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Subject: [Amps] Importation of Used Tubes, or more generally radio
From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 04:48:34 -0700
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Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 07:55:41 +0800
From: Alek Petkovic <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Importation of Used Tubes, or more generally radio

Well, you can't insure them for a start because that will give away 
the value of them.

On the customs declaration, just describe them as a gift. Value nil. 
Ornamental purposes only.

73, Alek.

## agreed.  This is a two edged sword, so be careful.  You CAN'T
say they are a gift.. and worth $20.00.... then turn around and insure
em  for $300.00 

##  U either call em a gift, and don't insure em..... or call it a 
box of $300.00 tubes... and insure em  for $300.00   You can't have
it both ways !    You try calling it a gift... then insure it  for $300.00
the fellow in SA  will be charged duty on $300.00 .    IF you send it
US airmail.. and it gets damaged.... SA  post office will say it got broken
in the usa... and  US postal will say it got broken in SA.... so u will have  a
helluva time  collecting any insurance anyway.   IF it's lost, that's a separate

##  You may as well call it a gift.. value $10.00    and don't bother with 
Just make sure the tubes are lined with foam rubber on all 6 x sides, then  
boxed.  Then label it really good, then  CLEAR packing tape over all labels.  
Everything.  If you can't throw it 20' up in the air, without breaking it.. you 
don't have it
packed right.   Ditto with dhl/fedex/ups etc.   I'd stick with US airmail.   IF 
you use
fedex/ups/dhl.... and ship outside the USA. the rest of us  get screwed even 
with  BROKERAGE FEES... that are never charged on any stuff arriving via 
airmail. Then 
the poor fellow will get screwed twice.... for import duties.. and also sky 
high brokerage

Later... Jim    VE7RF  

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