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PineBook Pro shipping to India - dhruvin - 05-20-2021

Hello everyone

I'd like to buy PineBook Pro and have it shipped to India.
Unfortunately, the store says that there are no shipment options available.

I've read a couple of posts from fellow Indians and inferred that we used
to ship to India in past. Is the unavailability recent/temporary?

I've contacted a local reseller FabToLab about it and they too said that the
product is unavailable (although their web-store says otherwise).

It'd be great if anyone can let me know if/when can shipping be available
to India. Or why can it not be available in foreseeable future. (e.g. maybe
because customs are rejecting it)

Peace


RE: PineBook Pro shipping to India - mackies - 06-25-2021

I decided to take a risk and used TipTrans to forward a Pinebook Pro to India, via HK.
It did finally reach me.
But one, Tiptrans were a big pita; lots of conditions and restrictions. and they dont provide a viable shipper.
And then shipping cost from HK to India via ups and then almost about 40% in customs tax.
so i ended up paying shipping+customs, an equivalent to original cost of the PBP.
But finally arrived and kind of ok.

Probably not worth it doing alone.


RE: PineBook Pro shipping to India - dhruvin - 06-25-2021

(06-25-2021, 10:19 AM)mackies Wrote: I decided to take a risk and used TipTrans to forward a Pinebook Pro to India, via HK.
It did finally reach me.
But one, Tiptrans were a big pita; lots of conditions and restrictions. and they dont provide a viable shipper.
And then shipping cost from HK to India via ups and then almost about 40% in customs tax.
so i  ended up paying shipping+customs, an equivalent  to original cost of the PBP.
But finally arrived and kind of ok.

Probably not worth it doing alone.

Thank you for replying.

I have looked a few forwarders, but dropped the idea because I thought they were risky.
It's reassuring that someone has successful experience (although with some problems) with package forwarders.
Pine64 don't seem to sell PBP due to global parts shortage.
I have subscribed to PBP updates via RSS. I'll buy one as soon as they are available for order.
I might go with the option you mentioned (understanding the risks/costs involved).

Thanks again for you reply.

Smile