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Sending old phones & HDDs to China?

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    Sending old phones & HDDs to China?

    Hi all, I need to send 2 old phones, 1 camera and 3 (full) hard-disk drives to China, all of them personal and used 5+ years... Any idea which service to use, and if there will be a problem on arrival in China?

    Not sure what is the procedure when sending (used) electronics to China, and also will they make a fuss checking the HDD's (full of personal files & movies).

    Best would be to use some skillful agent specialized in this kind of service... Or maybe somebody had good experience with regular ones (SF, HKpost etc.)?

    Thanks!


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    First of all, the receiver will be liable to 20% of the value in import tax.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    First of all, the receiver will be liable to 20% of the value in import tax.
    Even for a 5+ years old and obviously over-used items?
    One phone is not even working, has cracked screen...
    How do they decide the value? Just genuinely curious, as I never done this before...

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    Pretty much impossible. Wait till the border is open and bring it over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielsx:
    Even for a 5+ years old and obviously over-used items?
    One phone is not even working, has cracked screen...
    How do they decide the value? Just genuinely curious, as I never done this before...
    The higher of their assessed value or the insured value.

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    As per my knowledge, any metal item needs approval + tax. you must check it appropriately. i bought a statue china, it came out to be damaged and even with help of seller website, I couldn't send it back.