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WP34S USB and IR board release
10-04-2019, 05:19 PM
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RE: WP34S USB and IR board release
(10-04-2019 03:48 PM)Harald Wrote:  OK, we have enough orders for me to make new PCBs.

But another problem has arrisen. I just checked into how I can ship stuff. I used to send these in a standard letter. I think that cost 1,45€ last time I sent anything. However as of 01/01/2019 Deutsche Post does not allow goods in letters anymore. It seems a bad idea to try shipping the kits regardless, as apparently Deutsche Post does pick up on that farily frequently.
The only alternatives Deutsche Post has come up with are
a) "merchandise shipment", which is only available to businesses, and
b) "small package international" wich is untracked, uninsured and 8,89€

Does anyone know what the limit for import duties is in the US (in Germany anything below 22€ is free)? I am wondering if it would be best if I send the kits to someone in the US who could then forward them to people at a more reasonable price then the 8,89€ I can do.
Is anyone happy to help out?

Cheers,
Harald
Anything under $2500 should be free of import duties as far as I can tell.
These can come in as an "informal entry" import.
Attached is a report I ran at SimpleDuty.com with some sample values and quantities.
Since these are for personal use of members and not for retail sale in the US, no one should have to pay any taxes on them either.
I think DHL might be a suitable shipper to consider too.
I don't have any experience doing any of this, I'm just basing it off info I read at https://importdojo.com/us-import-duties-...mport-tax/

If anyone has more knowledge on the subject, please chime in.

My previous post hasn't passed moderation yet, so I'm just going to repeat that I'd be willing to help with mailing out everyone's boards if Harald wants to ship the whole US order to me.
It's the least I can do to contribute to this project.
JP

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WP34S USB and IR board release - Harald - 03-31-2017, 03:18 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - c785 - 04-03-2017, 11:18 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - c785 - 04-03-2017, 02:13 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - c785 - 04-06-2017, 06:23 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - nsg - 04-06-2017, 12:58 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - Gene - 04-08-2017, 08:21 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - jch - 04-09-2017, 06:14 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - c785 - 04-10-2017, 06:14 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - c785 - 04-10-2017, 09:13 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - TomC - 06-24-2017, 12:12 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - TomC - 09-22-2017, 01:55 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - c785 - 07-05-2017, 07:25 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - 2far - 09-05-2018, 08:57 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - jpcuzzourt - 10-04-2019 05:19 PM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - TomC - 01-28-2020, 12:19 AM
RE: WP34S USB and IR board release - TomC - 01-28-2020, 11:12 PM



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