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16th January 2013, 04:20 PM   |  #4251  
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Off topic but i know some people here have bought the raspberry pi. So can anyone advice the cheapest option to get it. I am looking for India only options.

But if there are import options with less customs pita do tell them I have read bad things about customs for this.

Sent from my Nexus 4
16th January 2013, 04:28 PM   |  #4252  
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So finally my nexus 4 is here..

here are the details

Service Used : PPOBox.com

Ordered on 28th of November
Delivered to my friend on December 31st

Then my friend had to ship it to ppobox so excluding the two day delay for my package to reach ppobox,

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 14:20 NEW YORK SHIPMENT RECEIVED IN US HUB
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 20:20 NEW YORK SHIPMENT LEFT US HUB TO INDIA
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 21:21 NEW YORK SHIPMENT IN TRANSIT TO INDIA
Thursday, January 10, 2013 23:21 MUMBAI SHIPMENT REACHED INDIA
Thursday, January 10, 2013 23:33 MUMBAI SHIPMENT UNDER CUSTOM CLEARANCE

Then Thursday Night got an email that i have to pay for shipping and custom clearance
I paid it on January 11 around 1pm

Custom Office works only half day on Saturdays and it is a holiday on Sunday, I guess.

And then from here the tracking(on ppobox) still shows that shipment is under custom clearance
but on Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 19:51
i got a mail from ppobox that my package has been dispatched locally, I was also provided the bluedart tracking number.
From then on, i had to track my package from bluedart website
Then finally,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 16:27 the phone was delivered to me
and the seal was not broken

The Cost breakup :

The Google Part


Shipping Status Quantity Item Price
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Estimated Ship:
4-5 weeks 1 Nexus 4 (16GB) $349.00
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shipping: $13.99
Tax: $24.84
Total: $387.83 = 21,211.86 INR


PPOBox Part

Total fees for shipment are below:

Item Actual Weight Including Volumetric: 600.0

ICC Shipping, Handling & Taxes: 618

Duty & Clearance Fees: Rs. 573

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Due: Rs. 1,191



Octroi Part

had to pay for Octroi aswell since I reside inside Maharashtra

Octroi: 953INR
Service Charge: 100INR
Total Payable: 1053INR

Grand Total

Google Part + PPOBox part + Octroi part =
21,211.86 + 1191 + 1053 =

23,455.86INR (Inc Octroi) ( 22,402.86 Ex Octroi)


NOTE:: Since the phone was first shipped to North Carolina(NC) from where the phone was shipped by my friend to PPOBox in New York(NY), the tax was only 24USD in NC as against 32-34USD in New York(NY). However additional shipping cost was approx 10USD so in total (24+10 = 34USD)about the same of what it would have cost if the phone was directly shipped to ppobox

PPOBox Review:
I have suggested many users to use PPOBox and would advice them again for the following reasons (as experienced by myself)

1: It is an ICC Worldwide subsidary - Read on google what it is, they have been in this particular shop and forward service around the world for more than 30 years.
2: Top Notch custom clearance and packaging and local shipping(Blue Dart) - took exactly two days:48 hours(you should provide them with the bill) and the seal wasn't broken (unlike from other services like HSG etc where the package is delayed, Seal is broken, Phone is switched on many a times etc item marked wrongly as electronics attracting a fine upto 20pc etc via DHL or other- that is because the package aren't shipped under ICC Next Flight service.. so custom official open each and every package and what not). The phone box was inside a thick cardboard box with lots of styrofoam packaging peanuts
3: You pay them the custom clearance fees and shipping once your package reaches India - This results in accurate(live market) currency conversion rates and no overcharging (unlike other services who charge you beforehand and obviously more than the actual amount.. i paid only 1191INR inc shipping and custom duty )
4: They have a physical office in Andheri, Mumbai - That always gives a sense of assurance(Unlike other services who simply transfer all shipping work to the respective Courier offices and if, god forbid anything untowardly happens, you are left at the mercy of the courier company)
5: They have an Indian customer Care landline phone number (022-4064 1090) - Do I even have to explain why that is beneficial?
6: Excellent Customer Support: It is truly excellent! and i mean TRULY EXCELLENT(sorry for shouting ). I could always reach the online support (online website chat and email correspondence - Divyank) during the usual 8 hour office timings 9am-5pm (some times even till 9pm). All my online chat queries were answered within minutes and my emails answered satisfactorily within 12 hours.

