Shipping to Puerto Rico

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  1. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I normally only ship within the US but I agreed to ship my XTC to PR. When I was creating the airbill it asked for a customs amount.

    What does this mean to me? Do I pay taxes? Is it reported? Does it give me any liabilities that I would not have if being shipped within the US.

    If I enter a low amount would that backfire if damaged and I needed to use Fedex insurance?

    The buyer already weighed in and forget about calling Fedex. I know there are people here who are knowledgeable on the subject.

    Thanks!
    Jeff


    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  2. newking70

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    declare what it's worth, if it's lost or damaged you'll be sol. he's responsible for duties if there are any. when you fill out the commercial invoice, make sure you include the item description, and write on there "guitar amp, not for resale."
     
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    PR is considered part of the US.
     
  4. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Why did you make this comment?
     
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    No customs to/from Puerto Rico, a U.S. Commonwealth.
     
  6. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks. By commercial invoice to you mean additional to the online invoice I was going to create?
     
  7. newking70

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    yes, if it's fedex int'l.
     
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    Because it's accurate from the standpoint of customs
     
  9. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not at all familiar with customs or shipping internationally so the comment, though true, sounds random to me. In other words, what does it mean to me?

    Whether I'm shipping to PR or anywhere else outside of the U.S., I'm completing this form that is stating that I am receiving money from this person. Could this come back to me in any way as far as taxes are concerned?

    I vaguely remember reading something about shipping to CA from the U.S. And the U.S. seller being responsible for taxes.
     
  10. Chrome Dinette

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    Puerto Rico is part of the United States.
     
  11. Doug's Tubes

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    USPS is the best way to ship to PR, not UPS or Fedex.
     
  12. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I misread. I know it's a commonwealth but I thought they were saying that it was not a part of the U.S. as far as customs are concerned.
     
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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Even a 40"x19"x19 box weighing 75lb and valued at $3000? I don't think I've ever seen someone from the post office delivering something like this.

    Why is it better. I'm interested.
     
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    This is how you want to do it...same as shipping within the CONUS...super easy...I do it all the time...
     
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    Well, there is a 70 pound limit for USPS.
     
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    PR is part of the US. You don't need customs....all you pay are shipping and insurance charges.
     
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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thank you for the straight forward answer. I was concerned because when I was creating the airbill it asked for a customs value. I assumed it was for the buyer but I wanted to make sure it couldn't come back to me in any way.
     
  18. jerseydrew

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    In my business (not guitars), I ship to PR via USPS Priority Mail all the time. It's no problem, it's like shipping to any state.
     
  19. lgehrig4

    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    Accept that in this case I exceed the 70lb limit
     
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    USPS Priority Mail is less expensive and very reliable.
     

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