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Nexus 4 Indian Thread [Pricing, Availability, Reviews, Support and More]

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Well well well..guess who just knocked at my door today?
I'm seeing a lot of Jan 29 early birds like me getting their Nexi (oh, was that not the plural? ) today. I could've got it a lot earlier if it wasn't for the snail-paced Bangalore customs who made my phone sit in their office for one whole week.

Well, BLR customs may be dead slow but as someone already pointed out, they won't charge ridiculous customs duty I guess. You will come to know why at the end of this post.

Timeline of My N4

Stage 1: Google Play

Order Date/Time: Jan 29, 2013 9:27 AM PST
Items: 1 x Nexus 16GB, 1 x Official Bumper (same order)
Shipped to: HSG
Shipped Date: Jan 29, 2013 2:41 PM PST (same day!)
Payment Mode: US Credit Card

Order Progress:


Mails Received: (in order)
  1. Your Google Play Order Receipt from Jan 29, 2013 (did not go to Pre-Order, shows shipping estimate 1 - 2 weeks)
  2. Google Inc. $382.98 - Your order is on hold: Please update your credit card (Reason: High value transaction blocked by bank's fraud protection. Friend got verification call and block was released, tried payment again with same card and went through this time)
  3. Payment update confirmation - Google Order #XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  4. Google Inc. $382.98 - Your order is in progress
  5. Your Google Play Order from Jan 29, 2013 Has Shipped

Cost breakup:
  • Nexus 4 16GB - $349
  • Nexus 4 Official Bumper - $19.99
  • Shipping to Portland, Oregon - $13.99
  • State Tax: $0
Total = $382.98 (No forex involved and saved a bit here, hence paid only ₹20300 to friend )

Stage 2: HopShopGo

HSG received Date/Time: Jan 31, 2013 9:27 AM PST
Tracking Info:


HSG updated package in account at: Jan 31, 2013 6:45 PM PST (approx.)
Nexus + Bumper Actual Weight: 0.5kg
Nexus + Bumper Volumetric Weight: 0.87kg
Chargeable Weight: 1kg
Shipping Mode: Express (DHL)
Declared Value in HSG: $368.99 (no taxes or Google Play shipping charges)

Cost breakup:
  • International Shipping: $25.92
  • Fuel Surchage: $2.88
  • Mandatory Insurance: $2.59
Total = $31.39 (Paid with Citibank CC via PayPal ₹1741 including forex charges)

Stage 3: DHL

DHL Shipping Started: Feb 1, 2013 11:11 AM PST
DHL Shipment Reached BLR & Paperwork Submitted: Feb 4, 2013 6:20 AM IST

Stage 4: Bangalore Customs

This part of my life is called as "deadly wait"
DHL assisted me in all possible ways so there is nothing to be blamed on them here.

Tracking Info:


Finally got physical inspection clearance yesterday night only. Phew!

One shipment box = Nexus + Bumper = Total customs duty = ₹1051/-
The logic/rule of 16% accessory rate on whole shipment did not apply for me. My shipment box and phone box were open and inspected.
So people who are in Bangalore and worried about ordering both phone and accessory in same Google Play order - sit back and relax!

Customs breakup:
  • Basic customs duty: 260.00
  • Counter vailing duty: 263.00
  • Storage charge: 120.00
  • Handling fee: 350.00
  • Service tax 12%: 56.40
  • Education Cess 2.00%: 1.13
  • Higher Education Cess 1.00%: 0.56
Total: 1051.09 (paid to delivery guy)

Stage 5: Delivery

DHL processed for delivery early morning today.
DHL delivered today at 3:15 PM Feb 9, 2013
Box status: Opened for inspection
Documents received: DHL customs invoice, Google Play packaging/delivery slip (not invoice)

Total cost incurred for Nexus & Official Bumper: 20300 + 1741 + 1051 = 23092 INR


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Thumbs up Nexus 4 on the way home :)

Placed order at Play Store on 2nd Feb (11.30 PM).
Shipping email from Google on 6th Feb (3:22 PM).
Mail from PPOBox saying shipped to India on 6th Feb (11:48 PM).
Mail from PPOBox saying dispatched through BLUEDART after customs clearance on 9th Feb (7:57 PM)

