On Nov 19, 2013 around 5 pm Busan, South Korea time, I ordered two X-Star DP2710 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel Matte Monitors (eBay item #330932578190) from dream-seller for $279 each.
About 16 hours later, I received an email from dream-seller saying:
“The shipping time takes about 5-7 business days or longer depending on how long it takes to clear customs.
Please note that Fed ex will either bill you or ask you to pay a bill.
This bill is not the shipping fee, it is the customs that they paid in advance when picking it up at the customs.”
I was not aware of a customs charge and have not been told what it would be, which troubles me.
Can anyone provide me information on this and the practices of other sellers?
I live in Portland, Oregon USA.
Would prefer that my first post here was more positive.
I don’t like to wade thru a lot of posts when I’m urgently trying to satisfy a question, so I will edit this to make it easier for others who have questions on this.
In the [Official] The Korean PLS Monitor Club post #9450 kevinsbane advised 8528.51 as the correct customs code for Qnix QX2710.
Several sellers say X-Star DP2710 and Qnix QX2710 are same.
After registering at FedEx site, I used the 8528.51 harmonized code to estimate customs fees on X-Star DP2710. Got estimate of $5 (Merchandise Processing Fee).
Will know for sure after it arrives which is estimated to be Wed, Nov 27 PST. The original shipping time was delayed at my request.
Appears that most USA buyers are not charged any fees, which was my initial impression.
The monitors arrived on Monday afternoon, Nov 25, four days after they were picked up by FedEx in Busan, KR.
Went from Busan to Anchorage, AK to Memphis, TN to Denver, CO to Portland, OR.
Customs release appears to have occurred in Anchorage during 4- hours they were there.
No fees have been charged.
Can't remember reading any post on this site saying customs fees had been paid in USA on this type of monitor.
Here is link to CBP.gov (Customs and Border Protection) info on internet purchases.
Edited by Yume - 11/26/13 at 5:18pm