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Title: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 21, 2016, 12:46:29 PM
I can assist with the importation of items from a wide range of international locations.

Exclusive use of insured courier services so packages arrive faster and more reliably than normal post delivery and much cheaper than standard online store courier rates.

To your door anywhere in South Africa.

Payment can be done via EFT or credit card through PayPal. Up to $650 purchase price available via EFT or $10 000 via PayPal.

Please contact for a quote on anything you may be interested in. Quotation includes purchase price, shipping and duties/VAT, only one payment required.

Want something unavailable in South Africa but:
   Seller won't ship to SA?
   Worried about the unreliability of standard post?
   Concerned about the complexities of international shopping and shipping?
   Don't have a credit card?

Pop me a PM!

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ORIGINAL POST:
I've got some USD sitting in an overseas credit card that I need to get back to SA, will get eaten alive by the charges.

So does anyone need anything imported in? I'll handle delivery(I exclusively use couriers so no SAPO thieving fingers) and customs.

I can do pretty much anything but is air freighted so high weight low value items get expensive(eg: drivers). Valves on the other hand...

Pop me a PM and I'll quote.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: scrarfussi on July 21, 2016, 12:56:21 PM
 :thinking: :rubhands:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Dolby on July 21, 2016, 03:28:52 PM
Out of interest, how do you work out duties and landed price?

http://elac.com/product-category/sources/elac-discovery-music-server/

This thing is $999.00 -I guess a landed price would be close to R20,000?
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 21, 2016, 03:41:29 PM
Easy gents, "some" is the operative word. $1000 is way out my wheelhouse...

Duties and VAT are fairly easily calculated.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Dolby on July 21, 2016, 04:21:08 PM
lol.

I'm just curious ; wasn't going to get it ;)

Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 22, 2016, 10:16:05 PM
Evening all

Although my inbox kinda exploded...

Seems some may have gotten the wrong idea and are viewing this as a cheap cheap opportunity to get stuff in, I wish it was. Sadly it's air-freighted in and is still going through customs, my delivery avenue is cheaper than the usual but is still bound by the laws of economics and physics.

This is more for the person who needs/wants something they won't entrust to SAPO(I certainly don't) and whose seller is charging $99 for a courier or simply won't deliver to SA, or someone who isn't comfortable dealing with international buying and shipping.

That's why I is here! Through "contacts" I can get packages in via courier from pretty much anywhere.

Speaker surrounds, foil caps, amp power caps, NP caps, air core coils(up to a point, they get heavy), class-D desktop amps, DSP's, valves, turntable motor etc etc. Just an example of what I've brought in and it worked kinda well.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Kontanie on July 22, 2016, 10:34:53 PM
Easy gents, "some" is the operative word. $1000 is way out my wheelhouse...

Duties and VAT are fairly easily calculated.


I paid R 356 for D & V on an amount of R 628 for two 1" tweeters from USA.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 25, 2016, 10:03:03 AM
That's a tad ridiculous but I won't get into my feelings towards SARS and their import duties, the forum censor would explode... Did you know for example that when you import into Singapore there are only 4 things which attract an import duty, 4.

Anyway, bulk of the USD is still available so pop me a PM!

Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: chrisc on July 25, 2016, 10:23:48 AM
If everything you import is computer-related, there is no duty or ad-valorem, only VAT plus a clearance charge.  I have a SONY computer, a LINN computer, a PSB computer...
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 25, 2016, 10:28:18 AM
If everything you import is computer-related, there is no duty or ad-valorem, only VAT plus a clearance charge.  I have a SONY computer, a LINN computer, a PSB computer...

Lol
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Kemosabe on July 25, 2016, 10:39:13 AM
You must give an idea of how much you have in that account. We already know it's less than $1000 which itself isnt money. Are we talking $500 or $100? This could get tedious working through the figures if you dont just tell us.
Dare i ask why you dont just close the account and repatriate the money?
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 25, 2016, 10:46:07 AM
Not comfortable posting a number in the open and it's constantly changing. It may not be "money" to you but it certainly is to me... PM me if you're interested in something and I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 28, 2016, 11:55:27 AM
There seems to be quite the demand for this so I'll open it up, if you have a credit card or PayPal funds you can send them to my PayPal account and we can work payment through that as well. I'll sort the rest.

