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Re: Imports: Scott's Shipping Services
« Reply #180 on: February 26, 2018, 10:03:56 AM »
Hi all! We are currently experiencing issues with our mail server. If a query is not responded to please forward any mails to me directly at jsdkirby@gmail.com.

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« Reply #181 on: February 27, 2018, 08:35:50 AM »
All our addresses appear to be back online. The perils of shared hosting...
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Re: Imports: Scott's Shipping Services
« Reply #182 on: March 05, 2018, 09:01:06 AM »
We will be pricing in the VAT and duty increase effective 16th March 2018.

As duties are calculated when the packages enter SA we need to add in a lead time.
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« Reply #183 on: March 07, 2018, 08:23:13 AM »
Hi all, a bunch of popular items are going to be affected by this 2% increase in excise duties. Just waiting on the new tariff sheets to confirm and will provide details.
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Re: Imports: Scott's Shipping Services
« Reply #184 on: March 20, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
March blog post is up!

https://www.scottshipping.co.za/importing-electronics-south-africa/

Remember our vleisbroek and twatterer pages:

https://www.facebook.com/scottshipping/
https://twitter.com/scott_shipping

I post our more exciting deliveries up, should give a nice indication of what we can do. Also gives a huge boost to our SEO so follows etc would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Imports: Scott's Shipping Services
« Reply #185 on: March 28, 2018, 08:05:14 AM »
We will be CLOSED over the Easter weekend from 30 Mar to 1 April.

Time for a bit of a break :)
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Re: Imports: Scott's Shipping Services
« Reply #186 on: March 29, 2018, 08:44:41 AM »
SARS being SARS they've only released the updated tariff sheets today... This is regarding the 2% increase in excise duties.

Popular items on our service affected:

Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks
Audio amplifiers
CD/tape players
Digital cameras and video camera recorders
Almost all AV items, this includes TV boxes
Monitors/TV's/Projectors
Radios

And then finally the new tariff description:

Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus:
Apparatus designed for use when carried in the hand or on the person

As I suspected this was included to catch tablets, these will now be subject to excise duties unfortunately.

We've been pricing these in for the last week or so, however if all this worries you don't panic, we'll sort everything on your behalf! One price, one payment, one delivery :)
 
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Other items we can't/don't usually do but wonder why they got more expensive:

Perfumes and toilet waters
Fireworks
clothing accessories and other articles of fur skin
Air conditioning machines
Single loudspeakers, mounted in their enclosures
Multiple loudspeakers, mounted in the same enclosure
Motorbikes exceeding 800cm3 engine
Jet ski's
Guns and accessories

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and we don't take any responsibility for this info, use at own risk!
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« Reply #187 on: April 05, 2018, 09:50:15 AM »
One long weekend down, another one on the way...

We will be CLOSED Fri 27th April to Tues 1st May

I'll respond to all queries on Mon 30th but as I will be out of the country they may be a bit delayed and erratic.
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« Reply #188 on: April 09, 2018, 09:23:15 AM »
So to answer the question that no one has ever asked... Yes we now accept American Express!
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« Reply #189 on: April 11, 2018, 12:19:39 PM »
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« Reply #190 on: April 24, 2018, 08:54:45 AM »
Just a reminder we'll be closed Fri 27th April through Tues 1st May.

I'll try to get back to everyone on Monday but I'm not sure what my internet access is going to be like.

Oh and anyone else thinks it's ironic that on Workers Day we don't work?
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« Reply #191 on: April 25, 2018, 08:06:48 AM »
Seems our hosting has fallen over so the site and our email access is down. Will get back to everyone as soon as we can.
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« Reply #192 on: April 25, 2018, 02:21:19 PM »
We're back up and running!

Sorry about that, will make sure it doesn't happen again.
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« Reply #193 on: April 26, 2018, 04:56:06 PM »
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Just a reminder we will be CLOSED until Wed 2nd. Enjoy the weekend!
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« Reply #194 on: May 02, 2018, 09:21:24 AM »
Back after a good break, apologies for not getting back to people on Monday. Apparently "there's usually internet on my phone" from the lodge manager means you get EDGE after a 3km drive to the front gate!

We should all be caught up now. If you haven't been responded to please send through a very rude email, if you have been responded to please send a very nice email and place that order :)
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