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Hey guys, is it possible to import a single Relay 4G without the tax? (its 44$ for US to Poland ;/ )

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Btw, is it very different to flash a rom on relay than it is on xperias ?
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Hey guys, is it possible to import a single Relay 4G without the tax? (its 44$ for US to Poland ;/ )

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Btw, is it very different to flash a rom on relay than it is on xperias ?
Any intructions?
Ask the seller to ship it as a gift item or promotional item. This generally cancels the levied tax.. Not sure if it applies in your country though..

Also, yes it's different. You use odin here or you can flash via recovery.. The forums have all the relevant information required..
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Yeah i downloaded everything required.
I just need to find a guide.
The seller told me that the tax is unavoidable ;/ i'll live with it though Paid 300$ for my Xperia Pro, i can surely pay 250 for Relay
Wish me luck with the shipping
 
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Yeah i downloaded everything required.
I just need to find a guide.
The seller told me that the tax is unavoidable ;/ i'll live with it though Paid 300$ for my Xperia Pro, i can surely pay 250 for Relay
Wish me luck with the shipping
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I'd like to ask someone from U.S. to help me get a Relay 4G from eBay.
I found out that if someone buys from the guy on eBay (the one i want) and then sends it to me as a gift, then I'd be able to pay around 40$ less.
If there's anybody that could help me, I'd really appreciate it.
We could set the terms through pm (I'm down with securing the trade via eBay).
I hope there's someone rich with a lot of time that can help me
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I'm selling my Relay if anyone is interested.
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I recently went to the US and bought a Relay from eBay for 99$. When you go there in person, no taxes need to be paid.

But I bought the first Relay some time ago also from eBay, and their GSP (global selling program) is really good. Especially because they tell you in advance how much shipping AND taxes you have to pay, and I had not only this but some other stuff as well shipped to me and I never had to go anywhere to pick it up and never had to pay anything additional. So for buying to the EU at least I can very much recommend it.

You'll recognize GSP items if it says something like "includes customs clearance and international shipping with package tracking" (in your language) and they give you an estimate of the taxes and shipping on the eBay item page.

And in my experience, declaring items as gift does exactly nothing, because it doesn't matter - you're bringing goods into the country and you have to pay taxes for it, no matter whether it's a gift or not. And finally, according to http://www.dutycalculator.com/countr...g-into-Poland/ you don't have to pay anything if the total value is below 150 EUR - which should be enough to get a used Relay 4G.

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I see.
Regarding the 150 EUR limit, a new relay costs ~190 $, that's like 140 EUR, but the seller still includes the tax... why's that?
 
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Just bought one unit from ebay for 222$ with import and delivery charges.
Hope it comes in one piece

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