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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:31 pm 
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hi guys i have a suggestion. why not try vpost (they ship from japan to malaysia through SG) maybe not as many kastam problems?

https://www.vpostasia.com/malaysia/vpos ... index.html


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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:54 am 
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Is it me or wat? I find all this "buying-from-overseas" thingie get a lil too complicated for me...

I might as well pay "slightly" more expensive to get it here. (unless u r saying that the item is exclusive for HK or Japan only)

Furthermore, can check for defects first before buying.

If have to pay much much more expensive, there is only 1 way... DON'T BUY!

Hahahahaha...

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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:31 am 
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rems wrote:
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this is personal opinion.... just to share with u guys...

anyone tried DHL...??

should be ok even if go thru customs... but pay a more a bit la....depending on the size/weight of ur shipment la...
why? cos normally things like EMS... shipment come they go straight to customs INDIVIDUALLY for scanning and must be stamped...

normally DHL stuffs would comes in CONTAINERS, and instead of scanning individually, the whole CONTAINER is SCANNED ( for illegal stuffs la )...
like when ur luggage bag is scanned when going thru the Gate in airport...
and i think DHL gurantee u get ur stuffs at HOME instead of going to custom...
thats is why u need to pay premium for DHL la...
however, i am sure big companies like DHL have tons of containers coming in daily/weekly/yearly

however personally i think it would be good to buy stuffs in bulk instead of just 1 pc quantity la....

Thats how i order car parts....

also, fyi, port klang & johor main port customs have these big scanner where they scan containers..... ( fyi, guess these are use to STOP car hijackers exporting stolen cars out )... Not all ports in Malaysia have them, ONLY those 2 ports... other smaller ports in Msia still do it traditional way....

hope this helps... :cheer:

however what DeriChong say is right cos it save all the hassle if u can get them via toystore here albeit slightly higher in price.... or unless those sold out stuffs or non-international versions..... :cheer:


Yup, agree. I think I also received twice before by using DHL service. But this DHL service, I think not every shopping portal has it, or maybe this service is more expensive than common EMS? I have no idea :razz:


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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:17 pm 
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Personally it depends..

I ordered some music CDs using UPS shipping method..and it got stuck at the customs for a day while other items were already released..then I only got my CDs the next day -.-

Besides, I never had any problems with EMS..unless I order can drinks for collection lol..


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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:40 pm 
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Then it is 50:50 chance you will receive your goods without the hassle going to the customs to collect them. Thought of getting some anime DVD from YesAsia, do you think it will pass through them without any problems if I pay for premium shipping? Or maybe Uncle Loong got suppliers that can provide me with anime DVDs?

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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:31 am 
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Please remind that Malaysian Customs use fix exchange rate to convert invoiced value. For USD to RM they use RM3.8/USD which is ridiculous for this time because US currency had drop long time ago and now is around RM3.3/USD.

So if you calculate your order + shipping cost using real time currency conversion & the cost slightly below RM500, don't be shocked if you're been taxed later. Always use customs' exchange rate if you want to escape taxes.

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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:00 am 
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Sorry, not related to EMS orders. Mine were just normal airmail.


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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:35 pm 
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LanunFX wrote:
Please remind that Malaysian Customs use fix exchange rate to convert invoiced value. For USD to RM they use RM3.8/USD which is ridiculous for this time because US currency had drop long time ago and now is around RM3.3/USD.

So if you calculate your order + shipping cost using real time currency conversion & the cost slightly below RM500, don't be shocked if you're been taxed later. Always use customs' exchange rate if you want to escape taxes.

LanunFX


What you state is wrong .... unless the custom officer is very out of date.

The rate they use is updated weekly. It is published on http://www.custom.gov.my ... check it there.. This week, USD is at 3.2374. Their rate is pretty reasonable (calculated/averaged from the week before or last day, so their rate is like a week late).

It has not been 3.8 for at least 4 years for USD (or more, since they un-pegged RM) ... Yen has been around 3.8 (x100) most of 2009.


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 Post subject: Re: About the RM500 limit for buying toys from overseas by EMS
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:45 pm 
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demonhunter360 wrote:
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Sorry, not related to EMS orders. Mine were just normal airmail.


Normal air mail, the same RM500 rule applies as well.... so long you're not importing cigarettes and/or alcohol.


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