cost of shipping from USA

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  1. royal

    royal New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am going to buy a 6800GS/7600GT PCI-E graphics card ...

    In Kolkata ( where I stay ) XFX brand is going to cost me 13000/- to 15000/-

    I saw in Tigerdirect.com and Zipzoomfly.com that similar cards cost $170 to $200 ... so I was wondering whether to buy it from here or ship it from USA ...

    Can anybody tell me what is the procedure for shipping to India? :confused:

    I am not really comfortable giving my credit card no.s online ... :-|
     
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    drvarunmehta New Member

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    Can't be done unless you clear it with customs first and pay the import duty. Believe me it's going to be a waste of time. Unless someone can personally get it for you, just buy it from here and save yourself a lot of trouble.
     
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    the customs duty is very high. its abt 35-40%. also a shipping costs will be abt 30-50$ depending on which company u choose.
    so its gonna be a waste.
     
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    there goes my scheme of saving a lot of money :|
     
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    Well .. after paying up the import tax and customs ... it'll cost u more or less the same .. and take a hell lot longer. .. i think u can get it for better support here ....
     
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    go for the local one. Otherwise you may get into lot of problems. Procedural things will make you go round in circles.
     
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    The CIF(Carriage/Insurance/Frieght) will be more than 150% of actual cost of Card. Additionally, you need to pay some custom duty to Indian Govt. Being an export manager I know the procedures. Its really tough.
    I suggest you to go for a local one, it would be cheaper than imported electronics, and you will get service too.
     
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    royal if somone gets it for u...then its fine........this shipping +customs sukc big time...ull pay almost same or mor+no warranty for buying stuffs frm us....so better find a relative in usa
     
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