I would again strongly suggest and advice everyone to use ppobox.com. It is cheapest,safest,best and the most experienced service for USA-INDIA and UK-INDIA(back and forth)

phew,, hope this writeup is detailed enough
now it is time for me to get back to my Nexus 4
and by the way, here is my nexus 4
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16th January 2013, 04:34 PM   |  #4253  
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Off topic but i know some people here have bought the raspberry pi. So can anyone advice the cheapest option to get it. I am looking for India only options.

But if there are import options with less customs pita do tell them I have read bad things about customs for this.

Sent from my Nexus 4

http://in.rsdelivers.com/product/ras...b/7568308.aspx

I bought it for 2400. They increased the price AFAIK.

Edit: For any other questions you can PM me.

Sent from my GT-I9300
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vikas_toad

So finally my nexus 4 is here..

here are the details

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 14:20 NEW YORK SHIPMENT RECEIVED IN US HUB
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 20:20 NEW YORK SHIPMENT LEFT US HUB TO INDIA
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 21:21 NEW YORK SHIPMENT IN TRANSIT TO INDIA
Thursday, January 10, 2013 23:21 MUMBAI SHIPMENT REACHED INDIA
Thursday, January 10, 2013 23:33 MUMBAI SHIPMENT UNDER CUSTOM CLEARANCE

It got shipped within one day?! ONE!? How much did the shipping from there to here charge in total? Just 1911 or so?
16th January 2013, 04:42 PM   |  #4255  
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It got shipped within one day?! ONE!? How much did the shipping from there to here charge in total? Just 1911 or so?

About the cost breakup... just read ... it has all the possible details any one could ask for..
and about the shipping.. if the packages reach their US office before 3pm (US Local time) then they are shipped the same day and reaches india the next day.. just another example of ICC worldwide's Next flight shipping )

and btw.. are you in Xylon team?
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Originally Posted by vikas_toad

About the cost breakup... just read ... it has all the possible details any one could ask for..
and about the shipping.. if the packages reach their US office before 3pm (US Local time) then they are shipped the same day and reaches india the next day.. just another example of ICC worldwide's Next flight shipping )

and btw.. are you in Xylon team?

That's amazing! How come I didn't know about PPO Box!

And yes, I'm in charge of the UI, also the graphic/web designer AND the founder of AndroidVenue.
16th January 2013, 06:07 PM   |  #4257  
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Stay away from the Official Bumper Case
Hey guys, so i am facing the crack problem with my official bumper case. The bumper case has got a week spot where it is bound to crack mysteriously and hence is absolutely not worth the price. So i'd recommend all you guys to go for some other case. Found people having exactly same problem and exactly at the same spot with the bumper. Seems to be a design issue or something.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2051372
16th January 2013, 06:24 PM   |  #4258  
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Hello,

I have shipped through HSG. I guess it will reach Bangalore tomorrow. HSG have sent it through DHL. So how does the customs work?
Will DHL deliver the product to my address and then pay the customs? Or will I have to go pick it up from the customs office?
16th January 2013, 06:55 PM   |  #4259  
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Originally Posted by vikas_toad

So finally my nexus 4 is here..

here are the details

Service Used : PPOBox.com

Ordered on 28th of November
Delivered to my friend on December 31st

Then my friend had to ship it to ppobox so excluding the two day delay for my package to reach ppobox,

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 14:20 NEW YORK SHIPMENT RECEIVED IN US HUB
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 20:20 NEW YORK SHIPMENT LEFT US HUB TO INDIA
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 21:21 NEW YORK SHIPMENT IN TRANSIT TO INDIA
Thursday, January 10, 2013 23:21 MUMBAI SHIPMENT REACHED INDIA
Thursday, January 10, 2013 23:33 MUMBAI SHIPMENT UNDER CUSTOM CLEARANCE

Then Thursday Night got an email that i have to pay for shipping and custom clearance
I paid it on January 11 around 1pm

Custom Office works only half day on Saturdays and it is a holiday on Sunday, I guess.

