-process sa local courier(LBC) to send the package to my house. It does make sense, no need to fret.
  • Lintek na POBox! Ang bagal nila! Sabi ni Celine, nasa Manila Pier(WTF) na daw yung box ko and is scheduled to depart this week! By the way, I am from Davao. So my package I think will be shipped by sea(again) to Davao which will take max 4 days. Nakakapagod na maghintay! T_____T This is my 2nd box from them pala.


    Apr 03, 2014 17:06:03:000 CAINTA RIZAL, PH UNLOADED (WAREHOUSE)
    Apr 02, 2014 07:49:30:000 MANILA, PH RELEASED (CUSTOMS)
    Mar 04, 2014 16:44:01:000 LONG BEACH, CA USA DEPARTED (VESSEL)
    Feb 26, 2014 16:49:25:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US LOADED (CONTAINER)
    Feb 26, 2014 13:43:55:000 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (OFFICE)

    -- edited by rikides on Apr 16 2014, 03:40 PM

    -- edited by rikides on Apr 16 2014, 03:41 PM
  • @Shoeslut

    Oops sorry sir. Kala ko babae ka din. Hehe. :)

    This happened to me also on my first box. Delivered sa QC yung status but I am from Davao so I kinda panicked. But I asked them about this. The answer they gave me is that since my address is provincial, i-dedeliver muna nila yung package ko from their warehouse to their QC office. Feeling ko yung nasa QC office nila ang magpa-process sa local courier(LBC) to send the package to my house. It does make sense, no need to fret.


    Sana man lang nag-lagay sila ng info sa FAQs nila regarding this kind of process for provincial delivery addresses ng sa ganon, hindi magpanic ang customers nila na bigla na lang madedeliver sa QC warehouse/office nila yung box. Expected kasi ng customer syempre na sa bahay nila i-dedeliver. I was not aware of this kind of process not until mabasa ko dito sa forum. Ayun, I called POBox just now, nasa kanila na "daw" ang box ko and ipapa-pick up na lang sa local courier. I will call them again bago mag-5pm to make sure na makuha ko yung tracking number for the local courier. With regards to the Forex tracking number ng box ko, UNLOADED padin ang nakalagay dun. :)
  • Subtotal 12757.20 155.18 12,912.38
    Babayaran ko sa DHL dahil sa lintek na Customs Charge na yan...


    Grabe naman yan sir. I suggest na ipa-recompute mo ng harapan. Para makita mo talaga paano naging ganyan kalaki babayaran mo. Sobra naman yata yung charges nila sayo. Tsk tsk.
  • Grabe naman yan sir. I suggest na ipa-recompute mo ng harapan. Para makita mo talaga paano naging ganyan kalaki babayaran mo. Sobra naman yata yung charges nila sayo. Tsk tsk.
    Nasakin na ang resibo.. Customs ang malaking kita dito >.<

    Di marunong customs.. Yung Computer Graphics Card ko specified as Postal Card.. eh yung postal card may 15% tariff.. edi may 15% tariff yung item ko.. which is an electronic gadget... na dapat 0% tariff sya

    -- edited by tuklap on Apr 16 2014, 05:08 PM
  • Just receive my box this morning, mga 9am.

    Haay salamat, nabunutan nadin ng tinik..

    Ay, di pa pala... may pending pako sa pobox na for shipping palang. Inulit ko na kay "Celine" yung address ko para talagang di na mangyari ung kasablayan.

    I asked dun sa delivery guy kung anu ba ibig sabihin nung "Unknown Addressee" na naging status ng box ko kaya di agad nakarating sakin. He said, natunton nila yung "maling address" na naibigay nila Pobox sa kanila(Forex) pero wala daw certain "Me" na nakatira dun(malamang!).

    But yeah, seeing my items intact and in good condition was worth a month and 2 weeks wait! or something around that. :-)
  • yehey! eto na status ng box ko:

    Apr 16, 2014 MANILA, PH RELEASED (CUSTOMS)
    Mar 21, 2014 LONG BEACH, CA USA DEPARTED (VESSEL)
    Mar 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US LOADED (CONTAINER)
    Mar 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES (LAX) CA, US RECEIVED (WAREHOUSE)
  • Congrats to all of us ^_^ happy shopping!!
  • Guys, question lang. Balak ko gamitin ang Forex: http://forexworld.us/ may few questions lang ako. Currently gamit ko JAC pero ang problema, wala akong peace of mind sa measurements ng box (sa New York ko shinisip mga items ko thru online shopping tapos sila na nagmeameasure). Kaya ang balak ko ipapadrop ko sa sister ko na nasa US (she's from Maryland kaya mas malapit sa Virginia) yung mga items ko sa Forex (Virginia warehouse) para sa Go Air promo nila. Parang mas okay kase na nakikita personally na sinusukat yung box. Question lang bago ako magswitch sa Forex:

    1. Hindi ba mahaharang sa customs dito yung mga pinadala ko? tapos magbabayad ka pa ng "tax"? Sa JAC kasi pini pickup ko nalang sa Megamall branch nila yung box ko. Never ako nagkaproblema sa "tax". Minsan nadedelay pero never pa naman ako nawalan ng items.

    2. Naexperience nyo na ba na mawalan ng items sa Forex?

    3. Okay ba customer service?

    4. Sino mas maganda kontakin? yung CS nila dito or yung sa Virginia?

    Salamat sa sasagot! :)
  • ^backread2x lang pag may time... nasagot na yan...or observe the replies..you'll learn a lot pa.

    -- edited by shoeslut on Apr 17 2014, 05:50 PM
  • Already received my box, dineliver kaninang umaga. 30 days from leaving LA. Everything intact. Good job this time pobox!
  • alang pumansin ng tanung ko! :( ge baka sakali na nga lang ako
  • ^kaya walang pumansin kasi, nasagot na paulit ulit sa previous pages yung tinatanong mo. Mahirap bang mag backread?

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