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Hi all,

My relative in USA already bought for me a new iPhone but because of covid-19 outbreak, she cannot handover that iPhone to me directly. Moreover, I am absolutely worried that there will be a high import duty or extra fee beside high shipping fee. 

Has anyone else successfully had a smartphone shipped overseas from USA to Bangkok? If yes, what are the fees? 

Thank you so much for your help!

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3 minutes ago, Ngoc Tran said:

If yes, what are the fees? 

I thought it was 24% of the Cost of the phone. Assuming you even get it.

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You meant in spite of being unlocked, customs still charge me 24% of the phone's value? So sorry as I haven't done this kind of shipping before.

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Had a Google Pixel sent to me in Bangkok from Florida - two months ago.

Used US post office and had no fees.

Took about three weeks.

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20 hours ago, Dsquared said:

Had a Google Pixel sent to me in Bangkok from Florida - two months ago.

Used US post office and had no fees.

Took about three weeks.

I had a Google Pixel 2 sent to me last year and Thai Customs seized it and wanted me to go to NCC in Bangkok to obtain a license to operate a "radio" device. Which I refused to do, so the phone ended back in the US 4 months later by the time Pixel 3 was out.  Had already filed a lost package claim to the USPS and received most of my money

 

 So consider yourself lucky, you cannot predict Royal Thai Customs just like you can't predict Royal Thai Immigration, life in Thailand is just the luck of the draw   

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On 3/26/2020 at 1:33 PM, Dsquared said:

Had a Google Pixel sent to me in Bangkok from Florida - two months ago.

Used US post office and had no fees.

Took about three weeks.

I was looking into the USPS, but the website said no lithium batteries. Did you declare that it was a cellphone or just unspecified and got lucky?

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On 3/26/2020 at 10:11 AM, Ngoc Tran said:

My relative in USA already bought for me a new iPhone but because of covid-19 outbreak, she cannot handover that iPhone to me directly.

can they return it and send you the cash?

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