There's a little USD left from the last batch for anyone who wants to pay via Rand transfer, will post again when more USD turns up.

I had a few requests for cables, those are definitely another option to bring in, if you swing that way of course...

Mods I dunno what you want to do with this thread.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Rotten Johnny on July 28, 2016, 11:58:50 AM
Mods I dunno what you want to do with this thread.
We'll move it to Group Buys.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on July 29, 2016, 10:57:21 AM
USD all gone for now, will post when more comes in.

PayPal and credit card payments I can do anytime.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Intuition on July 31, 2016, 08:34:49 PM
I would love a yggy imported for 20k total but one can dream...  :roll:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 01, 2016, 09:47:25 AM
I would love a yggy imported for 20k total but one can dream...  :roll:

That may be a tad difficult ;)

$100 or so available to anyone who wants to do a Rand transfer.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 04, 2016, 02:43:18 PM
As from tomorrow I will be able to import anything up to a purchase price of $650 for payment via Rand transfer.

Payment via credit card through PayPal is anything up to $10 000 purchase price.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Hi-Phibian on August 04, 2016, 02:59:42 PM
If everything you import is computer-related, there is no duty or ad-valorem, only VAT plus a clearance charge.  I have a SONY computer, a LINN computer, a PSB computer...

We live in a funny country where folks can be half pregnant.  I love it. 


"If it sounds good, it IS good."
Duke Ellington
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 10, 2016, 07:42:12 AM
We live in a funny country where folks can be half pregnant.  I love it. 


"If it sounds good, it IS good."
Duke Ellington

Huh?

New credit line has been secured so invitation is open to all for pretty much anything your heart desires. Current exchange rate makes it a good time to buy too!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Intuition on August 10, 2016, 08:49:22 PM
Wonder what it'd cost to send my Schitt Gungnir for upgrade to gumby  :thinking:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 10, 2016, 09:00:05 PM
Wonder what it'd cost to send my Schitt Gungnir for upgrade to gumby  :thinking:

PM me, preferably in English ;)
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Juggy on August 16, 2016, 10:53:56 AM
Received my Topping TP32EX today, unfortunately I'm in JHB so can only test it when I get home

Importing through Scott was pain free and honestly a pleasant experience

Thanks Scott, I appreciate the help :2thumbs: :thumbs: :2thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: AudioEars on August 17, 2016, 07:13:07 PM
Hi Scott
Thank you for my Mini DSP that you kindly imported for myself & scarrifussi
Much appreciated
Andrew
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 18, 2016, 10:04:20 AM
That's what I like to hear! Thanks gents.

Andrew I have no idea what the thingamabobby I ordered for you does but I hope you're very happy with it!

I work mainly on referrals so if you would be so kind as to spread the word. Non-members can contact me via email to get the ball rolling: jsdkirby@gmail.com
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Family_Dog on August 18, 2016, 03:45:19 PM
I did mention elsewhere that I received the valves that Scotty imported from the USA for me but perhaps should mention it here as well. The valves arrived safely and within two weeks of ordering them. My thanks, Mr. Rapid Delivery!


-F_D
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: AudioEars on August 20, 2016, 03:30:00 PM
Hi Scott
The ordered unit is a mini streamer, arrived  as and when you said it would.Very well wrapped, packaged and in perfect condition
You were kind enough to offer the delivery sevice to our address, big bonus
I will definitely spread the word
Keep up the great service :thumbs:
Kind regards
Andrew
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 23, 2016, 05:49:52 PM
Current specials:
10% off at tubedepot.com
20% off samsung 4k bluray player
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on August 30, 2016, 08:51:46 PM
End of month bump!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on September 05, 2016, 10:34:44 AM
$300 USD available!

I will convert at mid rate rather than sell rate and international funds skip a whole set of bank charges so can get things in cheaper for you, don't miss out!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on September 06, 2016, 03:08:59 PM
$200 left
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on September 09, 2016, 08:17:38 AM
$150 remaining, last chance to dodge some bank fees!

Orders up to $650 EFT and $10 000 PayPal still available via the usual methods.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: stereosane on September 12, 2016, 09:20:32 AM
Ordered some stuff through Scott.