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Hw much customs and total cost u paid for ppobox ?
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Placed order at Play Store on 2nd Feb (11.30 PM).
Shipping email from Google on 6th Feb (3:22 PM).
Mail from PPOBox saying shipped to India on 6th Feb (11:48 PM).
Mail from PPOBox saying dispatched through BLUEDART after customs clearance on 9th Feb (7:57 PM)

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Hw much customs and total cost u paid for ppobox ?
Following is the total amount I have paid to PPOBox

Total fees for shipment are below:


Item Actual Weight Including Volumetric: 440.0

ICC Shipping, Handling & Taxes: 618

Duty & Clearance Fees: Rs. 216

Additional Insurance: Rs. 390.88
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Total Due: Rs. 1,358
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Placed order at Play Store on 2nd Feb (11.30 PM).
Shipping email from Google on 6th Feb (3:22 PM).
Mail from PPOBox saying shipped to India on 6th Feb (11:48 PM).
Mail from PPOBox saying dispatched through BLUEDART after customs clearance on 9th Feb (7:57 PM)

Waiting with heart in my mouth
I have also got the mail at 7:35pm 9th feb. Which says it is dispatched & given the Bluedart tracking no.
But on Bluedart tracking site it is not showing any update with that no. Is it normal?
 
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I have also got the mail at 7:35pm 9th feb. Which says it is dispatched & given the Bluedart tracking no.
But on Bluedart tracking site it is not showing any update with that no. Is it normal?
I am in the same boat. Tracking not yet reflected in bluedart website.
 
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I have also got the mail at 7:35pm 9th feb. Which says it is dispatched & given the Bluedart tracking no.
But on Bluedart tracking site it is not showing any update with that no. Is it normal?
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I am in the same boat. Tracking not yet reflected in bluedart website.
dont worry. it takes upto 24 hrs to reflect in the website. just chill.

mine is still sitting in dubai.
 
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Fedex delivered my Nexus 4 today after sitting on it for 2 days in Gurgaon. They charged Rs.1641/- for custom duty.

This is for all the guys in NCR who are curious to know why such high custom duty is charged.

The assessed value is right (21456). They don't Google and assess it 30-35k but they add CVD (2%) amd SAD (4%) making total duty 6.08%.

On the top of it Fedex charges Rs.337 (300 + 37 service tax).

So, the total for Hopshopgo becomes 23213 (20284 + 1288 shipping + 1641 duty). This is same if one gets it through PPObox including NY Tax. But you get it sealed with PPObox whereas the box was opened in case of Hopshopgo + Fedex.

If someone wants me to upload Fedex invoice for custom duty, let me know.
Why is fedex charging money from us ? Any why is CVD and SAD only being charged in Delhi ?

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Why is fedex charging money from us ? Any why is CVD and SAD only being charged in Delhi ?

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i think this is wrong. CVD or Countervailing Duty is only charged if a like product is not manufactured or produced in India. Also CVD is type of SAD and not different duties. CVD = 2Xcustom duty(approx.) so for mobiles total duty = 2+(2*2)=6 % approx.

"Additional Duty (Countervailing Duty) (CVD):
This additional duty is levied under section 3 (1) of the Custom Tariff Act and is equal to excise duty levied on a like product manufactured or produced in India. If a like product is not manufactured or produced in India, the excise duty that would be leviable on that product had it been manufactured or produced in India is the duty payable. If the product is leviable at different rates, the highest rate among those rates is the rate applicable. Such duty is leviable on the value of goods plus basic custom duty payable. eg. If the customs value of goods is Rs. 5000 and rate of basic customs duty is 10% and excise duty on similar goods produced in India is 20%, CVD will be Rs.1100/-.

Additional Duty to compensate duty on inputs used by Indian manufacturers. This Additional Duty is levied under section 3(3) of the Customs Act. It can be charged on all goods by the central government to counter balance excise duty leviable to raw materials, components and other inputs similar to those used in the production of such good. "

i think to increase their revenues and impress their bosses they have reverted to wrongdoing

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