Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 07:55:41 +0800
From: Alek Petkovic <email@example.com>
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.
## 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
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
the poor fellow will get screwed twice.... for import duties.. and also sky
Later... Jim VE7RF
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