What a pleasure, great to deal with  :thumbs: good feedback throughout the process. My parcel arrived this morning, i will definetly be doing more business with you Scott, now all those items ive always wanted on Ebay are easy to get  :dop:

Next is some tubes for the Predator  :dance:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Family_Dog on September 12, 2016, 02:56:06 PM
I have now placed my second order with Scott, great service!


-F_D
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: JonnyP on September 13, 2016, 11:10:44 AM
My order arrived this morning, thanks Scott.  Certainly can recommend the excellent service. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on September 14, 2016, 11:54:14 AM
Thanks for the kind words gents.

$300 available.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on September 19, 2016, 09:05:08 AM
$120 available
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on September 21, 2016, 09:12:08 AM
SPECIAL OFFER

5% off of any member's order who refers me to a non-member that places an order.

Cheers
Scott
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Family_Dog on September 21, 2016, 02:55:45 PM
Speaking o which, my 8v Fuse-Lamp LEDs arrived today, thank you Scott!


-F_D
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: zer0 on September 28, 2016, 06:33:12 AM
Excellent service from Scott. No hassles and super quick.
My go to for imports from now on.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on October 04, 2016, 07:54:49 AM
$300

Available
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on October 05, 2016, 08:00:32 PM
$250

Available
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on October 14, 2016, 03:00:03 PM
***SPECIAL***

I've had a few orders placed and paid for in USD, hmmmm I wonder why, so I need to get some of it back into SA.

There's $320 available which I will convert at R13.90 to the dollar on purchase price(duties and VAT will be calculated at live rate, SARS didn't like my idea)

Once this is gone I'll be using the live rates again. Don't miss out, the rate is only going one way...
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on October 17, 2016, 09:38:34 AM
Only $175 left at 13.90 special rate
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on October 19, 2016, 10:10:58 AM
All gone!

Rate has dropped now though, good time to start thinking of your xmas purchases.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 01, 2016, 08:55:13 AM
Silly Season Shipping

Orders placed on or before 25 November will be delivered before Christmas.
From 26 Nov - 16 Dec I am available to contact for orders, quotes and updates. Orders will be delivered in the new year.
From 17 Dec - 03 Jan I am out of the country and in very remote areas so communication will be intermittent to non-existent. No orders or quotes will be possible and replies will be slow.

From 04 Jan business returns as usual.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Jes on November 01, 2016, 10:23:19 AM
PM Sent
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: JonnyP on November 02, 2016, 11:17:22 AM
Another package arrived safe and sound this morning, admittedly, the contents are a piece of Schiit but it will be fun......thanks Scott
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 02, 2016, 12:13:56 PM
Another package arrived safe and sound this morning, admittedly, the contents are a piece of Schiit but it will be fun......thanks Scott

 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 07, 2016, 02:34:08 PM
UPDATE

Items containing batteries are able to be shipped out of the US again.

Please note this ONLY applies to batteries installed in devices and ONLY out of the US. Phones/laptops/tablets etc are all ok.

For orders that I previously rejected, and if you are still interested, pop me a PM and I'll re-quote for you.

These orders may take a bit longer, I have to clear each item individually and then they are only sent out once a week, shipping times should not be too delayed though.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 08, 2016, 10:53:20 AM
$300 Available

Rate is great as well, could score yourself a good deal.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: stereosane on November 08, 2016, 02:35:22 PM
Thanks Scott, my Jan Sylvania tubes arrived hassle free. Excellent service once again  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 15, 2016, 08:49:31 PM
$200 left at discounted rate.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 17, 2016, 09:32:53 AM
UPDATE

Orders placed up to and including 9 December will be delivered before Christmas.

Please note this is a special facility and will cost slightly more than the regular service. You may choose the regular service and have the package delivered in the New Year.

Orders on or after 10 Dec will be delivered in the New Year.

The "special facility" is available immediately as well for all orders for a faster ETA, delivery will be in around 2 weeks via this method. Source destinations are limited to US, UK and Hong Kong. The 2 week timeline does NOT include items with batteries.

Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 22, 2016, 04:55:30 PM
Eh, everyone else is doing it... 2.5% off all orders(sorry that's all I can manage, margins are very tight) placed from now until Friday midnight.

