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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
555 Total Votes  
post #3261 of 4784
So close to pulling the trigger. n/m realized that wasn't green-sum
Edited by eoniverse - 4/5/12 at 6:34pm
post #3262 of 4784

 

Got a message about the monitor today. Any recommendations how to reply to 1 or 2? Never imported before and I want to be on the safe side here.

 

Quote:
Hello
Thanks for your order.
I am James in Computer department in our company.

For smoothing pass against custom,

1) May I mark item as gift?
2) How much price I put on invoice?

3) May I ask your model number of video card in computer?

4) May I ask your phone number for express shipping service?
(Our company only use personal information for shipping)

I am sorry for bothering you.
best my question is for safest and fastest satisfaction of buyer.

I will hear from you.
Best REgards
Thanks

 

post #3263 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Open1Your1Eyes0 View Post


Got a message about the monitor today. Any recommendations how to reply to 1 or 2? Never imported before and I want to be on the safe side here.


The exporter didn't ask me these questions, but he did mark mine as "gift" with a "$100" value.

PS. I believe they do this so it can get through customs easier and avoid some extra costs.
post #3264 of 4784
They didn't ask when I ordered from green-sum, but I just busted out the customs declaration on my box. Marked as gift with value declared at $30 USD lol
No doubt to get around having to pay import taxes and such on it; although, it did make it out of US customs in less than 2 days, so maybe they don't care.
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I see. So I guess I'll just reply the same as $100 gift. Hopefully won't be any trouble.

post #3266 of 4784
I went through this same exact thing the other night, after ordering the new CCFL Korean panel.

In short, if you're in the US like me, you don't have to worry about customs from South Korea as the US has a trade agreement with them. It's up to you how you want to answer #1 and 2, but I told him:

1) Yes
2) $100

Why? After Googling this issue, it seems that US Customs is less of a problem than shipping companies: you should be wary of Fedex and UPS charging you up the ass for their own special "customs" fees, and so it may be in your best interest to have the seller put a low dollar figure on the package (<$100). Moreover, if the package is marked as a low dollar figure gift then no special "tax" can be applied to the item. I don't know about you, but for me, I just wanted to avoid problems in case UPS or Fedex/DHL are used for transit. (And lo and behold, they used DHL, who are owned by Fedex.)

Furthermore, it is my understanding that there is no downside for US buyers to have international packages marked low because in our case we are protected by eBay buyer protection. If the package does indeed become damaged in shipping, then we're protected as eBay buyers to get what we paid for, not a banged up piece of trash. If the seller doesn't comply in sending a replacement AT THEIR COST, you can pretty much figure you got a free monitor because eBay/Paypal is notorious for taking the buyer's side in 99% of auction issues. (And with their commercial shipping rates, they DO NOT pay the same $100+ we do to ship these things.)

I know every eBay seller has to make their money somehow, but if someone is gonna skimp on $5 for proper padding/bubblewrap, then I'll gladly make them spend another $50 to replace the damaged panel I got. It'd be the same as paying for a brand new car only to receive it with a broken tail light.

Also, please disregard all of the above if the seller only ships via USPS/EMS. I have received over 50 packages directly from Japan all marked at their true dollar figures (and non-gift), and I have never ever had a problem receiving them without extra cost.
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post #3267 of 4784


 

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Originally Posted by Wage View Post

I went through this same exact thing the other night, after ordering the new CCFL Korean panel.
In short, if you're in the US like me, you don't have to worry about customs from South Korea as the US has a trade agreement with them. It's up to you how you want to answer #1 and 2, but I told him:
1) Yes
2) $100
Why? After Googling this issue, it seems that US Customs is less of a problem than shipping companies: you should be wary of Fedex and UPS charging you up the ass for their own special "customs" fees, and so it may be in your best interest to have the seller put a low dollar figure on the package (<$100). Moreover, if the package is marked as a low dollar figure gift then no special "tax" can be applied to the item. I don't know about you, but for me, I just wanted to avoid problems in case UPS or Fedex/DHL are used for transit. (And lo and behold, they used DHL, who are owned by Fedex.)
Furthermore, it is my understanding that there is no downside for US buyers to have international packages marked low because in our case we are protected by eBay buyer protection. If the package does indeed become damaged in shipping, then we're protected as eBay buyers to get what we paid for, not a banged up piece of trash. If the seller doesn't comply in sending a replacement AT THEIR COST, you can pretty much figure you got a free monitor because eBay/Paypal is notorious for taking the buyer's side in 99% of auction issues. (And with their commercial shipping rates, they DO NOT pay the same $100+ we do to ship these things.)
I know every eBay seller has to make their money somehow, but if someone is gonna skimp on $5 for proper padding/bubblewrap, then I'll gladly make them spend another $50 to replace the damaged panel I got. It'd be the same as paying for a brand new car only to receive it with a broken tail light.
Also, please disregard all of the above if the seller only ships via USPS/EMS. I have received over 50 packages directly from Japan all marked at their true dollar figures (and non-gift), and I have never ever had a problem receiving them without extra cost.


Thanks a bunch for this info. +rep to you sir. thumb.gif

 

I purchased from the seller bigclothcraft that supposedly uses FedEx for shipping so I guess I'll be on the safe side here and go the same route with $100 and gift. Thanks again.

 

EDIT: Seller just replied saying it is shipping in 5 hours. smile.gif

 


Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 4/5/12 at 7:24pm
post #3268 of 4784
Yes, that's the same seller I bought the CCFL panel from. Seems like a great seller so far, but I groan at the thought of receiving a non-perfect "Perfect Pixel" panel like I'm probably going to...

Also, because I couldn't find info on this soon enough and took a few hours to respond, they didn't ship mine out until the following business day v_v. If you need to contact bigclothcraft, it seems that he is only available between 7PM-Midnight PST (GMT -8).

EDIT: I take back what doubts I had about bigclothcraft.

I had asked him (James) for the VESA mount size that the Davi CCFL panel uses so that I can order one ahead of receiving it. This was after I had already been told it was shipping out yesterday. In his response, James mentioned that I might be more interested in purchasing a lighter LED panel for such purposes, his reasoning being that a lighter and thinner LED would be compatible with more non-27" VESA mounts, though of course he didn't say all of this plainly since his English isn't top notch. Of course I realize that he also might just be trying to unload more LEDs, but I had buyer's remorse about not getting a glossy panel like I had planned, and the CCFL panels are dropping in price so I can always reorder later on at a greater discount.

Long story short, bigclothcraft, an entire business day after I was informed that the item had shipped, canceled my CCFL shipment and is even giving me a comparable discount on the PB2700 I'm now being sent. How many times have I dealt with US-based vendors who would've just told me it was too late? (And this when editing shipments for commercial use, not private.) As long as it arrives Pixel Perfect, bigclothcraft is A++ in my book!
Edited by Wage - 4/5/12 at 7:43pm
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Would like to know how many folks are buying the square trade. Think it would make a good poll. Considering where the prices started and where they are now -it's tempting to add the three years and the U.S. compatible power brick. Would appreciate advise about this.

Also have currently an HD5850 so anyone using the non-compatible video cards - please comment on what to expect. (I did use the search feature in the thread) I have an old 8800gts lying around. Will see if that can push it if the HD5850 can't.


I purchased the squaretrade on my 2B Catleap due to all my testing that I am doing just in case it goes poof!  There is no way they would know I took it apart 4 times already - unless they read this thread and track me down!

 

 

   
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From what I got from this chart is that I should get the QH270-LI53 model? Since people are having problems with the tempered glass?
Edited by Shiv Thrice - 4/5/12 at 10:47pm
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