And then from here the tracking(on ppobox) still shows that shipment is under custom clearance
but on Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 19:51
i got a mail from ppobox that my package has been dispatched locally, I was also provided the bluedart tracking number.
From then on, i had to track my package from bluedart website
Then finally,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 16:27 the phone was delivered to me
and the seal was not broken

The Cost breakup :

The Google Part


Shipping Status Quantity Item Price
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Estimated Ship:
4-5 weeks 1 Nexus 4 (16GB) $349.00
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shipping: $13.99
Tax: $24.84
Total: $387.83 = 21,211.86 INR


PPOBox Part

Total fees for shipment are below:

Item Actual Weight Including Volumetric: 600.0

ICC Shipping, Handling & Taxes: 618

Duty & Clearance Fees: Rs. 573

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Due: Rs. 1,191



Octroi Part

had to pay for Octroi aswell since I reside inside Maharashtra

Octroi: 953INR
Service Charge: 100INR
Total Payable: 1053INR

Grand Total

Google Part + PPOBox part + Octroi part =
21,211.86 + 1191 + 1053 =

23,455.86INR (Inc Octroi) ( 22,402.86 Ex Octroi)


NOTE:: Since the phone was first shipped to North Carolina(NC) from where the phone was shipped by my friend to PPOBox in New York(NY), the tax was only 24USD in NC as against 32-34USD in New York(NY). However additional shipping cost was approx 10USD so in total (24+10 = 34USD)about the same of what it would have cost if the phone was directly shipped to ppobox

PPOBox Review:
I have suggested many users to use PPOBox and would advice them again for the following reasons (as experienced by myself)

1: It is an ICC Worldwide subsidary - Read on google what it is, they have been in this particular shop and forward service around the world for more than 30 years.
2: Top Notch custom clearance and packaging and local shipping(Blue Dart) - took exactly two days:48 hours(you should provide them with the bill) and the seal wasn't broken (unlike from other services like HSG etc where the package is delayed, Seal is broken, Phone is switched on many a times etc item marked wrongly as electronics attracting a fine upto 20pc etc via DHL or other- that is because the package aren't shipped under ICC Next Flight service.. so custom official open each and every package and what not). The phone box was inside a thick cardboard box with lots of styrofoam packaging peanuts
3: You pay them the custom clearance fees and shipping once your package reaches India - This results in accurate(live market) currency conversion rates and no overcharging (unlike other services who charge you beforehand and obviously more than the actual amount.. i paid only 1191INR inc shipping and custom duty )
4: They have a physical office in Andheri, Mumbai - That always gives a sense of assurance(Unlike other services who simply transfer all shipping work to the respective Courier offices and if, god forbid anything untowardly happens, you are left at the mercy of the courier company)
5: They have an Indian customer Care landline phone number (022-4064 1090) - Do I even have to explain why that is beneficial?
6: Excellent Customer Support: It is truly excellent! and i mean TRULY EXCELLENT(sorry for shouting ). I could always reach the online support (online website chat and email correspondence - Divyank) during the usual 8 hour office timings 9am-5pm (some times even till 9pm). All my online chat queries were answered within minutes and my emails answered satisfactorily within 12 hours.

I would again strongly suggest and advice everyone to use ppobox.com. It is cheapest,safest,best and the most experienced service for USA-INDIA and UK-INDIA(back and forth)

phew,, hope this writeup is detailed enough
now it is time for me to get back to my Nexus 4
and by the way, here is my nexus 4


You strongly suggest PPOBox? Do you know that I was the first one to report a successful shipment via them, and then when I sent a subsequent shipment through them for 2 other N4s, they lost it in their local warehouse?

Do you really think saving maybe a 1000 bucks is worth the risk of being unable to get a refund/insurance of more than 200$ when the phone + shipping costs 400USD?

In my opinion, go for HSG. They charge more, yes. But at least you won't risk losing money if they do a collosal **** up on their part.
16th January 2013, 07:15 PM   |  #4260  
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Hello,

I have shipped through HSG. I guess it will reach Bangalore tomorrow. HSG have sent it through DHL. So how does the customs work?
Will DHL deliver the product to my address and then pay the customs? Or will I have to go pick it up from the customs office?

DHL will clear customs for you and deliver it at your address. You need to pay the the customs duty amount at the time of delivery.

Be warned - I've had bad experience with Bangalore customs. My package arrived at Bangalore on Monday at 3.30 am, paperwork was completed at 3.52 am, and only at 6 pm today the entire clearance procedure was completed (physical examination, assessment, DC signature). So be prepared to wait for a few days to have it delivered after it arrives at Bangalore.

Last time was worse though. Arrived Monday morning and got delivery Friday evening.

Anyway, good luck!

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