Orders up to Friday 25 Nov with "Standard" or up to Friday 9 Dec with "Express" delivery will arrive before Xmas.

Orders From 10 Dec will arrive in the New Year.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 25, 2016, 06:21:52 AM
Today(25 Nov) is the LAST DAY for standard shipping with delivery before Christmas as well as the LAST DAY of the 2.5% off.

Break out those CC's and jump on some Black Friday deals, remember that international BF deals are within your grasp!

*immediate payment(fast clear) will be required for one day or limited stock specials
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 28, 2016, 07:13:50 AM
Remember I can help with Cyber Monday deals from overseas if needed. $150 available as well.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on November 29, 2016, 01:16:23 PM
15% off everything at tubedepot's Cyber Monday sale still available, would imagine it's only on offer till 8 or 9am US time so 3 or 4pm here today.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on December 05, 2016, 06:59:44 AM
Good morning all

Just a reminder this is the last week to place orders that will arrive before Xmas.

Orders placed before midnight 9 Dec with "Express" shipping will arrive before the holidays.

Orders placed after that may only arrive in the New Year.

Cheers
Scott

PS: Rand has improved quite a bit too!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on December 09, 2016, 10:22:54 AM
LAST DAY for orders to be delivered before Xmas.

*Express shipping only, not all items are eligible
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on December 12, 2016, 09:32:35 AM
UPDATE

Orders are available to be placed until 21 Dec, after that I won't have internet until I return on Jan 4. Replies and quotes may be a bit delayed from Sat 17th as I am out the country but I'll do my best!

Standard: All deliveries will be dispatched once I return in January.
Express: Comes directly to you so will be delivered while I'm away but can't guarantee delivery times due to holidays etc.

So get those lists and Xmas bonuses ready, you'll have lots of pressies once you get back from your holidays!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on December 20, 2016, 09:32:56 AM
Tomorrow(21 Dec) will be the last day for orders this year, I will be out of comms until Jan 4 when normal service will resume.

Have a great Xmas and new Year!
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on December 27, 2016, 03:06:21 PM
I'm available today and tomorrow(27th/28th Dec) and then gone again until the 4th when business resumes as normal.

Scott
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on January 04, 2017, 02:07:02 PM
Hi all!

After a rather trying return journey I'm back and ready to go.

All updates, quotes and invoices sent, I think, if I've missed you out please send me a terse message telling me to pull my head out and get on with it ;)

Scott
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Skylark on January 21, 2017, 12:16:59 AM
Can you arrange for warranty returns to intl destinations?
That's always been a concern with ordering expensive things like electronics from intl, warranty returns will be a pita.
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on January 21, 2017, 09:03:44 AM
Can you arrange for warranty returns to intl destinations?
That's always been a concern with ordering expensive things like electronics from intl, warranty returns will be a pita.

This is one of the changes I'm bringing in, the supplier warranty will apply.

I can arrange return shipping no problem.

Nothing is a pita with my service, I make sure of that ;)
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: Skylark on January 21, 2017, 12:00:45 PM


This is one of the changes I'm bringing in, the supplier warranty will apply.

I can arrange return shipping no problem.

Nothing is a pita with my service, I make sure of that ;)

That will make it very attractive, I don't think there is any other similar service that offers that. Will the cost of the warranty return be charged at a similar rate to the import of the same item?

Say for instance a normal sized 50w integrated amp that needs to be returned to the US?
Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on January 21, 2017, 12:46:05 PM
This is one of the ducks that need to get into line, still trying to work everything out ;)

Getting the item back to the country of purchase is unfortunately a lot more expensive than getting it in but it can easily be organised, and I will definitely do so. The fixed or replacement product coming back here will be charged at normal shipping rates. Charges will have to be worked out on a case by case basis though.

VAT will be charged on cost of repairs, no VAT or duties apply to a replacement product.

I would love to cover the cost of returns but unfortunately since I have no control of the suppliers, and often no knowledge of the products, I have no idea if a product/vendor is "trustworthy". It's simply too risky for me to have a blanket free returns policy.

An amp is probably the worst example;) they're big and heavy!





Title: Re: Anyone need anything imported?
Post by: ScottulusMaximus on January 23, 2017, 10:20:08 AM
Mods please lock and un-sticky

New thread here: https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php/topic,60934.0.html