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18 September 2010 @ 05:26 pm
Duty taxes?  
Hi, everyone!

Has anyone ever ordered something from a US-based website and had it shipped to Korea? If you did, what is the situation with the duty taxes? I want to get a Kindle since I'm tired of reading the same four books over and over again, and I'm wondering if I'll get hit with import/duty taxes when it arrives.

Thanks for any help or insight you can give me.
Brandon: South Korea ferrynormalcyispasse on September 18th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
If you have it shipped directly to your place in Korea you'll have to pay duty tax, which can be high (up to 25%, IIRC).

It's cheapest to make a friend at a .mil installation or to ship it to a friend/relative in America who can repack it and send it along to you.
Nena Di Martineznenadi on September 18th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
I had a laptop sent to me that was repacked by my parents and I still had to pay a 10% duty, since it was inspected and whatnot.
Brandon: South Korea ferrynormalcyispasse on September 19th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
It's been hit and miss for me. I had two laptops delivered to me and didn't pay duty, but I did have to pay a hefty duty fee on my wife's engagement ring.