DHL from Japan

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by KenP, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. KenP

    KenP Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience importing from Japan using dhl as a carrier? I'd like to know if you got hit with customs or duty charges when the item arrived.

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  2. Tom6to1

    Tom6to1 Member

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    Read this thread in the Yamaha forum, particularly post #8. the OP dos not mention what (if any) were the custom charges but the shipping was eye-watering (though when you see the size of what was shipped, it is understandable).
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/yamaha-ns-2000-1st-impressions.740325/
     
  3. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    I bought a beer stein from HarmanKardon on an AK charity auction. He shipped it DHL on the 20th of November. It arrived via USPS (don't know why) over 7 weeks later.

    I doubt I'll ever use them.
     
  4. Jeffery

    Jeffery High Powered Mutant Subscriber

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    I ordered a part from Portugal last week, they shipped DHL, it arrived today no added fees or customs so far.
     
  5. MarZutra

    MarZutra Super Member

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    No, but I had imported an Epicure M1 amplifier from the US using DHL. They dropped the amplifier and then said they'd cover its repairs. Told me to get it fixed and send them the bills. I did exactly that and then they said that it was too late....and did not honor their agreement when they damaged my amplifier. I will NEVER use DHL again let me tell you... Good luck.. I'd use FedEx or UPS.
     
  6. BillWojo

    BillWojo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    About a week ago I needed a hydraulic valve for a saw I was working on. The customer wanted the saw up and running NOW to keep his production schedule on track. DHL had it here the next day. Japan to Phila PA overnight. I never saw the shipping bill. Part was only a couple of inches square and maybe 2 lbs. Bet it cost 3 to 4 hundred bucks to get it here. Regular shipping was 7 to 10 days.

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