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post #1 of 15
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Hi there! First post by me, so first things first greets to everyone. smile.gif

Like a lot of people i'm very interested in getting a korean IPS panel since i've just bought a 7970.

I want to buy from bigclothcraft as he's quite a popular seller, however i'm worried about how I should declare this item and what charges I might incur?

Some help would be awesome! Thank you <3
post #2 of 15
There shouldn't be any problem with customs. Never heard of custom related problems regarding the Korean monitors.
post #3 of 15
i'm in the UK and bought from BigClothCraft back in June , as soon as you purchase you should get an e-mail like this ...
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?
-This monitor don't works with Mobile video card in Laptop and macbook.

4) May I check your phone number and address 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

- bigclothcraft

I e-mailed back with more info ...
1) ... Yes , mark as a gift.
2) ... Value of $100 (that seemed to be the best according to other folks here on the forum)

next from BigClothCraft ...
Quote:
Hello
Thanks for your information.
I will prepare to make shipment.
I will test monitor before shipping.
It takes 1~3 more business days to inspect monitor.
After shipment, I will update tracking number in ebay.
Shipping service is DHL Express.
You can track yours in below site;
http://www.dhl.com
Thanks

- bigclothcraft

After a couple of days I got a call from DHL asking for just under £15 custom duty , which I was happy to pay , and that was it basically!

Hope that helps.
     
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post #4 of 15
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That helps alot Pikey! Cheers for the help smile.gif

Ordered a Tvera model which is a bit of a gamble since its new but its perfect pixel and says it will be checked before hand, so should be in good nick and I only paid about £220 for it.
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That helps alot Pikey! Cheers for the help smile.gif
Ordered a Tvera model which is a bit of a gamble since its new but its perfect pixel and says it will be checked before hand, so should be in good nick and I only paid about £220 for it.

I did the same but paid 225 after paypal fees etc.
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I did the same but paid 225 after paypal fees etc.

Not bad, I think mine was a little less because I made an offer and he accepted.

Bought a 7950 to go with it, vapor X as the coolers are pretty good on em and the overclockability. Hoping it runs things smoothly on 2560x1440
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by pumpingiron View Post

That helps alot Pikey! Cheers for the help smile.gif
Ordered a Tvera model which is a bit of a gamble since its new but its perfect pixel and says it will be checked before hand, so should be in good nick and I only paid about £220 for it.

What is Tvera?
post #8 of 15
Tvera is a new Korean variant of the popular 1440p monitors.

I paid £17.26 each on both of my Crossover LED-P monitors from BigClothCraft via DHL. I paid separately because I ordered them a week apart.

The DHL tracking system is very concise, it will even notify you when it has been held by customs.

With DHL you can pay online if you don't want to do it over the phone.

Use this link and simply enter your tracking code into the 'way bill' box once it gets stopped by customs.

I got a call from a 'DHL' rep, from an Indian call center asking me to pay by card but I just didn't feel comfortable doing that...in fact I thought it was a scam and put the phone down on them not realising they were genuine. Did some research online about the phone number and realised it was genuine, this is when I came across the online method. tongue.gif

Also welcome to the forums, it's nice to see another weight lifting enthusiast!

EDIT:

Also, don't get your hopes up in regards to it being 'pixel perfect.' Most people paid for these and received a panel with dead pixels on some of the other models such as the Catleap, Crossover and Shimian's. I'm not sure what their quality control procedures are but I don't think they check them vigorously. At any rate, I received my Crossover's with 1 and 2 two dead pixels respectively, I cannot even tell that they are even present unless I put it on a pure white background and look for them. It's nothing to get hung up on to be honest.
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post #9 of 15
Okay - I'm now in the same British boat (i.e. UK). I've just purchased one from BCC. I got asked the same thing (as post #3).

I wasn't sure what to put, but opted for "gift" + $ sixty dorra.

Have I done good, or made a bad mistake!? I could use some urgent advice.

I really want things to go smoothly, but really didn't budget in the taxes! Totally forgot about them, & now feeling silly.

I still have time to contact BCC & change my answer...

Advice?
post #10 of 15
Update - it's been dispatched.

I guess I'll let you guys know how it goes...

Thanks anyway.
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